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Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much love for this restaurant would highly recommend to anyone who loves tapas and shared meals 😊

Thank bridgeta16
Cross Hill, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an unexpected stop on our first day in New Zealand. We decided to give it a try as it was right at the base of the Sky Tower and was not an Asian, or Thai style restaurant which is primarily the choices that we saw. The food was really delicious and a great selection of local NZ beers... More 

Thank rbcottom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time to Depot and lived up to our high expectations from the Bloody Mary bluff oyster shot to the melt-in-your-mouth lamb ribs to the delic prawns and quinoa salad. It was a highlight of our Auckland weekend. The meat plate was fantastic too. Great service - so recommend this place....

Thank 92kxk5
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and food in a busy inner city cafe/restaurant atmosphere. Loved the shellfish options and my squid ink pasta was excellent. Not enough time to fully relax and enjoy it all though, as it felt as though people were waiting for our table, however fun and casual lunchtime hang out with upmarket food!

Thank Lisa W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to get seated at lunch. The place seems filled whenever it's open. Our food was good but expensive. Service and beer selection was also good. We enjoyed our meal but I probably wouldn't return due to prices being a little high for what you get.

Thank Jeff K
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Super good resto with good selection of oysters,seafood and others. Good bar too with great service .Always full from morning to evening .

Thank robert p
Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately I didn't enjoy Depot as much as what I'd hoped. The night was busy but for such a well known and somewhat popular restaurant the service we received was poor. The table server was short and clearly had other places to be then working and waiting out table. The food was delicious however the prices were steep for the... More 

Thank capitalfoodie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get here early or late, because there is always a wait. Outside tables are on first come basis. I recommend the burrata, chicken, and oysters of course. Also the keg wine is not bad at all 😉

Thank emiko_992
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared for a wait, we arrived around 7pm and had a 90 minute wait, but well worth it! Have the kingfish and bone marrow.

Thank Carl P
New Plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amid the buzz in this busy inner city restaurant you are served with great food, excellent service and a good selection of wines. The Fish Cakes are delicious! The Roasted Root Vegetables in Smoky Butter are wonderful. We sat next to a guy who had driven from Taupo just to have the Fish Cakes again!

Thank Diane B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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?