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The Grill

#105 of 1,419 Restaurants in Auckland
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Skycity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 363 7067
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 15
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For carnivores

Upmarket meat-based restaurant. Had a nice fitout and the food was very good. Service was excellent and helped us through the menu. Wine by the glass was reasonable given it is a 2-hat restaurant. In terms of the food lamb shoulder to share for main was tender, flavoursome and generous. Clams... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2014
Espresso74
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Sydney, Australia
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Steak was delicious. Costly. But delicious. However if you cannot stomach rare (and even raw) meat, then perhaps this is not the place for you. I personally love my steaks rare, and this place prepared each cut we ordered perfectly. I suggest ordering the "Steak/Beef Tartare". They prepare this one right in front of you and the result was scrumptious.... More 

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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Grill is a top notch restaurant with a good value. The Ox tongue is to die for. The seafood platter for two is so huge that can feed more than two. I loved the variety, arrangement and presentation of the platter. I ordered the steak and it did taste so beautiful. Service is perfect and the food tastes just divine.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Loved this restaurant. Fantastic atmosphere, service and the food was also amazing (high quality without all the pretention).

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Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Upmarket meat-based restaurant. Had a nice fitout and the food was very good. Service was excellent and helped us through the menu. Wine by the glass was reasonable given it is a 2-hat restaurant. In terms of the food lamb shoulder to share for main was tender, flavoursome and generous. Clams for entree were big and juicy but a little... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I loved the steak but it was very very overpriced. The ambience could have been better and the chairs were not that comfortable. Overall it was average considering it is a well renowned restaurant.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Service was a little slow, but to their credit they acknowledged this and gave us a complimentary drink each. Roof was great.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I sit here several hundred dollars later wondering which one of the absolutely horrendous parts of our "dining experience" last nite at The Grill, Auckland CBD could be described as the worst part ... Personally, BLARING inappropriate hardcore music is always a turnoff with food We wondered if the 19 y.o. apprentice had his iPod plugged in!... Having to shout... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Definitely would go back. Everything was great. Beef tartare was to die for, pork starter excellent, steaks for mains great perfectly cooked seasoned. Waiter recommended wines which was very helpful. Loved it.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

It was mine and my husbands first night of our honeymoon and first night in another country. We stumbled across the Grill and are so glad we chose to walk in. The restaurant was quite busy, but staff were able to accommodate us. Our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful...but not only with the food and wine menu, he also... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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142 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

With all the great reviews the restaurant receives we were expecting something similar. Our first impression: hotel restaurant that is extremely noisy and not the place to go for a romantic evening. Is it the acoustics or are people just loud when they dine here? We had asked for a quiet booth but were told they were booked. The entire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Skycity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: (09) 363 7067

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