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Basement on Market St Bar

Closed Now: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Open today: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Great lunch spot

What a very pleasant lunch here, centrally located and quick, friendly service. Although described... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Newcastle, Australia
Delicious food and drinks and great ambience

Went here with 2 other couples for dinner and will definitely be back! The food and drinks were... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Felicity A
Newcastle, Australia
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“shakshuka”(3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2 Market St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4906 1386
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All reviews great cocktails espresso martini shakshuka tuesday night falafel meat dishes zucchini flowers indoor and outdoor seating cool little bar outstanding food great decor soft tacos market street garlic prawns variety of seating options hit the spot cocktail menu
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

What a very pleasant lunch here, centrally located and quick, friendly service. Although described as a "bar" it is in my view basically a restaurant which also serves drinks. Quite a small luncheon menu with an emphasis on Middle-eastern/Israeli with a solid selection of vegetarian/vegan/etc...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Went here with 2 other couples for dinner and will definitely be back! The food and drinks were delicious. Great music selection and ambience. Finished the night with an espresso martini.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Felicity A
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We went to Basement on Market Street after our meal somewhere else for after dinner drinks and returned the following night for a meal and more drinks. The food was so fresh and tasty and the cocktails were very impressive. We had multiple entrees and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Katie8779
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We found the staff to be extremely attentive, offering customer service with a smile. The food and drinks are reasonably priced, and the Israeli platter was outstanding. The space is cosy and atmospheric, and the night we attended there was a solo musician who had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnitaM89
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Great cocktails, delicious tapas, really fridndly and helpful bar staff who gave us terrific table service all night, highly recommend

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HolidayLover006
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great Bar for drinks, snacks or dinner - indoor and outdoor seating. Some nights there is live entertainment but otherwise has a good vibe. Nice casual atmosphere with happy and friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MelindaF63
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly, the bar is a cool contemporary setting, indoor and outdoor seating options. The first staff member was nice, attentive and welcoming. Good cocktail menu, and our drinks came within 5 minutes. We decided to chose one more and ordered. After 20 minutes we still...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dfect24
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here at about 10:30pm on a Friday night. The cocktail list wasn’t huge, and was average. The place was all closed up as it was cold. It honestly smelt like sweaty feet, and it was dark AF. And the toilet. 🤮 A male had...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sunshine645670
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Called for a quick meal and glass of Malbec. The homemade gnocchi was sensational! Bit pricy but if that is the standard of food here then this place is top shelf.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank VinceNewcastle
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent service, lovely food, $12 cocktails 🍹 who could ask for more. Also excellent music, I'm in love 😍

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Janice B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, in answer to your question of booking. The number is 0249061386 if you are outside of the Newcastle area code. Hours 11.30am to 11.30pm. We have mostly just strolled in without booking. Enjoy!