Northern Steamship Co. BrewBar
Auckland City 09-374 3952
- Mon – Sun 11:30am – Late
- Live Music
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 150
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
The Steamship is a big beautiful public house with very smooth surrounds to wind away the hours. The perfect place to relax after work, to start your night off, or to kick on through.
The Northern Steamship Co. Brewbar is downtown in the middle of the Britomart precinct on the corner of Quay and Gore Streets. Located in the 130 year old headquarters of the Northern Steamship Co., inside you can try one of the 9 Macs brews we have on tap, all individually chilled to beer perfection, and enjoy lunch, dinner or food to share anytime off our great menu.
As it gets dark we have some of the top DJs in the city play every Friday and Saturday nights, from Jason Eli to Rose Alice and live music on Thursday from the likes of Acoustic Eli and Issac from the Opensouls, plus all the good sport porn you could want on the big screens.
The big, beautiful Steamships purpose is to look after your every need, kind of like a cruise ship, but without all the blue rinse and shuffleboard.
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Quirky decor which is a visual delight with so much to take in. Loved the eclectic mixed of furniture.
We ordered the dessert platter and that was just amazing. The sticky date pudding was a favourite.
Service was great! Really friendly. We had a few different people serve us, all of them had some humour on board while we were asking questions and made some good suggestions.
Awesome atmosphere welcoming a real variety of people from families to blokey blokes watching rugby. Beautiful interiors, and of course the amazing food. I hope to be back soon.
Some of the art we thought was a bit weird (the “sholphin”) but the big bookshelves and the upside down lamps were really cool!
From the circular, ceiling high book shelves, to the amazing split photographs framed behind the bar… and the upside down lamps stuck to the ceiling!
The food was excellent. The salted chilli calamari was the best calamari I can remember having, and made me realise that calamari is not supposed to be chewy at all. When you bit down into it, it was all flavour, and no effort.
Tempura prawn cones were also amazing – though when we first saw them, we thought they’d done them ‘wrong’ – as they looked to us like they’d been done in normal-old Kiwi fish & chips batter. But that was only until we actually tasted them. They were delicious. Loved the dips with them too.
We were practically forced (well heavily encouraged) into ordering the fries because it was Good Friday, and, they were strict on ‘no substantial meal, no drinks’. Fair enough. But we wished we’d ordered more calamari instead. The chunky chips were tasty in their potato skins though – just a little too filling for us.
The favourite hit wine of the night was the Te Whare Ra Tonu (I think), which apparently is a blend, including their famous Gewurtz (my personal favourite wine ever). Really really beautiful.
Excellent service. We had to ask twice for them to bring my second wine… But when we went to pay at the end, (and without us complaining at all), they didn’t charge us for our 3 scoops of delicious icecream (which they had put together for me specially, as there was no icecream on the menu). Hence were REALLY impressed by the service.