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Basalt

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127 Picton Street, Howick 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-533 0081
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10:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice ambience, especially the roof top. They have nice choice of beers. The food was amazing. Cannot ask more for the service.

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Thank Ramesh S
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother, grandmother and I were looking for somewhere to go for brunch this morning in Howick, and ended up in Basalt. The waitress was highly attentive - came outside very shortly after we arrived with menus, and at one point my grandmother knocked her water over and she came out with a cloth, extra napkins and poured more water... More 

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Thank nparkes13
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the choices available on the menu, it caters for everyone in the family. The cocktails are divine - that includes the non-alcoholic ones, which my son enjoyed very much.

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Thank Carlo En Charli... C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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202 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With three friends, I went for lunch on a weekday. We had booked thought it wasn't necessary for that time of day. The waitress quickly brought menus and water, and was back shortly afterwards to take a drinks order. There were special wines on a separate board, and we were offered a tasting if we wished. Two of us ordered... More 

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Thank Cadarnle
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A regular lunchtime catch up lunch for my daughter and I. The menu is constantly evolving with delightful additions - our last experience we thoroughly enjoyed the squid - so yum. Dining upstairs is our preference to watch the world go by - can recommend.

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Thank yeti99_10
1 review
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here on a Wednesday night for dinner and had a great time. Excellent food and service just a bit noisy with a large table next to us yelling across the table to each other.

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Thank 348dennisf
Auckland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My friend & I visit each week for lunch, always yummy. The smoked chicken salad is soooo tasty. I also particularly like the prawn soft shell tacos, very delicious. The staff we have got to know very well, in particular Shane the manager, a very special man

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Thank Karen B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Love this place, menu is changed frequently - never had a bad meal yet. Staff are eager to please and the food is lovely. Basalt have a great loyalty card system and one of my favourite places to eat in Howick.

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Thank Stephenie m
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The food is excellent but the service from the wait staff was excruciating slow. They need to have more staff working on busy nights.

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Thank Paul110969
new zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

How can you get breakfast this wrong?! Out of six meals not one was edible. Service was horrendously slow, staff were apathetic, tables and menu were sticky and dirty. And the coffee was very average. They couldn't even poach an egg! The acai muesli bowl was the worst! Served with a watery brown benign mush that resembled mushroom soup! Yuck!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Picton Street, Howick 2014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Howick
  • Phone Number: +64 9-533 0081

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?