We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Basement

11 Broad Street, Padstow PL288BS, England
01841532846
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 67 restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $65
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

789 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
    595
    138
    38
    13
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Don't bother stopping at a Little Chef; drive straight to Padstow and have this amazing breakfast :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reigate, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

As a lover of Padstow, and more so fine food.... I was very much looking forward to another sunny break in Cornwall - and both the weather and food didn't disappoint! I was looking forward to seeing The Basements new outside seating area and I must say it's made a sensational difference. The area isn't simply levelled, but the addition... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Really nice restaurant. Best to eat in the newly-solidified outside area which is enclosed. Excellent fish and really cheerful staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at this restaurant for the last 2 years whilst on holiday in Padstow. Forget Rick Steins, forget No 6. (We have eaten at these restaurants too). This place serves fantastic food, beautifully presented. The service is friendly and professional. To all the staff at the Basement we would say to you, whatever it is you are doing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Sunny evening next to the harbour wonderful food especially the haddock risotto and the cheesecake, a nice bottle of wine what more could you ask for? This place was excellent the Service was great too! Will be back cheers for a great evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
cambridge uk
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a really good meal last Monday evening,the fish starters were so fresh you could taste the sea in them,simple but memorable.Main courses equally good and served by professional friendly staff .Good value Cornish wine .A very good restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hawarden
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and not too expensive for wine and drinks. Very friendly staff, no pretentiousness and I think this is one of the better restaurants in Padstow. Very underrated.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

They have a large outside seating area that can be completely sealed against the worst weather or left with just the overhead canopy when the weather is fine. The result is you have a great view of the harbour in all conditions. The seating is at proper restaurant tables, not on garden furniture and there is a table service (but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We are here on a Tuesday night, the menu whilst a little limited was to die for the pigeon was excellent followed by the hake, the wine was delicious also (we had the muscadet) and the service was relaxed and friendly We will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chatteris, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This has a great location on the harbour front and if the weather is good enough to sit outside, it is interesting to watch the world go past during the meal. The menu is limited and for some reason they don't do desserts at lunchtime, but mostly the food is good and much better than the pubs in Padstow

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Basement also viewed

 
Padstow, Cornwall

Been to The Basement? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Basement, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing