Deco Eatery

Deco Eatery opened late March and is located in Lopdell House, Titirangi. The planning and build took about six to eight months. Owner Alex Isik is originally from Turkey, and owns most of Mosaic café group. Isik had a strong vision for the cafe and wanted to give something back to New Zealand hospitality. He fell in love with the location straightaway, which was previously a contemporary art space in historic local landmark Lopdell House. The Deco concept has a Turkish/New Zealand fusion with a Middle Eastern flair, and Pennant & Triumph helped with the design. General manager Patrick Rhodes has a background in boutique hotels and fine dining and came from the Hip Group. Also the sommelier, Rhodes designed the wine list for Deco. The sugar pots, tiles and Turkish silverware were imported from Turkey. The team varies depending on the season, but currently front of house there are about 16 staff and nine in the kitchen. Standout dishes include the menemen, sujuk and halloumi kumru, and traditional Turkish baklava.