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“Delicious!”

Basil's Bar - Mustique
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Mustique
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Four of us had lunch and dinner here and it was delicious. the Staff is very friendly and very helpfull they called a cab driver to give us a tour of the island since there was a rain shower after our lunch it was the perfect thing to do, in an open air pick up truck!
The wait staff told up that all the chefs that work on the island start at Basil's and when they get good enough they usually move on to the other resturants on the island (the Cotton house or Fire fly) so that maybe why the reviews go up and down as a chef learns the better the food gets? the Cocconut shrimp where the best we had all over St Vincent! Don't bother getting the burger (after 12 days of fish sometimes you just want a burger, it was okay, but everything else was much better).

Visited April 2013
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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Fun Jump up in Mustique.”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This place makes me smile - so well written about - so Caribbean! It has doubled in size since my first visit over 20 years ago - not cheap - but a view to die for. And who would go to Mustique, and not visit Basil's Bar? A must - but keep your tongue in your cheek!!!

Visited April 2013
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York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
826 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
“Laid Back Atmosphere and Good Location but Poor Food and Service”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

There are very few restaurant or bar options in Mustique and Basil's is the most famous so no doubt every visitor gives it a go. It is a quirky looking beach shack style place, right by the waters edge with a laid back vibe, good music, unusual cocktails and friendly staff, a very pleasant environment. But, even making allowances for Caribbean ways the service was ridiculously slow despite there being few customers on some occasions. And the food ........ well you don't go expecting a fine food experience here, hit and miss would be a generous description.

Visited April 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Overrated & Overly Expensive”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

It is true that the view from this famous bar/restaurant is super, and the food is nice enough. But we left with a bad taste in our mouth(s) anyway. The food menu states at the bottom that prices are in EC dollars. Then, after sundowners you ask for the wine menu. You naturally assume the prices are also in EC dollars. Remember it is now pitch dark and you are feeling cheerful from those rum punches. At the end of the dinner you get a nasty surprise when you discover that the wine was 3 times more expensive than you thought. On top of this, when we, a group of 10, asked for napkins/serviettes, they handed one of our party an old plastic bag with the napkins inside and asked him to pass them around!

Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Not as great as the advance press”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The famous bar and restaurant has no competition in Mustique so they must have grown complacent over the years. We were told there was a great party the night before, but the time of our visit by yacht, it was quiet with only one other table occupied. Food was very good: grilled tuna. More fun was had at a jump-up for locals at the community centre next door, where we were lured by the music and scents of home BBQs

Visited December 2012
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