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The CUT on Federal

#154 of 1,748 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-375 5966
06:00 - 23:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights and buffet breakfast was included in our rate. The buffet closes at 10:30 but they start putting it away at 10:15, so you don't want to arrive at 10:20 thinking you might still get something to eat. The buffet staff puts out food. Nothing else. They bus your table when you're finished and that's it,... More 

Thank TommyC1
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear TommyC1, Thank you for your review. I apologise that the service levels you experienced lacked the personal touches that you were expecting. Certainly the least that we should be providing is a welcoming, non-rushed dining experience. On the other hand, I am happy that our team at the bar were a lot more engaging. Please rest assured that we... More 

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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there by a chance but we were pleasantly surprised. Very friendly and nice stuff, the restaurant is spacious and nice. The steaks were delicious, especially mine 600g rib eye which was like from heaven. Great wine as well. Not cheap one, but worth it as we left Highly satisfied.

Thank Adéla D
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear Adéla D, Thank you for your excellent review and 5 star rating. Our team in the kitchen are a group of exceptionally talented individuals and I am grateful that you have taken the time to recognise their hard work. We look forward to looking after you again. Kind regards, Vince Patena More 

Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The snapper sounded wonderful. Both of us ordered it. The tastes of the dish worked well, but the amount of snapper was miniscule. I would be surprised if there was 100g of fish in the serving. And it was overcooked - dry. Also we could have killed each other at 30 paces with the bread rolls that were served with... More 

Thank qldgrl
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear qldgrl, Thank you for your review. We've grown so accustomed to hearing positive feedback about our snapper but we have clearly missed the mark on this particular dining occasion. For this reason, I hope you will accept my sincere apology for our short comings. Please rest assured that our team are aware of this incident and that corrective measures... More 

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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A good local menu but at the top was a reuben that sans Russian dressing and kraut is one of the best pastrami sandwiches I have had. A generous portion of fries and it's a hard to beat lunch. If weather is good, even more fun to sit outside and watch folks jump from the top of 600 foot Skycity... More 

Thank Marion M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Came here for Christmas dinner and while the food was great, at $130 a head, I expected a bit more. The dinner wasn't ready at the time specified so we were waiting a while and when the food did come out, there was no utensils to dish it out with, also some items that were on the menu were not... More 

Thank Jasmin835
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear Jasmin835, Thank you for your feedback and great review rating. I apologise for our short comings over what should have been a special day for you and your family. Clearly we missed the mark with regard to our buffet offering and I am truly sorry that our menu came up short and below the required expectations. I am happy... More 

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132 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I was actually surprised to see this place quite empty. it was Boxing day, but still. The quality of service was great and the meat was good quality and well grilled. The waiter suggested a local pinot noir which paired well with the food. The hotel surroundings may not create a super ambiance, but the dining experience was excellent

Thank Mixalis G
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear Mixalis G, Thank you for your excellent review!!! Boxing day was a complete contrast to Christmas Day where we were full to capacity. It is unfortunate that there is low foot traffic in our part of the city during that time of the year. With regard to your comments about ambiance, we are currently midway through a refurbishment which... More 

New Zealand
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234 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the Rydges and had breakfast at the cut. Kapai to the girl on the counter very good at her job. Would stay at the restaurant just for the hotel.

1 Thank meatm8
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Tena Koe meatm8, Thank you for your great review. We're happy to know that you're a fan of our breakfast buffet and I thank you for acknowledging one of our team members and the service she offered. It's always great to hear when we leave a good impression with our guests. Kind regards, Vince Patena Food & Beverage Manager Rydges... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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139 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The New Zealand Fillet was most excellent. I like steaks well done without any pink. The had it perfect. Very tender, yet well done. Wife had the lamb burger and also thought it was excellent.

Thank Terence G
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear Terence G, Thank you for your review and great rating. With keeping in line with great New Zealand produce, we are currently in the process of changing our menu to reflect a lot more of what New Zealand has to offer. This new menu will take place in mid February when we will also be unveiling our new look... More 

Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I ate once in the restaurant whilst staying at the hotel. I found the food to be okay in quality though a bit tasteless. The serving size of the main was small (I got the salmon) and the mash potato that I got for a side was overly cheesy. The prices here were very high and the food quality did... More 

Thank 83poolie
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear 83poolie, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am sorry that our restaurant menu did not meet your expectations. Our menu pricing is a subject that we have taken into careful consideration recently and we are working toward addressing this before the release of our new menu in February. Kind regards, Vince Patena Food &... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Positives: clean, nice ambiance, pleasant music and Volume, friendly staff, and food was delicious. We appreciated the $10 off from being a hotel guest and for leaving placard on door to go without room cleaning. :) Negatives: Great friendly servers at beginning and end, but during -- absolutely non existent. Only recommendation in that they make sure their restaurant servers... More 

Thank Lilikoiaimee
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear Lilkoiaimee, Thank you very much for your honest feedback and review. Firstly , I would like to apologise for the lack of care and attention that should have been present during your dining experience. Based on your comments, I can see that our service levels were well below our normal standards and I am sorry that we failed to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-375 5966
THE SHARPEST RESTAURANT ON FEDERAL STREET Like its identity The CUT is a defining mark changing the scene of social dining in Auckland. With its modern cuisines, attention to detail, stylish presentation and an engaging level of service are all genuine elements of The CUT, complemented by a suite of menus that showcase a genuine social dimension to both the classical and more CUTting edge dishes. Where modern cuisine is created from the very best locally farmed produce then crafted using unsurpassed skills and sole from a team of truly food-passionate chefs, delivering explosive flavours and textures that incite socialism amongst friends, family and colleagues. The CUT is the place to enjoy great company with exceptional food and genuine friendly service.

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