Evening Menu

Evenings spent dining overlooking the Padstow harbour are special. Our dining area allows you to spend time with your friends and loved ones dining on the freshest of fish and locally sourced produce whilst enjoying the view year round.  Don’t worry our outside ‘pod’ is fully heated and air conditioned year round.

Dinner is a lot more formal than our other services but still friendly in its approach.  Formally laid tables and a three-course a la carte menu greet you. Our food in the evenings also goes up a notch and is aimed at a gastro/rosette level… not too fancy just well-cooked food presented perfectly giving you ‘smart local food’ with ‘casual friendly dining’

Not to mention when the boys go 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!

This dinner menu is served from 18:00 – 21:00.

To Start

Tiger Prawn & Calamari Pil Pil



Padstow Mackerel


'Reggies Bombay Potato' - Coriander - Raita

Heritage Tomato


Mozzarella - soft herb oil - croutons - balsamic reduction

Woodland Mushroom Arinchini


Soused Mushroom - Mushroom Ketchup - Parmesan & Tarragon Crisp

Potted Shrimp


Shrimp - crab - salmon - sourdough toast

Padstow Crab Bisque


Sourdough – Tarragon Cream

Chicken Liver & Mushroom Terrine


Pub Piccalilli - Toasted Sourdough
Main Courses

Whole Roasted Sea Bass


Padstow Grown Salad - Salsa Verde - Samphire - Roasted New

Grilled Cornish Sole


Prawn & Caper Beurre Noisette - Fries - Padstow Grown Salad

'Reggies' Fish Curry


Marinated fish - prawns - fragrant rice - naan - chutney

Corn Fed Chicken


Gem - Chorizo - Peas - Asparagus - Potato Salad - Cream - Jus

Belly Pork


Greens - Red Cabbage - Celeriac & Apple Puree - Herb Potato - Pork Crackle - Jus

Fillet Steak


Woodland Mushrooms - Confit Tomato - Tenderstem - Onion Puree - Peppercorn Sauce - Chips

Pearly Barley


Broad Bean - Asparagus - Spring Onion - Pea - Soft Herbs - Parmesan - Creme Fraiche - Herb Oil

Basement Mess


Freeze Dried Strawberries - Strawberry Gel - Strawberries - Meringue - Cream

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Salted Caramel Sauce - Clotted Cream

Lemon Tart


Summer berry & verbena salsa - Meringue

Chocolate Bavarois


Cherry - Honeycomb



Our Westcountry Favourites - Crackers - Chutney


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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