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Federal Delicatessen Restaurant

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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“latkes” (63 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 yesterday via mobile

Still buzzing after Matilda the Stage Show we went to Federal for breakfast, one had blueberry gridle cakes one the cinnamon girl they ate it all and loved it. I had the smoked fish hash, generous tasty, crispy really gorgeous.

Thank Keishamoon
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for dinner by myself. Sat down at the bar. The friendly server helped with the order. I got the Matzo ball soup and Lamb Meatballs with fries. Food was good (first time trying Jewish cuisine). The vibe (great music and energy) was even better...More

Thank sulabhsinghal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Catching up with my 2 sons from overseas we decided to try to get a seat. The place was pumping and we were offered an outside table "while we waited". Our drinks order arrived at the same time a table became free! ( spectacular) The...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a small portion of the yummy Montreal Poutine and turkey on rye sandwich which came with a small scoop of mash potato salad. Finished off with the three way dessert - NY cheesecake, banoffee pie, & lemon meringue pie, heavenly! Prices for the...More

Thank Cam T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service here was attentive, the atmosphere was noisy (but not intolerably so, it's just very boisterous), and the food excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the smoked fish on a bagel (bagels are definitely a thing in NZ) with crème fraîche, horseradish, tobiko (flying fish roe), dill...More

Thank Doubletee_45
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could not get a seat at Depot (which has the same owner & shared toilet!), we opted for the Federal next door and was not disappointed with the quality of food although more American style. Will go back again.

Thank RoamingHorse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing atmosphere, always delicious food. The cheese cake and other cakes are to die for, as is the chicken salad sandwich.

Thank Gensch88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for breakfast and warm welcome and greets from the waitresses. Ordered Griddle Cakes along with fried egg. Mighty good, perhaps a little too sweet, otherwise I enjoyed it with bottomless filter coffee, few refills. Great atmosphere. Thank you 😀👌🏻

Thank Jake L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived after watching a show, place still very busy ordered a root beer float and trio of pies for late night dessert, does not disappoint thoroughly recommend.

Thank pip_dman
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here very often and it has never let me down. The perfect set up for breakfast; unlimited tea and filter coffee. Fantastic morning cocktails (for those finishing their night shifts). Service has always been exceptional; despite Fed always being busy, I've never felt...More

Thank Amisha W
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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