Cornerstone Pub

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Cornerstone Pub

The Cornerstone Pub has a distinct European theme providing a relaxed, upmarket atmosphere along Taurangas prestigious strip, The Strand.

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Welcome to Cornerstone Pub, The Strand, Tauranga

Cornerstone boasts outstanding views of the Tauranga harbour and is at the heart of Tauranga's nightlife with an array of Bars and Restaurants along the Strands water front. We are also only 2 minutes walking distance from several of the cities newest hotel and apartment complexes.

Opening from 10am till late on week days and 8.30am till late on weekends, Cornerstone has something for everyone. Come in and enjoy great food at pub prices, after work drinks with your crew or a great night of live entertainment, there's always something happening at the Cornerstone.

Our outdoor area is second to none and a great spot to catch lots of sporting action on our outdoor screens. So for those looking to soak up a few rays or basking in the atmosphere of Tauranga's outdoor nightlife, then Cornerstone is the place for you.

The Cornerstone Pub is located in the sunny Bay of Plenty and situated in Tauranga at 55 The Strand.

Cornerstone Pub are proud sponsors of Bay Of Plenty Steamers, Mt. Squash Club, Cornerstone Netball Team, Bone Rangers & Old Blues Football teams, Crossfit National Teams Competition, and proudly support local schools, sports clubs and charities.

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Cornerstone Pub

55 The Strand

Tauranga

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Cuisines

  • Continental

Approx. Cost

NZ$60 for two people

foodie index 3.2

Alister McLeod

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Rated 1

“Incredibly rude -- crooked -- please don't waste your time or money here!” After dinner at a restaurant I stopped in for a quiet drink with friends. I was holding my doggy bag from the restaurant to take home. The security guard/bouncer, a completely obtuse and obnoxious man, said he would "kick me in" if he caught me eating it!? From the outset, I clearly explained that I had no intention of doing this. We bought drinks and the bouncer kept trying to take our glasses away after we'd just bought them, like we wouldn't notice and would then have to buy more! It's a racket, corrupt, and he was incredibly rude. Not to mention putting his fingers inside the glass to remove them but not even asking if we were finished! The girl at the bar didn't even care when I talked to her about it. Please, PLEASE, go elsewhere.

Jamie Holster

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Rated 1.5

Probably the worst experience I have had in years, the food was on point, delicious. The service wasn't even on a scale. Took a whole hour to get our plates removed from the table and tried to get a 3rd drink and was refused. The 2nd drink I was scrutinized about whether I had ordered food and how many drinks I had. One of our fellow diners went up to order a second drink and was also redused. All after our group had spend nearly $300 on meals. We where told "sorry by abiding by the law" and that alcohol in large amounts where not to be served on Easter. The way it was all gone about was wrong and we were all left disappointed in the lack of service.

