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The Basement

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St. John Street | Middle Cale, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
+44 1335 300305
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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 was helpful offering advise and seemed warm and genuine on the choice of the mock... More 

1 Thank Annette S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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. However, if that doesn't bother you then this is a great place to eat in... More 

2 Thank David R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 book,which turned out to be sensible, as they were very busy on a Saturday night.... More 

3 Thank David H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 

3 Thank Kathleen C
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 👍

2 Thank baineskay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

2 Thank Andrew E
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 72 - USD 72
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?