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“Absolute pure bliss!”
Review of Basque Kitchen Bar - CLOSED

Basque Kitchen Bar
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 7, 2011

My partner and I are actually from Sydney. We stumbled upon some reviews for this place while we were searching online for a good Tapas place for our upcoming Auckland visit.

From the moment we called to make a reservation (from Sydney), we were made to feel very welcome and invited.

When we actually got there (it can be a little hard to find if you don’t know the area), we were greeted by a smiling staff and full tables. Everyone appeared to be enjoying a relaxing time.

We were treated to various tastings from our knowledgeable and cheerful hostess (who I believe is the owner) and her thorough passion for all things Spanish shone through.

Spanish wines were selected for us based on our regular wine preferences and a taste or two confirmed that the selection was spot on. We also indulged in some sweet sherry and are very glad we did so!

The food itself is wonderful! Mouthwatering dishes delivered to your table as soon as they are ready. We loved every single dish we tried (and there were a few) – even having seconds of the exquisite pork belly and pear chutney.

Throughout the entire night we were in heaven. The staff are so friendly and enthusiastic about the food and wine, you can’t help but feel special. This was definitely a highlight of our trip to NZ.

If you love Tapas, I urge you to make the trip to Newmarket and Basque kitchen & bar. You won’t regret it.

(Oh! Prices were very, very reasonable too.)

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Thank falcon15500
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Reviewed November 10, 2010

My partner and I were staying over the road from Basque Kitchen Bar in Newmarket and decided to check out the menu one evening for dinner.

While perusing the menu outside we were greeted by a friendly face encouraging us to try them out... and we're glad we did.

A wise choice. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with cosy tables and still space for large groups, we chose to sit at the bar where we were were questioned about our favourite wines - and an appropriate Spanish alternative was suggested.

After tastings - (she got it right in one), we relaxed and started on the tapas menu.

A really varied and great selection of items from slow braised octopus, which is then seared (A++), an amazing eggplant dish, through to brilliant cod fish cakes!

The bar offers a large selection of Spanish wines, sherries, beers and sangrias and the staff are wonderfully knowledgable and keen to encourage you to try something new.

A real hidden gem and one I will be re-visiting on my next Auckland visit!!

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Thank Eklasse
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile
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