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Basil's Seafood Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Australian
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3 Trafalgar Pl, Marsfield, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
+61 2 9876 6617
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time I visited Basil's was approx 25 years ago. Can I say it is still good. I loved the service offered by the wait staff (standards of fine dining). Nice to have chilled water and brea with the choice of dipping olive oil or butter to start without asking for it. Those who had an entree enjoyed them... More 

Thank 101holidaylover
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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192 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Basils has been around forever. The decor hasn't changed nor has the very high quality of the food they prepare. My second trip here in 20 years, food wonderful waiter attentive. On the expensive side for a suburban establishment but let's face it, you don't exist in this business unless you are doing something very good. Must try, you will... More 

Thank Wayne N
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Looks like a nice seafood restaurant, but is very pretentious and does not provide good value for money.

Thank 462traveller
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We had our business dinner at Basil's during a week night. The ambience of the restaurant was pleasant with a touch of old fashion hospitality. For entrée, I had the seafood chowder which was tasty and had sufficient seafood to justify the dish's name. The barramundi on a serve of bok choy and jasmine rice was my main's selection. The... More 

Thank Dynamyque
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a relaxed lunch. Had the seafood chowder and the Jewfish fillets with cherry tomatoes. Definately the place to visit for great seafood and quality wines. Will be back again very soon for another round of Mythos Greek beer and a dozen frshly shucked Sydney rock oysters

Thank Nick N
Gold Coast, Australia
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Went to Basils for a business dinner and were amazed with the quality and the service. Food was top quality seafood was fresh and delicious, and the service was very attentive and we waited for nothing. Great dining experience and the meal was enjoyed by everyone who attended.

Thank Matthew W
Lenzburg, Switzerland
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I was for a dinner on 14. of June. If the owner is recommending you a dish or a wine, you can trust him. From home made bread, over a creamy fish soup, Red Snapper filet with light vegetable, a fantastic Pinot grigio, and finally the dessert; all was very, very delicious ! Not to forget about the nice and... More 

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Busan, Busan, South Korea
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Stopped for 2 dozen oysters (about $20/kg) during a short road trip and Basil's were perfect--small, fresh, and flavorful. Topped them with lemon and Tabasco. Oysters are sometimes HUGE and therefore less attractive and tasty, but these were perfect. Great array of fish and salads, would've eaten more but was on my way to dinner. The restaurant is clean, well-stocked... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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253 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We dined on a Monday and were treated to the most fabulous service I've seen in a long time. The food, generally, was terrific. The salt and pepper squid was tough and very chewy, hence, those that ordered it didn't eat their serve. The Barramundi and Salmon were UNREAL and the cold seafood entree was delicious. The service is outstanding... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Went there for Mothers Day lunch, there were 14 of us, had not been there for many years and previously I must say we enjoyed the meal and the service. This day we all ordered the Seafood Platters, very disappointing...calamari chewy, too much batter and very little fresh seafood in fact the smoked salmon would nit have been 50g....service from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Trafalgar Pl, Marsfield, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Ryde  >  Marsfield
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9876 6617
Basils Seafood Restaurant offers a variety of tempting dishes and exceptional hospitality in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?