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Cullens Restaurant

Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07838 3618
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Ranked #27 of 222 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Booked a table of 8 for a work dinner. Our waitress was nice enough. She brought us the wrong wine then quickly replaced. No taster offered. She poured more than a normal serve. When the others arrived and proceeded to order a bottle of pinot they asked for a recommendation from a different waitress and it was very obvious she... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is the 3rd time I have visited Cullens, over several years. The last visit was over a year ago, and we have had favourable experiences each time. Our waitress (service) was very good. She was polite and helped with recommendations with food, especially the dessert - which was awesome. I was aware that there were some staff changes and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Pleasantly surprised by the dinner menu options, all seemed mouth watering. We weren't disappointed, (the Tuna was our favourite! ) Service was excellent, our waiter was friendly and helpful with his suggestions. Would recommend to anyone... we will be back =)

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just got back from an awesome meal at Cullens Restaurant in Hamilton. Cullens has now gone to the top of my list for restaurants in Hamilton. The service was awesome, the food fantastic and the prices quite reasonable. We had two entrées of tuna and one of prawns, 3 main meals of eye fillet steak, pork bellie and one of... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I recently reviewed Cullen's after a pleasant experience, but after a recent return visit to the restaurant we shan't be returning. The food was good to average. My favourite dish of tuna was over seared and dry. My husbands venison Wellington was dry as well. But the worse part was the terrible service. Everyone was served their main. My waited... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went for lunch using a Grab One voucher, so admittedly we ate for half price (if these ever come up again grab them!). Service was excellent, portions a very good size and quality of the cooking and presentation again excellent. We are not usual 'fine diners' and often quite happy with food hall lunches, but both of us came... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My first time in Cullens. A party of 4. First class service, very friendly and helpful. The food was very good, venison wellington, two rib eye steaks and a seafood chowder, which everyone enjoyed. The wine was also good but rather expensive. A suppose that the overall definition is "fine dining". It was certainly that. The meals were of a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have gone to Cullens twice during our visit to Hamilton, NZ. The first time we were newly arrived, tired, and just wanted one course. One of us had the large dish of seafood chowder; it was filling and good. The other had the vegetable soup of the day, creamed and well seasoned - also good. The next time, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had a great dinner here tonight with a work colleague. We had tuna and the Peking duck for entrees and both had duck confit for a main. Very tender and great flavours. Also tried the peanut butter brûlée which was good! A well selected wine list which complemented the food. Would definitely return.

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Hamilton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been to Cullens more times that I can remember, but my most recent dining experience did not meet their usual high standard. The menu has changed and now has a strong focus on sea food - not great if you are not a huge fan of that. The meal that we received was, I regret to say, average... More 

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Additional Information about Cullens Restaurant

Address: Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07838 3618
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: European

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