Basalt

127 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
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Monday - Friday - 12:00pm - Late
Saturday - 10:00am - Late
Sunday - 9:00am - Late

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Basalt

One of the original Monteith's bars in Auckland, Basalt is the gem of Howick Village. Situated on a sunny corner with an amazing roof top bar looking out onto the water.

A real local's bar, Basalt has that home away from home feeling, where you're looked after with great food, great beer and warm, friendly service. An excellent place for families, Basalt has a creative menu with favourites to please everyone, plus the innovative stonegrill dining.

Offering the full range of Monteith's beers on tap, including seasonal releases, an extensive wine selection bar tapas menu - you'll enjoy socialising with friends and family here. For relaxed, casual dining in a modern stylish setting, dine in Basalt's stylish restaurant, where a team of chefs create delicious meals, served with a smile.

Looking for a room with a view? Check out Gazebo, Basalt's roof top bar. With stunning views of Howick Beach beyond it is definitely the place to be on a Sunny afternoon.

Come and make Basalt your favourite local bar.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Was a lovely place to go for dinner.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Fabulous evening

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Thank you Aly for you great feedback we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Monday, 10 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Very accommodating staff. Hosted our Mothers 91st luncheon. Good food. Nice service. Will go back. Only negative was the service charge for using a credit card. Leaves a bad taste after a doing everything else well. Bake the fee in to the the cost of doing business as all of the other Merchants do. MasterCard and the other credit card companies clearly ask their merchants NOT to pass that fee directly on to the customer.

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Thank you John it was a pleasure to host your lovely mothers birthday, i'm glad to hear we were able to provide an enjoyable experience for you on this occasion. I have passed your feedback on to my General Manager who brought this to our head office's attention. They are looking into a better way to include the tax of credit cards in our venues. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Regards,

Responded On Monday, 10 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

As we were just stopping in for a meal before a movie, the service was prompt & the food fantastic. Prompt service & friendly staff

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Thank you Valerie, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us with your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 03 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback Jessica.

Responded On Monday, 03 June 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

we arrived on a Sunday evening family of 5 [adults] and were told no steak, no salmon! okay so we continued to look at menu, then as we went to order told we also don't have any Ribs! pretty poor selection on menu to begin with, but since our choices were very limited even further, we left and went to another local restaurant. waitress apologetic/polite.

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Thank you Paula for taking the time to leave us with your feedback, I apoligise for your disappointing experience on Sunday. Unfortunately on this occasion we completely sold out of some of our mains having a very busy lunch and dinner service. It can be hard for our chefs as our food is delivered daily to ensure you enjoy fresh meat and produce, in turn we occasionally underestimate like this occasion. I have passed this feedback on to my General manager and head chef and would like to apoligise on behalf of Basalt. We have a new menu starting this month and we would like to invite you back to Basalt for us to provide you with a much more enjoyable experience. We hope to see you again soon, Regards,

Responded On Monday, 03 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

No one refill the water when our table was sitting at the corner

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Rob the host and Casey our waitress couldn't do enough for us, they made us all welcome and comfortable including our 6 year old son. What a treat, great food and great service. Recommend highly

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Thank you Trevor, both staff will now receive a $10.00 good service tip from us for receiving your great feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Had dinner at Basalt last night and it was amazing. The scallops and pork belly bites to start were so tasteful, followed by mains of the beef cheeks, lamb rump and burger that was all cooked perfectly and a delicious brulee to finish. The staff were friendly and very helpful, checking in on us, topping up water and drinks. Will definitely be back!

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We love you Meg ! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience today. Basalt wouldn't be Basalt without family and we are so proud to call you Family. See you again soon !

