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Lower Ground Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7BB, England
+44 1256 358898
10:00 - 23:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Called in for early evening meal. Time was 4.30pm. Got table within 5 minutes. We were served 3 excellently prepared meals with starters. From arrival to leaving only took 1hr (if this helps). The staff were excellent. Great job. Keep up the good work...

Thank Gordon S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Coal for my birthday treat. Not knowing Basingstoke very well, I chose the restaurant due to its positive reviews on TripAdvisor and it didn't disappoint. When we arrived we were glad we had booked as it was very popular and seemed like it was 'the place to be'. We loved everything about our visit -... More 

1 Thank B_King8
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped into Coal whilst out shopping midweek with the Mrs and wish I could have turned the clock back. I eat out quite a lot both for work and with family and friends and dinning out is one of my regular activities ..... several times a week!! My only lasting memory of Coal in Basingstoke is that it was noisy... More 

Thank Bobcholmes
Hook, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit Coal in Basingstoke quite regularly and did so again last Friday 10th March. It's a great place to have lunch prior to a matinee film show at the local cinema. Always an interesting menu, with well cooked food, good service and friendly staff. Bruno looked after us particularly well on this occasion.

Thank Ozzy73
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My views of coal in Basingstoke used to be alright about a year ago, however recently they seem to have dropped their standards. For example a long Island iced tea is £4.50 which back then was worth paying for because they mixed it fresh in front of you. Now they just pour it all into a glass so it tastes... More 

Thank Andrew M
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Coal the other week was really cool. Nice vibe upon entering They sorted out a great table with easy access as I'm in a wheelchair. The menu was exciting and my Carer Will had a Calzone which was intriguing and once open a culinary delight, My Chimichanga was superb , well presented and super tasty. Our... More 

Thank pauldesmond1812
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated at a comfortable table with plenty of room for us to relax. Service from Louise was excellent and friendly, and she took the trouble to find out if garlic was in a sauce that we were going to order, also provided custard for our pudding (switching ice cream for custard). Food, delicious, hot and presented well.

Thank chelseablue49
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and a relaxed atmosphere. A good place to go with kids but go earlier rather than later. The firesticks are very good, the portions are a little on the large side but most restaurants are now. If you return within a month you get a 10% (I think) discount if you show your previous receipt. Staff are efficient... More 

Thank Lee C
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents and I were looking for a quick and tasty lunch whilst my daughters were in the nearby cinema. Truthfully we had already tried a few of the other local establishments but walked out of two of them as they were too chaotic. I had been in Coal before with my husband and with a friend in the evening... More 

Thank jgj04
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were served by Bruno and he was really helpful and friendly. We asked for extra sour cream and he was only too happy to help

Thank Jayne T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Ground Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 358898

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