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The Basement

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11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat in the outside clear plastic 'tented' area with views across the harbour. It was well heated so not an issue sitting outside in November, although try to sit away from the end by the door as it was a little drafts but ok. Food was excellent - we had beef and chorizo burgers and Sunday roast, both good... More 

Thank kolrmt
Wellington, New Zealand
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking for reasonably priced restaurant with great food for our one night in Padstow, and this place ticked all the boxes. Sat inside in the clean, modern basement as it was a cold Nov night, but there is outdoor dining with views as well for when the weather is better. We both had fish and each was tasty and... More 

Thank Bruce M
Reading, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were having a two day winter break in Padstow and had one lunch here. It was very good, nothing fancy but quite wholesome. My wife had a BLT toasted sandwich and I had local crab open toasted sandwich. Be warned the slices of bread are like "doorstops" but that should not put you off. My crab sandwich used crème... More 


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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
US$8 - US$65
British, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?