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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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Nice venue, rude, incompetent staff

Went here recently for a concert and won’t be going back in a hurry. Firstly, music and actual... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
via mobile
Fun night with friends

Went for a Motown / disco tribute night - lots of fun! They offer pretty good live music most... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Maria M
Sydney, Australia
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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 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

1  Thank Gerz031
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Our night in The Basement started awkwardly and went downhill from there. We had paid in advance for dinner and to see a band. On arrival we were ushered to a quite small table for four which already had two people on it. Certainly intimate....More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We went to the Basement after many years, to see the Martini Lounge and Big Momma show on June17th 2017. Big, big, big mistake to pay an extra $60 dollars each for a pathetic, tasteless dinner. The food was inedible. My gnocchi were like rubber...More

2  Thank regretnothing1928
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I've taken friends and family to the Monday Jam and I've been lucky enough to listen to a wide repertoire of musicians and singers. I love how varied the music and artists are. The entertainment here has never disappointed me and I'll definitely be back...More

Thank Michelle268
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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