Auckland Chef, Al Brown has taken out the award for best New Zealand Restaurant and casual Bistro. His new eatery “Depot Eatery and Oyster Bar” , located in Federal Street, Auckland,New Zealand ,impressed the critics and professionals with it’s more casual approach to dining and its promotion of local produce and homemade-style food. This is one restaurant where pre booking a table is not allowed. (Even members of the toy boy band, One Direction were turned away last weekend. )
Restaurant of the year winners:
Supreme winner: Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar.
Best fine dining, Clooney. Runner-up, The French Cafe.
Best smart dining, Cibo. Runner-up, O’Connell St Bistro.
Best upmarket bistro, The Engine Room. Runners-up, Ponsonby Rd. Bistro, Pure.
Best casual bistro, Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar. Runner-up, Coco’s Cantina.
Best Asian, Cocoro. Runner-up, Ebisu.
Best Italian, Toto. Runner-up, Poderi Crisci.
Best rural, Poderi Crisci. Runner-up, Casita Miro.
restaurateur of the year, Al Brown, Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar. Runner-up, Sid Sahrawat (SIDART).
Best chef, Michael Meredith (Meredith’s).
Best service, The French Cafe. Runner-up, Coco’s Cantina.
Best dish, Fish soup at Roxy.
Best drinks list, The French Cafe. Runner-up, O’Connell St Bistro.
Best short drinks list, Cocoro. Runner-up, Molten
Restaurant personality of the year, Ganesh Raj, The Tasting Shed.
Best new restaurant, Depot Eatery & Oyster Bar.
We find that Eden Park Bed and Breakfast is ideally located to offer easy access to these restaurants and bars. The Bus and Train service is regular and a taxi will only cost (aprox)$20.00