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The Basement

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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St. John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
+44 1335 300305
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Just had a takeaway here and very disappointed indeed . Ordered grilled squid starter which was cold and uncooked it was translucent and inedible! The stir fried chicken was ok but the egg fried rice had been microwaved so much it had a crusty top! A friend had beef aromatic curry which was tough and the sauce was like water.... More 

Thank smcgaughran
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went with our son who lives most of the time in Thailand and has done for many years. The food pleased him so that's a good recommendation in itself. We all enjoyed our food and my husband especially enjoyed the banana fritter with coconut. The food was tasty, fresh and just the right amount of chilli for our individual taste.... More 

1 Thank Kathleen C
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service, been visiting the 'Basement' fir years now - never disappointed and the early bird menu is great value 👍

1 Thank baineskay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Been to this restaurant several times and always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It's basic and located in a cellar in a side alley and can easily be missed but well worth seeking it out. The food is very authentic Thai and good value. The service is great and very friendly.

1 Thank Andrew E
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Tucked away in an alleyway in the centre of town, this restaurant is easy to walk past despite it's eye-catching sign. The restaurant is below ground level in a vaulted cellar made up of a number of linked rooms making it feel really intimate and atmospheric. The menu is quite wide ranging and also has a number of varied set... More 

1 Thank Ian M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visiting Ashbourne for just one night and chose this restaurant after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. It's a nice setting with vaulted ceilings but we did find the tables a bit close together so not much privacy. The menu is extensive with almost too much choice and the dishes weren't described very well more a list of ingredients. We didn't... More 

Thank SHandS-Leics
Milton keynes
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The food was lovely and served lovely and hot. I would have liked to have had more choice of soft drinks i.e. the high end ginger beers/soft drinks. The only criticism would be the proximity of a larger and loud group right next to us and I feel the tables are a little too close.

1 Thank Natasha L
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Food good and restaurant very nicebut staff not very welcoming. just need to be a little more people friendly smile!!

1 Thank wendyps5161
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight in Ashbourne, we asked the hotel manager for suggestions of places to eat, he suggested the basement. On exploring the quaint town we found the restaurant and made a booking. From the moment we entered the restaurant the staff were welcoming and extremely attentive. I have never tried Thai food and it was amazing, the food was... More 

2 Thank leabea123
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Starters of squid & sesame chicken. Mains of jungle curry & Thai green. We really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was delicious. Service was 5*, price was fair. Would definitely go back again if in the area.

2 Thank Tammy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?