Odette’s has long been on our list of places to try and this past Monday we had the opportunity to have brunch there. Set in the City Works development on Wellesley Street West, the décor is simplistic and relaxed with an almost Scandinavian feel.
Bustling and busy, almost every table was full on Bank Holiday Monday and we felt lucky we’d called ahead and booked in advance. Even the outdoor tables were full on this sunny yet still chilly day. Special Thanks to Lauren Fitzpatrick the manager who welcomed us with her lovely smile and the way she seamlessly managed this busy restaurant.
We began with the Turkish Bagel – Goat Curd, Beetroot and Rhubarb Jam and Candied Walnut. A perfectly toasted soft bagel arrived with whipped goats cheese and topped with the most flavoursome beetroot and rhubarb jam. Note that this dish is very sweet and although the saltiness of the goats cheese offset much of the sweetness we were grateful we ordered some salty chips on the side to counteract it!
We also ordered the Three Egg Omelette with Kingfish, Sprouted Lentil Pickle and Edam. The Kingfish was a wonderful addition to the soft fluffy omelette while the pickle and Edam complimented the fish beautifully.
We’re suckers for carpaccio so simply had to order the Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio with Black Rice, Onion Dressing and Sour Cream. The fish was light, fresh and succulent, however it came with a LOT of watercress!
Next came what we consider to be the best chips in Auckland. Seriously – please contact us if you’ve found better………. Thick, crispy and fluffy piping hot chips coated in Berbere Spice, Aioli and Curry Leaves, these are the kind of chips dreams are made of.
Shed 5, City Works Depot
90 Wellesley Street
Tel: 09 309 0304