- With its daily menu of international bistro-style dishes, The Basement also serves a plethora of drinks in a warm and welcoming environment.
- 10A-12A Broughton Street
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH1 3RJ
- 01315 570097
- Fountainpark, 124 Dundee Street,
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH11 1AF
- 01312 284446
15 December 2011
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9 October 2010
The Basement Bar is another good bar in Edinburgh. It's got a nice relaxed vibe and it's easily the kind of place you can spend the whole night with friends and not feel the need to move on somewhere better.
They do food that I'm told is great and cheap though sadly I've not had the chance to try it yet.
11 September 2010
OK so it is pretty good service in here and it is on Broughton street but in my opinion and I know its completely different to everyone elses on here, I dont love The Basement.
The food is pretty good and its a good menu, I love mexican food though which probably helps. The seating though is way too close together and you are basicallty touching your neighbours table when you stretch. It does not make for a comofortable meal when your constantly pulling your chair in.... The bar is nice enough though and the menu is relatively cheap... But there are so many brilliant places on Broughton street especially where your not squashed in and make you actually want to stay for awhile.
The food is good but I think surroundings count as well and its just not a comfortable experience in here.
6 August 2010
Unpretentious and simple drinking hole & restaurant. The food is okay, but good value for money and the bar has a lively and fun atmosphere. Some drinks are over priced - particularly non-alcoholic ones! It's a great place to laze about anytime of the day on a weekend. Also good for sport, well positioned TVs.
1 March 2010
Busy bar/restaurant at the top of Broughton Street, I've only been a couple of times and found the food to be great value for money. On each occasion I've been I stuggled to find a table so it must be popular with lots of other people too.
25 February 2010
I really liked this bar when my boyfriend and I stopped by a drink. Nice atmoshpere, good service, and the best frozen margharita I've had in a long time. What unusual furniture too? Can't even begin to explain, you'll just have to go see it yourself!
29 May 2009
Super popular for a super reason…. it is an amazing venue that will always provide a quality evening. Guaranteed!
25 May 2009
Warning for those who want the lunch time deal… Don’t share the courses!
The deal is that you can have two courses for £7.95. Someone in our group only wanted the starter and not the the main course, so this was shared with someone else. When the bill came we were charged for the main meal (£7.95) plus the starter (£3.75), the staff argued that the deal could not be split.
I have never heard such a nonsense rule.
After this rip off none of our 'local’ group will be going back for a second attempt.
You have been warned.
25 January 2009
One of my favourite bars in Edinburgh for a few drinks or a bite to eat. One half of the bar being taken up by a restaurant area and the other a seated bar area where you can still order and eat food.
The food is amazing value with massive platefuls of delicious Mexican meals being the order of the day. Drinks are reasonably prices and the friendly staff in Hawaiian shirts always raises a smile.
The bar can get real busy on a Friday or Saturday night as it fills up with pre-club goers so beware if you get there too late you may not have a seat!
7 January 2009
Don’t let the picture confuse you, this bar is actually the Basement Bar on Broughton Street, not the hogshead off Rose Street!!
A lovely bar, great food, friendly bar staff in hawaiian shirts, and a fantastic and inexpensive range of drinks on offer - perfect for the start of a busy night, but get down early as it fills up quick.
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