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The CUT on Federal

59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-375 5966
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had breakfast here during our recent stay. The buffet contained a wide range of quality breakfast food we were not disappointed. They had a special price of $25 per person which was very reasonable.More

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear Dunnersfireman64, Thank you for your great review. Our breakfast buffet has undergone a lot of transformation and improvements over the past 5 months. Your review has shown us that we appear to be on the right track to ensuring we provide good breakfast offerings....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and received a couple of coupons for "going green" in my room. Haven't used them in the past but decided I was hungry and wanted to take advantage of the offer. Wow! What a great tasting sandwich and the host was...More

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

Dear 1Kipmeister, Thank you for your review. Our Going Green initiative has proven to be a very effective tool to entice hotel guests into The CUT Restaurant. We are happy to learn that we were able to persuade you to join us as well. With...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

A block from the Sky Tower. The clam chowder was good with lots of clams. The lamb shank was very good, tender, with mashed potatoes and carrot slices. The fruit in the dessert with orange sorbet was not ripe enough.More

Thank walkalot4ever
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear walkalot4ever, Thank you for your great review of our restaurant. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. Please know that your feedback regarding the dessert has been shared with our chefs. We look forward to hosting you again...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

A hotel restaurant ...part of Rydges Group Nice staff nice food!!! good service good atmosphere and enjoyable nightMore

Thank Brycee10
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear Brycee10, Thank you for your review of The CUT Restaurant. We are glad to know you enjoyed your most recent experience with us and we look forward to taking care of you again in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Vince Patena Food...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

As part of the Rydges hotel this restaurant served us great food. The mixed grill and lamb shoulder were both huge meals and very tasty. Well worth a visit.

Thank rwe003
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear rwe003, Thank you for your great review. The menu that you dined from is fairly new so it's great for our team in the kitchen to hear such positive feedback. Kind regards, Vince Patena, Food & Beverage Manager Rydges Auckland

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very average restaurant. Food was oily and sauce was really unhealthy. Really disappointing. I do not recommend. Service was OK.More

Thank XMOS69
Vince P, Manager at The CUT on Federal, responded to this review

Dear XMOS69, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that your dining experience was below your expectations. We are almost 3 weeks into our new seasonal menu so your feedback is important to us. Your comments will be discussed with our team...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Our stay of 4 days was at Rydges Hotel. The Cut restaurant is part of the hotel where breakfast is served. Two choices of breakfast - hot or cold buffet. Each morning we went for the cold buffet and we're not disappointed. Top marks for...More

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

Dear sllum, Thank you for your great review about our breakfast buffet at The CUT Restaurant. It's great feedback and a huge morale booster to our team in the kitchen who work hard to produce the great breakfast offerings that we have. Kind regards, Vince...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Rydges hotel and this was our hotel restaurant. We only ate there once for dinner. Despite not being full and plenty of waiting staff the service the service was very slow. After one and a quarter hours we had only had...More

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

Dear Christine R, Thank you for your review. I apologize however for the delay from our team. By all accounts, it should not take over an hour to have to complete one course and I am sorry you had to forgo your dessert as a...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

They have a lunch menu with specials on it for a lower cost. I had the lamb burger - which was good. My husband had the open face chicken sandwich which was also good.More

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

Dear Diane K, Thank you for your great review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our $18 Express Lunch menu. Based on your most recent visit, we hope that you and your husband will find the time to try some of the other menu items...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

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...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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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.