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The Basement

29 Reiby Place | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9251 2797
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Vince Jones show

Music, band and Vince’s performance was excellent! Have been going here for over 40 years, Sydney’s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keyboard M
via mobile
All ways a great place for dinner and a show

We come here, not on a regular basis but maybe once or twice a year when one of their great acts... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Henk V
St Leonards, Australia
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible18%
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29 Reiby Place | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9251 2797
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Music, band and Vince’s performance was excellent! Have been going here for over 40 years, Sydney’s premier quality live music venue. Re the venue??? Toilets dirty- no soap,toilet paper or functioning hand dryer. AC non functional,waitress with poor English and communication, wrong orders,budget wine at...More

Thank Keyboard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here, not on a regular basis but maybe once or twice a year when one of their great acts inspires us to venture into the city. really great atmosphere and the food is reasonable quality given they've got to get it out fast...More

Thank Henk V
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I know it's one of the few dinner show places in Sydney but honestly. They cram the tables in so tightly that you're bumped by the waiters constantly. The AC can't cope with the number of people on warm evenings so we were all dripping...More

Thank MikeB1966Sydney
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Went here recently for a concert and won’t be going back in a hurry. Firstly, music and actual venue were both great. The Basement is a Sydney institution. However, two things made the evening far less enjoyable. Firstly, one of the female bar staff was...More

Thank DrKananga
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Went for a Motown / disco tribute night - lots of fun! They offer pretty good live music most Saturdays and there's a great DJ after the live show. Food available at reasonable cost

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a wonderful show the band was magnificent and the singers unreal .They sang all my favourite songs I just loved the whole experience. Also the food and service was top class. Definitely come back when they are on again.

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We went along expecting terrible food and service after reading some online reviews but nothing could be further than what we experienced. The service was very attentive and waited for nothing. Our wine and food order was taken promptly. When our water bottle was empty...More

Thank DebJH2014
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My husband and I traveled from Cairns especially to go and see this 10 piece band perform at The Basement. The venue and the food was fantastic and The Last Waltz Revival Band didn't miss a beat! They were amazing, fabulous performance. It is actually...More

Thank travelforevermore
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Fantastic music from Tami Neilson made the night special. Had a great table almost on the stage. The service was good but let down by very ordinary food. My starter (what there was of it) was half cold. The salmon main was very nice. Drinks...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

After reading all the negative reviews I have to say I had low expectations. But in my opinion the food was first class. Delicious and so beautifully presented. The table service by Emma was amazing and attentive. The intimacy of the venue and to see...More

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