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The Basement Restaurant - CLOSED

1 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE, England
+44 1926 887288
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
14 Mar 2016
“Food was alright, very long wait”
9 Jan 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE, England
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Visited last year with my boyfriend after reading the exceptional reviews (at the time). The ambience is lovely and very cosy, and while the food was good we found that we had to wait a really long time before it arrived. (I had the pork...More

Thank TheLilTraveller
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The food was really lovely. A few details would make this a truly great place. The setting is very nice with a good atmosphere however we were sat opposite the kitchen and they left the door open which removed some of the charm. This bothered...More

Thank AlexEPGB
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

It's no longer a restaurant but a wine bar here. The atmosphere is great, would definitely recommend. Nice piano in the corner, leather sofas. Bottles started at £15.

3  Thank Papersnowflakes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We went just before the restaurant part closed down, which is a shame as we had a lovely night there. Wait times were slightly longer than usual, but the food was delicious and the staff lovely. Great atmosphere with all the music memorabilia on the...More

1  Thank BlarghBlargh
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Outstanding food great service excellent place. Very sad your closing down. We enjoyed the live music with the very helpful waiter who was very quick with every drink, food Oder we had. Great food experience!

Thank poutamaP
sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

Hello thank you for coming to the Basement. It was lovely to meet you and I'm pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Enjoy your time in the UK and good luck for the World Cup! Many thanks

Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We were a party of 6 that attended on Saturday night to celebrate my 30th birthday. From the start the waitress was more than welcoming and got us some drinks while we waited for some of our party to arrive. The menu was varied, but...More

Thank Alexandra S
sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015

Hello Alexandra thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday at the Basement. It was a pleasure having you and your friends in the restaurant and we are so pleased you had a good evening. As we are closing on Saturday, we unfortunately won't have...More

Reviewed 30 August 2015

Nice little restaurant, in as the name implies, the basement! The food was good, though the sauce with my oven baked cod was a little too rich for fish. Good well priced Prosecco. The French waitress was very pleasant and good at her job. A...More

Thank Weekender54_9
sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2015

Hello thank you for visiting the Basement. It's pleasing to know that you enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate you taking the time to write about us. Yes, it is a pity we are closing, but it's time to move on to something...More

Reviewed 16 August 2015

Lovely food and atmosphere, what a shame it's closing! Really lovely waitress who was honest and professional in disclosing the imminent closure and change in ownership into a piano bar, which should do well in the cellar environment. Good luck!More

Thank Andrew B
sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Hello Andrew thank you for your visit and your kind words. Glad you made it 'just in time' before we close our doors for the last time on Saturday 5th September. We feel we have achieved many things over the last two and a half...More

Reviewed 14 July 2015

For my first visit i was blown away with how welcoming the atmosphere was. Such a cosy, relaxed restaurant to eat & drink the hours away. The food was very special and i'll be making sure to revisit in the future to try more of...More

Thank Ben S
sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2015

Hello Ben thank you for making your first visit to the Basement and for your kind words. Your description of the atmosphere in the restaurant as being welcoming and relaxed is exactly how we want people to feel - from the moment they arrive. We've...More

Reviewed 12 July 2015

Went last night for the first time. Great service from start to finish. Lovely food, well cooked, with some interesting flavours. Well priced with good choice. Give it a go soon

Thank CarmelLikes
sean0, Owner at The Basement Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2015

Hello thank you very much for visiting us at the Basement. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your first visit. Thanks also for your recommendation and we hope you can make it back soon. Many thanks

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$31
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Leamington Spa
  • Phone Number: +44 1926 887288
  • E-mail
Freshly prepared local ingredients enjoyed in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.Leamington's only Jazz / Blues flavoured restaurant.
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