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Basque Kitchen Bar

61 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, 1023, New Zealand
523 1057
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English first
Auckland Central, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Basque makes tasty hot tapa dishes and has a decent wine/sherry list. The service the lunch that time we went there was friendly and attentive when we needed it. There are tapa bars around Auckland that do not deserve the name. This isn't one of those.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good food and wine but the staff wouldn't leave us alone and kept trying to upsell everything we ordered. It was like being served by sales reps on commission.

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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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227 reviews 227 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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