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“Food well-prepared, good price”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Basil Alcove - CLOSED

Basil Alcove
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Rochor
Jakarta, Indonesia
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909 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 732 helpful votes
“Food well-prepared, good price”
Reviewed 24 December 2011

Since my wife and I started staying at the Ibis Bencoolen Hotel, we have stopped in at Basil Alcove both for their delicious coffee and for the very well-prepared food. There are tables both inside and outside on the sidewalk. The last time we ate there, we had chicken with avocado puree and peach with a side order of mashed potatoes. We were surprised at how carefully the chicken had been prepared, and the meal, including the mashed potatoes was as good as one would hope to receive in an expensive restaurant. Most of the customers that we saw at Basil Alcove appeared to be Singaporeans, but we surmise a lot of their business comes from people staying in the hotels on Bencoolen Street. The small restaurant appears to be family-owned and managed. Whenever we visit the Ibis Bencoolen, we look forward to a good meal at Basil Alcove, one of the few really good deals left in Singapore.

Visited December 2011
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Mulhouse, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fine dining at very affordable price”
Reviewed 29 April 2011

Really good fine food such as duck fillet or lamb with home made mash potato and sauce. Nice aglio olio or a la vongole spaghettis. A real gem!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Europe on a sidewalk”
Reviewed 20 January 2011

Small little joint serving delicious European food. Since it's located, literally, streetside they charge lower prices compared to what you'd find in a restaurant with fancier ambience. But don't let that put you off; it's actually romantic and pleasant.

My favorite is their lamb rack. Served with mint sauce, generous portion, and skilled cooking. If you're looking for unpretentious European food in a unique environment, this is the place.

  • Visited December 2010
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“Alfresco dinning place with fine dinning standard of presenting their delicious dishes in an affordable price.”
Reviewed 6 May 2008

Alfresco dinning place with fine dinning standard of presenting their delicious dishes in an affordable price.

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“Very interesting, coffee...”
Reviewed 29 January 2008

Very interesting, coffee shop style yet really quality food. Only open at abt 7pm, always packed on weekends, make a reservation!

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