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Basmati

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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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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Works for me , one of the best in Palma and I think I have tried them all , all the usual favourites and a few surprises , food cooked and presented well by helpful and friendly staff and ice cold beer which is a must , always a treat to revisit !

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Thank sirpike
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic welcome from Shahin, terrific decor and wonderful food. It reminded me of Veeraswamy in Regent Street but I like this format better! The offering is essentially a set meal but of such a range that it covers all tastes. It is not situated in the best part of town and I doubt that they get much passing trade but... More 

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Worcestershire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb welcome ! Floor filled with rose petals and table covered the same . We were greeted by the chef who explained there is no menu and he serves a set meal . If you want classic English Indian food as I did you will be disappointed . That said the food was very good - not excellent but very... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (6 plus 2 kids) walked into the restaurant for lunch and the attendant at the reception named Joy looked a bit lost and unwelcoming. He mentioned that the chef is away and has gone to drop his daughter. When we asked when will he be back, Joy wasn't sure. When we asked about the food/menu he kept on saying... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had previously visited on a lunchtime last October and had an amazing experience and wonderful lunch. This time we went in the evening. It was not busy. There were only about another 10 diners in the restaurant. It was very dark in there and really had no welcoming atmosphere. We felt like unwelcome visitors. When they found out we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try Basmati on the basis of the favourable TripAdvisor reviews we had read. We called in late on a Sunday evening and although we had hoped they would have a spare table, we were somewhat surprised to find we were the only guests, something to do with this being the first Sunday they were open for the... More 

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Thank David W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is how it should be done! Just amazing food, friendly and attentive service from Shaheen and his lovely team,freshly cooked with love! My teenage boys said that it was the best indian food that they had ever tasted. Thank you for all the veggie options! Just beautiful!

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on the last night of our holiday. What a great choice we made. We were made to feel very welcome, The chef came and spoke to us and explained how it worked,there was no menu to choose from, it was a set price and the chef choose for you, so each course was a surprise. The... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no menu, just a beautiful mix of dishes carefully created by the chef/owner. 4 courses in total, a bottle of red wine served without asking, then coffee/tea, a banana liqueur on the house and all for €31.50pp. If you enjoy Indian food you couldn't do better than Basmati!

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Thank Shirley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a fabulous evening at Basmati last night. The attention to detail is apparent from arrival with candles lit everywhere, rose petals scattered about and a personal greeting from the chef who oversaw service to all the tables. There is no a la carte and we waited to see what we would have. First course was made of potatoes and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $43
Cuisine
Indian, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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?