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The Basement Restaurant

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1 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE, England
01926 887288
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Freshly prepared local ingredients enjoyed in a comfortable, relaxed and...
Freshly prepared local ingredients enjoyed in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Leamington's only Jazz / Blues flavoured restaurant.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal!

We had a lovely meal at the Basement, attentive but relaxed service and good food. Steak was good, chicken and veggie tartlet were excellent. Lovely desserts all on the fixed price menu. Good value, wine was good and nice relaxed atmosphere. Toilets had a spa feel with candles etc. Access is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
J M
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely meal at the Basement, attentive but relaxed service and good food. Steak was good, chicken and veggie tartlet were excellent. Lovely desserts all on the fixed price menu. Good value, wine was good and nice relaxed atmosphere. Toilets had a spa feel with candles etc. Access is not for the disabled. We will return!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

4 of us chose The Basement for our Valentines Day meal, even though booking only a few days in advance they were incredibly accomodating and managed to fit us in for a wonderful meal. Upon arrival we were met by the loveliest waitress, frienfly and charming and took care of us very well. The food was great (all of us... More 

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello thank you for choosing to spend your evening at the Basement . Valentine's is always an extremely busy time and we managed to fit you in because of a late cancellation . I'm pleased you enjoyed your time with us and our food and the general atmosphere of the restaurant - and thank you for complimenting our staff. We... More 

Coventry, UK
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The only reason I knew of Basement was the consistently good reviews it achieves on TA. Although I know Leamington Spa reasonably well, I did not know where Spencer Street was, let alone the location of Basement. However, it is very easy to find, straight down The Parade, turn right at the Jug and Jester and opposite Assembly is Basement.... More 

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello thank you for making the effort to look us up and to visit us. Also thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely, lengthy and detailed review. It's just so rewarding to read your comments - we really appreciate it. I hope you can make it back to the Basement in the near future and that... More 

Dhahran
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Fabulous little restaurant hidden away in a basement. Lovely ambience,service & food. Jazz nights every 6 wks. Reasonable prices, great food. Well worth a visit.

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello thank you for visiting us at the Basement and for writing about us. It's great to know that we ticked enough of the right boxes for you. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Many thanks More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Basement is really is a great restaurant. Clearly fresh and quality food and well prepared. The atmosphere is great, the staff is polite and friendly. I doesn't find this restaurant very early when i moved to Leamington but i am really glad that i have. I need to come along to one of the music nights, it must be... More 

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello thank you for returning to the Basement- and for your enthusiasm! It very reassuring when people return to us, because as you rightly point out, we are certainly not a chain restaurant and we do rely on our loyal diners. I notice that you have written about us previously and I'd like to let you know that we have... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited The Basement Restaurant for my Brothers birthday. It was a nice place to be and certainly had plenty of Character, the service was very good and we were well looked after by our host. The only thing that let the place down for me was the food, i struggle to find the words to describe it, and i... More 

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello thank you for coming to the Basement and for your review and your compliments about the restaurant and our staff. We appreciate all feedback from our diners. I'm surprised to read that you thought our food lacked flavour. I'm assured by our butcher that our rib eye steaks come from beef which has been dry aged for a minimum... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Staff party's can be tricky especially at Christmas,but the restaurant coped especially well. Food was very well presented and cooked to perfection. Wine list to suit most tastes. We are loking forward to visiting again as a couple. Any complaints? Ditch the crackers, just supply jokes.

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello thank you for coming to the Basement and for your review. Yes, you are right - staff parties can be a bit tricky, especially as we are only a small restaurant. I'm pleased to read that you thought we coped well with it and that you enjoyed our food and are thinking of returning. You will be most welcome... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I can't thank Sean and all of the staff at the Basement enough for their fantastic food, top notch hosting skills and for allowing us to really personalise our party to suit our needs. There were 33 of us in total, so this must have been a real challenge, and yet the night ran so smoothly and not one person... More 

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Jess first of all, thank you for choosing the Basement to hold your Christmas party, thanks for taking time to write about us and also for giving us such an enjoyable evening ! Everyone in your group was friendly, polite and great fun and it was genuinely a pleasure to have you all in the restaurant. By the time... More 

Stratford upon Avon
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Visited as part of a large party for a works Christmas do, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were well looked after, the staff were friendly, the food was tasty, well cooked and just generally good all round. Its a quirky place in the basement (as the name would suggest), but I really liked the ambience. I'm sure we will be... More 

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello thank you for coming to the Basement and for taking the time to write about us. We really do appreciate feedback . We are, as you say, a bit quirky and I suppose we're just trying to do something a little bit different from the run of the mill restaurant. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our food and the... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Food was excellent always is , been here a few times and never been disapointed. service always excellent .

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sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for being a regular visitor to the Basement and for your kind words. When people return to dine with us, it's the best indicator to us that we are doing something right ! We hope you have a peaceful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2015. Many thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Leamington Spa
  • Phone Number: 01926 887288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 31

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Freshly prepared local ingredients enjoyed in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Leamington's only Jazz / Blues flavoured restaurant.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?