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The Basement

11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
+44 1841 532846
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday

We had a lovely meal in the outside area as the weather was still warm in the evening. My partner and I both had the fresh lobster which was delicious. The staff are extemeley friendly. It made for a lovely evening as the customers in...More

Thank 10Missy10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to padstow for a long weekend and booked into all the Michelin star/recommended and celebrity chef restaurants. One evening we were looking for somewhere for a quick bite. Hadn't booked but was quite late in the evening so they managed to fit is...More

Thank P_Maximus
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With some family members wanting to eat fish and others wanting vegetarian options this restaurant pleased all. Nothing negative to add except maybe the side order of bread was a little on the small side (1 small,thin slice )

Thank poppy57
Reviewed 5 days ago

Eat here last night with my hubby, and we're both very disappointed with how standards seem to have dropped. We are 'all for' informal , relaxed , chilled atmosphere that is what most of Padstow offers and is in part the massive draw to the...More

Thank tanyaneedsaholiday
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food , catered for a party of ten, without a problem. Eaten both inside and outside, both are comfortable. On the three visits this week, the staff were tremendous, very accommodating and nothing too much trouble. A welcome change.

Thank roger2paul
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had previously been here for lunch and decided to try an evening meal. Not disappointed ! Great service and lovely staff. Had grilled plaice which was absolutely lovely and really tasted fresh and well cooked. Would thoroughly recommend. Best to book as we were lucky...More

Thank Simon111257
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here last night, and had a fantastic evening meal, consisting of fish and steak. The service was outstanding, as the two girls who were on duty, were on the ball, and never stopped smiling. Well done ! The food was...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a lovely coastal walk. Busy but able to cater for five of us in their outside marquee. Lovely sea bass chosen by two of us and the others were very happy with their choices too.

Thank hilliemason
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled to Cornwall with family and friends looked for somewhere in Padstow to enjoy an evening meal and chose The Basement. Nowhere as busy as I had anticipated and we sat inside the main building. A limited menu nothing stands out as special but all...More

Thank David-and-Theresa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to the restaurant loads of times over the years and every time it gets better and better. We sat outside and had an amazing view of the harbour and sunset. The service was terrific and was very friendly and funny. The food, all...More

Thank Daisy F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
we have a 19 year old granddaughter who is a vegan. Can you offer a reasonable choice of menu fior her?
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
Hi are dogs allowed inside if weather is bad thank you Jason ward
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
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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