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20 August 2014
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The Basement

10a-12a Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Central Scotland EH1 3RH

£30.00 South American , Bars Central Scotland
  • Wine: £14.75
  • Champagne: £59.95
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-1am

Square Meal Review of The Basement ?

A genuine Edinburgh institution, long favoured by locals and savvy travellers, The Basement is reaping the benefits of a though refurbishment and a change of tack when it comes to food and drink. Mexican and South American flavours now dominate the menu in the bar and separate dining area, so expect a full roster of spicy ideas ranging from ceviche and huevos rancheros to quesadillas, sizzling fajitas and conchinita pibil (slow-cooked pork belly with chorizo, morcilla, pickled onion and three-bean salad). Guacamole is blended to order at the table, and desserts include a churros ice-cream ‘sandwich’. Drinks also pick up on the theme with plenty of Mexican beers, Tequila-based cocktails and palate-cleansing sangritas on offer. Expect a riot of colourful ethnic artwork, a wall of potted plants and Aztec-style fabrics as a backdrop to proceedings.

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  1. The Basement

    10a-12a Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Central Scotland EH1 3RH
    Overall rating:
     
    Jim W.

    Staff more interested in themselves

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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 3

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