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The Basement

11 Broad Street, Padstow PL288BS, England
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Ranked #5 of 67 restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $65
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Basement is built within 'The Drang', a small shopping area on the Quay, and has fantastic views overlooking the Harbour. The Basement has a comfortable inside seating area and a superb newley refurbished alfresco seating area with Harbour Views. It is a great place to eat, drink and socialise in a relaxing environment. If you wish to start your day with a Breakfast, Morning coffee and Cake or prefer to relax inside or outside with a glass of Wine or Beer with our Lunch or Evening Menus then we look forward to seeing you. Click 'Details' for more info and photos.
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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

If you think that Rick Stein has a monopoly on good food in Padstow, think again. The Basement is located right on the side of the harbour with opportunities to eat inside during inclement weather, but when the sun is shining, the glass-enclosed ouside is great sun-trap. the service was impeccable, the food was absolutely delicious, and the prices were... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Stopped off here for coffee today & we were very impressed. Lovely friendly staff & we were lucky enough to have glorious sunshine.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We had the greatest pleasure to dine at the Basement for Sunday lunch. Fabulous service and one of the best Sunday lunches in Cornwall, Fresh food well prepared with staff to match. Value for money and what lovely surroundings. Watch the busy harbour whilst enjoying a semi alfresco meal.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This looks very classy just on the harbour front. Surprisingly they didn't mind bring the dog. Any the starter we had was simple and not exactly testing for any chef. However the main course was very well prepared and well worth the visit. The lunch menu is our view has better selection. I would recommend this place on our next... More

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Charlestown, null, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

we live about 16 miles from padstow, so visit about 6 times a month, 12 months a year, in the winter months when all the tourist have gone home, padstow is like a ghost town, most places welcome your trade even if it's only a coffee, how ever in the tourist season, the basement turn your trade away unless you... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Had one meal here - excellent. The food was really good - we had ox cheek - melt in the mouth. Lovely staff very happy and helpful. Would definitely go back.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ate in the restaurant last Friday and it was an excellent experience. Food was of very good quality with some interesting well thought out and presented dishes, use of local ingredients along with beer and wines added to the overall enjoyment. In a town of such choice for food this is a must visit place, outside area is also lovely... More

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Somerset, England
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I dined at this restaurant the evening after visiting Rick Stein's Cafe. The quality of the food and the service were far superior to Mr. Stein's establishment. The waitress was friendly and helpful, checking with the chef that they could provide an adaption to the menu to suit one of our party - no trouble at all. The meal was... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely fish & chip lunch in the outside area of this restaurant. Great service and lovely fresh fish with views over the sunny harbour. Dog friendly too which is a really plus for us! Definitely recommend, reasonable priced too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Excellent Sunday roast beef dinner, meat was cooked to perfection and plenty of tasty veg, will defiantly go back next time in Padstow.

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