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Cullens Restaurant

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Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07838 3618
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Went on Valentine's Day with my darling and what a wonderful meal, good service and priced just rite. Will definitely be back. Well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Blade1223
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went on Valentine's Day with my darling and what a wonderful meal, good service and priced just rite. Will definitely be back. Well done.

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Te Awamutu
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Six of us dined at Cullens last evening. Service was great. Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I'm a seafood chowder junkie, Cullens chowder was different to any chowder I've had before but I'd give it top marks. Atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly, prices reasonable. Highly recommended from me.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Our party of 6 had a very enjoyable evening at Cullens. The food was excellent and Megan our waitress was excellent, and looked after us very well. It was a lovely summer evening and to be able to be seated by the open doors to the courtyard was very nice. We all agreed that we would be back soon.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had a great meal at Cullens in a business group. Found it pretty relaxed, not too formal, but service was excellent and our waitress made sure we were well looked after. Food was excellent and in our group everyone enjoyed the range of things we had. Size of meals was not huge, and while I usually just have a main,... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Was concerned we were a little underdressed however once we arrived realised this was not the case. Firstly the waiter smelt like bad body odour everytime he came up to the table and told us to excuse the paper menu due to the chef having a fit about a menu change.. After this though he was very polite and friendly... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 review
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
1 review
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
155 reviews 155 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 07838 3618

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?