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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 697
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Can't believe I haven't eaten here before!

Visited Padstow many times and only had coffee here as it's always full (a good sign - and my poor planning!) - on this occasion - wet night in February - it wasn't - food was fabulous - beautifully presented and good portion sizes too. Very friendly team and nice atmosphere even though only a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
1971sjm
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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943 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Padstow many times and only had coffee here as it's always full (a good sign - and my poor planning!) - on this occasion - wet night in February - it wasn't - food was fabulous - beautifully presented and good portion sizes too. Very friendly team and nice atmosphere even though only a few people in. Highly recommended... More 

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A delightful visit to this pavement restaurant on an unexpectedly sunny February day. The Chef Prorietor could not have been more welcoming and helped to create a delightful, relaxed and delicious lunch. The Moules were superb (in chilli and coconut sauce), served with fresh homemade bread. The open Crab Sandwich that my wife had was generous in size and beautifully... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I am very lucky to live in Padstow and to be able to visit the many marvellous restaurants that the town has to offer. Although a regular visitor to The Basement, today is the first time that I have visited for breakfast. My friend & I opted for the full Cornish and an indulgent glass of Camel Valley sparkling wine.... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived early morning just after it opened - six adults in total. The choices were brilliant for breakfast and they were provided really hot and very well presented at a sensible price. Thank you we will return again and again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We always try to eat here on our visits to Padstow, as usual the standards of both food and service were excellent and dietary requirements are never a problem for the staff to deal with, again we've booked a lunch before we leave as one visit each trip is never enough for us, each dish is beautifully presented and the... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We arrived for breakfast 9 adults and 3 children. We were welcomed by Michelle and 6 cooked full breakfasts, toast x 3, bacon and sausage sandwiches and greek yoghurt with blackberries all arrived at the same time and was hot, endless tea, coffee, chocolate and lattes turned up and with the waiter and waitress looking after us, the service was... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Last minute booking but we were well looked after. It was a cool evening but sitting outside undercover with the heaters on was cosy. The curry dish & belly of pork were nothing less than perfection followed by exquisite sweets. Lovely evening waited on by Sian. I my humble opinion the best place to eat in Padstow and watch the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Really nice food - chateaubriand was the best I've ever had. Fantastic presentation on all dishes. Nice atmosphere and really welcoming.

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Bude, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We met friends here for dinner - and had a fantastic evening. The service was excellent and all 3 courses were absolutely fabulous. I would happily recommend this restaurant as a great place to eat, and would love to go back again.

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BERKSHIRE
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We always spend a lot of time at the basement when Visiting Padstow and have always had good meals. Last yr we decided to celebrate New years eve at the basement. They not only made us feel extremely welcome with our 5 month old daughter but put on a fantastic evening. The food was absolutely superb; it surpassed any expectations... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?