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Cullens Restaurant

Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07838 3618
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Ranked #20 of 193 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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
73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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