Basalt

127 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014
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Monday - Friday - 12:00pm - Late
Saturday - 10:00am - Late
Sunday - 9:00am - Late

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Basalt

One of the original Monteith's bars in Auckland, Basalt is the gem of Howick Village. Situated on a sunny corner with an amazing roof top bar looking out onto the water.

A real local's bar, Basalt has that home away from home feeling, where you're looked after with great food, great beer and warm, friendly service. An excellent place for families, Basalt has a creative menu with favourites to please everyone, plus the innovative stonegrill dining.

Offering the full range of Monteith's beers on tap, including seasonal releases, an extensive wine selection bar tapas menu - you'll enjoy socialising with friends and family here. For relaxed, casual dining in a modern stylish setting, dine in Basalt's stylish restaurant, where a team of chefs create delicious meals, served with a smile.

Looking for a room with a view? Check out Gazebo, Basalt's roof top bar. With stunning views of Howick Beach beyond it is definitely the place to be on a Sunny afternoon.

Come and make Basalt your favourite local bar.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Good place

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Thank you for your comment. Be sure to spread the word!

Responded On Sunday, 22 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Fantastic breakfast and great service thank you!

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We thank you for your feedback and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us at Basalt.

Responded On Sunday, 22 September 2019
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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

No complaints! One steak was over cooked slightly, but acceptable. Good service. Enjoyable evening!

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We thank you for your feedback and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us at basalt.

Responded On Sunday, 22 September 2019
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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

We love dining in at Basalt. The team is always friendly when we go and the food is always amazing and cooked perfectly. We always go on a Mon or Tues as Basalt can get quite busy and loud from Thursday onwards as they are quite a popular restaurant in the area so if you want a bit of a chill time with family that’s probably the best time to go. We have a 2 year old toddler and it’s awesome because she likes to wonder around as soon as she’s had dinner and when it’s not busy the staff a great and very accommodating and let her wonder about and they would sometimes keep watch of her while hubby and I enjoy our dinner

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Thank you for your positive feedback Jacinta, we are glad to have made this impression. We look forward to having you around each week!

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

We enjoyed having our meal earlier and enjoyed every minute! Pepper source was fantastic! Good value for money!

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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our service Valerie. Thank you for your feedback on our pepper sauce. We really appreciate it!

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

TERRIBLE STAFF AND SERVICE. We were sadly very disappointied with our visit to Basalt. We went out for a nice anniversary dinner, but definitely did not enjoy our time. After being seated at a two person table that seemed like it had been added in haphazzardly that was half stuck out into the passageway where people were constantly walking back and forth and knocking the back of my head all evening, we sat there for an hour before anyone came back to see if we wanted drinks or to order any food. At this point when we ordered we had to ask for a drinks list as there was none on the table, this was brought to us, but then we had to wait to until after our entree's had been cleared before a staff member would take our drinks order, despite drinks and food being brought to the tables around us. At the end of our meal, whilst we were still enjoying our deserts, a member of your chef's team walked behind us, and belched loudly and then laughed. This was disgusting! The only staff member who seems to have any concept of service was a young man who seemed to take over our table after our mains and is obviously aware that customer service and experience is a massive part of hospitality, the rest of your staff NEED to learn from him!.

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We are awfully sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience here with us at basalt. We can assure you that this is not acceptable behaviour in our eyes either and we will do our best to ensure that we provide better service in the future. Thank you kindly for your feedback. We do appreciate it.

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

Great food, great vibe, great service.. cheers!

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You are welcome Lincoln! Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the feedback!

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

After a little confusion at the beginning on both sides we worked Figured it out the table sitting in the end. the service we got was really good friendly fast and the food was really nice too. Would definitely recommend thanks again for your great customer services.

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Thank you for your patience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. We appreciate the recommendation as well!

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

We had a lovely dinner last night. Each dish was nicely presented &the waitresses were very attentive with refilling our drinks!

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This is great to hear! Thank you very much for your response. We work hard to maintain this level of service so we appreciate the feedback.

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

The beef cheek was delicious but the pasta was flavourless and a big let down. Would go back great food and service but not the pasta again!

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Thank you kindly for your feedback Stephanie. We will be sure to take this on board and look forward to seeing you again!

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Excellent food and prices. Amazing atmosphere and no pressure from staff to eat quickly and leave. Throughly enjoyed our night and will be back.

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Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your time here with us. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Thank you so much. Everything was excellent. The food was amazing.

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This is great to hear Kathy! Thank you for letting us know :) We will continue to aim for a service of this standard.

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Good value.

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Thank you Rosalie!

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Hi there, usually Basalt is pretty good in terms of service , it’s just a pity we were forgotten most of the time last night at dinner service

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We are sorry to hear this! Thank you for your feedback though, we will take this on board. We strive to provide better service than this so we appreciate this response.

Responded On Wednesday, 18 September 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Great staff

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Thank you for your comment! We work hard to ensure that all staff behave in a professional and attentive manner.

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Good dining experience and relaxing atmosphere.

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Thank you for your response. We appreciate this feedback!

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Great lunch with wife and kids - excellent food and the kids were given cool little activity books - we all had a great time

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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us Jason. Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it!

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

The menu has changed for the worse, limited choice including poor quality steak

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We are sorry to hear that you do not like our new menu. Thank you for your feedback though. Do come in to try some of our drinks!

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Great that Rob phoned beforehand about gluten free not 100% guaranteed. Lovely waitresses with sense of humour. Fantastic food. Great visibility of rugby screens. Very noisy (Sat night rugby test on and later loud (but good) music) so hard to hear others talking at our table but great atmosphere if we had been in a more party mood :)

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We apologise for the noise, although we are glad to hear it did not completely ruin your evening. Thank you kindly for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again next time!

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Service was really great and food delicious

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Thank you very much Julia. We appreciate your feedback.

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

Thanku for a lovely lunch we thoroughly enjoyed everything we had I’d certainly recommend basalt to my friends and whanau the staff were really friendly and our food came out really quickly and was beautiful 😋😃

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Thank you for your kind words and for spreading the word about the service here at basalt. We look forward to seeing you and your whanau around!

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 17 August 2019

The Dragon Bites are fantastic!!! And I highly recommend the Garlic Mussels! 👌🏼

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Thank you for your feedback on our Dragon Babies. We appreciate your response and recommendation!

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

THE WINE LIST NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED AND ALSO HAVE BETTER QUALITY WINES AVAILABLE.

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Thank you for your feedback about our wine list Terence. We will pass this message on.

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Rob is a good character and makes the experience enjoyable. Food was yum. Super good value with being First table to.

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We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us at basalt. Thank you for your feedback :)

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Good service-good food

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Thank you for your comment John. We hope to see you again.

Responded On Thursday, 19 September 2019
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