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$$ - $$$, Spanish,
8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (30 reviews)
“croquettes” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank freddo56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I always enjoy going to Basque to sample all of the different sangrias and enjoy a lovely tasting plate. If you manage to get there on one of the two days of the year that Wellington ISN'T windy, rainy and cold, the rooftop is also...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The upstairs roof bar has newly built covered areas..perfect for sangria and snacks with friends ..it's a fav!!!

Thank cossiefamily
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We chose to eat here because we felt like sharing tapas and it was only 500m from our hotel. It was a great choice. Such a great choice infact, I went back again the following night. We were welcomed with the sweet, sweet aroma of...More

Thank ZaraEatsKai
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I went here during WOAP with my partner and another couple and had the spatchcock quail & patatas bravas (potato cubes with tomato sauce/aioli), my partner had the burger and the other couple both had pizzas. We were seated upstairs, understandably as the restaurant downstairs...More

Thank CapitanMullzy
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The service wasn't great , we sat for ages with menus then had to ask if we could order . We weren't given water and when my partner went to the bar to get some the bartender just pointed at a bottle of water on...More

Thank Natalie C
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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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