Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar
I managed to squeeze in a lot of eating which sadly had to span over 2 posts so look forward to the next post yeah?
I chose Depot Eatery as I see there was always a crowd even during non busy hours so this place must be good!
Being hungry, I chose a meat board, 2 small sharing plates and 1 large sharing plate between 2 people but the waiter had to stop me because he said they are actually quite big. In my mind, a small sharing plate would mean like 2 quail eggs in Sydney so I kept the menu in case I needed more food. All I can say is, food is very generous.
Old Mout Cider $7
Complimentary Tortilla Bread with Hummus
NZ Meat Board (Small) $20
Waikanae pork salami, wild rabbit rillette, paprika beef and beef bresaola served with a cherry relish and Olaf's fig and fennel crostini.
Quite a large serving of meats considering it was a small. I was already starting to panic about my surplus order of food.
Charcoal Roasted Aubergine with Sherry Vinegar, Olive Oil and Smoked Paprika $9
I love eggplants with vinegar so this was a must order for me on the menu. Eggplants are known to absorb oil so I'm glad it wasn't overly oily and had a nice smokey flavour with a hint of sourness.
Fergus' Bone Marrow - Wood Roasted with Parsley and Shallot Salad $20
I was quite overwhelmed by the amount of bone marrow they gave us. It also came with some toasted sourdough and a tiny fork to allow us to scoop out the marrow. If you haven't tried bone marrow before, it is like eating a big blob of fat (I know it's tissue) so this amount of marrow made me a bit sick and drinking water by the bucket.
Crisp Pork Hock with Apple and Horseradish Salsa Verde $29
A super big pile of meat was presented to me and I now understand what the waiter meant with over ordering. This looked like a feast for the biggest male and I was already full. I ate some of its delicious crackling and salad but luckily my brother polished off the rest.
We managed to eat most of the items apart from the marrow and I got 2 hours to digest before going to high tea...
Location: 86 Federal Street, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Opening Hours: Daily from 7am
Phone: 09 363 7048