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Depot restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

A review of Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Depot.

Depot restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

Jun 21, 2018 Restaurants

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Depot restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Depot in the Auckland CBD remains a Federal Street favourite.

Auckland’s obsession with Al Brown’s Depot can be measured both by the energy in the always-packed dining room and by the number of oysters shucked there each week – up to 1600. Seven years in, this SkyCity stalwart is still one of our favourites, thanks in no small way to the unflappable servers whose ability to charm even when the place is full is a testament to their excellent training. We’re also seduced by the menu, which seldom changes – hapuku sliders, pork hock and sugar pie are still the mainstays – but always satisfies. An evening at Depot starts with a koha of bread and dip from the kitchen, and the magic in the air makes you feel the night could go anywhere from there.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Good seating outside / Craft beer selection / Free-range chicken and pork, line-caught fish / Bar
A favourite dish Squid-ink linguine and Cloudy Bay clams.
Awards Runner-up (Joint), Best Inner-City Bistro
Hours Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days
Bookings No
Price $$
Seats 110
Chefs Al Brown, executive chef; Andrew Mackle, head chef
86 Federal St, Auckland CBD
Ph 363-7048

See here for all of Metro’s Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018


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