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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    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
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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14 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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