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159 Chapel St, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
+61 3 9533 7044
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10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has got it all wrong - the decor is tacky and the food is pretty tasteless. If they jazzed up the menu a bit, repainted the walls and set up a counter they could make it a far more attractive place for passersby who would want to join in the fun!

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Thank Jessica S
Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Okay drinks menu, the food on the table next to us looked nice but we'd already eaten. Service was okay although the waitress seemed to become easily confused over a relatively simple order. Might pop back in for a drink again.

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Thank LTrain09
Melbourne
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A few years ago Basque was awesome. I remember a degustation meal of several courses which was so absolutely delicious, I kept coming back - with friends. Unfortunately, I can no longer recommend this place. The last two times I took friends here, it was because all the nearby restaurants were booked out, and Basque had plenty of empty tables.... More 

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Thank ThomasGHeinrich
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The overpowering smell of urine on arrival was probably the high point of this dining experience. Poor food, horrible service, ordinary wine list - the Spanish government should be all over this for the bad name it gives to Spain.

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Thank beersarehere
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Just a quick tapas after work. So good. The servings were a good size and when eaten with the refreshments it is just the way to do the day

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Thank MJ L
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Beautiful Spanish food, one of the best in Melbourne and definitely worth a visit! Sangria is also a must on this visit.

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Thank GailW1973
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Should have know better than to go to chapel st on a Saturday night without booking, so you are stuck with b class restaurants such as basque. Tired and worn decor, understaffed, slow service. Food was ordinary at best. We ordered the set menu for four. So they served is two dishes with three items. Told the wait staff and... More 

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Thank Cakesx2
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It was a combination of the average food and service that led to this dinner being a disappointment. While tapas are traditionally small dishes, these also lacked flavor. Our waitress kept forgetting things - like our drinks - and seemed out of place. While based on funky Chapel St, there are too many other places to choose over Basque.

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Thank Greig W
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We had the Degustation menu and swapped the olives for the Goats cheese croquettes . We had to pay a bit extra however it was worth it - they were absolutely divine. The Sangria was the best we had tasted and the meal was on par with the sangria. Enjoyed all the dishes. The lass that served us was friendly.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We had the 'not sure, just say feed me' tapas selection and it was sensational. So too were their jugs of sangria (both the classic and the sparkling wine special). Great service without being too pushy and while not cheap, good value for money.

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Thank Peter V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Chapel St, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9533 7044

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?