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“Best undiscovered shisha place”

The Basement Shisha Lounge
Ranked #37 of 259 Restaurants in Ilford
Price range: $17 - $33
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Television, Waitstaff
Description: The Basement Shisha Lounge has taken over a year to setup and launch. It is like no other social venue in London and the Home Counties. We are selling an experience, not just the amazing setting, the beautiful decor, zoned areas for the discerning guests to take stock, sit back and relax while soaking in the warm and cosy environment of The Basement Lounge with soothing background music. No! We want you to remember your visit and we want you to remember the taste of our invigorating shisha, our Smoothies, soft drinks, fresh coffee, Panini’s and our large selection of Deserts.
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“Best undiscovered shisha place”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

I started coming to this place a few weeks ago and haven't been back to my old place. Good shisha, good atmosphere and friendly staff who always wanna help.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best shisha lounge in town!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

By far the best shisha in town! Everything here first class from the shisha flavours to the service. Staff are very friendly and make you feel welcomed. Been coming here since they have opened and each time have enjoyed the many different flavours they offer. Shisha-lovers; this place is a must!

SJ

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2 Thank ShariffJ
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Shisha, Great Environment”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

I have come here regularly since Basement opened and they have grown, improved and adapted to customer needs.

The shisha is always great quality and there is always a member of staff nearby to assist with coal unlike other shisha restaurants where it is often hard to get staff's attention. There is a vast selection of flavours to choose from to suit all tastes.

The environment is relaxed with comfortable sofas, music, polite staff and they show live sport events on a large screen much in contrast to the environment on Edgware Road.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Shaamil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wouldn't go anywhere else. Forget about it.”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

No place out there; not in the UK prepare Shisha the way these guys prepare it. 

Edgeware Road, Fawanees, El Bazaar, Suede & to name a few; forget about it. 
I've even had Shisha on Steinway Street (Queens, New York) and they don't come no where near these guys.

Basement prepare Shisha the way it's suppose to be prepared. You don't get that out there. 
Yes, they are pricey BUT every penny you invest with them - it's worth it because on average per Shisha will last you less than two hours. They use funnel heads.

The brothers who work there are friendly, with zero attitude problems. They change the coal as soon as you ask them. They provide free WiFi & free tap water. 

Recommendations: Fallen Angel WITH Ice Pipe.  

Enjoy.

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3 Thank BX-26
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Been here a few times now, and it's been great each time. The staff are so nice and the service is fantastic. The atmosphere is really chilled out and the shisha is amazing!
Definitely will be going back soon, and we all highly recommend it :)

  • Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Apat11
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