Sunday: 10am - 10pm
Mon - Wed: 12pm - 10pm
Thurs - Fri: 12pm - 11.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 11.30pm
- Wheelchair Access
- Full Bar
A beloved bistro in the heart of Howick, Basalt the perfect venue for every occasion. Enjoy a family meal in the dining room, have a coffee catch-up by the fire place, or unwind with a drink on the rooftop bar. Nibble on gourmet bar snacks like baked camembert or indulge in a prime cut of sirloin, there’s something for every appetite and palate.
Food was great. However, we were overcharged on 2 bowls of fries which was disappointing and a Bundaberg ginger beer was charged at $6 50 which seemed a ludicrous price.
Food was okay but my steak was over cook
Great food and very friendly staff. Definitely will come back!
First time dinning in with my 3 kids, they loved the burgers, kaarage chicken, batted prawns along with the desert 😍 food size was really good, well worth your money. Staff were amazing, kept us comfortable and always asked if we needed anything. Definitely would come back soon . Thank you for a great evening
Friendly staff and great food!
Lovely food, good reasonably priced beer
One of the best restaurant in Howick.
Very disappointed with last nights meal. Have been to basalt many times and for special occasions quite often but last night wasn’t the best. Service was very slack, 4 out of 6 meals came out at once, waited 10 minutes for the last two meals (fish and chips) while a table behind us was served all four of there meals at once while waiting for our last two meals. Service was poor, seemed like such an effort from waitress asking for cutlery and tomato sauce. Food was very average for the price, red energy salad had about 4 pieces of kumara, mushroom gnocchi was more like a mushroom soup with chewy mushrooms and 5 pieces of packet gnocchi, mussels were also very average. Will definitely be trying somewhere new next time.
Great location and decor friendly staff great food
It's been several years that we've been dining at Basalt, since its early inception in Howick. I must say that the quality of the food has deteriorated a lot. I took my family for a dinner recently and ordered a Beetroot Salad for myself while my wife had the Steamed Mussels. The salad was simply a bunch of mescluns bunched up together with peaches, feta (i think) and nuts. No dressing whatsoever and it tasted like dry leaves. The mussels were atrociously smelly and were not fresh at all. Since it was our daughter's birthday we didn't want to cause a scene. Overall 2/10 dining experience. Sad but Basalt had better buck up.
The service was great, Jamie the server was excellent she always checked on us to make sure we needed anything and same with Zack I think was his name. Atmosphere is great and location too. The food was excellent, would definitely come back for more.
Very enjoyable, nice sea view from the garden bar and food was lovely
Excellent food and service provided.
Food was amazing. Did not take long to come after ordering. Great bar service, lady was great with our daughter and offered colouring paper and crayons. Great roof rop bar with views. Always a pleasure dining and wining at Basalt
Easy online booking. Friendly staff and great food
Lovely birthday meal.
Poor value for money, drinks were amazing but steak was a bad cut and chips felt like they were just brought out of the freezer
The ribs were amazing. Service was good, however only filled up water glasses once. Dumplings ordered were terrible. They seemed to have been fried in used oil and just tasted like they came out of the local fish and chips shop. Not worth 13 dollars. Beef burger patty was tasty, but over cooked and dry. Food was worth it as we had a discount, however wouldn't pay full price to eat here.
The pimms drink was so nice! Loved the fruit in it. The corn fritters were quite average - the chutney and the fritters had an odd sour taste, but the salad next to it went well & the fries were nice and crisp.
Great food. Adapted meals for my daughter with allergies😊
Basalt continues to impress us every time we visit, providing best service with friendly, professional staff and delicious meals. Cannot fault them.
Booked 4 people for lunch unfortunately my babysitter fell through last minute so I had to take my daughter. Was no problem they gave us a bigger table and still gave us the discount on her food even after I had said that I will pay full price for her. Food was great beast garlic bread ever! Will definitely be paying them another visit.
Food was a real highlight, we will be back
Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and we will definitely return.
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