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The Basement

11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
+44 1841 532846
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (109 reviews)
“pork belly” (30 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Basement is a great restaurant. Lovely setting. The service and food are faultless. They really do go above and beyond. The waiter was amazing, wished more restaurants had the same. Only fault is needing a refurb or newer table and chairs and looking a...More

Thank Ben1980_12
Reviewed 2 days ago

Eight of us went for supper at the Basement and were not disappointed. The service was friendly and food really good. Our party had a mix of dishes, all excellent; steak, fish, shellfish and one brave person had the mixed fish platter (you have to...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Luckily a table didn't turn up to their reservation so we were able to sit in the tented section which was a lovely setting. All three of us had fish and chips and we all rated it very highly. The homemade tartar sauce was fantastic....More

Thank Helen_RosemaryB
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been on holiday in Padstow a few times but had not been to The Basement before as we did not realise that they allowed dogs in the glass "conservatory" area. We wanted to have good quality food (particularly fish) where...More

Thank Lesley460
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place steadily churns out quality food and drink at affordable prices and all served up by a great team of staff and in the perfect harbour location. My wife and I enjoyed another great tasty lunch here recently - fresh local lobster, fries and...More

Thank Stuart F
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stuart and Susan, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so pleased you have returned and enjoyed another meal with us and thank you for your special mention about Dayana, I shall pass on your thanks, to her and all the team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I and very luckily stumbled upon your lovely restaurant while walking through Padstow today. We both want to say what a wonderful experience we had eating with you this afternoon. Everything about it was excellent. The food, the wine and the coffee...More

Thank swtorrens
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear swtorrens, Thank you for your lovely review and for your email to us. I have passed on your thanks to all the team but with the special mentions to Siobhan and Tiff, they were really pleased so thank you. So many people use this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the best sea food here it was so fresh and beautifully cooked. We visited twice the open crab sandwich was so good I didn't want to finish it. The fish and chips with a perfectly cooked piece of hake and proper chips, pea...More

Thank sashaGreatKingshill
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sashaGreatKingshill, Many thanks for taking the time to post your lovely review. I'm delighted you enjoyed both your visits to us. We do pride ourselves on our local produce and having fresh lobsters and crabs from the estuary, well you can't get fresher than...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into the Basement by chance this week. Food was good and staff very friendly. Kids loved their sausages and chips! I had mussels and fish curry, both which were really nice.

Thank suz09Uk
TheBasePad, Manager at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear suz09Uk Thank you for posting your review and were very pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. All the things you mention are positive so we're not sure why we only rated 3 stars? Kind regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for tea and cake. Lemon Drizzle cake -clearly shop bought , stake and tasteless Toilets a disgrace No quality in this placeMore

Thank davew1957
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear davew1957 Although deeply shocked by your very harsh review of us, I would like to thank you for taking the time to respond to our initial message to you. However after writing back to you with explanations, we have heard nothing from you since....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, beautiful restaurant! Excellent dishes to choose from! Our daughter who is 10 enjoyed a beautiful smaller portion of Hake with crushed new potatoes which was great! Lovely staff, we would definitely recommend this lovely restaurant!

Thank wellybobs323
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17 May 2017|
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Response from mitchjackson | Reviewed this property |
Evening the basement always have at least one vegetarian option on if not more, the owner and staff here are so helpful it's worth contacting them before you go as I'm sure they will make sure they have something... More
Jason W
15 September 2016|
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Response from Andydu | Reviewed this property |
I think so, but you'd be better off asking the restaurant than me!
Alan L
29 December 2014|
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Response from Alan L | Reviewed this property |
yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$65
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 532846
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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