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Thai Basil

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1 Cavendish Street, Skipton BD23 2AB, England
01756 700656
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Gargrave, so only a short drive to Skipton. There is a massive carpark only 20 metres away from Thai basil. The building is beautiful, in what is now a regenerating area. There is a B&M store and a Morrisons across the way, close, but not too close. A bit of a shame these lovely old buildings... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times for lunch when we visit Skipton. The service is always very good and the front of house is always smiling and she always gives us a great welcome. The food is just typical authentic Thai food - lovely.

Thank Elizabeth B
Blyth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant and had the lunchtime menu. The food was top notch and the special menu was brilliant value for money. Tom Yum soup was spicy and beautifully flavoured. The beef basil stir fry was lovely. Overall, in my experience you could not get this quality food for the price anywhere else. Definitely visit again when back in Skipton.

Thank nufcollie1410
Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Day trip to Skipton for hiking and photography. I purposefully delayed my visit for Tuesday to coincide with Thai Basil hours and wasn't disappointed. As other reviews have stated the decor is great, service excellent and food delicious. Linen napkins and traditional Thai dress for the hostesses makes the experience that much more delightful. I was somewhat underdressed I felt,... More 

Thank Mark S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't booked a table but we had no problems. Very polite staff. There was a table of 5 already in and it wasn't long before another couple joined us. The food is lovely, we had the number 2 set dinner with a soup to start with. Nice bottle of wine and a couple of shinga beers went down a treat.... More 

Thank Karl818
Keighley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant yesterday evening, Saturday 16th July. We had been decorating all day and dropped in on the off chance there was a table free; we managed to get the last one! We were greeted with a warm smile by a friendly Thai lady and duly shown to our table in the former lounge of... More 

Thank Mark S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Presentation of restaurant staff and food excellent. So nice to have linen napkins. Food well cooked and portions generous. Missed out on 5 stars as the wine no more than adequate, if that.

1 Thank TCAK
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Simple but enjoyable Good Thai beer Time to replace the stained covered carpet though What a pity the waitress doesn't smile. But the service is good Will go back

Thank Alain M
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Dined here as we fancied something different from the restaurants back home while on a short break to Skipton and was not disappointed. Got the set menu for two which came with a good variety of starters and some tasty main courses which we washed down with bottle of wine that was recommended by the staff. Reasonably priced and very... More 

Thank Borderbloke
Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

4th time we've been and it didn't disappoint us yet again. The staff are friendly and the chef is superb. All the courses were cooked to perfection and full of flavour. Thanks Thai Basil for another great meal!

Thank mark5116

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $29
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Cavendish Street, Skipton BD23 2AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: 01756 700656
The restaurant is founded in 2011. It is new to this town but Thai restaurants are not new to our experiences. We are a group of people who are passionate about food and have an overwhelming desire to create our own family restaurant where we can cook a good quality of food in a good atmosphere. We started our dream by renting a restaurant in Shipley, and then stepped forward to found our own restaurant in Skipton, the small historic market town in North Yorkshire with beautiful scenery, this makes it a perfect place for us.---Our Promises--- We promise to prepare and cook every dish with pride, using the finest ingredients and vegetables sourced locally, to create not only delicious but also healthy food for our customers.The tasty food is cooked by a chef of vast experience who worked for many years in a 5-star hotel in Thailand and in Thai restaurants in the UK. Not only do we aim to make tasty food we also strive to provide a friendly and excellent service in a smart and intimate dinning atmosphere.Our high standards of cleanliness are proven by achieving a5-star rating in Food Hygiene. We also have an excellent reputation given by our customers on Trip Advisor which ranks us amongst the top restaurants in Skipton. You can trust us to ensure that you will spend a wonderful time here, and you will want to come back again and again.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?