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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Went in for a couple of drinks and a snack with the team before going out. All three staff I encountered including the manager seemed offended customers were arriving. Downright rude staff. None would get a job with me due to their attitudes.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 August 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a meal during our stopover in Auckland, had read how popular it was, and were happy to be seated on arrival, could see it was a busy place, the food was excellent, enjoyed the charcuterrie, then went for the pork hock, the...meat slid off the bone, and the side of broccoli was delish, then because the desserts we saw looked so yummy we went for a dessert each too, so so delicious! Great service by the young waiter we had too, could see they were on their toes. Would def be backMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Going to Auckland is a real treat as you never know what you’ll encounter. This was my first time at The Depot and it didn’t disappoint. We enjoyed a selection of oysters followed by bone marrow and some beef eye fillet. Superb lunch and would...definitely go back.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

Good food, good atmosphere. Menu doesn’t appear to have changed for a while as we be been here a few times in the past. But service was diabolical. Staff appear to be trainees, each time we go there there’s new staff, no greetings, no hello,...no thankyou s, no ‘how was your meal’, nothing. It’s not as if the place was busy, was there at 5pm on a Monday. Maybe train your staff on customer service.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 31 May 2021

My fiancée and I went to Depot to celebrate our recent engagement, as it is our favourite restaurant in Auckland. We were looked after exceptionally well by the manager Brennen and his team - definitely the best service I have ever experienced. And the food...and wine were excellent too! Such a great place!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 May 2021

good selection of tasty sharing dishes , you don't go here to talk or for a romantic evening. it is cramped and buzzing always full but the food is good.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 26 April 2021 via mobile

Was my best meal for a long long time loved the snapper sliders and platters will be back a great vibr

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

The breakfast menu is limited to three items but the breakfast doona ( bacon and egg sandwich) is the bomb - and that is all I need. Being on a business trip, it’s fast, delicious and convenient. Easy charge back to the room at Sky...City. It’s my happy place before the start of a crazy day of meetings.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 9 February 2021

The hard part is deciding what you are going to eat, just as well everything is best shared. The snapper sliders are a must have, you must try them!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 February 2021 via mobile

Wow, hadn't realised this was a predominantly seafood restaurant until we were seated. I am not a big seafood fan! Great service promoted the non seafood dishes and convinced us to stay. We shared the pork hock and heirloom tomato salad! Delicious and ample for...both of us. This place ticked all the boxes. A lovely evening.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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30 October 2017|
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Response from ghousbey | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you mean, can my toddler run around, then no. However, if they sit with you, then I would think that would be fine. I think there was a family with a toddler and one in a pram on the day we were there for breakfast... More
26 March 2016|
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Response from anjmeetsworld | Reviewed this property |
As above. ^-^
28 January 2015|
Response from cstamm | Reviewed this property |
Opens early for breakfast - try the beignets with a coffee and is pretty much open all day; gets crowded from 5.30pm really when the local office workers drop by. A really good spot!
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Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5