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11. Depot

In celebration of Auckland Restaurant Month, I will be posting 31 quick-fire reviews on 31 restaurants and cafes in the Auckland CBD and city fringe.

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The atmosphere is…

Heaving. A cosy but busy space for the average kiwi bloke in mind. Purposefully casual. A little bit of vintage. Very nostalgic.

Come here for…
For cheap cuts cooked well (mostly over charcoal or wood), fresh oysters and clams shucked to order, wine on tap. Honest (man) food designed to be shared.

The most interesting thing on the menu…

  • Fergus’ bone marrow (who is Fergus, and is he OK?)
  • Southern fried skate wings

Unexpectedly wonderful…

  • Fish sliders
  • Potato skins. I never thought I’d pay a man 10 bucks for potato skins.

I would come back to try…

  • Oysters and clams shucked to order

Catering to…
Boisterous and adventurous eaters. Meat and seafood lovers.

Expect to spend…
$30-$60 per person

The service is…
A bit cheeky, but good.

Avoid if…
You are a fussy eater or on a diet. Vegetarians need not apply most of their vegetable dishes include meat. Avoid if you don’t like to be perched on high backless stools or share tables with strangers.

Auckland Restaurant Month special:
$25 FOR TWO COURSES; LUNCH OR DINNER

Courses include a selection of oysters and clams from the raw bar and 2 fish sliders.

Depot
86 Federal Street, Auckland CBD
Open 7 days
www.eatatdepot.co.nz

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