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Federal Delicatessen

86 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-363 7184
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“pastrami” (101 reviews)
“latkes” (62 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Street Food, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
86 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Below the Sky Tower... converted from a general store with a counter. Long and narrow. Crazy busy! Check in and give your number and then wander around while you wait your turn. If you stay there while you wait, there are lots of "local" cookbooks...More

Thank DebWB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for breakfast and were seated promptly. Breakfast came out very quickly and tasted amazing. The waitress really did come back and check if everything was okay and we had nothing ill to say about it. Thank you for an amazing experience can't wait...More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous, this place blew me away, the friendly staff, the awesome surroundings, the fast flow of the chefs in the open kitchen, the diner styled bottomless coffee and tea. And the STUNNING food. I could've eaten there every day for a month and still not...More

Thank Callum B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We might be the oldest in the house tonight but really enjoyed hanging out with excellent music simple but delish food and exceptional service. Glad we found it on trip advisor

Thank 459Helen63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been before when my wife was away, promised I would take her. It was just amazing, great service, brilliant choices on a varied menu. Generous portions, very fresh food and super friendly staff. A must go if you are in Auckland right opposite the Casino...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pastrami Hash was 5-star scrumptious and server was professional and filled with helpful advice for a newly arrived tourist. Atmosphere is retro cool. Probably going back for dinner, too, because it was that fabulous. Extremely highly recommended!

Thank Sine-Wave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On this occasion I dined solo as I was in the big smoke for business. Therefore I enjoyed old personal favourites of a Rueben, Bloody Mary and poutine fries. Clearly too much for one person but I love love love all of those flavours!!! Nom...More

Thank Kiwi_iwiK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this little place. Great food and coffee.Love the vibe. Great attentive staff. Were there two nights in a row - fist night better than second as we had to ask for our coffees to be refilled where as on the first night our waitress...More

Thank Afrikaansekiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch. Location is interesting - would be nicer if you didn't feel like you were on the Sky City access road (which you are). The service was good, the food was very nice. Off the brunch menu had Hash Pastrami and Smoked...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few meals here and all were amazing! The pickle martini was so different and so tasty! The breakfast salad was AMAZING, the chowder was good.

Thank MrsRendogg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 7184
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'The Fed' is all about informality, fun and generosity. Think hand-cut speciality meats, cured lox, gourmet sandwiches deluxe salads & dessert pie by the slice.
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