Cuisine: International, New Zealand, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

What could be better than whiling away the afternoon on Basalt’s rooftop deck, Monteith's beer in hand?

This sun-drenched gem in Howick Village is a real local’s bar, with a home from home feel and a regular line up of live music.

An excellent place for families or groups of mates, Basalt’s creative menu features all your pub favourites. Tuck into delicious sharing nibbles, mouthwatering meats, local seafood including green lipped mussels and hearty salads.

Feeling adventurous? Take your tastebuds on a journey of discovery with the ‘dragon babies’ menu, a selection of oriental-inspired small plates such as shiitake mushroom gyoza and popcorn prawns.

When it comes to drinks, you’re spoilt for choice. The entire range of Monteith’s beers are available, as are an excellent selection of Kiwi wines and killer cocktails.

Raise a glass to your new local!

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Basalt
127 Picton Street
Auckland 2014

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday 12pm - late
Saturday 10am - late

Phone: 09 533 0081
Website: joylab.co.nz/basalt

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Basalt
Location: Howick
Cuisine: International, New Zealand, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $30
Accepts:   Basalt accepts American Express

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Olivia Walker

Great food. Lovely service. Will definitely go again soon!

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Food was really good... steamed mussels were sold out but enjoyed the squid and scallops thoroughly! Love the asian flavours and crispy noodles. Lamb shank and steak was ok.

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Lincoln Cobham

Great food, great vibe, great service, cheers!

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Glennys Smith

Our meals were well presented & the waitresses were very attentive to refilling our drinks. We were very surprised with the brussel sprouts that were part of the scallop dish. All three of us don’t really like brussel sprouts but they were amazing!

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Really, really nice food. The ribs were sticky and well cooked without being dry, definitely some of the nicest ribs I've had lately. The curried beef cheek was also surprisingly tasty. Would absolutely recommend.

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Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food was great well prepared and well seasoned. Will definitely be back.

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Yum yum yum. This place has the yummiest food. The service is fantastic with very attentive staff.

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We had a lovely time dining here. Food was good but the service even better!!

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Carolyn Denton

Quick lunch before movies. Food was great , staff were friendly and helpful.

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Great tasting food, loved the menu, staff were super helpful and portion size was perfect

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Spacious dining area with good fireplace. Food was very well presented and cooked to expectations. Good selection range. Quite filling and decent size portions. Highly recommended.

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Claudia Burke

Great food and great vibe . Food came quickly and was well cooked too

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Super fun place to eat at! Food looked and tasted amazing and the staff were lovely

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Absolutely wonderful! We had a great meal and time. The chocolate cake was delicious.

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Fantastic atmosphere. Fantastic food. Highly recommended.

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Bobbie Ngauma

Super impressed by Basalt, service was super friendly and attentive, we were dining with a 5yr old and they brought out an activity book and crayons straight away which kept her entertained which was much appreciated lol - the food came out pretty fast once ordered and was super tasty and good sized portions - highly recommended AAA+++

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We arrived a little early but were seated right away. Food came quickly, mango smoothie was a bit slow to come out but was delicious so worth the wait. The beer battered chips were great as was the salt & pepper squid. Hubby enjoyed the beef cheek. Another consistently good Basalt experience.

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We made a last minute decision to head out for Sunday brunch and stopped in at Basalt. Rob and his team were excellent hosts. The food was well priced and our kids loved their special kids brunch menu. The roof top bar looks great for our next visit.

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Scallops amazing, squid delicious and bao buns yum! Torte finished off the meal perfectly. Staff friendly and very attentive. Loved this place and look forward to our next visit.

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Jenny Chandler

This was our first time booking via First Table and we had a great dining experience. The menu selection at Basalt had something for everyone, the seared scallops were excellent and so was the slow cooked beef cheek. Generous meal sizes and a great atmosphere.

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Our dining experience at Basalt was one to remember for all the right reasons! The food was tasty and cooked perfect! The customer service was spectacular and we felt like were really well taken care of. Will definitely be back!

