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The Basement


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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 (roast on sundays) or Evening Menus then we look forward to seeing you. Click 'Details' for more info and photos.
US$7 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and a nice atmosphere. Doesnt look too much from the outside, but nice inside. Staff were lovely. We had a great night

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Disappointed094
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Our normal restaurant was closed and as we walked past The Basement it looked inviting. Despite being a largely glass prefabricated building and a chilly day, it was toasty warm. Varied menu and we both chose the Sea Trout fish stew. Swiftly served in a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank moses_karibu
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

I visited here with my Mum and Sister to enjoy a lovely lunch out. We rarely eat out and thought it would be nice to try somewhere new. The staff were lovely. However, the food came and my carbonara was cold, non seasoned and not...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank s_nicks1996
TheBasePad, Owner at The Basement, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

We have tried to message you but it seems you don’t look at your messages on TA! We have been having issues with the perception of a carbonara and how it should be served. We have tried to be as authentic as we possibly can...More

Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Just fabulous full Cornish breakfast! The Basement beans are incredible and we all loved the round sausage. Sourdough was fresh and tasty. All in all the perfect way to start a Saturday! Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nisbet5050
Reviewed 29 January 2019

We went to this restaurant on the first evening it opened the new glass room. The food was the best we had while we stayed in Padstow and not overpriced! The service was excellent and the waiting staff were very friendly and nothing was too...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 January 2019

The food was good and the service excellent. The staff took trouble to also ensure a taxi was ordered, when we struggled to order.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chepstow88
Reviewed 20 January 2019

At long last ,having had some many coffees here, excellent and best in Cornwall, we enjoyed a light lunch which was excellent and pretty good value. Try to get a spot near the front window overlooking the harbour, in the refurbished dining area outside the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nickpickles
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

We booked a table for 8 and a 3 month old baby with no issues. This included 3 members who were gluten free, in addition to someone who was both dairy and soy free and another who was vegetarian but that didn’t stop the chefs...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank geoff31s
Reviewed 14 January 2019

We visit The Basement every time we go to Padstow and have never been disapointed. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is always buzzing. Its a great addition to Padstow and the views of the harbour are top notch.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tommy P
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing food, scallops to start were lovely then the steak for main was perfect. My wife had the fish curry which was also lovely. Definitely recommend this place and the pod outside was also very comfortable. Also the service was faultless.

Date of visit: January 2019
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16 September 2018|
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Response from TheBasePad | Property representative |
HI We do have heaters in the pod and generally it is cosy but it wouldn't hurt to put a few more layers on (you can always peel them off if you get warm) We use it all year round but we do have the inside so it may be an... More
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
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