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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great covered seating area outside. Really enjoyable coffee and well presented in a relaxing atmosphere. Came back for 'seconds' in the afternoon. Very amenable staff.

Thank audreyjohn2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice coverd seated area outside to watch the world go by, coffee very tasty a double shot Americano with fresh cream, just grand

Thank Ralfie1957
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times before and again we were not disappointed, service in particular was above average :-)

Thank jackiebarker
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant respite from the crowds in the streets of Padstow, overlooking the harbour. The food is surprisingly inventive and well cooked and the service is efficient. It's basically a tent so can be a bit chilly on a cold day.

Thank CGALondon_England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meals were cooked to perfection, nice wine, super puddings and rounded it off with a coffee on the sofa in the outside bit. Couldn't fault it!

Thank phil_0123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a hot chocolate with a scone, cream and jam...it was so yummy and perfect location! Very quick service and friendly staff!

Thank annabubsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a lunch. We had a fish burger and open crab sandwich with two beers and tap water. Pros: The fish burger was superb. The fish was chunky, ample and other ingredients in the burger / bug were very tasty. Its probably...More

Thank tripsandfood55
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Padstow one evening and thought we would drop in for dinner. We were a party of five adults and did not have a reservation, but managed to get a table inside in the lovely light and airy restaurant. The food was well...More

Thank meandyoux
Reviewed 1 week ago

This had been intended as the high point of a day trip with family into Padstow. Have eaten here twice before in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it, most recently in February this year, but today was very disappointing. Don't know whether it was an...More

Thank Pete S
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Pete S Thank you for your review, we are just sorry it wasn’t a more positive one. Having written to you, giving a very detailed explanation to all of your points, I am disappointed that you haven't responded. It seems a real shame that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pleasant meal there food is nicely plated up and using local produce, the staff are excellent and professional. Would recommend it for any body staying in Padstow to visit.

Thank Roy C
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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$8 - US$65
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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 or Evening Menus then we look forward to seeing you. Click 'Details' for more info and photos.
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