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What a lovely meal I had at Basalt. The baked Camembert with honeyed nuts was to die for. I had Madras Beef Cheek as a main. I chose the small serving which was a perfect size and it was delicious. Lovely staff. What more can I say. I have recommended Basalt to three people since dinner last night. Fantastic. I will be back thank you Basalt

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Great atmosphere, attentive staff. Would recommend the pork belly bites and karaage chicken!

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Helen Rollo

Everyone in our group had a great dining experience at Basalt. Wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The steaks were cooked as requested and the pasta meal was delicious! Thanks!

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Highly recommend! The food is fantastic and the staff are amazing! Really enjoyed my meal and the service

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Rachel Bray

Great new menu, fabulous place to dine!

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Rachel Seow

I really enjoyed my meal, great service attentive staff. And food was lovely scallops as an entree and corn fritters large in size very fulling. Will definitely go back!

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Damon Ritai

Great breakfast out with the family. Prompt service and delicious food. Highly recommended thanks Basalt
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Rhiannon Smith

Great customer service to begin with..we ordered a lamb shank meal and pan fried fish with salad... absolutely delicious.

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Jess Monkley

Delicious food, yummy cocktails, fab service, and a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Basalt ticks all of the boxes for a midweek meal with friends. We will see you again soon!

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Excellent venue. Very friendly staff. Excellent food and service. Beyond our expectations. Will go there again.

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Olivia Walker

Great food. Lovely service. Will definitely go again soon!

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Food was really good... steamed mussels were sold out but enjoyed the squid and scallops thoroughly! Love the asian flavours and crispy noodles. Lamb shank and steak was ok.

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Lincoln Cobham

Great food, great vibe, great service, cheers!

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Beef cheek was delish but pasta a massive let down

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Glennys Smith

Our meals were well presented & the waitresses were very attentive to refilling our drinks. We were very surprised with the brussel sprouts that were part of the scallop dish. All three of us don’t really like brussel sprouts but they were amazing!

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Really, really nice food. The ribs were sticky and well cooked without being dry, definitely some of the nicest ribs I've had lately. The curried beef cheek was also surprisingly tasty. Would absolutely recommend.

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Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food was great well prepared and well seasoned. Will definitely be back.

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Yum yum yum. This place has the yummiest food. The service is fantastic with very attentive staff.

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We had a lovely time dining here. Food was good but the service even better!!

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Lennaine Pieterse

Was great!

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Carolyn Denton

Quick lunch before movies. Food was great , staff were friendly and helpful.

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Kayla Grant

Customer service was great. Staff checked on us a few times throughout our dining time.
Pork belly bites were awesome. The burger was standard, it was smaller than I initially thought. The steak was cooked well.
The staff had no concerns or issues with the booking being through first table.
I would definitely come back again and try something different

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Errol Keegan

Superb staff food and service

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Great tasting food, loved the menu, staff were super helpful and portion size was perfect

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Spacious dining area with good fireplace. Food was very well presented and cooked to expectations. Good selection range. Quite filling and decent size portions. Highly recommended.

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Claudia Burke

Great food and great vibe . Food came quickly and was well cooked too

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Super fun place to eat at! Food looked and tasted amazing and the staff were lovely

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Rovina Schofield

Food and service were excellent.

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Absolutely wonderful! We had a great meal and time. The chocolate cake was delicious.

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Fantastic atmosphere. Fantastic food. Highly recommended.

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Bobbie Ngauma

Super impressed by Basalt, service was super friendly and attentive, we were dining with a 5yr old and they brought out an activity book and crayons straight away which kept her entertained which was much appreciated lol - the food came out pretty fast once ordered and was super tasty and good sized portions - highly recommended AAA+++

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Steve Purcell

Great food and service. Can see why it is popular. Cheers

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Natalie Wilson

Overall pretty happy with my meal. Although I do wish they had more mains to choose from on the menu. Service was great too,

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Claire Redwood

We had a great time. The waiters were attentive, friendly and very helpful. The new menu was everything we hoped for. With delicious lamb and even tastier salads. The food was served up quickly and and was eaten just as fast. Basalt has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and we were very happy with the overall experience.

