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.
Our waitress Grace was wonderful and friendly, awesome service! She deserves a big tip :)
Our waitress Emma was great, very helpful and friendly.
Atmosphere was great seating arrangements and space is perfect for getting around tables, half the menu wasn’t available due to delivery issues which made it hard to order, service was ok hard to have a conversation with your group when being interrupted multiple times, we felt rushed to order due to the waitress coming to our table multiple times and found the price of food high considering we had limited options to choose from the menu.
Amazing service and really yummy food! Basalt has blatantly picked up their game since there has been new management. It’s now out fav local again!!
Food was great and the bottomless burger package was a real win with our group. Staff are super helpful and friendly. The upstairs dining area is way too crammed and we were unable to leave our table to get to the loo or bar easily at all. The super loud and left everyone up there yelling over eachother.
Very pleasant night and real good value for money staff especially young lady serving us very good thank you highly recommend this event and venue.
The staff was super friendly and helpful.
Fantastic, great service and food.
Excellent service and food was amazing. Thank you
We loved the staff !!! Brooklyn and Sam were amazing and the dj tanks for the great day
Love going to Basalt. The staff are always amazing and the food is consistently great. Will definitely be back
Great place for lunch
We had a lovely evening. Sharny was friendly and incredibly understanding of us being late for our booking. Food was delicious! The 3 cheese ravioli was devine. We will definitely be back
Thumbs up for Salmon dish. I wouldn't recommend coffee though.
The family quiz night was fantastic. I hope there will be another one soon! Friendly service. Some salad or carrot sticks, etc, would be appreciated to go alongside the kids' fish n chips meal.
Great food, Great service. We fully enjoyed lunch there. Definitely we will visit again.
We went to the restaurant with our friends for dinner on Saturday. Our waitress was very helpful to take care of our orders and any other needs. Food was well presented and of high quality. One of our guests found that his lamb rack was still frozen inside even though the outside was grilled. The food was quickly replaced to his satisfaction. On a busy evening we and our guests felt we were well served and the restaurant met most our needs.
I know Basalt was very busy last night but the service was bad and the food was not much better. I asked for a kids menu which never arrived. My meal was cold, burger not tasty,pork belly - crackling not crisp and rice was tasteless and soggy. Waitress had to be called several time before coming to our table. Usually service and food is great but last night was certainly a letdown.
We tried the Salmon, and Beef Rib eye steak, it was delicious! Even the Veges were great 👍🏽
Good service and ex food especially the salmon and sauce. Just thought the music was a fraction loud.
We had an enjoyable lunch on Sunday as there are not too many customers around. Presentation of food were good and of good quality. The service is a little bit slow later on as there are a bit more customers around then. The room is a bit stuffy as it is a warm afternoon. More ventilation is appreciated
Great meal, great staff. Really generous proportions. Lovely evening out. Thanks
If you have large bookings for upstairs you should have umbrellas for sunny days as it can be very hot sitting and eating in the sun
Service rating is for the beautiful young man who served us upstairs ONLY. I was completely embarrassed when I arrived with my date on my birthday and was given a table for 2 right by the entrance door where people pay upon leaving and this is when downstairs wasn't full at all. When booking I had asked if upstairs was available for us to be seated. There wasn't even a table set aside for us. I had to ask the waitress if we could go upstairs. My date had to go upstairs and separate a table for us. It was terribly unclassy especially when I had made a booking. Waitress downstairs was so nonchalant about it. We will not be returning. PS: I recommend putting a mirror in the women's bathroom upstairs.
Lovely meal; great service from Brooklyn. Restaurant was full and very noisy initially (6.30 - until about 8.30pm) but overall it was a very enjoyable evening.