Gusto at the Grand restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

Gusto at the Grand restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant Gusto at the Grand on Federal Street is an Italian trattoria-style hotel dining room.

Sean Connolly’s Italian trattoria is a cult favourite among the city’s well-informed foodies, and for good reason. Others overlook its brilliance, perhaps because it’s located at the far end of the Grand Hotel’s plush concourse and is a hotel restaurant. But by the time you’ve sampled the house-made ricotta with honey and locally grown pine nuts, or the pillowy oxtail agnolotti, or feasted on meat and fish cooked on the bone, the fact you can give a room number as payment is irrelevant. You’re suddenly in Tuscany, eating generously soaked rum baba, with a big grin on your face.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Fixed-price meals / Pre-theatre menu / Chef’s table in the kitchen / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Good for vegetarians / Private room for 28 / Good for kids / Bar / Craft beer selection / Takes large groups
A favourite dish Orgy of mushrooms and Clevedon buffalo ricotta gnocchi.
Hours Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days
Bookings Yes
Price $$
Seats 100
Chef Sean Connolly
SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal St, Auckland CBD
Ph 363-7030

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