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Basmati

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$$ - $$$
Indian, Bangladeshi
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Calle Caro 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 71 03 87
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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cartmel
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful decor and ambience, obviously a lot of thought and money has gone into this. Set menu which is fine, includes red wine and the price is reasonable. The sauces are absolutely brilliant, much better than any ordinary Indian restaurant, however the meats were not impressive, both the chicken and the beef had the appearance of either being pre-cooked or... More 

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Cala d'Or, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basmati was recommended to us a while ago and we eventually managed a visit for lunch, its a lovely restaurant I was very impressed with the interior, well laid out and lovely linen tablecloths and pretty crockery. There is no al a carte menu and the chef cooks certain meals for that day, we weren't sure at first but we... More 

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Belfast
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Far exceeded my expectations. Fixed menu so wasn't sure quite what to expect, however great value for what turned out to be quite a wide selection of delicious fresh and some unique dishes. Great ambience and fantastic service. I would have no hesitation in recommending. The owner / host is charming and very warm and welcoming. Splendid interior.

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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We really wanted some great Indian food so we booked st Basmati, having passed by it several times. We weren't prepared for their style of food or menu. We had great service and a good explanation of the food. I'm not sure we would go back as it's not the style of Indian food we look for, but the food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was nicely decorated with roses and candles. For dinner they serve a menu chosen by the chef. It was an amazing cuisine and full of flavor. Drinks were included and the price was very affordable. Excellent service and the extraordinary cooking made our dinner a very pleasant experience. Please try!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Food excellent and charming host. The chef/owner comes and explains the food. It is a set menu with a bottle of wine for €31.5. And is incredible value. The restaurant is beautifully designed and very comfortable. There is such attention to detail. Even the water jug is a delight. I highly recommend this experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Attractive interior. On being seated the owner advised that it was a set menu and my heart sank slightly since I generally want to choose my own food, but it turned out I need not have worried, the whole evening was superb. Great dishes and an inclusive bottle of excellent red wine that worked so well with the food. On... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

We went to Basmati on the last day of our visit in Palma. Everything from the service to the food was superb. There is a set menu from drinks to starters to the main course, last course and desert and all were fantastic. The chef attends on the table and explains the food in detail. The setting of the restaurant... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Our favourite food is Indian so we were looking forward to our visit to this restaurant and we weren’t disappointed. This is an excellent Indian restaurant. The furnishings are beautiful; the petals scattered on all the tables is a lovely touch and the intimate lighting adds to the great ambience. They serve a set menu each evening which includes a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon basmati last night as we planned to go elsewhere but they were fully booked and for this I am grateful as we would never have found this lovely place! From the entrance to the decor you can tell the owner takes pride in his restaurant. We were greeted by the chef who informed us that it wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $43
Cuisine
Indian, Bangladeshi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Caro 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Majorca  >  Palma de Mallorca
  • Phone Number: +34 971 71 03 87
Description
Shahin Awal, the owner and chef of Basmati restaurant, is an excellent ambassador for Indian food in Palma de Mallorca. For almost 20 years, diners in Palma de Mallorca, diners have enjoyed the flavours of India through Shahin?s cooking, whose success lies in dishes made from authentic family recipes. One of his specialities is Peshawar Nan, a bread made with dried fruits, honey, coconut and almonds. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, playing music that instantly transports you to India. The menu offers a wide variety of options both at lunchtime and in the evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?