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The Basement Restaurant

1 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE, England
01926 887288
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Ranked #19 of 174 restaurants in Leamington Spa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $31
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Freshly prepared local ingredients enjoyed in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Leamington's only Jazz / Blues flavoured restaurant.
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I hadn't been to the Basement for nearly a year, but was happy to see that the quality of food and service are as high as before. The solo waitress / maitre d was on great form, keeping all tables stocked up / cleared as required and still managing a bit of a chat in between. I opted for the... 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 yet again taking the time to write about us. Not only is it pleasing to read that you enjoyed your visit, but it is also a very important measure for us to know that since your last visit - nearly a year ago, we have maintained our standards. We look... More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It s this kind of places that makes an evening different..realy good decor,great atmosphere and attentive staff

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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 very kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us - and yes, you are right because that's exactly what we are trying to be - something a bit different. We look forward to your next visit. Many thanks More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday after reading tripadvisor reviews and we were really pleased. Lovely atmosphere and really nice food. The set menu was excellent value.

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

Hello thank you for taking the time to write about us. It's very pleasing to know that when someone has visited us for the first time, they then return again so soon. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed both our food and the atmosphere of the restaurant . We look forward to your next visit. Many thanks More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We've been a couple of times and really enjoyed it. Food is of very good quality and reasonably priced. The venue is really cosy with a great atmosphere, especially good with live music. Service was also very attentive. Looking forward to our next visit!

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

Hello thank you for returning to the Basement . I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed our food and felt cosy with us - that's exactly how we want people to feel. Live music always adds to the atmosphere and we like to think that the atmosphere at the Basement is different to anything else that Leamington has to offer.... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Ate here last Sat with other 12 friends to celebrate 3 of our birthdays.. From the beginning the staff were very friendly and accommodating, even after changing the number of ppl attending twice. There was live music for most of the eve, which was also a pleasant surprise. The food was very tasty and the whole atmosphere of the place... More

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

Hello thank you to you and your friends for choosing to celebrate your birthdays at the Basement. We know that sometimes when you are trying to organise a large group that numbers can quite often change and we do everything we can to accommodate that. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed our food and the atmosphere of the restaurant... More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I ate at The Basement restaurant last night along with 10 friends and I have to say we had a brilliant night..the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly throughout the whole evening and nothing was too much trouble. The food (and wine!) was all excellent and we will definately be eating there again. I can thoroughly recommend and am looking... More

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

Hello Tracey thank you for spending your evening with us at the Basement and for your review. It was an absolute delight to have your party dine with us and you created such a fantastic atmosphere in the restaurant . It's a pleasure to know that people feel comfortable enough with us that they can just let their hair down... More

Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Having visited this restaurant on multiple occasions it never disappoints! The food is always fresh and they have a range of brilliant meals which are always really tasty. A lovely cosy atmosphere and great to go for a catch up over a great quality, inexpensive meal with a large glass of wine! The staff are exceptionally friendly and willing to... More

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

Hello thank you for choosing to dine with us - on several occasions and for writing such a lovely review. It's always nice to know that people not only enjoy our food, but like the general atmosphere of the restaurant and feel comfortable with us. I must tell you that the team here at the Basement are absolutely bowled over... More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited for the second time in recent months and we're very impressed again. We both had the 3 course set menu. The salmi starter was fantastic and my steak main course was cooked to perfection. To top it all off the chocolate fondant was lovely! The waitress was friendly and her service was excellent. Great atmosphere and great food.... 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 taking the time to write about us in such a complimentary way. It's so pleasing to read that you enjoyed both our food and the atmosphere in the restaurant. One of the main things we are striving to achieve is consistency. We hope to welcome you back to the Basement... More

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

Had an excellent 3 course dinner with friends. I've lived in Leamington for 13 years and somehow never managed to visit The Basement Restaurant. What a shame I've only just discovered it. The food was of the highest quality as was the service. My chicken liver parfait was lovely, my rib-eye steak with hand cut chips and green salad was... More

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

Hello First of all thank you for coming to the Basement - even if it has taken you 13 years to get around to it ! Also, thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review . It gives us great pleasure to know that people have enjoyed an evening with us. You are correct, we do... More

Warwick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Went with friends from work for post Xmas meal! what a lovely cosy place! Staff were great and the food was fabulous! I (like most people have said) tried a bit of everyone's! I had beef which was so tender, tried the pork too which was just as good! Mustard mash omg! Will definitely ask for that next time! It... More

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

Hello, thank you for your lovely review of our restaurant. It's so pleasing to read that you enjoyed your visit. I think it is becoming a trend for diners to try a bit of everyone else's meals ! We look forward to welcoming you back in February. Many thanks More

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