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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 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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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Food was great and staff were attentive

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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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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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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Average experience all around. No mussles available despite being on the menu. Omelette was rubbery and tasteless.

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Hello Annemarie thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback, I am very sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your experience, I have passed this information on to our chefs. With it being the crazy season at the moment we have had some issues trying to get fresh mussels which I imagine would have been the case on new years eve. I apoligise for the dissapointment and hope you can return and have a better experience here at Basalt.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 January 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Great hostess.

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Thank you David I have passed this feedback on and she has recieved a $15 tip in her pay check for recieving great customer service feedback !

Responded On Thursday, 27 December 2018
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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Great food and service thank you

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Thank you Daniel for taking the time to leave us with your feedback ! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Basalt !

Responded On Thursday, 27 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Helpful, pleasant staff at a very busy time of year. Tasty brunch food. Loved the serving platters and plates.

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Thank you Sue ! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Basalt !

Responded On Thursday, 27 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Great service and good food. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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Cheers Eddy ! We look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Thursday, 27 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Thanks for a fantastic night, with amazing friendly service and delicious food

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

Responded On Thursday, 27 December 2018
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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Good food and hospitable wait staff.

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Thank you Jill, glad to hear we hit the mark for you on this occasion, we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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Visited On Monday, 17 December 2018

I had asked about vegan meals and booked stating vegans were coming. On the night the tofu had run out and that meal was unavailable. The portobello sandwich was not suggested by the waiter as it was only on the lunch menu. The chef was happy to provide it however. The sandwich, taco's and salad were all nice. Our other meals were good and I particularly liked the pork belly entree.

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Good Morning Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review. Im glad you enjoyed the vegan options we have avalaible here at Basalt. Unfortuanatly the tofu is a popular dish and on occasion we can sell out.We look forward to seeing you at Basalt again ! Merry Christmas.

Responded On Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Excellent experience

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Thank you Yvonne, we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

was a good range of different types of food on the menu. would like it if a little less expensive

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

Responded On Thursday, 27 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Service was fantastic you have an amazing staff on board A+. Corn fritters are the best - thank you

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Thank you for your feedback Nardia, we aim to provide every customer with an experience they enjoy so we look forward to seeing you again soon !

Responded On Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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