Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar, Al’s iconic restaurant, celebrates New Zealand’s generosity and informality with its genuine, no-fuss approach to eating and dining out. In this book, Al shares all the recipes this humble little eatery has become famous for, as well as in-depth commentary on what makes this restaurant so successful.Buy Now
$70.00 (incl free postage & handling)
86 Federal Street,
Auckland 1010, NZ
09 363 7048
Open from 7am everyday.
(See amended / public holiday opening times in Updates)
Amazing Havana coffee, delicious bacon and egg doonas, toasted muesli or fresh warm beignets.
A great day starter.
From 7am till 10.45am daily.
Cuisine Good Food Award
2013 & 2014
Metro Best Casual Bistro 2013
Metro Best Casual Bistro 2012
Metro Restaurant of the Year 2012
There’s an energy and passion about Depot. Not overly precious or pretentious – just fast, fun and fresh.
The perfect place to drop in and refuel. It’s chef Al Brown’s place and reflects perfectly his attitude towards food: in season, beautifully cooked, to be enjoyed with friends. Al’s joined by Kyle Street in the kitchen and Joe Williams and Warren Ford out the front.
Most of the cooking is over charcoal or hard wood so there’s a real succulence to the flavours. Order a selection of small plates and pass them round. Try the freshly shucked oysters. Then there’s the wine list – small, but perfectly formed, with many of Al’s top picks. Park yourself up.
Coffee served every day from 7am.
Getting a Table
We have no reservations, which also applies to groups.
Tables frequently turn over, so you wont go home with a rumbling belly!
There can be prolonged wait times for our larger tables though - the largest of which seats 10. Be early!
Celebrating? Sorry you can't bring in your own cakes but fear not, we can stick a candle in most things and can even slap a message up on our blackboard - drop us a line here.