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 – hāpuku 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
Chefs Al Brown, executive chef; Andrew Mackle, head chef
86 Federal St, Auckland CBD
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