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Went for Mother’s Day dinner and took my Mum, mother-in-law and kids. Service was awesome but we were disappointed that quite a few things from the menu had sold out 😔. Also took a long time for food to come but staff kept us informed so didn’t mind too much. Guess we’ll have to come back to try what we missed off the menu 😉

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Thank you Heath for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we have passed these points on to our new head chef who is currently in the process of creating our new menu which is released in the next three weeks. I would like to apoligise on behalf of Basalt for the experience you had. Unfortunately we were so busy on mothers day we sold out of a large amount of the fresh produce and meats we have delivered daily. I would like to invite you back once our new menu is released to try have a more enjoyable experience, if you would like to email me at [email protected] I will organise a reservation for you. Regards, Basalt management

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Always LOVE going to Basalt A great Mother’s Day brunch, thanks guys! Yum coffee too!

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Thank you Karen, Basalt wouldn't be Basalt without our Loved Regulars !!

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Had an awesome mother’s day lunch. Everyone’s meal was perfect.

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So glad to hear you enjoyed your mothers day experience at Basalt. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

We had our reception in the upstairs gazebo bar at Basalt on 11th of May. The staff were great and helpful and the food and atmosphere was exactly what we wanted. We had an awesome night. Thanks Rob and staff.

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Congrats Jodi, we are so glad to hear we added to your special day. You were a beautiful bride and we look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Very quick service !

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Thank you Viki, we appreciate your feedback !

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

The service was exceptional and the atmosphere is great in providing for a wonderful night. The food and drinks were good too.

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Thank you Malaka ! We appreciate the great feedback see you again soon !

Responded On Saturday, 18 May 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

The food was delicious and the team were happy to tweak dishes to meet our dietary requirements! Great venue - Keto friendly menu!

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Thank you Kathryn we enjoyed having your group in for lunch, we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Monday, 29 April 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

We decided to have a quick dinner last night before the rugby. The food was delicious. The service as excellent. The woman who served us last night were professional, friendly and efficient. Some feedback would be as follows: many people are vegetarian/vegan for a number of reasons these days. Cultural, religious, health, or moral/ethical as in my case, as I don't want to eat anything with face anymore. I was disappointed in the lack of vegetarian options last night, compared other local eateries. Not one vegetarian main option? Really? Despite there being a huge number of main options? You couldn't lose one of these to replace with a vegetarian risotto, pasta, pizza or some halloumi? Luckily, I managed to find 2 small plates to substitute as a main, which were both very nice. Also, it would be helpful if you did show the vegetarian/ vegan options on the menu, with some kind of code. A 'V' or a 'VG', as other restaurants do. This would be helpful so you don't need to read the entire menu to find something without meat to order. I know you are a 'gastropub' and maybe people expect 'steak' etc, but your food is so lovely, I am sure the chef could come up with one main that doesn't contain meat? Just a thought.

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Had to wait while a table was set up as they did not seem to have a record of our online booking for 7 people. As a result our table was more in the bar section, instead of the dining section and was very noisy. Ordered both the pork belly and ribs and was told both were not available that night. Service and food quality was good, but overall we left feeling disappointed.

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Thank you for taking to time to leave us with your review, your feedback has been taken on board.

Responded On Monday, 29 April 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Your mains are tasteless. The pork ribs. I mean - go try ribs anywhere else and see what flavour is. The eye fillet needs salt and a sauce reduction. The sautéed greens were excellent. Shame about the rest.

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Responded On Friday, 26 April 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Great meal and wonderful staff and service :-)

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Thank you Carmen for taking the time to leave us with your great feedback !

Responded On Friday, 26 April 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Enjoyable evening, a good place to meet up with friends.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback Wendy, we hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 17 April 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Great food, luckily, as we got the wrong orders but enjoyed it anyway!

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Thanks Sean ! We look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Monday, 15 April 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Excellent - best service and quality food! Great to see you look after kids so well. Thank you!

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Thank you Chantel we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Monday, 15 April 2019
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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

What a great place!!! Food and Service was amazing......will definitely be back :)

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Thanks Shirlene !! We look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Monday, 15 April 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Mostley enjoyable to eat here.

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Thank you James we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Monday, 15 April 2019
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