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“Best meal I have ever eaten”
Review of The Basement

The Basement
Ranked #8 of 87 Restaurants in Padstow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$65
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Best meal I have ever eaten”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

As the title says - this was the best meal I have ever eaten. We were keen to avoid Rick Stein whilst in Padstow - it is nicknamed Padstein for a reason - he is literally everywhere!! We found this place and decided to give it a whirl as we liked the look of the menu. It was the best decision we made all holiday - I can honestly say that it was the best meal I have ever had the pleasure to eat! I had a mackerel starter - the mackerel was fresh and delicious and we both had the turbot main course which was cooked to perfection and the sauce was sublime. Would go back again and again if we were in the area!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere.”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We had lunch at The Basement earlier this week and it was just great. The food was excellent, the girls waitressing were lovely and very attentive. Overall a really lovely experience and we will be going back before we go home. Thank you for a lovely lunch...

  • Visited July 2013
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect meal.”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Fantastic food. My only complaint was that the lamb was do tender I needn't have bothered to bring my teeth!

  • Visited July 2013
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Batley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food - decent price”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed in Padstow for a couple of weeks and had a lovely coffee here the first morning and liked the look of the evening menu. Had to book and be flexible around which evening we ate there, but the food was really good - scallop starter was excellent, bavette steak (after checking what this was) melted in the mouth and the lamb tagine was one of the best I've had. If we'd had time we would have been back and would recommend for a relaxed night out.

  • Visited June 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good but not outstanding”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Only dined here once and the food was good, with decent service and a reasonably nice outdoor table. Quite how it has achieved such high ratings in an area with lots of established restaurants is probably more down to the 'follow up text' they send after your visit!

Visited July 2013
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