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Basil's Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian
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3 Trafalgar Pl, Marsfield, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
+61 2 9876 6617
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A total (very pleasant) surprise. Food preparation and presentation excellent. Service and knowledge of menu food presentation, portion sizes also excellent. Entrée and mains options extensive. Desserts and coffee really rounded out the meal. We were BYO so didn't really study the wine list. This was a celebration evening and we couldn't have selected a better venue. We'll definitely return... More 

Thank andrew w
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The owner was really a wonderful host. Probably the highlight of the place. The food was actually kind of mediocre, okay at best- not saying it was not yummy. It certainly was! But the price to portion to value ratio was off... Very pricey and quite small portions. We were aiming to have the seafood platter to share, however it... More 

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Sydney Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We took advantage of the current offer of 3 courses for $42.00. It was a restricted special menu however there was approx 4 - 5 entrees and mains to choose from and 3 desserts. We were presented with a canapé each while we pondered the menu. Everything we ordered was delicious especially the prawn bisque and white chocolate panacotta. The... More 

Thank corky2112
Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The last time I visited Basil's was approx 25 years ago. Can I say it is still good. I loved the service offered by the wait staff (standards of fine dining). Nice to have chilled water and brea with the choice of dipping olive oil or butter to start without asking for it. Those who had an entree enjoyed them... More 

Thank 101holidaylover
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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219 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Basils has been around forever. The decor hasn't changed nor has the very high quality of the food they prepare. My second trip here in 20 years, food wonderful waiter attentive. On the expensive side for a suburban establishment but let's face it, you don't exist in this business unless you are doing something very good. Must try, you will... More 

Thank Wayne N
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Looks like a nice seafood restaurant, but is very pretentious and does not provide good value for money.

1 Thank 462traveller
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had our business dinner at Basil's during a week night. The ambience of the restaurant was pleasant with a touch of old fashion hospitality. For entrée, I had the seafood chowder which was tasty and had sufficient seafood to justify the dish's name. The barramundi on a serve of bok choy and jasmine rice was my main's selection. The... More 

Thank Dynamyque
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a relaxed lunch. Had the seafood chowder and the Jewfish fillets with cherry tomatoes. Definately the place to visit for great seafood and quality wines. Will be back again very soon for another round of Mythos Greek beer and a dozen frshly shucked Sydney rock oysters

Thank Nick N
Gold Coast, Australia
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Went to Basils for a business dinner and were amazed with the quality and the service. Food was top quality seafood was fresh and delicious, and the service was very attentive and we waited for nothing. Great dining experience and the meal was enjoyed by everyone who attended.

Thank Matthew W
Lenzburg, Switzerland
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I was for a dinner on 14. of June. If the owner is recommending you a dish or a wine, you can trust him. From home made bread, over a creamy fish soup, Red Snapper filet with light vegetable, a fantastic Pinot grigio, and finally the dessert; all was very, very delicious ! Not to forget about the nice and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Trafalgar Pl, Marsfield, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  Marsfield
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9876 6617
Basils Seafood Restaurant offers a variety of tempting dishes and exceptional hospitality in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?