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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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So awful it was funny

Our night in The Basement started awkwardly and went downhill from there. We had paid in advance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul V
via mobile
Shame, shame on you Basement owners and management!!!

We went to the Basement after many years, to see the Martini Lounge and Big Momma show on June17th... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Oh dear. Thank goodness the acts are still good. Management are out to make a cheap buck. Don't kill the golden goose guys. $20 for two forgettable drinks. Eating in the dark at least hid the food.

3  Thank ashleygf
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

What can I say? Great food. Great staff. Great atmosphere. Great Clientele. Great Live music. Great location. This place rocks. Have not found ANYTHING to criticise. A must for a great night out. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

3  Thank happykaren2017
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and i booked dinner and a show at The Basement recently to see the legendary Roy Ayers. The show was fine however the food and table, not good... we booked a high table on the higher level opposite the stage. We were walked...More

2  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

These guys have Zero idea on how to run an event venue. Having worked in hospitality for over 30 years I am appalled with what these people pass off as food at $60pp. 2 courses of cold crap with no flavour and no sides. Embarrassing....More

3  Thank dazholt
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Saw ricky lee jones last night as sick as she was she delivered the goods .Loved the show .The management we so kind and considerate ,my husband was suffering back pain and found it difficult to stand up for the show ,the manager brought a...More

Thank Shiralee B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great looking venue and creates an intimate atmosphere for great music. Sadly, the main set was only an hour long, support 1/2 hour. Not a lot for the money, and then the bar prices $$$$ This feels like avaricious management exploiting a...More

2  Thank MarkDerbyshire
Reviewed 27 March 2017

"One of the city’s great food havens”??????? YOU ARE HAVING YOURSELF ON!!!!!!!!!!! THE BAR AND FOOD SERVICE HERE IS A TOTAL DISGRACE. What has happened here?????? We have visited the basement since the 70’s so we know this venue well. Last Friday night we visited...More

4  Thank Kerrien
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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