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Cullens Restaurant

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Very good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
TeAwamutuJones_s
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  • Large groups
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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?