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Basils - CLOSED

54 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
25 Sep 2015
“Very good”
27 May 2015
“Fully Deserves Five Star Rating”
Restaurant Hours Closed
54 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

We had breakfast here which was very nice and reasonable with pleasant staff.We also had the Sunday roast which was huge. Loads of lovely beef and roast potatoes, even mash and white cabbage, carrots, peas,yorkshire pud and 2 chipolatas plus gravy and hot horseradish. Was...More

1  Thank 974gilligan
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Like Andy15112011 I am puzzled by the review from Kathryn C, especially as it was posted five months after her visit. Given also the fact that she is a local (from Ilfracombe no less), the lateness of the review, the generally very favourable ratings by...More

3  Thank SemperteFallant
Reviewed 5 May 2015

I would like to comment on the previous review as I feel that it in no way reflects the superb food and value for money that we received when visiting Basil's. We have visited on numerous occasions and always found it excellent. I am further...More

3  Thank Andy15112011
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We visited here, no need to book there was hardly anyone in. I had lamb and have never seen anything floating in so much fat as this. It was awful. The owner/ manager kept buzzing round to ask if all was ok but she had...More

2  Thank Kathryn C
BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2015

This is really upsetting to read as I have been closed since early October 2014 after I suffered a stroke. It seems strange that I was supposedly walking around being menacing when I am also the chef ! Also if you read previous reviews we...More

Reviewed 7 December 2014

Unfortunately Lindsay has been unwell and not able to open Basil's for several weeks. We wish her all the best and hope that she recovers in the near future. Ilfracombe is not the same without the option to go to Basil's!

1  Thank wiselady1950
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

.... at the last minute. Lindsey came through for us once again. Very good visit. I suggest you try Basils perhaps with a little mire nitice than we gave!

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Reviewed 20 September 2014

My husband and I chose this quaint little bistro sytle resturant on Fore Street because of its intimate feel. The menu wasnt extensive but I liked that, because I hate having too much to choose from. The waitress was extremley welcoming and attentive. The food...More

1  Thank Chaniewoo
BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2014

Thank you so much for your kind comments they are very welcome we are glad you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you back soon

Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Ilfracombe has some great places to eat, however, the best by far is Basil's. A chance decision to dine, due to a lack of vegetarian options, we stumbled upon this intriguing restaurant. I had a gorgeous meal of seabass followed by a cheese board, my...More

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BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you so much for your review it is very much appreciated hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 3 August 2014

Lindsey at Basils Does everything in her power to provide what you want during your visit to her restaurant. She remembers your special requirements and will alter a meal to suit your dietary needs,

Thank wiselady1950
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The food was excellent however only slightly with the service as the bill took a long time to prepare. Good that the chef came out to check if food was ok

Thank Sean1966squash
BasilIlfracombe, Owner at Basils, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for your kind comments I do apologise for the delay in getting your bill prepared the Waiter was new and unfortunately had got confused.

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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
Tel No. 01271 862823
email - lindsay.basils@yahoo.co.uk
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