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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, Late Night, 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
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Great food and drink

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Melvina T
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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
1 helpful vote 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
24 helpful votes 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 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner visited the basement restaurant last night, and had a wonderful evening from start to finish. The waitress was very polite, helpful and friendly and the cheif produced us with excellent food. I had the belly pork and it was honestly the best food I have ever tasted!!! Well done to everyone at the basement you should... More 

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

Hello thank you for visiting the Basement. I'm very pleased you and your partner enjoyed your evening and our food. The belly pork is extremely popular ! We hope to see you again in the near future. Many thanks More 

Parede, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great wine. The most incredible food. Cosy atmosphere. Can't wait to go here again. Recommend the melted brie for a starter.

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

Hello thank you very much for your kind words. I hope you don't mind, but I took the liberty of reading some of your other reviews - and you come across as someone who knows what they are talking about. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Basement in the near future. Many thanks More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Simply great food, great service, ambiance is perfect to relax and chat. A must go after a long day or long week!!

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

Hello thank you for coming to the Basement and for writing about us. It sums us up nicely. We look forward to your return. Many thanks More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I saw The Basement on Trip Advisor and after the good review went to see it for myself. There was instant atmosphere and a warm welcome as soon as we arrived. The meal was excellent and well priced. It was clean, warm and cosy with some great jazz music playing. Our waitress was polite and attentive and the whole place... More 

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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 your lovely review. It's so pleasing when people come for the first time and enjoy their evening so much. We make a point of saying that we don't claim to do anything special here, just good, fresh, wholesome cooking in a relaxed atmosphere and of course with great music.... More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were recently in Leamington and not being familiar with the place we asked a few people where we could find a decent meal. We deciced to head to The Basement and found a hidden gem amongst the usual large eating places. From the minute of entering downstairs we knew we were in the right place. Small, warm and cosy... More 

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

Hello Gerry thank you for visiting us at the Basement. It's good to know that people mentioned us when you asked for recommendations on where to eat. I'm really pleased you enjoyed all that we have to offer, from the decor to our food - and thanks also for being complimentary about our staff. Everyone here works hard to ensure... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hidden at the bottom end of Leamington Spa on Avenue Road is this little fabulous little restaurant which sports a simple yet tasteful decor. Quietly understated The Basement offers a well thought out menu always using fresh quality produce catering for fish lovers, meat eaters and vegetarians alike. Consistently great service, reasonably priced and highly recommended. Versatile - it is... More 

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

Hello thank you for spending your time at the Basement and for your complimentary review. We really do appreciate it very much. I especially like the term 'quietly understated' as I think that is perfectly fitting for us. I hope we can welcome you back to the Basement in the near future. Many thanks More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

What a great find. The food was delicious, Every thing on the plate complimented each other and the menu was obviously well thought out and although not extensive I think there's somthing tasty for everyone. The service was friendly and personal without being intrusive. We really enjoyed our evening here and found it to be really good value for an... More 

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

Hello thank you for coming to eat at the Basement and for writing about us in such a complimentary way. I'm delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and enjoyed our food. You are correct about our menu, it's not extensive and we do try to include something for most tastes. We cook everything fresh to order - so it's... 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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