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Basmati Indian Restaurant

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Calle Caro 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 71 03 87
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13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant - it was very welcoming and a great dining experience. Definitely value for money. Everyone was very helpful and explained all the dishes. Great portions - really lovely surroundings and a great experience. Highly recommended.

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Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, went for full course veg menu. Good sized portions, the starters were epic. Tandoori fish and chicken. Very appetizing with some great chutney. The sweet dish didnt seem very typical indian, but nonetheless ok. Would definetly come back here again!

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Thank Natty1814
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food & surroundings.. Top end of money @ 31.50 Euros each, Next time in Palma I will be looking for a more traditional Indian restaurant to be able to compare.

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Thank AJP1972AJP
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely setting and great service but the flavours disappointed. The food seems to be made with good quality produce but it was very lightly spiced to the point of not having enough flavour. Note I'm referring to the use of spices but not how spicy/piquant it was. A shame as it's a nice venue.

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cartmel
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Beautiful decor and ambience, obviously a lot of thought and money has gone into this. Set menu which is fine, includes red wine and the price is reasonable. The sauces are absolutely brilliant, much better than any ordinary Indian restaurant, however the meats were not impressive, both the chicken and the beef had the appearance of either being pre-cooked or... More 

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Cala d'Or, Spain
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Basmati was recommended to us a while ago and we eventually managed a visit for lunch, its a lovely restaurant I was very impressed with the interior, well laid out and lovely linen tablecloths and pretty crockery. There is no al a carte menu and the chef cooks certain meals for that day, we weren't sure at first but we... More 

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Belfast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Far exceeded my expectations. Fixed menu so wasn't sure quite what to expect, however great value for what turned out to be quite a wide selection of delicious fresh and some unique dishes. Great ambience and fantastic service. I would have no hesitation in recommending. The owner / host is charming and very warm and welcoming. Splendid interior.

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1 Thank desimaguire
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We really wanted some great Indian food so we booked st Basmati, having passed by it several times. We weren't prepared for their style of food or menu. We had great service and a good explanation of the food. I'm not sure we would go back as it's not the style of Indian food we look for, but the food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was nicely decorated with roses and candles. For dinner they serve a menu chosen by the chef. It was an amazing cuisine and full of flavor. Drinks were included and the price was very affordable. Excellent service and the extraordinary cooking made our dinner a very pleasant experience. Please try!!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Food excellent and charming host. The chef/owner comes and explains the food. It is a set menu with a bottle of wine for €31.5. And is incredible value. The restaurant is beautifully designed and very comfortable. There is such attention to detail. Even the water jug is a delight. I highly recommend this experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$47
Cuisine
Indian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:30 - 23:00
Monday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Caro 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Majorca  >  Palma de Mallorca
  • Phone Number: +34 971 71 03 87
Description
Shahin Awal, the owner and chef of Basmati restaurant, is an excellent ambassador for Indian food in Palma de Mallorca. For almost 20 years, diners in Palma de Mallorca, diners have enjoyed the flavours of India through Shahin?s cooking, whose success lies in dishes made from authentic family recipes. One of his specialities is Peshawar Nan, a bread made with dried fruits, honey, coconut and almonds. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, playing music that instantly transports you to India. The menu offers a wide variety of options both at lunchtime and in the evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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