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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 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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank CapitanJimmy
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank G7813UUnataliec
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Very Wellington, nice cosy rooftop with delicious Tapas, option to sit inside and delicious Sangria.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank pspw1604
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This roof top bar is well designed with day of the dead flavours and tasteful decor. Not to mention the HUGE range of wonderful beers. They have done this well and the service was nice and friendly

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank surelybassey
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal and great atmospheres. Heaters kept us warm in the outside roof top bar. Great choice of sangria

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank andyhallheadland
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Always have a good time here - food is tapa style and excellent to share, the staff check up on you and the sangria is A+. Upstairs is ambient with blankets, heaters and the rooftop overlooking courtnay place. Great selection of craft beer available too.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank jess_cher
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Nice food, interesting crowd..and crowded it was! Reasonable prices and very more-ish. although it was busy we were not kept waiting long. It was a bit short of space between the tables. Good for family moutings as there were several tables with young children there...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank leoniebarlow
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Stopped in for a craft beer, glass of wine and tried the calamari tapa. Wonderful and great atmosphere. Will try the rooftop bar next time.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank kimz120
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Basque is great for a relaxing jug or 4 of delicious sangria and tapas with friends. Rooftop bar is awesome - recommend!

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank NikkiF375
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Basuqe is a cool little bar down at the end of Courtenay Place. The roof bar attracted us initially but it can get a bit cool if its not in the sun although they do have rooftop heaters. Downstairs is a nice, warm intimate bar...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Henare H
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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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