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8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (32 reviews)
“croquettes” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (13 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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 22 February 2018

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
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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
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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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