Keith

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Rated 1

To whom it may concern. The Cornerstone Pub Tauranga Review. On Saturday evening (25th March) me and several others had been out at the races and afterwards thought ‘let’s have dinner out downtown’ experience the night life etc. People asked me ‘where is good place to go’ having been a Tauranga local for several decades and being brought up in Tauranga. I said I knew this place called the Cornerstone Pub – which for many years prior has been a great band venue and my experiences/memories there were great. We duly arrived at about 6-630pm and ordered several food platters and some drinks to accompany such. We were having a great time until a security person started his shift there, it would seem. He went about clearing tables and chairs and appeared to be eyeing our table and the people at it constantly. He approached one of our guests to advise that one of us (the person who so happened to be the director of a successful national business with connections to high profile business leaders in Tauranga) appeared to have too much to drink and he should have some water. Without incident we supplied him with water and continued about our evening but at the same time were a tad bewildered as to why he had been singled out too – he wasn’t that drunk at all just laughing and having a great time. Not long after I noticed that there were several security folks eyeballing us and continually walking over and around the area with their arms crossed and ‘spying at us’ continuously. This made me feel very uneasy and to say the least quite threatened. I took it upon myself to ask to speak to the duty manager on at the time and if I could have a private word about how we were feeling at this stage. One of the security guards (the main perpetrator) came right up beside us, again with arms crossed and a stern look. I asked if he could leave us please, and he replied with, “I’m protecting my manager!” – A comment which again made me feel as though I had been profiled to be a danger to people. I asked him to leave again and he became obstructive until his manager said ‘its ok’ - he never left actually, instead stepped a few feet away and another of my party started to ask him why he was being so threatening and intimidating. He said it was his job to be and that we were causing a problem!!!! I then queried the duty manager why the security did not intervene earlier when a drunk person from outside the bar was asking for cigarettes and a drink – we had kept telling him to leave us alone and eventually when he figured out none of us were going to supply the cigs and drink he left – not without a verbal slanging match at us – calling us all sorts while we sat there in awe of his behaviour towards us when we were actually inside the pub surrounds. Nice to see security avoid these situations ay!! I also queried why women’s bags were being searched prior to entry and where the signs were to inform patrons this was to be expected – no signs existed at all. They said they were checking bags for alcohol and drugs?! I mean really!! I worked 12 years in acute mental health and can spot drug users a mile off – perhaps better training is needed – or assume people are innocent until proved guilty or otherwise and when already inside your premises first and foremost – that is a far better policing than assuming everyone is a drug user or smuggler of booze prior to entry!! I also asked why there was a 1metre gap as the entrance when it was filled with 3-4 security people so people were essentially accosted with a security review prior to entering – I said this was not very inviting and if there was a cover charge to enter then I could understand. It seemed to me that the security team were more interested in talking to the girls and checking their handbags than males who were waiting to get in also. They were polite to the ladies and quite rude to the men! I advised the duty manager we were leaving as we simply felt threatened, intimidated and made to feel like trouble makers. I said we were merely having a laugh and enjoying ourselves, other folks at the tables adjoining had also enjoyed the lark and laughs too and even hugged us as they left, so it wasn’t anything upsetting to other patrons. I was left embarrassed to have taken some high profile business people to a pub I thought was a good one, or one I had previously spent many a great night at. The duty manager didn’t seem to care at all, wouldn’t provide the owners name to complain to and the security certainly had a very stand over presence and quite the sexist, bullish angle to their behaviour. I wondered why on earth they had singled us out – we were all well-dressed in suits and shirts, had spent a lot of money for our food and drinks and certainly all of us were not that drunk that it was a problem for anyone. We had bought food too to ensure that we were all of a socially acceptable level of sobriety. We duly moved to another pub – The Phoenix, where we were treated like kings and the service was awesome to say the least, it was a complete flip side to the treatment we had had earlier. I will never go to the Cornerstone Pub again and I will certainly be making sure that as many people I know hear of our experience of it too. I will be posting this blurb to my entire network both on facebook, linkedin, and every email contact. It’s not a place someone can go for a good time – unless you want to be made feel like a piece of shit, for want of more accurate description. My brother took a video of the scene too and when shown to various friends and family in Tauranga it’s safe to say we were all taken back with the sheer abhorrent behaviour displayed by so called ‘professionals’. Food for thought huh! This experience certainly made our night in Tauranga one to forget, or one to remember for all the wrong reasons. Thanks Tauranga/Cornerstone pub for showing my guests how backward and uninviting it is. Perhaps we should post this video to youtube/facebook too? Seems that social media is the way forward exposing these goons and thugs called security! To summarise, the security team there are bully’s, sexist, threatening, intimidating, assume all people/patrons are criminals, treat people with the same ilk that cattle get and their knowledge of rules and regulations within tourism and hospitality is severely lacking. They are not the type of people who give tourism and/or hospitality in Tauranga a good name. As someone who grew up in Tauranga, has worked for the i-site, and has a Tourism/Marketing degree I am both ashamed and appalled. Thanks Tauranga…sure has changed since I last lived there.
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