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 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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Thank you for your comment about our food. Be sure to spread the word :)

Responded On Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Visited On Monday, 11 November 2019

Amazing food

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Responded On Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

I was very excited about visiting...food was average for prices nothing stood out for me or who want to visit again to try, Disappointing.

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We are very sorry to hear that your experience here with us at Basalt did not meet your expectations. Thank you for your feedback, we will be sure to take this into consideration.

Responded On Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Good honest steak and chips served with a hearty sauce. We both enjoyed our meals, drinks and service. No hesitation in recommending Basalt. The only thing which became clear upon arrival the First Table deal was valid for dining down stairs only - I was slightly envious of those upstairs basking in the sun enjoying the views of the Gulf but soon passed with the perfect dining company.

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Thank you for your response about our service here at Basalt. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Apologies for the lack of clarity around the first table booking! We will be sure to take this feedback on board.

Responded On Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Great evening for our office. Friendly and relaxed, overall great job Basalt, Thanks

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Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us at Basalt. Be sure to spread the word :)

Responded On Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Food and drink were satisfactory, however it would be ideal if customers were able to sit where they pleased.

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We appreciate your feedback. There are seating restrictions regarding the terms and conditions of the "first table' booking deal, but usually you should find that you may sit where you like. If you have a particular request in future, please let us know so that we can accommodate for it :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Fish was a bit tasteless. Ribs were good Overall meals a bit costly for what they were

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Thank you for your feedback. We will be sure to take this on board!

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Monday, 21 October 2019

We had a fantastic lunch at Basalt. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and hope to be back soon.

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Thank you for your feedback about your experience here with us at Basalt. Please let your friends and family know! We look forward to seeing you again :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

We really enjoyed our night, food was amazing and service was really good will definitely come back again.

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Thank you for your feedback about your experience here with us at Basalt. Please let your friends and family know! We look forward to seeing you again :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Food and service was really great!!

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Thank you for your feedback on our food and service here at basalt! It is great to hear that our hard work is paying off. Be sure to spread the word :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Good location and great food

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Awesome to hear! Be sure to spread the word :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

We had a great visit, the food was yummy and the staff were awesome

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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us at Basalt. Thank you for your feedback on our service and food. Be sure to pass on the message to your friends and family :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

The food was delicious, the service was brilliant especially for a large party of kids and adults. The staff went above and beyond with the kids and were prompt with their food. Would definitely recommend.

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We are pleased to hear that you were happy with your experience here at Basalt. Your feedback is much appreciated and we will continue to aim for such standards!

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Was great, thanks Basalt

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No, thank YOU! Be sure to spread the word :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

The mains were a complete let down. Nothing like they used to be, pretty disappointed.

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We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meals. Thank you for your feedback. Please let us make it up to you with another visit to try our new menu!

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Loved the food and the blonde waiter was super lovely thanks for a great experience (:

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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us at Basalt. Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you next time :)

Responded On Wednesday, 06 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 October 2019

Seated us somewhere warm on a cold night...nice setting...food and service was great...excellent value for money...would definitely go back

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We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us at Basalt. Thank you for your feedback. Come in to try our new menu :)

Responded On Thursday, 24 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

The chicken salad is one of the best salads I've had. Great service, would recommend

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Thank you for your feedback on our chicken salad! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us at basalt. Please be sure to spread the word :)

Responded On Tuesday, 01 October 2019
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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

As we had a First Table booking we had a table near the front door where it was quite noisy and windy. We asked for a quieter table but were declined as we had a First Table booking. The food was good as usual, however once the place got a bit busy, the service declined. We got up ourselves to order our dessert.

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Thank you for your feedback about our service here at Basalt. We will take this on board and be sure to improve.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 October 2019
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Visited On Friday, 27 September 2019

Beer way too expensive. Also ribs portions small and cut up in quite small rib portions. Mains menu has too much seafood.

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We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here at basalt. Thank you for your feedback, we will be sure to take this on board.

Responded On Tuesday, 01 October 2019
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