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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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Dorset, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a coffee after being caught out in the rain. The outside (but inside) seating looked like a cosy place to wait out a rainstorm. We had a few coffees and really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We returned the next day for coffee and cake. Really friendly people.

Thank Emmalou1977
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a shame...on a rare opportunity of a nice lunch out minus kids we were presented with raw burgers. I can't tell you how disgusting that tasted! Upon sending them back we were presented with what were apparently freshly cooked meals. Not so. The same burgers had been heated up (I know as we had sliced them in half) with... More 

Thank Sarah H
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review We are bemused as to why you have come in with such a scathing barrage of inaccuracies. The staff acted appropriately in this situation and the kitchen quite happily cooked your burger for longer even though (as per the explanation given at the time) your burger was perfectly cooked the redness you saw was the... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast and superb coffee... and very courteous young man front of house. Excellent all round, will be back.

Thank Gavin Y
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here every time we visit Padstow. The breakfasts are great and if you can get an outside table which even in winter is warm and toasty the dinner choices are excellent

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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Away for new year and went in for the 2 steaks and wine for £40. Great service and lovely food. Had some puds too which where nice. Sat outside in the undercover area with heaters and a lovely view of the harbour and xmas lights. Well worth a visit.

Thank givemegoodfoodplease
Southampton, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Couldn't leave Cornwall without a Basement breakfast! Beautifully cooked and tasted amazing along with good coffee, we couldn't have had a better start to the long trek home.

Thank Kaz P
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Amazing food, with really great service. We happened to enjoy the Padstow carol service whilst we enjoyed lunch, and the whole experience was brilliant. Well recommended.

Thank Tony01UK
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were visiting the Padstow Christmas Festival with our friends Mike and Norma and reserved our table weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. There was a great atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff extremely efficient and friendly. I had the steamed pheasant suet pudding for starters (reminded me of a dish my mother made) and pave of hake for... More 

Thank eileenf19
Sunny Bucks
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Having visited The Basement several times and usually been impressed, I now wonder if standard are falling. This time the staff were not on the ball, but the main problem was the food: unimaginative and limited choices, not especially tasty, and the chicken was over-cooked. A shame - hope it improves.

Thank ElPiero
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

After googling 'best breakfast in Padstow' I settled on The Basement. It was a quiet Wednesday morning when we arrived (eight people without a booking!) but we were warmly welcomed and served quickly. It's a charming eatery, with lovely decor. We all enjoyed our meals - the scrambled eggs were particularly excellent. I certainly agree with google - I couldn't... More 

Thank Zucchinigirl

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?