Depot Eatery, Auckland, NZ


First night in Auckland, received a suggestion from the concierge to not walk more than 100 feet outside front door of the hotel to this place called Depot Eatery for dinner  They don’t take reservations so you just either get there early or wait patiently in line.

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We were fortunately there on a weeknight so it wasn’t too crazy but still had to wait.  Once we got a seat, we got to sit at the bar, which makes it more fun.  While looking over the menu of course it was necessary to grab a drink.  There was wine on tap.  Awesome!  Always love trying that stuff.  It was perfect.

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Then, they bring you white bean hummus and pita bread to nibble on while picking food.

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While looking over the menu we asked for suggestions from the bartender.  It was the kingfish.  Ok, sold. The description was Kingfish belly w/ eggplant kasundi, lime & toasts.  We chose that and Brussels sprouts  — ‘not your mothers’ w/ ‘Otello’s’ pancetta & walnut crumbs.

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There was nothing left on either of these plates.  Amazing food.  So glad this restaurant was recommended and can totally see why it has a wait.

 

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