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The Basement

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11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My hubby and I have visited Padstow for a week in October for the last three years. On each visit we have eaten at least once, in the basement. All of our meals have been very good. The only critism I would give the chef is to make sure the plates are warm . My lamb dish was served on... More 

1 Thank Salisburybornandbred
Braunton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't be put off by the name of the restaurant the outside seating area has a wonderful view of the harbour is heated, enclosed and cosy on chilly evenings. The staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The menu is not huge but it's varied and includes local produce. The food is well cooked and nicely presented by efficient... More 

Thank Dave C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good but i will remember this place for their amazing coffee and cream tea! Went back nearly every morning to start the day with a perfect coffee (iced coffee especially good on a hot day)

Thank Tim O
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly welcome and good service of very acceptable food with some nice touches which suited one omnivore with a veggie companion. Having booked in advance we were shown into the basement. Nice enough if a bit sparse and the action we suspect was in the outside part which, in retrospect, we would have preferred - I do not doubt that... More 

Thank David N
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a must for people with a appetite for first class food ,we dined there for three nights first week in October 2016. the front of house staff were fantastic and the chefs could cook food fit for a king,if your ever in padstow dont miss up on the chance to sample some excellant food

Thank william a
Stockport, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a great little place to eat, good food , good service , staff excellent good value for money didn't have to wait long for the food

Thank city0007
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit here as other years always booked up and couldn't fit in during stay ,that means to most it's good ! Wonderful food from good variety of dishes ,good environment and staff attentive and helpful Quite a 'grown up' Resturant though children fitted in well and enjoyed their dinner

Thank Liz M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Basement, and visit every time we are in Padstow, which is often, great food, and the best coffee ever

Thank jill649
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for groups or couples. There was 8 of us and all 8 thought our food was amazing and was still talking about it the next day. Highly recommended- worth going off track in Cornwall to go.

Thank Becky P
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place having failed to get into Stein's cafe. Great menu and really lovely service and staff. Prepared a vegan dish for us especially. Excellent fish and nice wine options. The inside is a little small maybe but what it lacked in space it more than made up for in atmosphere. Would definitely return.

Thank hellohatchy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $65
British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: 441841532846
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?