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Basque Kitchen Bar

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61 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, 1023, New Zealand
523 1057
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Today
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very, Very Enjoyable

Went here on a Wednesday evening, surprised to find the place full. Staff very attentive and good. The majority of the wines on their wine list were Spanish and was suprised that we could sample the wine before we bought the one we selected ( a very nice touch). All the mains looked good, We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Wayne M
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Auckland, New Zealand
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I first saw this restaurant a few weeks ago and decided to treat myself to a glass of wine and lunch there last week. I should have recognised something was wrong when I was the only customer despite nearby places being busy. The initial greeting by the one front of house staff member was friendly and I was optimistic of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

We had been underwhelmed by the food choice in the Auckland CBD, so we decided to go a little further afield, and we were very glad we did. We went quite late and it was quite empty - not so surprising on a wet and miserable Monday night. But the wines and the food compensated admirably. My wife is Peruvian... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went here on a Wednesday evening, surprised to find the place full. Staff very attentive and good. The majority of the wines on their wine list were Spanish and was suprised that we could sample the wine before we bought the one we selected ( a very nice touch). All the mains looked good, We selected the Ribeye for the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I dined here Thursday evening for dinner.We were one of few in the restaurant.Tapas were ok,the venison slightly overdone.The wine was very nice.Not as busy as has been previously.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

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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Auckland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

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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78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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163 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Davis Crescent | Newmarket, 1023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: 523 1057

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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