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“Great food, Great people, Great Service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basils Traditional English Restaurant

Basils Traditional English Restaurant
Market Street, Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8PW, England
+44 1706 344896
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Whitworth
Price range: $17 - $31
Cuisines: English, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Basils is a traditional English restaurant serving great steak and chicken dishes and specials from the board we look forward to seeing you very soon
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, Great people, Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Visited Basil's many times and always get a warm welcome... and a cold beer! The staff are more than helpful & nothing's ever too much trouble! Eaten nearly everything on the menu and can't say we've had a bad meal yet! Recommended to all our friends and family, we'll be back again soon!!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
shropshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Started off good.............. But”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Six of us visited Basil's on reccommendation by friends, it was the first visit for four of us, and the second for the other two. Service was very friendly & helpful, and a good atmosphere, three people had the burger & they were very happy with it, three of us had the vegetarian meals, I had veg lasagne, the other two had Red Pepper & Mushroom stroganoff,which looked very good, and i wished i had ordered that too, untill they found chunks of beef in it! The waitress agreed that it was beef and reported it to the chef, who was heard saying loudly that it did not contain meat & what were we talking about. The waitress came back & said the chef said it must be 'Casper the Ghost' he puts things in food thats not suppose to be there, and that was that,
NO apology, NO offer of a replacement meal, NO offer of the meal being discounted from the bill! We did get the meal discounted, but we had to ask. When we left the chef was sat in the bar area and didnt even aknowledge us.
So i would say, if you eat meat, then go for a meal, if you dont, check if Casper is around as you could get anything, and the chef wouldnt bother

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Quality food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Basil's on a number of occasions and it has never disappointed. I particularly like the Sunday meal deal for £13.95. A selection of starters, mains and desserts to choose from, with tea/coffee afterwards. The sea bass in garlic sauce is a must. Food is presented extremely well, fantastic quality, open plan kitchen with great service. There are offers on mid-week too. A lovely lounge area upstairs for drinks before/after your meal. Only downside... I can't eat all the courses!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Absolutly superb.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We've been here twice. Once with our parents, and once on our own. Both times were absolutly fantastic. Im only sorry its taken me so long to leave a review!! The head chef is an absolute gent, the staff are lovely, and the food?? Well its out of this world! Freshly made, and plentiful! I've left the restaurant twice and had to have a little sleep when I got home! I can not speak highly enough of the place.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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graham h, Head Chef at Basils Traditional English Restaurant, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Chris H Thank you Very much for your review and your kind words about the food and staff it means a lot to the young staff who work in basils they work hard to make your visit a enjoyable
experience so once again thank you and we look forward to looking after you again , Steve Jane
and all the staff at Basils .
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch with my daughter and her husband, it was excellent. Warm welcome, first class food and a lovely waitress. Will definitely be visiting again.

Visited March 2014
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graham h, Head Chef at Basils Traditional English Restaurant, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Thank you for your kind review of basils and that you had a nice experience with us and we all
thank you taking for the time to review us and we hope to see you again very soon , Steve Jane and all the basils team.
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