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The Basement

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11 Broad Street, Padstow PL288BS, England
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unless you like all food, then choice is limited and a couple more items of each course would be better. If you're a fussy eater, then best to check the menu first to make sure there is something you would eat. The sirloin steak was the best sirloin I've ever had. We would definitely return.

Thank Exmoorgirl
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very welcoming restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Adult and children's menus, good value for Padstow. Lovely seafood and very good, attentive staff.

Thank Mike P
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disapointed with the overcooked ,mackerel and pork dishes ,not very pleasant staff ,poor value for money ,avoid it .

Thank moran42
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We weren't really struggling to find somewhere to eat in Padstow however when we walked past the outdoor seating of 'The Basement,' the presentation of the food caught our eye and we walked straight in. The service was relaxed however we didn't seem to mind as the views were lovely. Our waiter recommended some dishes however we were both sold... More 

Thank Sam W
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided on The Basement instead of any of Rick Steins many establishments as we didn't want to purely be lead by the whole Padstein culture. We decided on outside seating but soon regretted this as it was a cool evening and the heaters did not really make too much difference. My partner and myself both really enjoyed the food... More 

Thank ltsb650
Southport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place with very friendly staff be it for eating with friends or a simple coffee on your own, always feel welcome.

Thank BHcircle
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was eating alone and slightly apprehensive. The staff were great, finding a table and welcoming me. The scallops to start were excellent and the main course of cod was very good. Full of flavour but not heavy. It was a very enjoyable and relaxed meal.

Thank tina315
Peebles Scotland
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259 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had diner here during a recent visit to Padstow.Warmly greeted by staff who were appropriately attentive throughout our visit.Food was well cooked and well presented supported by a good wine list.Sittting outside albeit under cover created a lovely ambiance all in all a good dining experience.Give it a go I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Thank Gordon10
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of padstows best restaurant been coming in here for five years the food is always lovely service is fantastic.however if you dont have a starter you do have to wait for food for a good 20-25 mins. the rack of lamb is my favourite dish but looking at the menu today there no longer serving it what... More 

Thank Susan P
Brixham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On a quick visit to Padstein my wife had seen other reviews about the Basement, and when we arrived in town we went straight to the restaurant hoping to get a table. Luck, upon luck as we were able to sneak in just as they opened. Attended by two very attractive young ladies (one who is Finnish spoke the best... More 

Thank Steve H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $65
British, Gluten Free, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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 PL288BS, 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?