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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, Late Night, 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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  • 218
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Another delicious meal

This restaurant is not to be visited for its plush furnishings or beautiful building. However, it is set in the lovely harbour . The outdoor tent is lovely and warm even when it is wet outside. The food is really very good indeed. The ingredients are often fresh and local and the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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bishops stortford
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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bishops stortford
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is not to be visited for its plush furnishings or beautiful building. However, it is set in the lovely harbour . The outdoor tent is lovely and warm even when it is wet outside. The food is really very good indeed. The ingredients are often fresh and local and the food combinations are exciting. The service is efficient,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What superb food they provide! The menu isn't huge, but then you do get some really special dishes. Service is great, wine list fab!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Really really lovely food and ambiance. Staff were lovely and helpful. I had a fish dish and it was cooked to perfection. We all had different meals but all were fresh and delicious.

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Horsham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent view and great location in Padstow right in the centre of the harbour. The food is wonderful. There were 5 of us dining (4 adults and 1 child). We chose to share two portions of scallops as a starter. They tasted fantastic and were presented well. We found them to be quite small though in comparison to other scallops... More 

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Dogs were welcome and the cheery, smiley, welcoming waitress made our brief visit a good overall experience. Had coffee and scones which were ok, reasonably priced but now that the area is 'glassed off' you can watch the world go by without being banged into by pushchairs etc.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We sat outside in the enclosed area which was very comfortable and warm. There were 4 of us so we shared Seared Scallops starter and chateaubriand and Rack of Welsh lamb. All were perfectly cooked and presented. This is our third visit so we do like the restaurant

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Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After walking round the main parts of Padstow with most places rammed we came across this outside but fully covered location. Glad we decided to try it! Its modern looking so none of your little cottagey style tea room but the cream tea was excellent! They also have a afternoon cream coffee for those that don't want tea! Staff were... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time during our recent holiday, despite having been to Padstow several times before. Shame it's taken us so long as it was fabulous!!! The food is superb and the service second to none!!! Definitely the best place we ate!!!! We will be back!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here which was really good. It was a cold wet morning but cosy with good views of thee harbour.

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Sunday lunch for six on a busy Bank holiday. The service was unfailingly cheerful and polite The food was excellent. Vegetables served separately and were delicious. Quality excellent and good value for money for Padstow. Could do with a greater choice of desserts but because of the portion sizes you may not have room for one anyway.

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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, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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