Finding a good local place to eat around the Howick area can be troublesome as the good eateries either don’t open for dinner or the ones that do are mediocre. This was until I came across The Corner when I was browsing on Zomato. On Picton Street, just a couple of shops around Basalt, The Corner is open from lunch till late between Monday to Friday, as well as open from brunch till late on the weekends.
My friends and I decided to meet up for dinner on a lazy Saturday night and we managed to get the second to last table in the small dining area. With limited space, the vibe is more gastropub with the bar occupying a big section of the eatery. The concept of the menu is made for sharing and we ordered four dishes to share between three.
The gourmet fries with truffle parmesan salt, aioli and chilli jam is neatly served in a small wire basket and these were served hot and crispy. The chilli jam has just a hint of spice and is quite different from the traditional tomato sauce. The scallop of the day was served with crispy prosciutto, corn and diced tomato. Fat succulent scallops, perfectly cooked!
We left some room for dessert and opted for a small blueberry cheesecake and a large honey roasted nectarines with a mango and coconut mascarpone.
My friends and I really loved th vibe at The Corner. With friendly service, excellent food and plenty of off-street parking, I can see myself being a regular here!
The Corner | Location: 143 Picton Street, Howick