This place is always busy, and you’ll realise why once you’ve visited. The Corner bar is cute & cosy, with a select food & beverages menu. The staff are really friendly, the vibes are chill & the live entertainment is also really good. They have a black board menu which changes regularly, as well as clipboards which seem to be a more permanent menu. The food is tapas style and on the more expensive side, but they absolutely nail it every time. The food is perfection, & consistently so each time we visit. We always get the chicken bites, polenta chips, cauliflower bites & the best - the chicken karaage steamed buns. I do not mind paying the higher price point to enjoy this little Howick gem. It’s definitely one to visit if you’re in the area!
Polenta fries with truffle mayo - crisp beautiful flavours. Scallops on a bed of carrot miso purée with ginger and I’m not sure what but it made my day. And hot spicy sriracha chicken thighs with blue cheese sauce. Executed to very high level and service is awesome!! Highly recommend with a pint of NZ Pale Ale
The Corner is a smaller establishment that seems most well suited for late afternoon or evening drinks and a bite to eat, as the style of tapas, service and layout seemed to be more geared toward this. For what we were looking for on the day, the food was a little lacking in finesse, though it was still certainly of good standard, their seafood seemed fresh and the menu was fairly interesting. While I visited with family, I could easily see myself coming back with a friend for some drinks. I have a feeling that my opinion might improve on second visit.
Such a great time especially when they have a live band! Chill atmosphere and amazing food! Been twice now and I have to admit I love how the specials menu changes but I do have my favorites and can't alway get em, e.g. Steamed chicken bun, and the goat cheese balls!!! SOOO GOOD!!
Such a lovely place to grab a bite to eat! It's quite small and cozy so I wouldn't recommend going at a busy time like Saturday night (unless you don't mind the rush!). What's unique about the Corner is that the menu is ever changing. They have a set menu which has all the basics like chips, wedges etc. But, they have 2 black boards which detail the currnent specials. We tried a variety of food as this restaurant is tapas style. We tried the shrimp taco, chicken karaage steam bun, spicy chicken bites, wedges and warm Nutella brownie. Every single dish was impeccable! I would love love love to go again to try other specials! Highly recommend
Great little spot and good looking menu boards. I found the portion sizes a little small for one considering how pricey it is. So we settled for a dessert platter. Mind you, if your with a pregnant woman, you might as well order one just for herself lol. The staff are nice, although I saw a lot of them eating at the bar while we were eating our own. I have worked quite a bit in hospitality and I know all too well that eating on the job in front of customers isn't a good look. Apart from that, it was a nice experience.
The Corner is by far my favorite place to eat in Auckland and I go there often with my partner - the only time I've not had a stellar experience was on a Friday night as the place can get very loud and crowded (popular place!) so if you're only there for the food, 'off peak' is nicer. Food is always high quality with great presentation and the menu changes regularly so there's always something different when you come. Food is generally little tapas sharing plates so it's good to try a few things they have on offer. Staff are always friendly and humorous! Highlight dishes for me recently were the salmon sashimi with coconut yoghurt, chicken tenders with tequila and lime and you can never go wrong with their gourmet fries.
Came here for lunch and I am happy with the 3 for 2 deal! I had the teriyaki salmon steam bun which was refreshing as it has coriander and ginger; soft shell crab was alright as the batter was soggy and thick; loved the kingfish taco; and the scallop with blue cheese puree was above average. Overall the food was 4.5/5 and the service was excellent- 5/5.
What a great little place. Tapas style menu that is pretty gourmet. Changes regularly. Great selection of cocktails and beers. The service was fantastic. Super friendly staff and a great place to lose a few hours. Will definately be back.
Decided to come here for lunch, and very satisfied with our meal! Great little place in Howick for Tapa style food, made to share! We ordered the calamari, fries, sriracha chicken bites and a prawn and pork sesame toast. Loved each and everyone of the dishes we ordered. Calamari was beautifully done, although must be eaten quickly or it'll get rubbery. Fries were well done, chilli jam was delicious. Sriracha chicken was goooood, chicken cooked well, grilled most likely and heavily drenched in sriracha sauce 😍 the blue cheese really worked well with the chicken! Love love love! And lastly the prawn and pork toast was really good, it's definitely savoury, I'm a lover for savoury! Menu is interesting and appetising, I'll definitely be back for more to sample more things in the menu. They do a great lunch special of three dishes for the prices of two! Friendly and attentive staff, love the atmosphere of this place. Modern decor, highly recommend and will be back to sample more things on the menu!
Had an amazing dinner here! Loved the tapas style meals - means you can try a little bit of a few things. Perhaps a bit more choice on the menu would be good, but otherwise a fantastic dining out location!