Basalt

127 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
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Opening Information

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 Sunday, 09 August 2020

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Good to be back after a few months and to be remembered. Good food as usual.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Great friendly service

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Waitress was very inappropriate, we walked out

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Went to the Bottomless Brunch for the first time and was really fun. Great Music, good choices in drinks. Definitely go to it again. :)

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

great place to unwind - bar upstairs really adds value to this place and great restaurant service downstairs.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Apart from my friend thinking her pork belly was a little tough, it was great.

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 July 2020

Praveen was amazing and so was our waitress Tayla I think her name was for putting up with our huge table!!!

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Visited On Monday, 20 July 2020

Super good food, super friendly staff and such a great, cozy atmosphere - especially in front of the fire place.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

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!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

Food was great and service was awesome. From time to ordering to coming to table was very quick and efficient.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 July 2020

Bottomless dumplings is great! Definitely get your moneys worth :)

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Visited On Thursday, 16 July 2020

Great new menu - more fish choices would be appreciated though. Service was outstanding.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Great atmosphere. Restaurant was lovely and warm, with a nice fire going (was very wet and cold outside). Food was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 July 2020

We really enjoyed our lunch - thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 10 July 2020

Great dinner experience. Great food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 July 2020

Nice food, good friendly service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Lovely staff

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Great food with generous helpings. Excellent service and great location.

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Visited On Monday, 06 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

Starters were great, good selection on menu

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