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8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“tapas” (35 reviews)
“paella” (8 reviews)
“croquetas” (4 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 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.

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Knutus
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank freddo56
Reviewed 12 November 2017 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

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank SophieF1998
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank TillQ3
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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!!!

Date of visit: March 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ZaraEatsKai
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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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