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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 3 weeks ago
Firsttimecruiser52
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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 4 weeks ago
Felicity A
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Newcastle, Australia
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Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Enjoyed this place a lot (and returned a few times as a result). It has great atmosphere, cool decor and we found staff friendly and helpful. Food was amazing - Loved the mushrooms! Wished it stayed open later, but found Newcastle in general closed early.

2  Thank Nora2703
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Rude waitstaff. Overpriced for what it is. Staff were so rude, I assume the rudest of them all was actually the owner he was defensive & completely ignorant and not helpful or friendly. Stay away!!!

16  Thank Cherie A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Firsttimecruiser52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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

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

Thank AnitaM89
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 😍

Thank snooze2015
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Mads042
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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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