Sample Lunch Menu

Lunch overlooking the harbor isn’t easy to find in Padstow but luckily we at The Basement are right on the quay with stunning views of the yachts and fishing boats, and perfectly positioned for everyones guilty pleasure…people watching! Lunch is a casual affair run on a first come first served basis so no reservation is required.  However between mid-September until the end of May we do offer a Sunday lunch which is advisable to book.

The menu is aimed at fresh, quick easy lunches from the obligatory burger right through to the freshest of local fish and shellfish.  It also features salads when the weather warms and some lighter sandwich options as well as a soup or two.

Not to mention when the boys can get out to sea we have additional boards to make the most of their catch.  This can include Lobsters, Whole Brown Crab, Pollock, Bass, Bream, Scallops, Turbot, Monkfish – if you’re lucky!

Lunch menu is served from 12-3pm

Main meals

Our own Beef & Chorizo Burger


Tomato - Onion - Gem Lettuce - Smoked Cheese - Red Pepper and Tomato Sauce - Fries

Reggies Tandoori Chicken Burger


Coriander Mayo - Katchumba Salad - Gem Letturce - Yogurt - Fries

Pork Belly Burger


Celeriac and Apple Remolade - Onion - Gem Lettuce - Fries

Whole Roasted Bass


Goan curry sauce - rice - naan - coriander

'Fish & Chips'


Atlantic Battered Fish - Pea Puree - Sea Vegetables - Tartar - Curry Oil - Triple Cooked Chips

Shellfish Pasta


Crayfish - Padstow Crab - Prawns - Squid - Mussels - Soft Herbs Cream

Porthilly Mussels



Woodland Mushrooms


Papardelle - Truffle and Sage Cream - Parmesan - Watercress

Padstow Mackerel


Reggies Bombay Potato - Coriander - Curry Oil
Rolls, open sandwiches and flat breads



Bacon – Baby Gem – Vine Tomato – Pesto – Mayonnaise – Cheddar

Fish Finger


Pea Puree – Curried Tartar – Gem Lettuce – Tomato

Moroccan Meat Ball Flatbread


Preserved lemon Mayo - Apricot - Gem Lettuce - tomato - Fries

Beetroot Flat Bread


Natural Yogurt - Beetroot Puree - Nuts - Feta - Edamame Beans

Sticky Soy & Sesame Shredded Beef


Spring onions - cucumber - peppers - fresh chili - Coriander - Fries

Open Padstow Crab (When Available)


Gem Lettuce – Tomato – Brown Crab And Lemon Mayo
Our crab is the finest white crab meat from Padstow Shellfish and is landed here in Padstow. It is not like the majority of crab that is blown from the shell….this is a premium product that needs nothing doing to it…..Enjoy the true taste of crab!

Padstow PW12 Crab Bisque


‘De Bara’ Sourdough – Tarragon Cream

'Of The Day'


Chive Oil - Sourdough


The local fishermen can often be seen popping in for their morning coffee and, more importantly, with their catch.

The nature of local fishing means that the catch cannot be guaranteed so we use additions boards to showcase the shellfish and wet fish caught and landed in Padstow. These often include brown crab, lobsters, oysters, mussels, mackerel, bass and pollock.

fresh fish being selected from boat by chef

Allergens & Dietary Requirements

At The Basement, we proudly cater for everyone. Whether you’re gluten or dairy free, vegan or vegetarian, you’ll find something that tickles your fancy and tantalises your tastebuds on our locally sourced, carefully curated menu.

We not only offer a selection of specially designed dishes to work around dietary requirements, but can also modify existing dishes – feel free to have a chat with a member of our knowledgable team to see what we can do for you.

Dairy free doesn’t stop at dinner – all our coffees and hot chocolates can be made with a variety of dairy alternatives, from soy to oat milk. Just ask to find out what we’ve got in the fridge.

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