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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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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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
Taipei, Taiwan
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230 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I passed by this place while living in Auckland, it was full almost all the time! However, on the Easter Sunday of 2016, while many other restaurants were closed, I finally was able to get a seat when just walking in - at the bar counter. Since I was by myself, I could not get as much food as... More 

Thank Saricie_Q
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I regularly take business guests, usually from overseas, to Depot, and the reaction is always the same. The casual and relaxed atmosphere combined with great food and service is a winner every time

Thank donmalcolm
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

THE Best restaurant in Auckland! Fresh seafood, shellfish in particular, raw shellfish! Super yummy! We stayed in Sky City, and the restaurant located on the ground floor, nice atmosphere and good cocktail!!

Thank Vicki G
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Depot was one of the best experiences of our trip to Auckland. The oysters and clams were fresh and beautifully shucked - we didn't find this quality of Bluff Oysters in two weeks of sampling. The small plates on the menu all packed a punch in terms of flavour, originality, and quality. We were absolutely satisfied with the experience -... More 

Thank Andrew E
Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The dishes are designed to share, so we decided to order a bit of a variety. Our first course was a red bean pate with toasted pita bread. It doesn’t look that appetizing in our photo but was quite good. For our main course, we had two small plates. The first plate was the New Zealand Meat Board which consisted... More 

Thank dwick
Westminster, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The biggest and tastiest oysters, ever! Why would you come here and order anything else?? Definitely a unique and delicious and cool place for oysters! Only reason I couldn't quite do 5 stars is because the per oyster pricing adds up.

Thank Christopher K
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must go to if you're in the AKL CBD. Opposite the casino and sky tower. No need to book but get in early - I waited 45mins. Service is incredible - our server Zach was so attentive, efficient and served us with a smile. We had smaller share plates and all were great - quick turn around too. Pricing... More 

Thank Michael R
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner at The Depot after having eaten breakfast at the Federal Deli which is right next door. The food at The Depot is so mouthwatering good that it is hard to stop oneself from over eating. We had 2 small sharing plates (mussels, and also the grilled peaches and prosciutto) and the larger skirt steak sharing plate. Every... More 

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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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?