Basalt

127 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
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Sunday: 10am - 10pm
Mon - Wed: 12pm - 10pm
Thurs - Fri: 12pm - 11.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 11.30pm

Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Full Bar
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About Basalt

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.

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 22 January 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Food was okay but my steak was over cook

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Great food and very friendly staff. Definitely will come back!

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

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

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Friendly staff and great food!

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

Lovely food, good reasonably priced beer

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Visited On Friday, 10 January 2020

One of the best restaurant in Howick.

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Visited On Monday, 06 January 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Great location and decor friendly staff great food

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

Very enjoyable, nice sea view from the garden bar and food was lovely

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Excellent food and service provided.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

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

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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Easy online booking. Friendly staff and great food

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Lovely birthday meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

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

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Great food. Adapted meals for my daughter with allergies😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Basalt continues to impress us every time we visit, providing best service with friendly, professional staff and delicious meals. Cannot fault them.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

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.

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Visited On Monday, 18 November 2019

Food was a real highlight, we will be back

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and we will definitely return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Great food

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Responded On Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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