We love Mt Albert, and we love good beer and wine, so we thought it would be a beautiful thing to open up a bar and eatery in an old Post Office in Mt Albert.
Albert’s Post is housed in what was originally the Mt Albert Post Office, built in 1975 – that’s our namesake. Our good friend and avid craft beer fan, Sarah Clark, dreamed up the name over a Panhead or two.
The team behind the dream are:
Steve & Anna Gough, owners and locals
Steve and Anna are new to the hospitality business but have big experience in the real world. Steve’s passionate about craft beer and would talk to you about it for hours (if you let him), and Anna’s favourite things are seeing people have a great time and doing the creative stuff behind the scenes. Anna’s Dad, Lloyd, was fundamental to the fit out and opening of Albert’s Post in the very early days, so it truly has been a family adventure.
Melvin Villacruz, Head Chef
Melvin is originally from the Phillipines and has spent six years in hospitality there and here in New Zealand. He’s inspired by fusions, and he loves putting local and international ingredients together.
Melvin loves the feeling of finishing a Friday night with a challenge. He thinks of Monday to Thursday as training and when it comes to Friday, he goes all out!
Sam Madden-Hart, Front of House Manager
Sam is from Auckland, and has worked in hospitality for four years. He’s inspired by real food and drink made from scratch and service that leaves the customer feeling more like a friend than a colleague. His favourite thing about working in hospitality is the satisfaction from leaving a customer happy and the rush of a busy service.
Jack Trainor, Bar Manager
Jack is born and bred in the heart of West Auckland and has been working hospitality for two years. He loves exploring different liquors, finding their flavours and finding a way to make them shine (or dim) in a good drink. He really enjoys being a part of peoples fun nights out!