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 18:00 – 21:00.

To Start



Parsnip Puree - Parsnip Crisp - Pomegranate - Curry Oil

Padstow Mackerel


'Reggies Bombay Potato' - Coriander - Raita



Whipped Goats Cheese - Watercress - Rye Cracker

Woodland Mushroom & Pancetta Arinchini


Soused Mushroom - Mushroom Ketchup - Parmesan & Tarragon Crisp

Porthilly Mussels


Black Bean & Coconut Broth - Chives - Sour Dough

Padstow Crab Bisque


Sourdough - Tarragon Cream

Ham Hock Terrine


Peas A La Francaise - Pea Shoots - Grain Mustard
Main Courses

Vasri massala roasted sea bass


Reggies Goan Curry Sauce - Saffron & Cumin Rice - Coriander - Naan - Prawn Balchao

Grilled Cornish Plaice


Prawn & Caper Beurre Noisette - Fries - Padstow Grown Salad

Pave of hake


Herb & Parmesan Crust - Pea Puree - Spinach - Sea Veg - Crispy Capers - New Potatoes

Corn Fed Chicken


Potato Puree - Charred Leeks - Confit Carrots - Roasted Onion - Tarragon Jus

Belly Pork


Red Cabbage - Celeriac & Apple Puree - Potato Dauphinoise - Pork Crackle - Jus

Prime centre cut rump of beef


Blue Cheese Gratin Mushroom - Slow Roast Tomato - Watercress - Cafe de Paris butter
fat chips

Woodland Mushrooms


Truffle and Sage Cream - Watercress - Parmesan

Poached pear


Blackcurrant - mascapone

Sticky Toffee Pudding


Salted Caramel Sauce - black treacle icecream

Warm pistachio and raspberry tart


Raspberry - custard



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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