We went to the City Works Depot, on 90 Wellesley St West. This restaurant is placed in the heart of Auckland’s CBD, its surrounded by lots of parking and is near key transport lines into the city. Defiantly a great location for both city dwellers and travellers coming into the city.
I started with a honey, ginger, and lemon warmer as I was cold from the frosty weather outside; it was a delicious, not too strong and definitely warmed me up.
We started with Avocado, Pea and Lime Dip with, a guacamole dip with wholemeal corn chips; it came in twenty minutes which we thought was good because they were totally rammed. It was light and a perfect start to our meal.
For mains, I had a Basil Chicken, two pan-seared chicken breasts, the coleslaw was very spicy for my palette, but you had just the right amount of basil emulsion in the brioche bun. Just enough to taste it and it was delicious.
Lee had Fish Burger, no as crumbs as he thought, a pleasant surprise being a flaky, perfectly cooked fish. He was sad about the bun not being toasted (it is a pet peeve of his) as It started to fall apart when eating it. Even Lee found the slaw was only just about manageable for his taste buds.
We had a side of Kumara Fries (a type of sweet potato) with homemade clove ketchup, tasty but I needed more salt, but it did not stop me from eating them, hehe.
For dessert we both had probiotic Sundae, was meant to be a healthier alternative but for the sugar monsters inside of us they were quite sweet enough but they were still a great tasting alternative.
Value for Money
Our meal came to about $60NZD (about £30), superb value for money for the quality of food we ate. I would defiantly recommend this place to anyone who wanted some excellent quality food and a decent price.
The restaurant was very on brand with the garage like the funky interior; the music has been said to be too loud in the reviews we had read before, but it was on, and you could still have a normal conversation without shouting at each other.
Staff was very friendly and helpful; we were informed of that it was Taco Tuesday, and our waitress was helpful in making suggestions to suit our tastes. There were around 15 tables, and I would say you need to book in advance as we visited on a Tuesday and it was rammed, but I can see why as the food is excellent.