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The Basement

St. John Street | Middle Cale, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
+44 1335 300305
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (32 reviews)
“mixed starter” (9 reviews)
“jungle curry” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St. John Street | Middle Cale, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Have ordered the Thai green veg curry regularly but not for a while. The recipe has changed and not for the better - previously this dish was fragrant with a good coconut flavour but today the sauce is too sweet and tasted more like condensed...More

Thank deniseingrem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit to this quirky location and we had no idea what to expect. Everything about it was a pleasant surprise. The building itself and the way the space had been used was unique and memorable. The service was friendly and efficient. The food...More

1  Thank Rob W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the location by accident and we were curious about the Restaurant. From Outside it sosen't look too inviting, just a stair down in a cellar and a small menue. But we went down anyway, which was a very good decision. The place is...More

1  Thank Dominic N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are always friendly - come here every time I meet my parents and I love it! My girlfriend is half Thai too and she thinks it’s amazing. Won’t lie and say I always have the same tiger cry (weeping tiger) but everyone else...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to the Basement with my boyfriend on Wednesday night this week; the restaurant is so cosy and comfortable, and there is a very relaxing atmosphere. I had the Chicken Strip (Gai Keaw) for the starter, and it is INCREDIBLE. I had the sizzling sirloin...More

2  Thank Amy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nine of us had an excellent meal in this cosy basement restaurant. Prawn crackers were spicy and just too tempting, but we left room for the selection of main courses - we all ordered the “Fevorite” menu at around £20 and it was excellent -...More

2  Thank Heathermacc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd looked at this restaurant online and liked what we read. This eatery is in the basement and is very cosy and comfortable. We had three King Prawn dishes with different curries - one pineapple curry, one red curry and one junglei curry. The tastes...More

Thank Pete K
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Basement with our son and his young family yesterday evening. It was our first visit, and highly recommend by him. The food was delicious; there were seven of us and we all shared each other's dishes, and I...More

2  Thank Howdodoes1begin
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had walked through Ashbourne on the Friday evening and noticed all the eateries seemed to be pub, Indians or takeaways, so on the Saturday we decided to try The Basement as it was something different. As the name suggests it is in the basement...More

2  Thank manchesterLizard
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Passing thru Ashbourne late Sunday afternoon and decided to stop for a break. This Thai restaurant is in the centre near the square and as it opened at 1700hrs perfect for us. It really is a basement restaurant and not for those with walking difficulties...More

1  Thank Steve H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. John Street | Middle Cale, Ashbourne DE6 1GP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300305
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