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Cullens Restaurant

Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07838 3618
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Ranked #23 of 196 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As an fan of Cullen's with the last owners, I was rather nervous to vist it after the management had changed. I always ate the same dish and was worried it would have changed....I was thrilled to find the seared tuna still on the menu and as good as ever. As a duck lover, I was also delighted that they... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife having taken advantage of the the Grab One voucher took me to dinner for my birthday. The whole evening was a great experience, with great service and from an enthusiastic waiting staff. The shared duck entree was a real winner, with the whole evening great value for money. Having already paid for dinner in advance, the purchase of... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Having dined a few times here the grab one deal was a definite buy. The duck entree was a meal in itself. Venison and beef beautiful tender and tasty. Finished off with a nice dessert. Waitress friendly and efficient though "cool bananas" a strange confirmation to replies to her questions

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Came here with a friend a few months ago, The whole experience was poor, we expected something good and it didn't happen the meals were not that great, the wait staff lacked experience.The atmosphere was chilly the bill...... expensive I wont be back.

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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 - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: European

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