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Basque Restaurant

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8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
12:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Thu 15:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 04:00
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal and great atmospheres. Heaters kept us warm in the outside roof top bar. Great choice of sangria

Thank andyhallheadland
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always have a good time here - food is tapa style and excellent to share, the staff check up on you and the sangria is A+. Upstairs is ambient with blankets, heaters and the rooftop overlooking courtnay place. Great selection of craft beer available too.

Thank jess_cher
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food, interesting crowd..and crowded it was! Reasonable prices and very more-ish. although it was busy we were not kept waiting long. It was a bit short of space between the tables. Good for family moutings as there were several tables with young children there too

Thank leoniebarlow
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Stopped in for a craft beer, glass of wine and tried the calamari tapa. Wonderful and great atmosphere. Will try the rooftop bar next time.

Thank kimz120
Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Basque is great for a relaxing jug or 4 of delicious sangria and tapas with friends. Rooftop bar is awesome - recommend!

Thank Nikki F
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Basuqe is a cool little bar down at the end of Courtenay Place. The roof bar attracted us initially but it can get a bit cool if its not in the sun although they do have rooftop heaters. Downstairs is a nice, warm intimate bar feel and they make nice sangrias and tapas. Definitely worth a visit, staff are friendly... More 

Thank Henare H
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and grapefruit sangria well worth a visit. Nice and relaxed atmosphere rooftop bar awesome

Thank Chefmatt78
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We just came back from Barcelona and we try'ed this resto/bar. A plaisure and the price are OK. Good job !

Thank Rom i
Level Contributor
40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Been here a couple of times for drinks, love the upstairs rooftop. It's got heaters, blankets, even power sockets to charge your phone! Great atmosphere, well priced drinks, I guess I will have to come back and try the food some time soon.

Thank Jamel O
New Zealand
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251 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I cant say there was anything wrong with my experience at Basque. The staff were a bit all over the place, but OK, the food was nice but not outstanding, the atmosphere OK. No complaints but would not go back again

Thank poohtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Bar, Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?