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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 45
    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
Good Food at the Basement

Recently took some friends to The Basement for an evening meal which was really lovely. One of our friends wanted fish and was absolutely delighted with his starter and main. I asked for a vegan meal and was shown a menu with a lovely choice. The food was delicious. I had the butternut squash... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
MerlinPadstow
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Padstow
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
U.K.
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This may be a good restaurant, but I wasn't there long enough to find out. I started with the Saute of Woodland Mushrooms, my wife had another starter. Not long after I finished the starter I started to feel queasy. The feeling intensified during our main courses, and I could not finish. Feeling very sick by this stage I dashed... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Recently took some friends to The Basement for an evening meal which was really lovely. One of our friends wanted fish and was absolutely delighted with his starter and main. I asked for a vegan meal and was shown a menu with a lovely choice. The food was delicious. I had the butternut squash soup and the mushroom risotto for... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I dined here with my wife and in-laws on the last night of our bank holiday stay in Padstow. We booked a table outside, with lovely views of the harbour and as it was sunny, that was a nice touch. For starters, we had the pigeon breast. Having never eaten pigeon or black pudding (that's what it came with), I... More 

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Berkshire uk
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Be sure when you visit Padstow try this restuarant,we had coffee and cake every morning with surely with one of the best views around,the coffee is the best in padstow as far as i am concerned ,i only drink black Americano,s and these where spot on. Had a light lunch which was top notch,all food was cooked to perfection,we also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Advised the staff we were in a bit of a rush, but were assured that service was very prompt Had then to wait around 40 minutes for just main courses The shellfish when it arrives was undersized and quite gritty Views were nice though, next time will enjoy the views with an aperitif and dine elsewhere, I'm afraid

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Twice we visited here at lunch time and each time we really enjoyed wonderful fresh fish. It was so pleasant sat outside and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Really enjoyed my visit here, absolutely amazing food and great service! One of the best places in cornwall for a meal for sure. Menu could do with specifying where gluten free options are as I couldn't actually get a starter, apart from this everything was perfect.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Mussels very small on starter and food OK but not fine dining. Really good location overlooking the harbour, may take a leaf out of Steins and offer lifts to customers when no taxis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had a fabulous, tasty and very reasonably priced evening meal tonight. Lovely setting and fabulous waitress (Michelle) and local beer too! Well worth a visit when you're in Padstow.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We always go the Basement. The staff are always really friendly, the lunches are superb, wine is great and they serve locally brewed Cornish ales. If you sit in the sofas at the front you can watch everything that goes on around the harbour. A must!

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?