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We arrived a little early but were seated right away. Food came quickly, mango smoothie was a bit slow to come out but was delicious so worth the wait. The beer battered chips were great as was the salt & pepper squid. Hubby enjoyed the beef cheek. Another consistently good Basalt experience.

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We made a last minute decision to head out for Sunday brunch and stopped in at Basalt. Rob and his team were excellent hosts. The food was well priced and our kids loved their special kids brunch menu. The roof top bar looks great for our next visit.

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Our group of 4 had a great dining experience - food was good and service was great. We will no doubt return!

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Amelia Bell

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Sarsha Baker

Fantastic experience at our local to celebrate my Birthday. Thank you very much. Will be back of course

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Moana Tupou

Really enjoyed our dine in at the restaurant. Great family viber too. Kids were very excited about there desserts and colour books. Thank you

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Scallops amazing, squid delicious and bao buns yum! Torte finished off the meal perfectly. Staff friendly and very attentive. Loved this place and look forward to our next visit.

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good service-nice position-food excellant

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Great service and food, would go again

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Jenny Chandler

This was our first time booking via First Table and we had a great dining experience. The menu selection at Basalt had something for everyone, the seared scallops were excellent and so was the slow cooked beef cheek. Generous meal sizes and a great atmosphere.

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Albert Tang

great place, friendly service, good food, close by home

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Chloe Arkell

Excellent food and friendly service.

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The food were amazing and we loved ribs and steak. Chips in Basalt is always the best :) The service waa great and thank you for taking care of us. The seat in front of the heater was very cozy and all my family loves the space. I will be back for the brunch ;)

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George Chang

We went to Basalt on Saturday. Great atmosphere. Foods arrived promptly and were nice and fresh. Would definitely go back.

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Lovely staff and food

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Our dining experience at Basalt was one to remember for all the right reasons! The food was tasty and cooked perfect! The customer service was spectacular and we felt like were really well taken care of. Will definitely be back!

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What a lovely meal I had at Basalt. The baked Camembert with honeyed nuts was to die for. I had Madras Beef Cheek as a main. I chose the small serving which was a perfect size and it was delicious. Lovely staff. What more can I say. I have recommended Basalt to three people since dinner last night. Fantastic. I will be back thank you Basalt

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Kash Chitnis

Booked a table for me and a friend on a Thursday evening. They were busy for a Thursday rainy evening. The place had a good vibe, the crowd was great, surely looks like a local favorite. They have changed their menu recently, some of the dish descriptions were a bit confusing and we had to keep asking for what we would actually get. The salt and pepper squid was delicious, the Japanese style chicken was nice too. We ordered the schezwan tofu which was a bit bland, chicken pasta was just ok and finally the baked cheese cake was delicious. While paying we gave the manager our feedback on the tofu and she was quick to discount that from our bill and appreciated our feedback. Overall a really good experience and we’ll surely go back and try some more of their food.

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Nick Gill

Really well catered for the whole family (especially the kids), fantastic friendly service generous portions for the mains.

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Great atmosphere, attentive staff. Would recommend the pork belly bites and karaage chicken!

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Batter was over cooked otherwise enjoyed the whole experience great service lovely atmosphere

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Helen Rollo

Everyone in our group had a great dining experience at Basalt. Wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The steaks were cooked as requested and the pasta meal was delicious! Thanks!

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Highly recommend! The food is fantastic and the staff are amazing! Really enjoyed my meal and the service

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Rachel Bray

Great new menu, fabulous place to dine!

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Natalie Tuki-Samuels

Service was friendly and attentive and very good overall, even when they realised they’d run out of coffee beans they found a solution :) however the food was a little disappointing, not terrible just a little bland

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