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8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (35 reviews)
“paella” (8 reviews)
“croquetas” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

This purports to be a Spanish tapas bar, but frankly it doesn’t achieve it. It is a bar with some Spanish touches. It sells sherry, although my server had no knowledge on the subject. I tried some fish and potato croquets. On the website it...More

Thank JohnSB3
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Went here for the first time. It gets busy, so get there early. We ordered tapas and shared, it was fun. The atmosphere, service and fun was excellent.

Thank maggieb690
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A gf invited us for lunch and it was the first time for all us. One in the group had beef cheek stew and the others shared a platter of meats to share as well as paella. All the dishes were delicious. The waitress was...More

Thank C2MeiD613
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Such cool funky decor, so nice and warm, heaters and blankets are provided too. But the best part is, all the sangria! We worked our way through a few of the different flavours, before we decided to tuck in to some tapas. They were good!...More

Thank maddiemaddie88
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Great food in a cool and intimate venue. We hit the Wellington on a Plate menu - my husband had the duck and cheesecake combo - and the other three of us had the Burger Wellington entry. My husband smashed the duck, loving the duck...More

Thank BryanLeP
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We had a brilliant evening here and were really impressed with the food. The burger was incredible and the festival dish (duck) was absolutely delicious. The bar has a really nice vibe and staff were great, they were also very accommodating of a number of...More

Thank HeatherS1885
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Went to try their burger entry for Wellington on a Plate - we were not disappointed. The burger with the rye bun is delicious! Service is friendly and did not wait too long for the food to arrive.

Thank Thezsrnz
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We just popped in for a few drinks and the bar was very nice with a good atmosphere. The food looked very nice but we had already eaten.

Thank Steveruthcox
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The mulled wine was amazing and the tapas menu was hard to make a choice from due to all of the delicious dishes! The Fabada (fava beans) were so yummy!

Thank emmaburstall
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Basque is one of those cool.little bars you wish every other bar.could be like. With a chilled out spanish influenced style and menu, freindly attentive and knowledgeable staff and a cool little rooftop bar this place is a gem in the mecca that is Wellingtons...More

Thank Henare H
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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$6 - US$14
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
Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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