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The Basement

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

This was our fourth visit here always sat inside before but asked if we could sit outside the staff were very happy to move us great food the heaters are a great touch lovely looking out onto the harbour at night well worth a visit

Thank Angela H
Truro, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well is was padstow food festival weekend and every where was busy. Managed to get a seat inside, the service was fantastic no one rushed you just because they were so busy, you still had excellent service. Was here for lunch my friend had the open crab toasted sandwich, the crab was in abundance and so fresh it was stunning.... More 

Thank kim p
Devizes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat down ready to order some hot drinks and maybe a cake or two, only to be told we had to order lunch or leave. The Basement advertises itself as a cafe/bar/restaurant. I have never been turned away for not wanting to eat a meal in any similar establishments. The place had empty tables and we were 15 minutes... More 

Thank Sue C
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked to eat here from a recommendation from a lady working in one of the boutiques locally who suggested the fish curry. We booked to sit out in the outside area. It was a beautiful location & nice & cozy with the patio heaters on!! The goan fish curry was amazing. Both myself & my husband had the curry. Which... More 

Thank Stacey W
Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in with friends for a coffee. The food looked hearty and fresh, and the coffee was lovely. The gas heaters created a warm glow on a chilly winter afternoon.

Thank Joanne S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat here every time I'm in Padstow and always enjoy returning. Breakfasts are great - It's my number 1 choice for breakfast in Padstow!

Thank Brian D
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat in the conservatory as there was a big party already booked in. Lovely service, warm, cosy, amazing food! Highly recommended x

Thank Emma D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat in the outside area and had a great view across the harbour. Fish and chips were very good and helpful, friendly staff

Thank Ian P
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat outside in the tented area which was surprisingly warm, for the time of year. The view across the harbour was very atmospheric. Service was at just the right pace and the staff were very accommodating. The food was delicious and beautifully fresh. We had an all round wonderful evening.

Thank Tim C
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I popped in to the basement on the strength of tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. They allowed our dog in with us to the outdoor/indoor pod seating outside which was surprisingly very comfortable and warm. Our son loved his lunch of home made fish goujons, really impressed with how attentive to kids needs the menu is.... More 

Thank Mike H

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?