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Basque Kitchen Bar

61 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, 1023, New Zealand
523 1057
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Ranked #695 of 1,992 restaurants in Auckland Region
Cuisines: Spanish
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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English first
Auckland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have eaten at Basque several times as the food is great, however the service is getting worse and worse every time we go. It does feel like the staff aren't paying attention - particularly to empty wine glasses and people wanting to order more food or dessert.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

What can you say, a pleasure from start to finish, wonderful food and wine with great service. Highly recommend letting the sommelier choose for you she knows her wines.

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Auckland, NZ
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105 reviews 105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We dined with a group of friends recently at Basque on a Friday evening. Our experience can be summed up is these observations: The food - Not bad but also not that good either. The tapas high light was the pork belly with a lovely cherry and fennel chutney but the remainder of the tapas were unmemorable. The two racions,... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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189 reviews 189 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Service always a laugh and knowledgeable. Great Sherry flight and Sangria. Nice quiet atmosphere and plenty of flavour in the food. The Pork Belly and Goats cheese a favourite.

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tauranga, New Zealand
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32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The food was very tasty, small helpings though. The staff were friendly and helpful. Spanish wine well priced and very very good, we will be back again to try the other dishes. The chorizo/prawn dish was very good.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

About as Spanish as haggis. The paella was foul, full of tomato and cheap off the bone chicken and the seafood it contained was rancid. It has no relation to the Spain I've travelled to many times. The beer was good but the strangely dressed waiting staff added only to the surrealism of the experience. Would I go again?

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Basque several times and always really enjoyed it. This last time we still had a good time but it wasn't quite as good as it used to be. The decor of the restaurant needs to be jazzed up a bit. It's just a bit grey and plain. The food has always been great, but again this... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Basque pinxtos have a reputation for being the best in Spain... So to live up to it's namesake, Basque Newmarket has done well to modernise the look, flavours and combinations of bite sized portions. The menu is not extensive but we still felt spoilt for choice. We ordered the octopus, pork belly, lamb, veal meatballs and cauliflower; and although some... More

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Hong Kong, China
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363 reviews 363 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Not your usual selection of tapas - had cauliflower roasted with garlic etc and it was excellent. Great selection of Spanish wines and good recommendations from the manager. Not busy on an early week night but still groovy atmosphere. Not sure I would drive across town to Basque but if in the area worth a try. Trip Advisor needs to... More

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

For such a small place it packs a big punch!! Not knowing what to expect we were blown away. From the moment the sommelier entertained us with her unique style to the last mouthful of amazing food we loved it all. Been back again in our short stay with friends who also loved it.Generous size portions with great flavours and... More

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