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The Basement

St. John Street | Middle Cale, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
+44 1335 300305
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (31 reviews)
“mixed starter” (10 reviews)
“red curry” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St. John Street | Middle Cale, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for our anniversary and had one of the best Thais we've had in ages. The food was delicious and staff were attentive and friendly. The wine was also excellent quality. Would highly recommend!

1  Thank Night217
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Took friends for a,treat as they like Thai food...wasn't disappointed we will be back and so will our friends who live 30 miles away. Best to book quite busy on a Thursday evening to save disappointment.

2  Thank castellons
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We called in for a meal after a day walking in Dovedale. The food was lovely, and the service was good. Prices very reasonable, we had the set meal for two. Delicious. The only reason they don't get 5 stars is that when I went...More

4  Thank HomeSeeker91
Reviewed 1 July 2017

nice food here. staff dress authentically which makes a change. quite different from other restaurants as it is in a basement and quite cosy. the only qualms i had were how would we get out if there is a fire as there seems to be...More

Thank patty187069
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The restaurant is situated in a basement which makes for a cosy atmosphere, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Turned up without a booking and was accommodated. A nice menu, the food is served quickly and presented very nicely. The quality and flavour of...More

Thank Bessieson
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The vegetables were beautifully cooked and the presentation was clean and simple. Both dishes were full of flavour. We could see exactly what we were eating. One of our party of three had eaten there previously, so expectations were high! The lady that served us...More

1  Thank Annette S
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy this restaurant, friendly staff, great food in a underground basement which adds to the atmosphere

2  Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Western ate here on a Friday in Jan. The food was really good authentic thai. Service was super fast and both food and wine were reasonably priced. Tables are quite close so I can see why some would not like this when it is busy....More

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We needed to accost two seperate people going about their business before we got accurate directions which led us to this underground gem. Hidden in a small alley, it was easy to miss, as it is in an atmospheric cellar. We had rung in to...More

3  Thank David H
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!...More

Thank smcgaughran
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. John Street | Middle Cale, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300305
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