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“The maybe the nicest Asian middle eastern restaurant in Newcastle .”
Review of Al Basha - CLOSED

Al Basha
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

The sandwiches are tasty even the locals will love it we recommanded the restaurant to shop londis workers . The vaule of the prices are ok . The Guava drinks are lovely and the Arabic coffees too
The Lebonese ladies dress well with black suits and one of them is very good looking . And also nice and polite when it comes to the service.

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Thank Protocol E
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

With justeat.co.uk, we used to order Lebanese food all the time, falafel, Chicken steak (grilled). Almost every time we used to order by 2.00AM. But still the food used to arrive warm, even in cold winters. Had lots of falafel, and just once the falafel was not so great. Otherwise, the food was too good!!

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1  Thank Anjana P
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

I have tried a few Lebanese Restaurants in my time and this place is OK, reasonable value but nothing more than average by comparative standards.

Starters were good and great value. Nice humous and falafel! Main course not quite to the same standard. Had a mixed kebab and was a bit on the cold side, overcooked and some of the meat was a bit on the fatty side. Free bread and dips though to start was a nice touch.

Service was good and friendly although it was very quiet when we were in. A real range of reviews for this place but when you average them out you come to the same conclusion I did....average!

Note they also have no license so you cannot drink!

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Thank PilotBoy72
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Came here on a Friday night - it wasn't so busy and was quite airy and cool. Waitresses were helpful and attentive. The best part has to be the food of course! Huge portions and every last mouthful was delicious! I haven't been so stuffed in ages. Make sure if you want to have a glass of wine or a beer you bring your own as there's no license to serve, but I saw other diners having really nice looking ice teas and Arabic coffees.

Ill certainly be returning - for such a reasonable price it'd be daft not to!

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Thank Allypally23
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Don't let the outside of this place fool you! Yes it looks like a takeaway kebab shop from the outside but it is a real nice authentic Lebanese restaurant inside.

we had the vegetarian platter for started and to be truthful that was enough because the portions were massive

The service was friendly and quick, the food very tasty and well presented.

On the downside they don't serve alcohol and we were there for an early evening meal. I would go back again but maybe on a luchtime when I don't want to drink with my food.

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1  Thank Dave T
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