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“Exceptional” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Depot Eatery on Federal

Depot Eatery on Federal
86 Federal St., 1010, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 2,156 Restaurants in Auckland Region
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: New concept by famous Al Brownoysters, bistro food and great wines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

One of the best meals we've had during our month long stay in NZ.
The sharing plates are fantastic - one large with a side was more than adequate for lunch between two.
Well worth it so make sure you visit!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Whangamata, null, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Al is the man!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Believe everything you read or hear about Al Brown... Depot is by far the best lunchtime venue I have ever been to.
My son and I chose Depot to celebrate the birth of my first grandson and the team could not have been more attentive ( even the poor waitress who was made to look at the photos for a third time!).
Seamless service, funky relaxed decor , stunning food and a complete lack of pretentiousness makes this my absolute no1 choice when in Auckland.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fresh, delicious food in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

The biggest problem with the depot is that it's hard to get in because It's so popular! The last couple of times we tried but the wait was too long.. So many people know about the fantastic food and great service. The food comes out quick, the surroundings are funky (but stools are kinda uncomfy), its a little pricey but what isn't (to this standard) around town? I definitely recommend this place..

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Man sliders are on the menu everywhere now, however this place does a magnificant version. Great selection of beers and wines and a great buzz throughout the place. If you like the sound of the tasting plate you wont be disappointed. Check it out...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“best restaurant in Auckland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Spent 3 days in Auckland this December, and finally found the real gourmet in downtown Auckland. Great location, great atmosphere, and of course, excellent food, really worth its price. Must try its clams, salami and lamb ribs.
No reservations accepted, so you'd better get there earlier to avoid the long queue.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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