The heart of Howick for over two decades, Basalt has become our locals’ home away from home. Our great food, beverages and warm, friendly service have built our reputation as a favourite for gatherings of all occasions, be it a Friday afternoon drink or once a year get together. Located on a sunny corner and boasting bi-fold doors and rooftop bar, Basalt is the ideal spot for your next event, rain or shine.

From your mates birthday to slick work parties, there are memories ready to be made (or forgotten, as appropriate). Our functions team are free of charge, free of hassle - ready and able to sweat the small stuff so you don’t have to.

Plus, for every $10 you spend get $1 back as StarSocial StarPoints*, redeemable at any StarSocial local across Aotearoa’s North Island.

Still have questions, or want to pencil in a booking? Spare us a few details below and we’ll come right back to you.

*StarSocial rewards terms apply.

Our Spaces

Full Gazebo

Situated on the top floor of Basalt, this open-air rooftop bar has 180-degree views of the Howick skyline with a superb indoor / outdoor feel. Park up on our surrounding deck, the best spot in Howick to people watch, enjoy a lazy summer afternoon bite or sip on a cocktail as you watch the sun go down. All events for 40 – 60 guests can enjoy the use of our TV screen, your own cordoned off area and personalised service from the bar.


Our bright and cosy semi-private restaurant comes complete with a fireplace at its heart, perfectly balanced by the energy and atmosphere from the main bar nearby. Naturally forming a well sectioned off area taking up half of the restaurant, this space can be tailored to suit any dining occasion, including small, intimate wedding receptions.

Download Our Function Pack

Thanks for your interest, a member of our events team will be in contact shortly. In the meantime, you can view an event pack HERE

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Still have questions, or want to pencil in a booking? Spare us a few details + we’ll come right back to you.

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Want $1 Back For Every $10 You Spend?

Join StarSocial & earn 10% back as StarPoints with every order, redeemable on food and drink at over 50 bars, pubs & restaurants across the North Island.

  1. Download the StarSocial app from the links below.
  2. Verify your account
  3. Scan your ID in the app or provide your phone number to staff before paying to earn StarPoints.