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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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Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Broad Street, Padstow PL28 8BS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank chechexx
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was a cold night mid November and the whole town was very quiet. We were the only dinners in the conservatory but the fire was lit and we were toasty. Great meal, had crab bisque (just started producing GF) then the hake and...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant and it was lovely! The servers were pleasant and friendly . It was a set menu on the Sunday but there was a good choice. The only thing I would say was the service was a bit slow ,...More

Thank Lez M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We ate here in the summer and although it was November it was warm enough to sit outside with our 2 Labradors. The staff are young but very friendly and considerate and made the experience something to remember!!!!!!!!!

Thank roger d
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went for a quiet sit down, coffe and cake! We were warmly welcomed as our dog was too. The contempory shelter was warm and dry and a perfect relaxing retreat. The staff were friendly and service was great. The coffe and cake were good...More

Thank K1t
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Four hours driving through pouring rain- tired and hungry- we arrived at this lovely little restaurant. All we wanted was something tasty to set us up for a long walk before dinner. What a gorgeous sandwich. The freshest of crab - both white and brown...More

Thank Bucklandtraveller
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is right next to The Quay in Padstow. It has an outside transparent tent area kept warm by space heaters - which looks welcoming even on cold nights, but we chose to eat inside which is equally cosy. Starters were excellent - beetroot/goats...More

Thank sookeico1
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I recently visited with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was excellent.

Thank Cornishyokel156
Reviewed 1 November 2017

When you're out and about shopping your just want to be able drop-in and eat, The Basement was ideal for us. We sat overlooking the harbour and enjoyed a cold Cornish Lager with our Chilli Prawns and Moules Mariniere. The waiting team were fabulous and...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We were in the area to see the Bloodhound trials and wanted to eat in Padstow at one of the more famous restaurants (simply because we thought it might be nice) and couldn't get a table. After looking online found the Basement and booked a...More

Thank Glenn H
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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
USD 11 - USD 87
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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