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Basque Tapas and Wine

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159 Chapel St, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
+61 3 9533 7044
10:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Haven't been to this place for a very long time. Chapel st is not a place that draws me in. We visited during the week for dinner and it was relatively quiet with only one waitress. Service was fast and the food was very nice, some dishes a little salty but overall very good. We chose to share the 1/2... More 

1 Thank VincentVega34
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186 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We went here on a deal we purchased online. There so call tapas was not authentic. Just a lot of bread. Pretty average service. Not very inviting. Terrible seating. Would not revisit.

Thank Indyrka
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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, amazing service. You.must try the Bravas, a-mazzzzzing.... Will be back soon. The staff are also very warm.

Thank Simon M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I recommend this place! Love love love it food was beautiful and fast. Service very friendly and fast too. ❤️💛❤️

2 Thank UL R
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was neat. We were welcomed by the charming host & provided the seats of our choice. Great to start with chilled glass of Sangria. We had ordered a set menu. Service was prompt with right time gap between each course. The food quality was good except the Paella was too salty & the rice was not well cooked.... More 

1 Thank Kamalakar N
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149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

After a rousing night with my son and his mates, Basque Tapas provided us with some simple and some exotic food choices that worked well even for the vegetarian in our midst.

1 Thank Stanthorpe
Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place has got it all wrong - the decor is tacky and the food is pretty tasteless. If they jazzed up the menu a bit, repainted the walls and set up a counter they could make it a far more attractive place for passersby who would want to join in the fun!

Thank Jessica S
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295 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Okay drinks menu, the food on the table next to us looked nice but we'd already eaten. Service was okay although the waitress seemed to become easily confused over a relatively simple order. Might pop back in for a drink again.

Thank LTrain09
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A few years ago Basque was awesome. I remember a degustation meal of several courses which was so absolutely delicious, I kept coming back - with friends. Unfortunately, I can no longer recommend this place. The last two times I took friends here, it was because all the nearby restaurants were booked out, and Basque had plenty of empty tables.... More 

Thank ThomasGHeinrich
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The overpowering smell of urine on arrival was probably the high point of this dining experience. Poor food, horrible service, ordinary wine list - the Spanish government should be all over this for the bad name it gives to Spain.

1 Thank beersarehere

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Chapel St, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9533 7044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?