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“For Tourists”

Federal Delicatessen
Ranked #23 of 2,403 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: '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.
Reviewed March 18, 2014

After arriving in Auckland early in the morning, we dropped off our bags at our hotel and went for breakfast. The deli is cute, but the food wasn't all that for the price that they charge.

My husband ordered the Ugly Bagel which was your basic bagel and lox. I ordered the laska (fried potatoes) and lox which I didn't care for at all.

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Thank Linnbada
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Al brown casually serving up my meal tea towel slung over shoulder was the icing on the cake! Food was fabulous -schnitzel was mouth watering salads delish and dessert outstanding. Great evening with attentive staff and fun atmosphere.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Al Brown was in the house when we were there, how fabulous to meet the owner! He treated us like old friends and made us feel so special! Had the best evening ever!

Thank Sarah F
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Some may say you shouldn't judge a place by one dish. Others may think Schnitzel isn't a very difficult dish. But having grown up in Germany with Austrian-German parents from Vienna i have eaten a lot (!) of Schnitzel over the years - non as mouthwateringly delicious as this. It was a huge portion and certainly filling but i just couldn't stop eating and nearly ordered another one to take home. Paired with their potato salad it's a must try! Loved the atmosphere also. It's a great concept, super efficient staff. Couldn't find a fault. Hope to be back next time we're in Auckland.

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Thank nAndyn
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Recommended by a friend, we tried the Fed and were not disappointed. Service was friendly and slick and t, and washed he food was excellent. We were seated at the bar, so were able to watch the kitchen team at work. Very professional; spotlessly clean and even what we didn't eat looked great. We had schticks (pea and pastrami croquettes) and duck pate to start, and then steak with fries and a salad; all excellent and washed down with a very acceptable bottle of Marlborugh PInot Noir. Cheesecake for dessert was delicious. Certainly not overpriced for what we got; indeed extremely good value. The ambience was great - loud, busy and thoroughly enjoyable though how the kitchen staff could hear themselves speak beats me. If you want a substantial snack try a pastrami sandwich (aka toasted reuben) - we saw several going out and my word they looked good!

We shall return...

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Thank andrewnb
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