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Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07838 3618
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    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
Duck To Die For

A friend and I had the good chance of being gifted a grabone voucher for Cullens 3 course duck meal. It was DIVINE. I had never had duck served in the pancakes with the hoisen sauce before and it was delicious. Service was fabulous and our waitress was very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
TravellingKaiQueen
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  • Large groups
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English first
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A friend and I had the good chance of being gifted a grabone voucher for Cullens 3 course duck meal. It was DIVINE. I had never had duck served in the pancakes with the hoisen sauce before and it was delicious. Service was fabulous and our waitress was very helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I dined here with a friend and a cousin, booked through First Table. The food was excellent, the service was great and the atmosphere was amazing. The only thing that I didn't like was the state of the bathroom. It was not what I expected to see in a restaurant, more like what you'd expect if you were eating at... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Visited for a family birthday over a long weekend, won't bother returning, the place was pretty empty and I can see why. Meals were just average, nothing spectacular. The service was not up to standard either, not many staff on and who was on looked like they did not want to be there. Waste of time.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It was some years ago that we last dined at Cullens and we now wonder why we have not patronised this delightful restaurant much sooner. It has always had an excellent reputation in the city, which testifies to it's longevity as a dining establishment in the main hospitality precinct, however it seems to be truly excelling in it's standards. Staff... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Food is great. Service is excellent. Good choice of wine. Good variety of items and choices on the menu. I guess the only minor gripe is the menu doesn't change much in the times that I have been there. Overall though a great dining experience.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had not been to Cullen's for a while, so visited last weekend. We made a booking for 7.30 and as we entered the restaurant were surprised only 4 other tables were booked. The 'old' Cullens used to be packed.It soon became obvious why. After we ordered our food, an entree and main, we had to wait nearly 40 minutes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife took me and our son here for my 59th birthday last night. We were the first dinners there, our booking was for 6pm. Have to say we we waiting an hour for our meals. Or should I say snacks, because that's a the amount of food placed on over sized plates. I ordered pork belly with roast potato... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Reading past reviews, still fobbing you off with the tacky paper menu like mentioned in a review 1st Feb, we dined here a couple days ago and was very dissatisfied with the wait as they were only three tables being served and also the food was poor.

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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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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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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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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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