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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
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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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 4
    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
What a treat!

For my first visit i was blown away with how welcoming the atmosphere was. Such a cosy, relaxed restaurant to eat & drink the hours away. The food was very special and i'll be making sure to revisit in the future to try more of the menu. Hope to get back next time they have live music.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Ben S
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coventry, uk
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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coventry, uk
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

For my first visit i was blown away with how welcoming the atmosphere was. Such a cosy, relaxed restaurant to eat & drink the hours away. The food was very special and i'll be making sure to revisit in the future to try more of the menu. Hope to get back next time they have live music.

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

Hello Ben thank you for making your first visit to the Basement and for your kind words. Your description of the atmosphere in the restaurant as being welcoming and relaxed is exactly how we want people to feel - from the moment they arrive. We've always made a conscious effort to be very informal - we want people to feel... More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went last night for the first time. Great service from start to finish. Lovely food, well cooked, with some interesting flavours. Well priced with good choice. Give it a go soon

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

Hello thank you very much for visiting us at the Basement. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your first visit. Thanks also for your recommendation and we hope you can make it back soon. Many thanks More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I had visit of my family from Spain and I didn't know where exactly to take them. A friend recommended me The Basement and it was a great success. We went 5 adults and my 3 years old niece. The atmosphere was great! I love the place itself, it's small but very homely, the pictures, the music, our first impression... More 

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

Hello thank you for choosing to come to the Basement and for writing about us. It's lovely to think that you would bring your family while they were visiting the UK. I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you again very soon. Many thanks More 

Coventry, UK
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Our second time at The Basement, I concur my first review, plus the best mussels I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating, even in Cornwall. Two superb two course meals and a bottle of excellent wine for under £50, what fantastic value. We didn’t have room for dessert. Don’t expect ” fine dining”, I think that’s the current in phrase.... More 

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

Hello thank you so much for returning to the Basement . We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us again and took the time to write about your visit. We feel that your review describes what we do perfectly and to be honest, we couldn't buy advertising that good. We sincerely look forward to seeing you again in... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have eaten at the basement restaurant numerous times. The food, service and general atmosphere of the restaurant is fantastic and without fault. I visited recently in a party of 12 for dinner. Firstly, the service was fantastic and very attentive. We certainly took our time ordering and usually most restaurants get rather annoyed as they mostly want to get... 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 kind words - indeed for your continued support. It is very much appreciated. It was an absolute pleasure to have your family and friends join you in the restaurant. We really hope you can make it back soon. Many thanks More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited Saturday night, we were the last booking. When we arrived we stood waiting to be seated for a few minutes, there wasn't a staff member in sight, but there was a large table of about 12 who were quite loud, we should have walked out then. I found a staff member in the kitchen and we were seated.... 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. I always say that if people are willing to spend, not only their money, but more importantly their time with us, then the least we can do is to show our gratitude - and we genuinely do. Obviously it is very concerning that you describe your visit as disappointing... More 

Forfar, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited the basement restaurant as a belated 60th birthday treat for my dad and what a find! We wanted somewhere with good food, wine and atmosphere - and it gave us exactly that! Lovely little place with friendly staff and a warm feeling, we'll definitely go again.

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

Hello thanks for choosing the Basement and for your kind words - we really do appreciate it. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit and I hope your father enjoyed his birthday celebration. I hope you can visit us again in the near future. Many thanks More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday evening with some friends. The food was well prepared, tasty and plentiful. They also serve good quality wine and great locally brewed beers. The restaurant had a brilliant atmosphere and the waiting staff were very helpful.

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

Hello thank you very much for spending some time with us and for taking the time to write about us. I'm please to read that you enjoyed your visit and I hope you will return sometime in the near future. Many thanks More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Sensual, rustic, hearty home cooking - the food was simply delicious! We ordered for mains the chicken supreme and the roast belly pork, for dessert, the pear and lemon torte and a bowl of honeycomb ice cream. Well none of it could be faulted one bit. The mains tasted as they should've (and then some!) and the desserts were a... More 

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

Hello thank you for visiting the Basement and for your compliments. I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. I don't think we've ever been described as sensual- but we'll take that and we do appreciate it. Hope you can make it back soon. Many thanks More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I went there last night. It's a little gem. The food was really lovely and it has a great atmosphere.

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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 compliments. I'm pleased you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope you can visit us again the next time you are Leamington. Many thanks More 

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Additional Information about The Basement Restaurant

Address: 1 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE, England
Phone Number: 01926 887288
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Leamington Spa
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?