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8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (30 reviews)
“croquettes” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been here a good few times with friends. Always a good variety of beer available with a revolving beer on tap range which is awesome. Tapas menu is really tasty and good variety and on a sunny day highly recommend the sangria jugs really...More

Thank CrazyT89
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I like it, very chill atmosphere, staff are just as chill as the customers...There is a very homely feeling.

Thank Sparky00920
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Classic case of not being able to go for a 3.5 review. Looking for something different to eat, we ended up at Basque. The food really isn’t bad and it certainly is better than ‘average’. But it was not very good, compared to Spanish food...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Staff always friendly, awesome food, good location (away from the other mostly gross bars on Courtney Place), good selection of beers and wines – a real pleasure.

Thank joneshawker
Reviewed 16 December 2017

I took my team to Basque for our Christmas function, there were 12 of us. Booked quite late but they managed to get us a table on the rooftop which were we wanted to be. Upon arrival early afternoon we were warmly welcomed. Hats and...More

Thank Knutus
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Great food...share plates excellent, very tasty. Staff friendly and helpful. Sangria was very good. Worth a visit!

Thank freddo56
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, great service, good atmosphere. Will be back for more. Had the Verde pizza, Chorizo Paella, Spanish style octopus with smoked paparika, portobello mushrooms and washed it down with some sangria. Smokey flavor came thru quite clearly in the octopus, also was cooked well,...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Being a huge fan of Spanish culture I was very excited to try this restaurant. However I was disappointed, as I was expecting the dishes to be more varied and flavoursome. The flavour combinations were kinda strange, and even though our table ordered at least...More

Thank Sophie F
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Just love this tapas bar situated at the top of Courtney Place. Cool, easy laid back atmosphere where you can sit at the bar and sink back a few beers and sample the delights of pork belly, salt and pepper squid or a slice of...More

Thank dapper_jay66
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We went the second time for lunch to basque because the last time was amazing. We never thought that they can make it better than perfect but they can and they did. We ordered the vege platter and two delicious moccas. The thing is we...More

Thank Till Q
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25 September 2017|
Response from Maria B | Property representative |
Hi, yes it does have wheelchair access:-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
3:30 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-802 5585
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Basque is based on the eating and drinking style of Northern Spain with its streets of bustling tapas bars. We offer an array of non-veg, vegetarian, gluten free and some vegan on request mouthwatering tapas and homemade pizzas, which are designed to complement the range of 12 craft tap beers and ciders, (and another five taps on the rooftop bar), imported Spanish and local wines and our extensive sangria menu. Grab a carafe of sangria, plonk on the rooftop, and watch Courtenay Place pass by beneath you.
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