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Travellers' Choice2023
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The perfect place to drop in and refuel. It’s chef Al Brown’s place and reflects perfectly his attitude towards food: in season, beautifully cooked, to be enjoyed with friends. Order a selection of small plates and pass them round. Try the freshly shucked oysters. Then there’s the wine list – small, but perfectly formed, with many of Al’s top picks. Park yourself up.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply Yum!!! Scrumptious, delicious food, warm welcome, smiling waiting staff. We chose sliders, octopus, and a tomato salad…everything was perfect. All looked great when it arrived and tasted even better. We would eat there regularly if we lived here. Thank you ! to everyone there.....a great eating experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. We loved the cucumber salad, falafal and the grilled egg plant. Nice indoor and outdoor sitting. Right across from sky tower. Prompt service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and delicious! The tapas approach to dining was perfect. The octopus, fresh oysters, skirt steak, chocolate chip cookie desert and paired wine made for a perfect dining experience! We can’t wait to return! Highly recommend this eatery!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

Excellent breakfast choice, inc cooked and cereal choices, coffer or tea offered, no booking necessary. Popular with locals

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

They don’t take reservations- walk up for list. Got seated a bit shorter than time quoted. Food and drinks good. Service efficient.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

We just happened on the place when looking for fuel after a long, sleepless flight from Singapore and could not have been more delighted. Our waitress was lovely, explained the food and gave sound guidance on how much to order. The food was delicious -...fresh, tasty and plentiful - the beer great and the overall experience one worth repeating if we were here longer. Superb.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

My wife and I have dined at Depot perhaps 20 x, and without exception, it has been a fantastic experience. However, today was very disappointing. The service was very "ropey," and what I mean by this is that we had to beckon the waiters to...order a drink or food. There was no complimentary flat bread, and the skirt steak (that I've ordered multiple times) was blue & consequently chewy. I did mention all of this when I paid, but the response was that I should have mentioned it earlier! In summary, everything appeared "tired." Starting with the decor, the service, the food & finally the Maitre D's response was disappointing It is a real shame that Depot, as I knew it, has lost the X factor.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

We enjoyed our dining experience so much that we returned the following evening, something we have never done before. The kitchen staff are a great team, respectful of one another and offer amazing meals.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Been to The Depot a few times. Bit disappointed this time. Oyster s were nice, so we're the fish sliders and grilled eggplant. The octopus however was chewy and smoked fish was tasteless and dry. Also the dishes seemed to be smothered in the same...dressing so flavours were alike. Maybe should have had just two shares and a main between us. But shouldn't all the food be good??More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent service, friendly staff, great food experience must have the lamb shoulder which was completely different to normal but tasted great. Roasted asparagus, heirloom tomatoes and of course the sashimi. As always was fantastic

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Everything perfect from the moment we arrived. Extremely friendly knowledgeable but unobtrusive waitress . Food arrived in a timely manner and was faultless. I wish that a 2nd Depot would open in Wellington. Till then I will definitely return when next in Auckland as well...as recommend to all.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

This is a great place for lunch. It's mainly walk-in, but generally, you get in pretty fast, and if you do have to wait, it's worth it. We were lucky today and got a table right away. Service was fast and friendly, and we ordered...a range of things to share. The snapper sliders, sashimi, and potatoe skins with truffle oil were the standouts - all so different but all equally delicious. There is dessert too, with a few great options to choose from. Definitely worth leaving some room for!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

The food is good, the service is good. The place is lively. Be prepared to wait. There is no reservation.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2023

Love Depot. I've been a few times over the years (I don't live in Auckland) and it's great when you want a meal that's guaranteed to be delicious and quick. We had the snapper sliders, falafel and skirt steak and it was excellent. A 40...min wait on a Saturday night, which meant one drink at a local bar. I love that you're in and out so quick, too. Server did a great job of recommending the perfect amount of food.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Lovely food everything we had was tasty! Big portions too especially the potatoe skins. Only downside was that the mussles were out. Snapper sliders were super yum too. Food came fast and out waitress was friendly

Date of visit: October 2023
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travellerelf
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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
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As above. ^-^
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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, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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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