Odettes Eatery has a relaxed ambience, serving both simplicity & style. Our brother restaurant Hugo’s Bistro, positioned amidst Auckland’s Shortland Street, also offers all day dining- a place to meet with friends, grab the morning coffee or feast in the welcoming dining room and bar
Odettes Eatery is built around a local produce driven cuisine, with a focus on the changing seasons. Drawing on flavours from the Mediterranean with a blend of Levantine & African Spice.
These influences are strong in our cooking but the cupboard is wide & the menu ever changing.
The Eatery puts a creative spin on seasonal fare, drawing flavours and inspiration from around the globe.
We want our food to make people happy & we are proud to be working with small local & artisan food producers in New Zealand.
The space, designed by Co-Founder Clare van den Berg, combines textures, timelessness & luxury to the space with accents of Scandinavian Feel.
Beautiful finishings include touches from Auckland design meccas, Simon James Design & Nat Cheshire for Resident.
Jonah Huang is Head Chef of Odettes Eatery.
Born in Taiwan, he came to New Zealand at the age of ten, working in kitchens since he was seventeen. Coming from well known establishments, Iguacu, Everybody’s, Imperial Lane, to name a few.
A year in Japan adds to his varied experience, giving him a firm base of a number of Cuisines which he uses to create & add something unique to Odettes.
He believes in applying modern techniques to classic dishes to maximise the flavour of each ingredient and above all the use of seasonal products & the support of local producers.
Born and raised in Grey Lynn, Operations Manager of both Odettes Eatery & Hugo’s Bistro, Poi Eruera began her hospitality career in Italy at age 16, when she found herself working at a prestigious restaurant just outside of Milan.
Nothing is more exciting to her than the buzz and hum of a busy restaurant serving beautiful food & wine, and happy staff that love and believe in what they do.
She is passionate about people, big smiles, bright lipstick, Odettes Eatery & Hugo’s Bistro.
We love her & the lovely warm presence she brings every day