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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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British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had early dinner here after long journey to Padstow. so had the place to ourselves for a while. As we didn’t want starters we were offered bread, oil, tomatoes and olives. Fantastic- sourdough bread was really fresh, warm and went lovely with olives etc. Husband...More

Thank Meandsue2014
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Meandsue2014 Thank you for posting your review. We're delighted you enjoyed your evening,although just a little disappointed about your comments to the chicken dish which since being put on the menu has had great feedback. If you would be so kind as to get...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the basement today for a well earned drink on what was a bitterly cold day in Padstow.... It was freezing point outside and the snow arrived early afternoon. As we had our small dacshund with us, we sat outside after confirming it was...More

1  Thank seanh-uk
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded today

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. I have noted your comments with regard to the coffee and have already instructed that extra training for all staff is implemented ahead of the season. What I'm a little confused...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat nice and snug in a Marquee on a cold wet night in Padstow and the food and wine we had was delicious. Had booked for 2100 on a Friday and was surprised by the number of people already there. We all had starters I...More

Thank SteveH45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so pleased with an excellent dish of bream that we came back two days later to sample more of the menu.

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner this evening for our wedding anniversary. We booked in advance and asked for a cosy table for 2 outside. We were seated on a very cold evening right by the heater in the outside covered area and were happy with that....More

1  Thank Reevesygirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the spring break crowd wandered in the rain, the enclosed area was warm and dry. Excellent lunch, presentation was very good, meals served hot and promptly. Good value.

Thank Stan5107
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the basement this evening for a valentine meal with my wife. Haven't eaten here for about 7 years . I have been a chef for 20 odd years,and know a little on how food should be cooked and served etc,cooking for likes of...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A-mazing. Fantastic service and a roast dinner to die for. Drafty outside, blankets would b welcomed

Thank heather b
Reviewed 6 January 2018

After trying for a few years we finally got into Basement for New Year's Eve. It was well worth the wait - we had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent - beautifully prepared and presented. We started the evening with a kier royal -...More

2  Thank Meandalfie
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We breakfast in Padstow quite often but have never eaten here, we decided to try the Basement for a change. We were disappointed after reading the reviews. It was a very average breakfast, not over generous, small portions of everything other than the bacon. No...More

1  Thank chechexx
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We note your comments on our staff and the cleanliness of the restaurant which we will pass on. We do feel however that we have to point out, so readers understand, what we do actually serve...More

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18 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
16 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
30 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$7 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 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
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: +44 1841 532846
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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 (roast on sundays) or Evening Menus then we look forward to seeing you. Click 'Details' for more info and photos.
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