Deep Creek Brewing Co, Browns Bay
Deep Creek Brewing Co. in Browns Bay is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots for some delicious food and drinks on the North Shore of Auckland. The atmosphere here is more of a pub than a fine-dining restaurant, but I love it all - the big space, the rustic wooden tables and chairs, the leather lounges and the expansive bar are where Deep Creek's own house brews are on display. We've particularly enjoyed The Dusty Gringo Brown Ale here. You can also check out and buy their beers from their online store.
I love the convivial feeling you get as you walk in, the sight of the gleaming brew tanks just behind the bar to further excite you, and of course, the fantastic food! I've eaten here quite a few times now, and have yet to be disappointed by anything on the menu.
The Southern-fried Buffalo Wings with blue cheese and a BBQ dipping sauce is an absolute treat with plenty of crunch on the outside, and delicious, moist chicken meat on the inside, and even the simple Herbed Garlic Loaf is jazzed up to heights of finger-licking deliciousness with its fluffy bread baked to perfection and accompanied by a trio of dipping sauces.
We've also enjoyed the Surf & Turf Paddle, which is a wonderful tasting platter that comes with fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs, succulent flash-fried calamari, crispy fried prawns and tender greek lamb skewers, and the Beer Battered Onion Rings here is quite possibly one of the best I've had in the city so far.
Deep Creek Brewing Co also offers a $20 lunch menu, a combo of any main meal featured on the lunch menu together with your choice of Deep Creek Beer, wine, juice or coffee. I had the Old No7 Jack Daniels BBQ Ribs, which was a rather sizable platter for lunch (I finished it all anyway), and loved the succulent, sticky ribs smothered in the delicious sauce and served with chunky fries and coleslaw.
Deep Creek is definitely one to visit if you're in the area, particularly if you like craft brews together with rustic, delicious food. If you're a wine-lover like me, they also serve a fine selection of wine, so you're bound to find something you enjoy here!
Deep Creek Brewing Co
111, Clyde Road
Browns Bay, Auckland
Tel: +64 (09) 479 6665