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Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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86 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-363 7048
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Surprise, Arizona
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419 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rated at the top of restaurants in Auckland. Crowded and hopping. We just had oysters, disappointed they had no cocktail sauce, and the Pilsner Beer on tap. Need to have more draught offerings. full menu, open for breakfast.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying next door and popped in for breakfast. Greeted and seated straight away even though it looked very busy. I had the muesli and hubby has bacon and egg bun. 3 options so no menu . Loved the cold water in the tin cups but beware if you have sensitive teeth. I loved the muesli but didn't get a bite... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The oyster and tuatua are so fresh. And that slider! Its my first time trying slider and it actually looked like normal bun with grilled fish but this is completely different from what I thought! It's really delicious. Highly recommend if you are looking for fresh seafood.

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Place very busy had a wait which was ok as we went down the road for cocktails. Left our number and was given a call to let us no our table was ready. Food was outstanding had the fish sliders and ribs. Our little blonde waiter gave us a recommendation sorry we didn't get her name to mention her in... More 

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Long Beach, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Another fantastic evening meal. Kicked off the night with Mahurangi oysters and a local lager called Golden Goose. Next, we dove right in to the "meat and potatoes" quite literally with Lamb ribs with creamy mash and chili oil. They were so delicious! We also had charred broccoli w/ labneh, medjool dates and almonds, as well as turbot sliders w/... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is legit. We went for lunch in the late afternoon and didn't experience a wait. Everything we had (oysters, fish, and a some sides) was incredible. This was the first day of our trip, and we continued to compare the seafood the rest of the week to Depot, and nothing matched the quality here. This is a MUST... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our regular stop when we come to Auckland. The surrounds are upmarket with the interior a lovely rustic affair. Eating/ dining is on a first in first served basis. The service has never disappointed, staff are friendly, knowledgable, attentive and unobtrusive. Their shellfish are amazing as is the selection of plates. Our favorites are the sliders. A very... More 

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denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another place that was recommended by my concierge and both tour books I had as a not-to-miss place. I completely agree. Just across from Sky Tower, no reservations taken, you just go and get a table. Service was top notch also, with an edgy atmosphere. Reasonably priced for the great food you get. But the food is what... More 

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Thank finesilver
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait 35 minute for a seat but when we were seated the service was excellent. We had oysters as A starter and they were delicious. Then We chosed brisket, lamb ribs and broccoli. The meat was fantastic. Tender and moisture but the seasining was A little to much indian style for us. Dosen't work well with wine.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we went it was very busy with a great fun atmosphere. Lots of laughter, and everyone looked as if they were having a good time. We had lots of little plates which was fantastic. The service was a little slow for my liking, but it was understandable considering how busy it was, and the staff were all friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 7048
Description
New concept by famous Al Brownoysters, bistro food and great wines

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?