Sample 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 18:30 – 21:00.

To Start

Soused Red Mullet


Celeriac and Apple Remoulade - Samphire

Trio of Beetroot


Whipped Feta Cheese - Watercress - Rye Cracker

Woodland Mushroom and Black Truffle Aranchini


Sweet Pickled Mushroom - Mushroom Ketchup - Parmesan Crisp

Porthilly Mussels


Todays Sauce - Sour Dough

Padstow Crab Bisque


Sourdough - Tarragon Cream

Wild Bore Terrine


Sourdough Croute - Onion Marmalade
Main Courses

Monkfish and Bass 'Mollie'


A Rich Coconut Curry from South India. Light Spice with Subtle Heat. Served with Saffron Rice and Flat Bread.

Cornish Shellfish & Seafood Bouillabaisse


Salmon - Shellfish - Cod - Monkfish

Slow Braised Rolled Belly Pork


Tenderstem - Celeriac & Apple Puree - Potato Boulangere - Pork Crackle - Natural Jus

Prime 10oz Centre Cut Rump of Beef


Gratin Portobello Mushroom - Slow Roast Tomato - Watercress - Peppercorn Sauce
Skinny Chips

Potato Gnocchi, Gorgonzola & Walnut


Roasted Butternut Squash - Crumbled Cornish Blue - Crispy Sage

Pan Fried Pave of Hake


Spring Onion Mash - Green Beans - Soy Butter Sauce

Rich Belgium Chocolate Tart


Candied Orange - Orange Gel - Vanilla Ice Cream

Rum Sticky Toffee Pudding


Salted Caramel Sauce - Cornish Clotted Cream

Classic Creme Brulee


Pistachio Sable Biscuit

Rhubarb Crumble




£3 suppliment

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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