Mussel box Lunch Menu

Our menus have changed in order for us to adapt to staffing levels and guidance from the goverment. We have had no choice but to strip back to a more basic offering focusing on easy simple cooking with the freshest of ingredients. Please see our COVID page…

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




Saute leeks, saffron, cream and finished with dill



Curry leaf, coconut cream and cumin fished with coriander



Cornish cider with shallot, garlic, thyme and cream



Sharps Atlantic pale ale with pancetta, cream and chives



Saute spanish chorizo, black olive, tomato finished with oregano



Roasted tomato, red pepper and smokey chipotle fished with parsley
Fish, Lobster and Crab

Day Boat Burger


Butter enriched bun with pan seared Cornish Hake on smashed peas topped with our curried tartar, gem and served with fries

Padstow Crab


Hand picked white meat tossed though linguine pasta and flavored with garlic, ginger, chilli and lemon. Fished with dill

Fish Cakes


Mussel and hake cakes with wakame, spinach, samphire and a thai
dressing. Served with skinny fries

Reggies fish 'Mollie'


A rich coconut Curry from South India. Light Spice with Subtle Heat Served with Saffron Rice and Charred Flat Bread

1/2 Padstow Lobster


PW12 cooked lobster, with carrot slaw, galic mayo, and fries

Daily Additions

Take advantage of our fantasticly fresh additions sourced from local boats. Changes with ‘whats good’ daily
Meat and Veg

Brisket of beef


Brined 48hr slow brased brisket with corn on the cob, carrot and herb slaw, a zingy chimichurri sauce and fries

Mushroom risotto balls


Our own balls served with truffled mushroom ketchup, topped with Cornish seaweed salt parmesan and served with skinny fries

Dirty Burger


Butter enriched bun with a prime cut beef patty, 48hr braised brisket, softend cornish yarg, sliced pickles, gem and our stunning smokey chipotle sauce served with skinny fries

Mixed bean burger


Butter enriched bun with a 5 bean patty, avocado, 12 hr confit tomato, softened Cornish yarg and our stunning smokey chopotle mayo served with skinny fries

Thai braised pork


Super tender and tasty pork cooked in lime leaf & coconut cream and our own blend of spices served with chunky carrot noodles

Dirty crab fries


Our skinny fries topped with crab and parmesan

Padron Peppers


Fried with chipotle pepepr and served with touch of cornish sea salt

Brisket 'mac n cheese'


48hr beef brisket shredded through ‘Mac’ with our own parmesan sauce



Topped with parmesan and cornish sea salt
Little ones

We do cater for your little ones and have various colouring to keep them occipied. Please ask for a little ones menu


We offer a very small dessert offering for sit in only carefully selcted from master Paticerierre ‘pretty little pastries’

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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