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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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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.
US$6 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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!

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 794glenc
Reviewed 27 May 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank RachelC5678
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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Lucy M
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25 September 2017|
Response from Maria B | Property representative |
Hi, yes it does have wheelchair access:-)
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