Locks Heath

Fine Indian Cuisine in Locks Heath
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Open 7 Days a Week

5.00pm to 11.00pm

A chic, open plan modern dining venue with back to basics style of cooking, and a mixture of home cooked dishes.

Built in the late 1980s, the shopping centre forms the heart of this suburb and attracts visitors from Fareham, Southampton, and surrounding areas. A restaurant had already been trading on the site for 15 years. Formerly known as the India Garden. We took the opportunity to transform the restaurant into a chic, open plan modern dining venue. Executive chef Nasar Miah was bought in to the group as a whole, to direct the new menu in a back to basics style of cooking and introduce some home cooked dishes.

The business was opened at the peak of the economic downturn, but with enormous efforts from all the staff, we have managed to turn the business around and grow year on year. The refurbished dining area can seat 70 diners comfortably and is the perfect venue for your special occasion.

Basmati Locks Heath also hosts the Basmati curry club. An occasion where you and your friends, can sample a completely bespoke menu. These events will allow the discerning diner to sample authentic home cooking at its best, with new foods and flavours not found on the normal à la carte menu. Please contact us to arrange your special club night. A minimum of 12 diners will be required.

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TripAdvisor Reviews


"Heard good things about this place from some friends, and they were right! The restaurant is hidden away in Locks Heath shopping
centre but there is plenty of parking available. It's a really beautiful looking restaurant but as we were short on time, we
decided on a takeaway. My favourite dish is normally a chicken dansak, and this one didn't disappoint! Fantastic flavour while not
being too sweet. Starters were a decent sized portion. Naan was nice and fluffy! Salad and veg were fresh. Will be back to eat


"Do not miss this "hidden gem" in Lockheath shopping centre. An truly excellent dining experience in this tastefully decorated restaurant [no annoying or intrusive music] with attentive and courteous staff, excellent choice of cuisine suitable for all tastes, freshly prepared and efficiently served. This is REAL Indian cuisine at its best - the chef should be congratulated on his expertise and selection of dishes. Excellent price especially given the quality of the food and the ambience of the restaurant makes for a relaxing and pleasurable evening. Only problem ? You will probably need a bigger table to accommodate all your food as the choice is SO good. Basmati's Peshwari Naan bread is to die for ! Basmati's take away service is fast, efficient and the food is exactly the same as you would get in the restaurant. Thank you to all the staff who always make our visits so very


"There is always a friendly welcome at Basmati, which always makes it a pleasant experience just being there. The food is always excellent and they are always happy to make the meals slightly milder or spicier to suit you tastes if required and I would say excellent value for money. The restaurant is always clean and tidy with lovely decor so it is a pleasant atmosphere to have a meal. Weekends can get very busy so always worth booking."


"A great night out once again, the food is always tasty and well presented and the service never disappoints. The cost is always reasonable and we would recommend the Basmati without reservation."

Reservations and Takeaways

01489 575556

Open 7 Days a Week

17:00 - 23:00


Basmati Restaurant Locks Heath
10a Centre Way
Locks Heath Shopping Village
SO31 6DX

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