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Basement on Market St Bar

2 Market St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4906 1386
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Terrible customer service

Drinks are expensive, food is expensive but tasty. The event manager is really rude and talks about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madeleine R
via mobile
Best bar in Newcastle

Hands down the best bar in Newcastle. The ambience, food and service are all on point. There are a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
alewis9
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Market St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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+61 2 4906 1386
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks are expensive, food is expensive but tasty. The event manager is really rude and talks about the place like they are in Kensington London. It's not premium enough to be so rude to customers. Disappointed!

Thank Madeleine R
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best bar in Newcastle. The ambience, food and service are all on point. There are a plethora of options for vegetarians as well. I'd highly recommend the falafels and amaretto sours. Will definitely be back!

Thank alewis9
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We came across this little gem par hazard lost in downtown Newcastle. What a little paradise it is the decor is unique and would not be out of place in New-York let a lone Newcastle. The food is Mediterranean /Middle East with the hipster touches...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We came across this place accidentally on a Thursday night whilst visiting Newcastle. Hadn't heard anything about it before going... but absolutely loved it! My favourite by far for drinks and the food was sensational. Thursday is $10 cocktail night for starters and their cocktails...More

Thank Barbi B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Ok, so we've been arguing for 30 minutes about where to go for lunch. Getting nowhere, then we saw the beacon in the distance....Basement....and remembering our past good time there it was sort of an easy decision. And guess what! we order the same thing,...More

Thank LongChin
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Good vibe - friendly staff and great cocktails - a very cosmopolitan place in Newcastle -we will be back

Thank Lieven M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The $12 lunch is amazing value with so many choices!! We ordered the pumpkin feta salad which was spectacular and a very good size for the price. The dressing was amazing, the pumpkin well cooked and seasoned perfectly. Everything top notch! The seating areas all...More

1  Thank Eve_JPS
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Tuesday night special. $10 tapas plates. All good. Carpaccio, subtle and refined. Lamb soft tacos to die for. Haloumi and root vegetables delicious. Chwf clearly knows what they are doing. Great service all round. Thanks Tammy. Beautiful space. Will come again.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Looking for a meal before heading off to sleep & be ready for business in the morning. Atmosphere great, raw timber, wrought iron, etc. Food was disappointing. Eggplant chips... they were oily & soft. Possibly cooked at too low a temperature so the oil soaked...More

Thank Indy_Sydney_2012
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Having left Battlesticks down on the harbour (why would any bar be designed so it looks like a fluorescently lighted hospital cafeteria? Just awful. Cheap furniture too. Amazing view though but none of us could handle the bright white light!) it was pure pleasure to...More

Thank lataylor
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Mads042
28 November 2016|
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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!
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