As an area, I really like Mount Albert. The tree-lined streets, close proximity to the city, resident golf course, open parks and general sense of community — there’s a lot to enjoy. However one department that the suburb has been somewhat lacking in, is the culinary scene. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few places worth mentioning (specifically Chinoiserie, L’Oeuf and Taco Loco) but on the whole, we’ve been left wanting for quite some time. Finally arriving to heed our call, is Albert’s Post.
With craft beers, tasty pizzas and straightforward, satisfying food, Albert’s Post is the local eatery that the area has been missing. Housed in the recognisable brick building on the corner of New North and Mount Albert roads, what was once an ignored souvenir shop has been reimagined to a welcoming, trendy space. Taking on a 70s vibe, the interiors manage to be both cosy and cool, with a brick-walled dining room, plenty of tucked-away corner spots, inviting leather furnishings, not to mention a kids’ play area and generous outdoor courtyard.
It’s the type of place you could visit for a bowl of fries with the kids, a midweek meal with friends or an afternoon session in the sun. With the ‘Bigger Bites’ section of the menu broadly encompassing burgers, twice-cooked pork belly, eye fillet, quesadillas and the aforementioned pizzas, it lends itself to any occasion. Just like a true local should.
Friday & Saturday, 12pm-11pm
911a New North Road