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8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-802 5585
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“tapas” (32 reviews)
“croquettes” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
8 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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

Thank pspw1604
Reviewed 24 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

Thank surelybassey
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank andyhallheadland
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank jess_cher
Reviewed 8 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

Thank leoniebarlow
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 04:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
15:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 04:00
12:00 - 04:00
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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