86 Federal Streets,
(09) 363 7048
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Depot has been on my to-do list for ages and yesterday finally got the chance to go. It was packed and all the foodie stars were in attendance (Al Brown, Kyle Street and Sean Connelly) so keeping good company.
Managed to get a table outside after not too long. It was lunch, so we shared the ribs which were fantastic and the pulled pork sliders - both dishes perfect for sharing.
Must be said - coffee is fantastic too.
On this evidence I'll certainly be returning to Depot Eatery soon!
We went to Depot Eatery on Sat afternoon, I dont eat fish so would be a challenge for me, we decided to sit outside, got the menu, very very friendly staff!! we order chicken and steak.. what can i say.. AMAZING!!!!the presentation and the flavours were just incredible! The staff were always checking up on us, making sure we had drinks and food... Recommend it big time!! (even the noisy protest on the street didnt kill our great experience)A+++
Been to Depot at least a half dozen times but only in the afternoons - until this week! What a fantastic excuse for a breakfast meeting. The toasted muesli complete with summer fruit is a healthy indulgence if you dont want to go for the usual suspects - and coupled with great coffee, just another reason to head to Depot at all times of the day.
Great food, fantastic ambiance, tasty drinks, great service. Only downfall of Depot Eatery is the wait...so either head there for lunch, an early dinner or a late dinner. I've been three times already and will be going again soon. Love Depot's sliders.
Great Place, just down the road from my office. Went after work and even when we had to wait 45 minutes for our table, it was worthy. Depot Eatery is simple and tasty , great ambiance and cool deco.
Woah just amazing, best dinning experience I have had in Auckland matched only by my once brilliant visit to Vinnies. Depot Eatery is crammed yet you never seem to want for anything! There is always someone on hand to bring you a drink or some quick oyster!Food wise I have a big problem with the menu, I don’t have enough money or a big enough stomach to eat everything that I wanted so it was time to cull the list methodically whilst swilling a glass of Sav from the pump a la beer style. Oysters were first an I have to say these were the freshest and best oysters I have ever tasted. Just amazing and clean tasting, Al Brown himself says that oysters are his favourite and this passion shows in the raw quality of the oysters.I also ordered the meat board as a small size and when it arrived it was very clear that even the small is not really intended for 1 as it was really big however I knew I wouldn’t have any issues finishing it. The first thing that jumped out at me was it wasn’t just an antipasto platter with cured meats etc.; it had in house made items like the wild rabbit rillette. It was a rustic plate as was most of the food which suits the theme, I again didn’t have a negative thing to say, the rillettes were powerful and smooth and accompanied by some brilliantly cured European styled meats all made in NZ. In fact I liked the rabbit until I had it with the chutney which just enhanced the flavour even further. Big plate but nothing left!The next course was the bone marrow! My friend who met me afterwards asked why someone would eat that as it’s what she feeds her dog; ‘well’ I said ‘do you like butter? Do you like steaks?” Of course, “well imagine the best steak mixed with the softest butter and that what you have.” Mixed with the peppery salad and basted onto yet more bread and it was outstanding.Read more view Auckland reviews of Depot Eatery to find the best Auckland eateries then visit www.chefkevinblakeman.com for the full depot review and more!
I love this place! the worst thing about Depot Eatery is that everyone wants to go so it's so hard to get a table! But with good reason - the food is so tasty, and original, every time without fail, the fit-out is cool, and despite the staff looking a bit under pressure at times, the service is good. If you could book, Depot Eatery would be perfect.
I've been trying to dine at depot eatery at least three times in the last 4 months but every time it's a fail because it's been packed to the rafters.
Finally I had the opportunity last night and I can so see why it is such a popular eatery with punters and critics alike.
Great vibrant atmosphere and relaxed setting make sure it's a comfortable, low key dining experience.
Al brown has done such a fantastic job here and deserves the accolades he has received so far.
The food- its an experience in itself. We shared a variety of smaller plates with the lamb rack and prosciutto toastie real highlights.
Let's hope it isn't another 4 months before I get to enjoy the delights of depot eatery again!
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