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“Great find for tapas” 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 2,167 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
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great find for tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stumbled upon Depot while exploring Auckland on our first day in NZ. So glad we did! The service was very good. Luckily for us it was only 3pm on a weekday, it quickly filled up as people finished work. The food was tasty tasty, we had oysters, tuatua clams, and a meat board. All great tapas style sharing food. The rabbit rillete was yum. The waitress also made sure we had glass of perfect Wrights Reserve Chardonnay. We really liked the casual feel of this place. Wanted to return but sadly ran out of time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Otaki
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb food in a quirky setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went here as an adult family of four after a recommendation from a work colleague. We arrived at just after 5pm on a Saturday night and the place was humming - what an atmosphere. We tried lots of share plates and had a thoroughly enjoyable meal and the two hours just disappeared. The staff were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them, mainly young and very energetic. Highly recommended if you are visiting Auckland.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful - a great night out in Auckland CBD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Oh...this is a wonderful place to eat out. The food is amazing and its wonderful to see Al Brown working the tables and supporting his team.
Waiting times are pretty painful and the main reason we have only been a couple of times. Sometimes you just can't wait over an hour before you even get a table.
Worth the visit though for a great evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A must visit in Auckland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

Went here one evening before an opera visit and again for lunch following day. Faultless on both visits. The menu is quite small but food quality excellent. Service is efficient from friendly knowledgable staff. Buzzing atmosphere but not in a 'transient place to be kinda way'. This owner and team is serious about their product and deserve every glowing review they receive. This was a real highlight to our 6 week trip to NZ. Thanks to all and continued success!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tokyo, Japan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
“Original, locally sourced food, comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

All in all, good food, good service, good atmosphere. My only complaint is that I thought it was an oyster bar but they only had two types of oysters. Recommended for travelers on their own.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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