Odettes Eatery review: Metro Top 50 2018

by Metro / 21 June, 2018
Odettes: A contemporary inner-city bistro. Photo/Sarah Grace.

Odettes: A contemporary inner-city bistro. Photo/Sarah Grace.

Odettes restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Odettes in the Auckland CBD is a contemporary inner-city bistro based at City Works Depot.

Some restaurants transport you to other worlds through flavour alone, but at Odettes the journey begins the moment you step over the threshold into the lovely light-filled dining room, designed by co-owner Clare van den Berg. The impression of being far from Auckland’s inner city is perpetuated by the informal, breezy service, ably led by long-time operations manager Poi Eruera, and the menu, which is inspired by flavours from all over the world. In its early years, the influence was clearly Mediterranean-meets-North African, but since the arrival of new head chef Jonah Huang in 2017, the menu has broadened to include Pan Asian flavours, and they’re welcome. At Odettes you can feel equally as comfortable ordering a glass of French Champagne and a dozen oysters as you can a bowl of chips and a beer – it’s a place that’s found the right balance between aspirational and approachable.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Good seating outside / Takes large groups / Craft beer selection / BYO Tuesday (free corkage)
A favourite dish Chickpea and miso dumplings
Awards Finalist, Restaurateur of the Year: Joost and Clare van den Berg; Finalist, Restaurant Personality of the Year: Poi Eruera
Hours Breakfast and lunch 7 days, Dinner Tue-Sat
Bookings Large groups only
Price $$ 
Seats 125
Chef Jonah Huang

odettes.co.nz
90 Wellesley St West, Shed 5, City Works Depot, Auckland CBD
Ph 309-0304

See here for all of Metro's Top 50 Auckland restaurants for 2018

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