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Thai Basil

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Cavendish Street, Skipton BD23 2AB, England
+44 1756 700656
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't normally review restaurants, as opposed to hotels, but I'm making an exception in this case. My wife and I have been coming to the Thai Basil for a couple of years now and every time we find the food absolutely superb. I see there have been some critics - but all I can say is that I can't... More 

Thank robcrozzer
Level Contributor
36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Thai food and as someone recommended this restaurant we decided to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary there. We ordered three starters, spring rolls and wrapped prawns, which I believe were from frozen and accompanied by the most watery, tasteless sweet chilli dip ever. The mussels, however, were absolutely delicious and full of flavour. We had the red and green... More 

Thank HaworthHappywanderer
Warrington, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived approx 1.30, I was a little surprised as the welcome after requesting a table for 2 was to look at her watch then point to a table. That aside the food & service thereafter was fab. We had a 2 course lunch special for £8.25 & both opted for chicken skewer with peanut satay dip & for the... More 

Thank Jannette W
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely Food, good service. We had dumplings, followed by Tom Yung soup, then I had green curry and my partner had fried sea bass in red curry sauce. All were excellent, nicely spiced, hot without going over the top! Would go again anytime!

Thank Colin B
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We dined here with family. On arrival, we were greeted by three young people, it seemed they had very little experience if any, which made our dining experience frustrating. There was no ambience, it was Christmas Eve but no background music and where I sat in the corner was covered in cob webs. Very offending. I also found it very... More 

Thank marlineYorkshire
Colne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The Thai food on offer here is of a very high quality with friendly and very efficient staff making you feel at home in this restaurant, have been here many times and have to say the food is always excellent whatever is ordered and we like to be adventurous with hot or spicy or sweet and sour you can find... More 

Thank 7071spc
Settle, United Kingdom
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672 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We love Thai food but this was our first visit to Thai Basil. It won't be the last. We enjoyed the food immensely. It was excellent in every way - taste, portion size, presentation, price. We had no complaints at all about the food. The service was polite and attentive from authentic Thai staff. Will definitely return.

1 Thank MD-FatDonkey
Keighley, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I would recommend the Thai Basil just for the vegetable starter for 2. A good variation of veg and and more than enough for two. For the mains we had the red and green curries which were tasty but a little on the small side for the money. The ambience was a okay, not many people in as it was... More 

Thank 887paul
Keighley, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We live in Skipton and decided to try this place for the first time having read these good reviews. The starters were delicious, the main was also very nice. Firstly we had to get up and ask for napkins after eating oily starters. We had seen the menu before hand online and asked for some of our main to take... More 

Thank Benjamin S
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

WOW. What a great place. Food is fantastic. Eaten a lot of Thai food before but this is a gem of a find. It a quaint place with a few tables only so it never feels busy or cramped. Definitely worth a visit.


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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$10 - US$27
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Cavendish Street, Skipton BD23 2AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 700656
The restaurant is founded in 2011. It is new to this town but Thai restaurants are not new to our experiences. We are a group of people who are passionate about food and have an overwhelming desire to create our own family restaurant where we can cook a good quality of food in a good atmosphere. We started our dream by renting a restaurant in Shipley, and then stepped forward to found our own restaurant in Skipton, the small historic market town in North Yorkshire with beautiful scenery, this makes it a perfect place for us.---Our Promises--- We promise to prepare and cook every dish with pride, using the finest ingredients and vegetables sourced locally, to create not only delicious but also healthy food for our customers.The tasty food is cooked by a chef of vast experience who worked for many years in a 5-star hotel in Thailand and in Thai restaurants in the UK. Not only do we aim to make tasty food we also strive to provide a friendly and excellent service in a smart and intimate dinning atmosphere.Our high standards of cleanliness are proven by achieving a5-star rating in Food Hygiene. We also have an excellent reputation given by our customers on Trip Advisor which ranks us amongst the top restaurants in Skipton. You can trust us to ensure that you will spend a wonderful time here, and you will want to come back again and again.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?