Tuck shop food made to order, this new City Works Depot eatery is destined to solve our lunchtime woes.
When we heard that Scratch Bakers at City Works Depot was closing, we were overcome by sadness. However, we were swiftly uplifted when informed that the famed bakery’s cabinet offerings would continue to be served two doors down at their sister café, Three Beans Coffee Roastery. We were even more delighted to hear that Scratch is being replaced with an equally enticing eatery called Weirdough & Tuck.
Helmed by the same team, the joint’s slew of satiating offerings is designed to cater to all lunchtime needs, the menu created by the talented duo Chef Steve Vanderput and Executive Chef Andrew MacGregor. Don’t expect to see your common flavour combinations here, these chefs like to depart from the status quo, experimenting with unique and utterly delicious ingredients. Starting with the sandwich varieties, the soft shell crab baguette is slathered with jalapeño mayo, crisped garlic flakes and garlic butter, not to mention the venison and veal meatballs packed with fresh salsa verde, beef jus and topped with an salty injection via whole white anchovies.
If you have a penchant for toasted sammies, the jaffles are for you, encased with combinations such as duck fat potatoes, black truffle, mozzarella and cheddar, or whitebait, lemon, garlic, shallots and dill oozing out of the perfectly toasted bread capsule. Or, how about the brioche buns, similar to a burger, brimming with Sichuan fried chicken, ginger, pickled carrot, coriander, chilli jam or go for something a bit different such as the pan-fried sweetbreads, celeriac remoulade and cornichons. And then there’s their must-try famed selection of sodas such as the Earl Grey and marmalade fizz, or the cold drip and tonic – an exciting new coffee trend that’s taking off globally.
Boasting a sunny courtyard with large concrete tables, Weirdough & Tuck is an idyllic spot to get your vitamin D fix as well as a quick bite on your midday break. Opening its doors today, Wednesday 30th September, it’s safe to say that the array of epic gastronomical creations on this menu will likely see it claim the top spot on our lunchtime hit list.
Open Monday to Thursday, 10am till 5pm and Friday to Sunday, 10am till late.
Weirdough & Tuck
City Works Depot
77 Cook Street
09 366 0973