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Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar

86 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-363 7048
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sliders” (182 reviews)
“oysters” (447 reviews)
“potato skins” (101 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On our second visit and mightily impressed again. We were surprised how busy it was on a Tuesday night! Not surprising considering though. We were seated quickly and decided to sit at the kitchen table so that we could watch the chefs work. It’s great...More

Thank NewZealandChevgurl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were in Auckland for a total of 4 days and ended up going there thrice. Food is awfully good, staff is attentive and friendly and the beers were great. Even though it is right next to the SkyCity, it does not have that touristy...More

Thank hedgefund007
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Depot is one of the best places to eat in Auckland. We always head there when spending time in the big smoke. Can't fault the food or the very efficient friendly staff.Try the skirt steak and potatoe skins just a couple of the delicious...More

Thank K8982LKhelend
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great joint in a great steet, full of valuable competition, Depot holds its own with great food, great vibe and cold options. Always a reference in the city, a winner happy hour and trendy even after few years.

Thank leonelcampos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with a couple of friends originally for dinner then decided to have snacks and drinks. Had the potato skins, entree lamb ribs and the chargrilled broccolini side, and 3 glasses of wine set us back $86. $16.50 per glass wine should not be...More

2  Thank Sahsahseng
Reviewed 1 week ago

That's one of the few restaurants in town, where the atmosphere, the service and the food mostly, make you feel welcome again and again. It seems simple enough to achieve, but this kind of simplicity is just really tough to get, especially in a country...More

Thank FrenchChefAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it!!! <3 Everything was very good, the service was excellent! The music was awsome! And the food was amazing!

Thank Camila V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here for dinner on our honeymoon as we had an extra day in Auckland. Maybe we liked it so much because it reminded us of Seattle. The vibe is super fun with good music and an appealing nautical theme. Reminded me of...More

Thank edmilhem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit when in Auckland and Depot did not disappoint this weekend. It was crazy busy but we were seated and served quickly and had a super waitress who was engaging and articulate and offered good advice and recommendations. Food as awesome as always...More

Thank NellyTrolley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in after the lunch rush and were seated at the bar area looking directly into the kitchen which was a real bonus as it was great to watch it all happening right in front of you. Had the meat platter to share with a...More

Thank danaeboy
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October 29, 2017|
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Response from Glenn H | 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
Liz C
March 25, 2016|
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Response from anjmeetsworld | Reviewed this property |
As above. ^-^
January 27, 2015|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 7048
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New concept by famous Al Brownoysters, bistro food and great wines
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