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“An excellent first visit”

Coppers British Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 117 Restaurants in Beckenham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $47
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Closed - no longer open for business. Closed - no longer open for business. Closed - no longer open for business.
Reviewed September 21, 2013

I'll admit to some last-minute misgivings, having read some of the negative comments previously posted. Happily, these were not borne out during last week's visit.

Although, with the three of us being the restaurant's earliest diners, you'd hardly expect problems with service, the politeness and friendliness of the staff was immediately notable. A decent range of pre-dinner drinks and appetisers was attractively presented, with the meat and cheese antipasti board to be recommended. For mains, we chose the baked loin of cod, saffron chicken supreme, and the fillet steak, all perfectly cooked and delicious. And the home-made tarte tatin was an absolute delight. The wine list contains some decent bottles at sensible prices.

While certainly not cheap, Basil is an attractive place to dine, and offers rather more than those pleasant enough but formulaic Italian-style restaurants to be found in most high streets. Given that you get what you pay for, the all-round experience still represents good value for money.

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Thank JSeagull
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was a staff lunch for 20 people last Friday. We looked at various restaurant in the Beckenham area & this one offered the best value for money & also offered the best ambience. The restaurant has plenty of light & well planned with the most comfortable seating.
For only £7.95 per head for a 2 coarse lunch this was outstanding value & the food was excellent. It's difficult catering for 20 staff with different tastes & diets. But they managed to satisfy everyone with a wide variety of choice of starters fromhome made soup to prawns in garlic. The main coarses were great as well & the home made burgers with hand cut chips looked brilliant! The flambéd chicken with sauteed potatoes & fresh brocolli was great as well.
The house wine South African Merlot at £15.95 a bottle was excellent value so ordered 2 bottles!
Extremely attentive service & can't wait to revisit.

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Thank mikey393
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Went to Basil last night with friends after good recommendation

Well very disappointed Service was not good staff could not understand English very well
Constantly had to repeat our order.

Waited ages for order to be taken then only three starters arrived one left off
Manger said sorry for delay

My rib eye ordered med rare arrived well done will not return

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4  Thank 508Ricky
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Went there because the bar/restaurant we had chosen wasn't open for food,We arrived at 4pm and it was quiet but we didn't feel uncomfortable and we were made extremely welcome.
The food was great and so was the service, I had loin of cod and my friend had a rather marvelous belly of pork.
All together a great experiance and was suprised at some of the bad reviews although pleased to see some really good ones

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Thank mark10London
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

'Basil' is stylishly modern and the seating very comfortable (try and bag one of the curved seat central tables). Service was polite and efficient, though a bit too 'follow the training script'.

Cuisine is eclectic 'modern European' - always anxious about this as the underlying, highly dubious, assumption is that dishes from all over the continent can be knocked up with equal facility. Yet my bruschetta was excellent, as was my wife's starter. However, she was less pleased with her asparagus risotto where the vegetable was obviously out of a can rather than off a stalk. I found my salade nicoise ample and well-presented, but someone rather bland - especially the tuna centrepiece.

The wine list is pedestrian and way too expensive. I noted the manager's comments on an earlier contribution, but there is really no justification for charging so much for mainstream wines - even if that particular brand isn't immediately available at an off-licence there are plenty equally good or better.

We are both prepared to give 'Basil' a second go. However, at present it remains 'on probation'.

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2  Thank Barzini
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