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8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (34 reviews)
“croquettes” (6 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Basque is a cosy venue at the end of Courtney Place, Wellington's main drag, and close to numerous hotels and hostels (and public transport). Described as a tapas restaurant, one wouldn't immediately presume it was also a spot for beer, of which there is a...More

Thank Glen C
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Average service, average decor, average beer and the food just slightly below average. So many better place s for beer.

Thank Minkles
Reviewed 7 May 2018

I highly recommend this place, the tapas menu is fantastic and the staff gave good advice on which options to choose when I couldn't decide. The sangria was fabulous too, my favourite drink and I wasn't disappointed with what Basque had to offer. The decor...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Loved our dinner at Basque! Sangria, beautiful tapas to match those we have sampled in Spain, and most importantly, brilliant service from all of the staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend.

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to meet with friends and hang out at the roof top bar. If the weathers not great then the inside is pretty cool to. Drinks are reasonable and atmosphere is welcoming

Thank D P
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

A great place for some drinks and comfort food and a good view of Courtney's Place. The pizza is amazing and definitely recommend it to anyone. Try the El Toro. Super tasty!

Thank Marinus v
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times. Beer is great and food is good but service is excellent! Upstairs deck is great on a sunny avo for people watching and in winter I think they have blankets and heaters to keep the chill way

Thank BexMay_12
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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
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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