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“A real 'find' in Ashbourne”
Review of The Basement

The Basement
Ranked #18 of 95 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $72 - $72
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We had visited The Basement a few years ago, and whilst having a decent meal it wasn't anywhere as good as what we experienced this time. The food was fresh with a fine blend of spices and herbs. The service was attentive although not intrusive and despite being the only ones in (it was a Wednesday lunchtime), the atmosphere was cosy and warm. We will definitely seek out this little place again on our next visit to Ashbourne.

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Thank jayteacat
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

I don't like giving anywhere a below average review but I was very disappointed with the food here.
The mixed starter, King Prawns, Prawn Toasts etc was something straight from the freezer in the wholesalers. We had Curries to follow which were flat and flavourless, lacking the fresh bright tastes of good Thai food. A nice venue with good friendly service but very uninspiring food.

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Thank Robscoffs
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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Went on the spur of the moment one Friday early evening , initially empty so felt a little cold but atmosphere improved quickly , however the food was really good the mussels were great and I found the spicy heat enough to give a pleasant lip tingle without detracting from taste ! My partner enjoyed the steak dish and again found the heat spice balance good without loosing that fresh flavor of thai . Nice if limited wine choice to , This was a little hidden but enjoyable find ! Thank you

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Thank wally417
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Visited here as a large party including 5 adults and 4 children. Very good value as the food is fantastic and we love thai food! Prawn crackers and sweet chilli dip whilst choosing off the menu, a mixture of starters including king prawns, prawn toast, chicken skewers and ribs - all delicious and could eat over and over again! Large mixture of main courses and rices, kids catered for and staff very attentive and informative on the menu. Would most certainly return asap!

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Thank Princessfairybum
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Visited this restaurant while staying in Ashbourne for a friends wedding.

The historic stone vaulting and Traditional eastern decor that welcomes you as you enter 'The Basement' represent two cultures that couldn't be further removed from each other, however something about the fusion of this old English cellar and the eastern decor and aromas seems to work perfectly.

This restaurant has certainly got character, with several alcoves you get a sense of privacy and a feeling of having your own space while not feeling isolated.

The service was friendly and efficient and the food was great, exciting, spicy and elegantly presented, since this is the only Thai restaurant in town, the people of Ashbourne are lucky this is a great place.

Highly recommended.

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Thank Pubgrubandbeer
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