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Cullens Restaurant

Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07838 3618
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Ranked #22 of 189 restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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hamilton
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have been here twice in the last month and the food and service has been excellent. Unfortunately I do not have the name of the waitress but she is one of the best I have ever experienced - she is short with long black hair. The menu choice is good and reasonably priced for a great fine dining experience... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We dined as a work group of 6 for dinner on a Monday night. The food was enjoyed by all parties. I had the entree of Roast Mushroom and Haloumi bruschetta which was very tasty and I had the Venison Wellington dish as a main which was fantastic. They had a good wine list to select from. The waitress was... More

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Waikato
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After menu kicking for an hour we were impressed by the decor looking in from the pavement. Checked the menu - looked appealing. Welcomed and seated by friendly staff - despite (apparent) heavy bookings. Kitchen was obliging to our requests, winelist a trifle "narrow" but results excellent. Food mirrored the occasion, - presentation & quality excellent. Nice to have such... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Lovely atmosphere here. very consistent. However last year a brunch menu was provided eg. eggs benedict, fritters, mushrooms on toast. Really enjoyed that but this year it was a formal menu and more lunch, dinner menu. Megan provided nice service. Due to pricing etc would visit for evening meal rather than Sunday brunch.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I recently took my mother to Cullens after purchasing a grabone voucher. The duck entre was great and I had fillet steak which was cooked beautifully and my mother had fish of the day. For dessert I had an apple and kiwi crumble and my mother had the panacotte which were lovely The meals were presented really well and I... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Have not been for years but still remember there camembert and plum source, very nice.. This time was no different, had the duck pancakes while a little fiddly to make yourself they were very nice and the best part of the meal. Also a very large entree compared to the main. Main was not great, my medium rare eye fillet... More

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