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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
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews thai food mixed starter massaman curry rice prawns duck ribs ice cream small restaurant excellent food generous portions saturday evening lots of choice mains yorkshire
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

We booked at short notice on a Friday night, to try Thai Basil for the first time. The vegetarian massaman (rarely offered by Thai restaurants) was especially enjoyable and portion sizes were just right. We look forward to coming back next time we a re...in SkiptonMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Food very mediocre, not authentic very much out of the freezer, over sweet and very runny thin sauces a disappointing experience, will not be returning

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

What an amazing little restaurant!!! So many small details in decoration around the room that I couldn't stop taking pictures and trying to get the other guests in the room. Good portions, super tasty and super affordable prices. Service very efficient and friendly. Waiting time...for drinks and food were between 5 a 10 minutes! Super quick!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023 via mobile

Well we booked a table for 9pm and we arrived 9.15pm. Took the staff over 10 minutes to take our order - when we finally placed an order the waiter said ‘Do you mind if I bring starters and mains together because the kitchen closes...at 9.39?’ We had ordered spring rolls which was served with no additional cutlery offered - the tables are served with spoon / fork - so no knife offered to eat spring rolls. Plus the gentleman toilets do not have a lock and there was wee all over the floor. Overall a massive disappointment!!£More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Super meal at this Thai restaurant. We hadn’t booked and as the restaurant was busy we didn’t think we’d get a table. However the very helpful staff fitted us in. Food was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

A very quaint place with a hint of the jungle. Tigers a plenty and monkeys. Food was excellent and the usual sort of price for Thai food. Service was good and atmosphere very pleasant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Awful, inedible. It is the first time I have ever walked out of a restaurant have looked at and tasted such terrible food.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

We ate here a week ago on the first night of a week in Skipton and found it very pleasant indeed. There is a wide range of options on the menu and just enough little touches of originality to keep it interesting (such as the...pork toast on the excellent mixed starter platter). We would definitely be happy to eat here again!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

The food here is really good and tastes authentic, and the service was great. Thank you for accommodating our party of 8 people!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

I was here once, and was the worst experience I’ve ever had. A male (owner) was very disrespectful towards me and my family and the rice was awfully dry. I asked for my rice to be re-made and the male basically ignored me and took...about 30 minutes for me to get a different bowl of rice which was the complete same. I asked for a glass of wine and received a dirty wine glass with a lipstick stain on it. I don’t recommend, the service is horrible and slow and inconvenient towards people.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food we will be back on our next visit couldn't fault any of it we had set menu B at £24 each.. prawns were so delicious.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023

Just moved into the area a couple of months ago. We were going to Skipton for the day and checked out Tripadvisor reviews for somewhere to have lunch. We decided to try the Thai Basil. We loved the two course special lunch menu. The man...who served us was first class ,polite and easy going. The food was most enjoyable and we will be back. A relaxed and friendly environment.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 30 April 2023

Lovely food. The set menu was delicious and large portions. The staff were very polite and friendly. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

Thai Basil is the best restaurant in Skipton, which we have frequented regularly since it first opened in 2011. We have always been made to feel very welcome by the Thai family who run the restaurant. The food has always been excellent and the staff...attentive and caring, we felt "looked after", more often than not being treated to a free dessert, by lovely Pat and her husband. Last year, Pat and her husband moved to the Kings at Clitheroe, and friends of theirs took over the running of Thai Basil in Skipton. I have submitted previous excellent 5 star reviews of Thai Basil, on this occasion I have given the restaurant 3 stars for one reason only, being told we had to vacate our table in 5/10 minutes, immediately after our plates had been cleared. I had booked our table (for 6 for a birthday celebration) three weeks in advance, for 6.30pm Saturday. At the time of booking there were two other bookings, one for 6.00 and one for either 7 or 7.30. I made the booking in person, when dining there one lunchtime. At no time was I told there would be a time limit on our stay, not when booking, not on arrival, or by telephone before arriving. We arrived on time at 6.30. our starters arrived about 7.00, and our mains probably towards 7.30. At 8.05, when still finishing our drinks, the young waitress came to our table and said we would need to leave in 5/10 minutes. 90 minutes is not very long for a party of 6 to have a celebratory meal. I complained and was told by the young server that she did not want to tell us to leave but had been told by the more senior server that she had to. I then spoke to the more regular server and complained , he did not apologise or explain. I told him (with whom I had made the booking in person) we would leave when we were ready, as at no point had we been told our booking was time limited. It was clear that they had overbooked, to accommodate a party of 16. Our table must have been booked out again at 8pm for diners who were waiting in the entrance hall. I was very disappointed by our experience. and was tempted to remove the optional service charge which is now automatically added to your billI but didn't as the food and service had been good. I know this would not have happened if Pat and her husband were still in charge. It spoiled what should have been an excellent night out.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

Good service ,food was very good, We had the wings and pork toast for starters , Then had the duck on crispy noodles , And we had had the classic Thai green curry, It was all delicious, would recommend .

Date of visit: April 2023
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Thai Basil is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4