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.
Not the best experience at all. After receiving my starters which were average me and my friend had to wait up to 30 minutes for our mains even though other people who walked in after us were served first? We were the only brown people in the restaurant at the time and were served nearly last after other family’s had already been served, eaten and left. Also there was no check in from the waiters asking if we needed a top up of water or how the food went so we only got offered 1 glass of water and had to ask if we could get more. When I finally received my meal aswell it felt as if it was rushed as I ordered the chicken burger and it was burnt and completely tasteless. My friends pasta meal that she ordered was overly oily and it just wasn’t the best tasting meal. Unfortunately not a place I would recommend to someone else.
Good to be back after a few months and to be remembered. Good food as usual.
Great friendly service
We could not fault the service and friendliness of the staff who made us feel very welcome. We both enjoyed very tender steaks and the portions were ample. We will be back.
Waitress was very inappropriate, we walked out
Went to the Bottomless Brunch for the first time and was really fun. Great Music, good choices in drinks. Definitely go to it again. :)
great place to unwind - bar upstairs really adds value to this place and great restaurant service downstairs.
Apart from my friend thinking her pork belly was a little tough, it was great.
Service was really good with the staff being attentive despite being busy coming out numerous time for drinks and asking how the food was, food came out at a good pace with just the right interval time between starter and main. Selection on the menu was good, just enough tasty appetizers and mains Good atmosphere and even though busy you could easily talk to each other without shouting. Definitely well worth repeated visits too. Thanks Basalt and thank ur staff too.
One of our local eateries but somewhere we haven't been in a while. The atmosphere is always good, service was superb, food was good, creme brûlée very disappointing however. An enjoyable Fri eve out with friends.
Praveen was amazing and so was our waitress Tayla I think her name was for putting up with our huge table!!!
Super good food, super friendly staff and such a great, cozy atmosphere - especially in front of the fire place.
Was disappointed with the new menu - in the past have had some great meals but Saturday nights meal was not good and the restaurant smelled of cigarette smoke very off putting!!!
Food was great and service was awesome. From time to ordering to coming to table was very quick and efficient.
Bottomless dumplings is great! Definitely get your moneys worth :)
Great new menu - more fish choices would be appreciated though. Service was outstanding.
Very busy nite. Service was slow. We had to repeatedly ask for water as the waitress kept forgetting. We were not impressed with the main options so had a range of entrees to share. Squid, chicken, Halloumi & Pork belly bites. The squid was beautifully cooked but no Cajun on it. Karagge chicken and Halloumi were delicious. Pork Belly was sent back. it was all fat no meat. We were given a credit for this, no offer of replacement tho. Veges were extra crisp. A few more minutes cooking would have been better. Desserts were all delicious, good portions.
Great atmosphere. Restaurant was lovely and warm, with a nice fire going (was very wet and cold outside). Food was delicious.
We really enjoyed our lunch - thanks!
Great dinner experience. Great food and service.
Nice food, good friendly service.
Great food with generous helpings. Excellent service and great location.
The menu was very limited, very standard choices. The food tasted great but was very much casual dining rather than a place to go with family and friends.
Starters were great, good selection on menu