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The Basement

11 Broad Street, Padstow PL288BS, England
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Ranked #6 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
Billericay, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We booked the area outside before we arrived in Padstow and was not told it was Carnival Night! We arrived and had good seats but soon the reception area was full of people and we were eating in a crowd, no view only the backs of people. Even the waitresses and the chef stood in our way!. Many of the... More

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colby united kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable evening , sitting in the main room. Small but comfortable .Good atmosphere. Menu small bur varied and the food and service was excellent .Very good value .

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Surrey U.K.
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Had breakfast here while staying at the lovely Strand House b&b opposite. Enjoyed the food very much and would have given five stars overall but size of tea pot much too small, especially for breakfast time. Don't remember the exact price for the tea, just remember feeling that it was expensive for the quantity.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the basement for a late lunch on a busy Friday afternoon in August. There were plenty of tables available as we were quite late for lunch - 2pm. We sat outside in the covered seating area which was sheltered from the wind. The service was good, the waitress was prompt with our drinks order; the Padstow pale ale... More

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In Cornwall(miss oz)
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

LUNCH Start with the positives... Front of house staff were friendly, helpful & got the dog a bowl of water(sweet) Small points..... Good choice of interesting bits on the menu, but wild mushrooms in the middle of summer??? Bit out of season. No vinaigrette on the table. Could do with a little back ground music. Ordered one veggie Caesar salad... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great location inside and outside seating areas. Fab service by two young waitresses. Nothing any trouble. Nice food. Family friendly.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

As it was summer, it was difficult to find anywhere to book in for dinner. We managed to get a booking at The Basement (sitting in covered glass area) for 9pm. You may think that by that time of night, the servers would have lost their sparkle, but not at all. I tried a local white wine. It was as... More

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Great Ouseburn, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family party of nine were made to feel very welcome for our lunch time visit. The service was very efficient and the food was lovely. We had the best fishcakes ever and a lovely bottle of Muscadet . The meal was great value too.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a very enjoyable evening at the Basement. We sat outside which was fine however we did wish they had turned the heaters on a little earlier than they did at 10.00pm. Saying that the food was delicious and we would go back.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent, sensibly priced food served by very pleasant staff. It does get more expensive and upmarket in the evenings but we have always had lunch at The Basement and never been disappointed.

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