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127 Picton Street, Howick 2014, New Zealand
+64 9-533 0081
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank verityrussell
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go for dinner after a movie at the Monterey Cinema just down the road. We got there about 9pm and the place was humming - impressive for a wet and windy Tuesday night. Despite the weather we opted to go upstairs where it was a bit quieter. The tables near the clear drop down awnings were a... More 

Thank Windyindy007
Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazzzzing service fab food staff attentive with really stunning views to the sea. drinks great to with a nice choice of cocktails.

Thank Ali-Henrik
Auckland, New Zealand
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We visited Basalt on a whim and were not disappointed. The food is great and the vibe good. The top floor deck is a great place to chill out and have a casual lunch. My daughter loves the steak and the burgers are good.

Thank OffroadAdventurer
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Solid food, very good environment esp. upstairs, service can be a little slow when busy but a great place with great food. Highly recommend their Tapas platter.

Thank Cindy H
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We've been here for brunch twice now. The food is excellent and service is great. I highly recommend the Breakfast Tacos. Give it a shot!

Thank BluesTraveller82
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

came here for a catch up with a friend. great place for drinks and chit chats. staff was friendly and efficient. recommend sitting upstairs.

1 Thank Suelow15
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I'll come here anytime if I can have the Scallops. But they seem to do any of their seafood particularly well. Always consistent and good value for money.

Thank jkd533
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342 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The food and service were good but for some reason I was expecting it to be better. The menu items were quite different like the zucchini spaghetti with smoked tomatoes and it was all presented nicely. The lamb was good but felt like it was missing something. Food was nice and the service was good so might try it again.

Thank Acineto
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Will not be going back here in a hurry. Looks like a nice place but service and food is poor. Waitress forgot my wife's order and then they quickly put something sub standard together. I ordered seafood platter expecting real seafood as per menu, ended up with some deep fried battered crap, that probably came out of a John West... More 

Thank Kesh D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?