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The Basement

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11 Broad Street, Padstow PL288BS, England
01841532846
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Basement is built within 'The Drang', a small shopping area on the...
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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  • 822
    Excellent
  • 210
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    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 dinner by the harbour...

Fantastic food, reasonable prices and friendly efficient staff. I've been here a few times and have always had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Hope to return soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
tinselred
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, reasonable prices and friendly efficient staff. I've been here a few times and have always had a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Hope to return soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Five of us went for lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday. The food was good but the service needs some improving. Menu was limited for lunch.

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Banbury
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We choose to sit outside which was lovely and very warm with all the heaters around. The service was excellent and the food even better. My children also enjoyed the children's menu. I had the belly pork and my husband the steak both of which were excellent. We shared the cheese board which was more than enough for the two... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wow what a spot, has to be the most amazing place to have lunch on a sunny day in Padstow. The food was fantastic, mussels and the best spaghetti marinara we have ever seen and tasted. The wine list was very good with the highlight being the Cornish Rose which is most definitely worth trying. Rivals any French Rose!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant last Saturday having previously visited one of Rick Stein's restaurant's,but,there,only being offered dining at the bar rather than at one of the empty,tables in the same restaurant. The Basement has good and well presented food.The staff were great. In conclusion a Great Choice for lunch.

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Sutton Coldfield, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We chose to be seated in the temporary "marquee" outside and with the covers over the top to protect from the rain it was a bit dismal. The food however was very good and we both enjoyed excellent fish dishes. Chateaubriand and rack of lamb for 2 at £60 seemed a bit steep for such a restaurant though. Service was... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great place to sit and watch the world go by as you have a coffee and breakfast, situated just off the harbour, We had a full English, a Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and a Sausage sandwich. All great tasting food at a fair price

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was our fourth visit to The Basement this year and once again we were astounded at the quality service and value - the ever changing menu never fails to offer a fantastic selection of what is in season and at its best. I have already booked for when we are next in Padstow (sadly a few months away).

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped for coffee and tea cakes mid morning, had such a lovely time decided to go back for lunch and all on the same day!! The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate indoors which was great as it was a damp evening. We liked the atmosphere, the waiting staff were very good and the food excellent. We would visit again if we were in Padstow.

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Additional Information about The Basement

Address: 11 Broad Street, Padstow PL288BS, England
Phone Number: 01841532846
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 65
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Broad Street, Padstow PL288BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: 01841532846

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 65
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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