Devonport is probably my favourite suburb in the North Shore besides Takapuna, my home. It’s such a great place to go for a walk, stroll around the quaint town and have brunch. Right smack in Devonport Wharf is the aptly named Devon On The Wharf. We’ve been here a couple of times so I’ve tested this place out.
First of all, this restaurant is absolutely beautiful. I love how high the ceilings are, it’s light and the decor is on point. The inside transports you to somewhere tropical. There is also a big outdoor dining area. You’re surrounded by some greenery and it’s so nice.
Moving on to the food, I’ve only tried a few things on the menu but I’ve been impressed every time.
My favourite thing to order from their All Day Menu is the Souvlaki. The photo above is the Crispy fried chicken souvlaki ($22). This has fried chicken, salad, habanero mayo, dukkah peanuts, tomatoes on pita bread. The fried chicken is indeed crispy and delicious and the combo of this is just great.
The curly fries ($8.50) are also pretty good for sharing.
This one above is the slow cooked pork belly souvlaki (also $22). You can get the souvlaki with either the fried chicken, pork belly and market fish.
I’ve also had the Fish and Chips ($27). This is a big serving with two big pieces of fish, bunch of chips and salad on the side. The fish is crispy and it’s not too oily which is great. I prefer their curly fries over the chips that come with this but it’s alright. The first time I ordered this the chips were great but my sister ordered this dish another weekend and whilst the fish was still great, sadly the chips were soggy.
My sister ordered the French Toast ($22) which is Brioche, maple syrup, bacon, chantilly cream, poached pear and pistachio praline. She said it was pretty good.
I can also say their coffees are pretty good and they have great dinnerware. I love their cups, glasses and plates. The presentation and aesthetics of this whole place is on point.
If you want to try something a little bit different from brunch, I recommend Devon On The Wharf for some mediterranean and Turkish food.
If you’re just passing by and not up for a whole meal, they also have treats on the cabinet and ice cream.
I need to come back here and not order too much for the main course so I can finally try their baklava dessert. I love baklava and they have it on their menu.
So next time you’re in the shore, head over the Devonport and give this place a go. I’ve recommended this to a friend and she went back twice because it’s great.