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Basalt

127 Picton Street, Howick, New Zealand
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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 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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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

There weren’t any plant based options on the menu. Staff said that items could be adapted but really there weren’t any items that could favourably made plant based. Very unusual in 2019 for a restaurant not to have at least one plant based option. Very poor. We had to eat elsewhere.

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Responded On Monday, 18 March 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 14 March 2019

Very nice great tasting meals

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Thank Brian and June we appreciate your great feedback ! We hope to see you back again soon.

Responded On Friday, 15 March 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Flies in the restaurant,and had dirty smell.Didnt look clean

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Hello Wendy, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience ! We have had the business sprayed twice from professionals using industrial strength fly spray but with our open style bar doors and windows fully open in this sticky humid heat its next to impossible to get rid of them completely? As for the smell in the restaurant we quite often roast the pork ribs and the pork belly for 12 hours to make them extra juicy for the diners coming in for dinner, but I do apoligise if you didn't enjoy that smell. We hope you return again for us to provide you with a better experience. Thanks again for giving us your feedback.

Responded On Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Took my girlfriend there for a nice breakfast which was great. We were greeted at the door and asked to pick a seat. The man serving us was great and had some humor which was nice. Made q small mistake with our order but made up for it and was apologetic so itwas no issue for me. Great environment great service!

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Thank you for giving us your feedback ! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

Friendly and helpful staff. Love the atmosphere, love how they prepared our reserved table especially when there's a kid with us. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank you Eugenia, we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback ! We are a family restaurant and we are so glad we gave you and your family an enjoyable experience to remember ! We look forward to you visiting again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 28 February 2019

Food and service was very good..the young lady’s who looked after us were excellent.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback Geoff ! We are glad you enjoyed your service and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Responded On Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Not a fan of the price of the cider. But overall good food and worth going to.

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Thank you for your review Christian, we have passed your feedback on to our venue manager. We hope to see you again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Food was great and staff were attentive

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Thank you Esther, we appreciate your great feedback !

Responded On Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Food was fantastic. Staff were very attentive without being overbearing. Overall a wonderful dinner out. Thanks.

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Thank you for the great feedback Chris ! So glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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Visited On Monday, 11 February 2019

We had a great lunch thank you. The food was delicious!

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Thank you Hedi for your great review, we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Food was average. Bar upstairs is great.

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Im sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your food, I would love to know what we could have done better to improve your experience?

Responded On Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The interesting menu and specials, as well as value for money, makes this a great local for us to visit frequently. There's a great variety of mocktails for the sober drivers as well as the range of drinks. Lovely relaxed dining.

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Thank you Lesley for your great feeback ! We hope to see you again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

The presentation of the food was fantastic but portion size vs value for money was very disappointing I.e. we ordered the medium or small beef cheeks thinking there would be more than one piece but sadly, there was only one.it really took away from the experience unfortunately.

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Thank you for the feedback Dee, i have passed this on to our new head chef.

Responded On Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 24 January 2019

Great food and service.

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Thank you Steve, we appreciate the great feedback

Responded On Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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Visited On Monday, 21 January 2019

Great service thank you

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Thank you Keri we appreciate your feedback.

Responded On Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Couldn't have asked for better service that came with the great food!

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Thank you Richard, we appreciate the great feedback ! We hope to see you again soon !

Responded On Monday, 21 January 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 January 2019

We had a lovely night, first night off for dinner without our son! It was perfect, great atmosphere, great food and great staff!! Brooke was so wonderful and attentative! Whilst we were paying we found out it was her first shift! You would have never known!

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Thank you Brenna! Glad to hear you chose to visit us at Basalt on your special night baby free ! Im sure we will see you again soon, Cheers !

Responded On Monday, 21 January 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Great food, service was a bit slow but overall good experience.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review, we hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 21 January 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 10 January 2019

I like the fact that basalt changes it's menu every few months. Quality of food is comparable to a fine dining restaurant

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Thank you Hutokshi, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us with a review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Monday, 21 January 2019
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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Hi, I have to say the experience was not great. It was New Years Eve & we were looking forward to a lovely meal but it was really disappointing. We had made a booking but we had to wait about 15 mins to be served and then we waited at least 20 mins for our drinks to come and in fact we had to wait over 45 mins for a cocktail which didn’t arrive until our mains were served. We were then told we had to be quick to order more drinks as everything was closing at 10pm. So given we had to wait to begin with and then it was implied we had to speed up as it looked like the staff were hanging out to finish for New Years Eve. The food was OK but not value for money. Paying $30 for steak that wasn’t cooked to order and didn’t come with some kind of salad or veg was disappointing. We won’t be back to eat and wouldn’t recommend it to others. We weren’t even offered any compensation for the delayed service - we shouldn’t have had to pay for the cocktail. Thanks

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Hello Lisa, i'm sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your experience here at Basalt. I have reviewed your transactions from that night and you wernt charged for the cocktail, only the glass of wine you had the the heinekens your sons had. Your son did mention he had dined on a previous occasion having the steak and asked we make sure he had plenty of fries as he felt last time he didnt get enough. We did send his medium to well sirloin to the table with a little extra to ensure he enjoyed the meal, we did ask upon payment if everything with your meals was enjoyed and he didnt mention being unhappy? I would like to offer you a chance to return and have a better experience here at Basalt if you would like to please contact me on [email protected] and i will arange a table reservation for you and your two sons. I apoligise for not hitting the mark on this occasion but I hope to leave you with a better impression in the future. -Basalt Managment

Responded On Thursday, 03 January 2019
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