Recent reviews

1 year ago

Such a nice place for a Sunday brunch. I have been here many times before for dinner but never for brunch. The upstairs garden bar was a lovely touch serving food and drinks. The menu had a good variety of food to choose from and came out reasonably quick. The food was delicious with great portion sizes. Would definitely recommend if your looking for a nice place to eat in Howick!

2 years ago

Amazing Father’s Day lunch today; been half a dozen times before but not for a few years and service still great; food amazing; didn’t like the new garlic bread from the one they used to have; pumpkin seeds and pine nuts on top we’re not required and definitely needed a nice Morrish dip on the side; hot bread always goes well with nice dips; other than that my parents had a great first experience and would love to do dinner there sometime; thanks again for a great lunch all in all 😊

2 years ago

Went to dinner on the 10th of August with my companion. Place was in full swing. Got seated right next to a fireplace which was a plus as it was a tad cold on that night. The waitresses were very attentive and lovely. For starters, I originally wanted to get the chowder but they ran out so we got scallops and mussels instead. Scallops were off the charts delicious. The mussels were on the salty side for us but overall impressed with the portion and the flavors. For main, we got the small rigatoni and the steak with parsnip & carrot mash. The pasta was a major let down as it seems like it wasn't packed with flavors other than the tomato sauce which to me was extremely acidic. I didn't even finish the bowl. The steak was lovely but small. Cooked just right. The mash was more carrots than parsnips. The star of the dish was the mushroom sauce. Beautiful, beautiful sauce. Overall, our night was lovely. Atmosphere was bustling but relaxed at the same time. Unfortunately the food was not up to par for us. Thank you anyways for the lovely service.

Basalt Bar, Howick
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127 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland
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