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“Mine & Hubby's Fav Place in Basingstoke!”
Review of Vespers

Vespers
Ranked #117 of 261 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Price range: US$16 - US$39
Cuisines: British
Description: Here’s a serious vote of confidence: Vespers Restaurant at the Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke was awarded an AA rosette within two weeks of opening. The Apollo is a luxury 4-star hotel and its 26-cover restaurant combines a warm and relaxed atmosphere with impressive cooking that looks as good as it tastes. Start with perfect smoked salmon, its richness sharpened with lemon and capers, and follow with tender chicken breast served with basil gnocchi and tomato sauce, or pan-fried lamb cutlets with a minted red wine jus. For dessert, orange tart comes with chocolate ice cream – a classic combination of flavours – and the light and crumbly strawberry shortbread is filled with fresh strawberries.
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Description: Here’s a serious vote of confidence: Vespers Restaurant at the Apollo Hotel in Basingstoke was awarded an AA rosette within two weeks of opening. The Apollo is a luxury 4-star hotel and its 26-cover restaurant combines a warm and relaxed atmosphere with impressive cooking that looks as good as it tastes. Start with perfect smoked salmon, its richness sharpened with lemon and capers, and follow with tender chicken breast served with basil gnocchi and tomato sauce, or pan-fried lamb cutlets with a minted red wine jus. For dessert, orange tart comes with chocolate ice cream – a classic combination of flavours – and the light and crumbly strawberry shortbread is filled with fresh strawberries.
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Me & Hubby eat here every year on my Birthday & on are wedding Annervasry we stay in the honeymoon suite & eat in Vespers & I feel like I'm treated like the Queen during my stay.

The Food Something's looks to pretty to eat, next time we go I will get some photos to add- Birthday in March, so not Long! The resturant looks pretty (is a room in the Apollo Hotel) is always clean & is very peaceful so you can talk to each other. (Great for Romantic night)

The only thing is I wish it was cheaper so I could eat there more, but in all honesty is worth every penny!

Thank Malakaiess
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We dined here for a friends birthday. The table was booked for 8pm and when we arrived there were two other tables occupied and both were finishing up to leave.
The atmosphere was non existent and we were made to feel that the if we weren't there then the staff could chip off early.
Everyone enjoyed their food and I couldn't really find fault with this.
I don't think I would rush back because for the price there are other nicer places in the area.

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1  Thank Sarrals
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Have eaten here a few times-the food and service is fine-the restaurant itself can be a little austere, if its not got many others dining at the same time.

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Thank 12SLA
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

We have been going to Vespers for many years and find the whole expereince great.

Service is good, food excellent. Prices good for the quality

Nothing is to much trouble, phone before you go if you wish something adjusted within reason on the menu

Just do not sit at the table for two towards tohe back of the restarant as it can become chilly, however, some people may like that.

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Thank znetyniak
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Reviewed 14 November 2011

Absolutely nothing to dislike - great atmosphere, fabulous food, delicious wine, entertaining waiter - what more could you possibly ask for?

Thank Janet H
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