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“Absolutely Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cullens Restaurant

Cullens Restaurant
Hood St, Hamilton 3204, New Zealand
07838 3618
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Ranked #24 of 203 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We were looking for somewhere to eat before a meeting, but there turned out to be a celebration in it too. This was nearby and in the Entertainment book for which we get a discount.

We were blown away - from the moment we sat down, and a bottle of sparkling water was put on the table, the service was attentive. They picked up early one of us was gluten free, and they remembered when the bread and olive oil was placed on the table. The menu simple and clear, with wine matches for each choice - we were guided through these and given options and suggestions. We went with the Pork and the Lamb and were not disappointed. The desserts were also exquisite. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Can't complain about anything. Food was really good and couldn't fault the service.
Will definitely be going again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very nice treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a nice experience. Started with an easy booking that included asking if there were any dietary requirements / food allergies in our group. Upon arrival excellent service with great knowledge of wine list. We had a wide range from the menu and each dish was well cooked with its own flair. Great service, really nice food, awesome experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Taupo
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“Awesome Saturday Night at Cullens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great food, great service, great night. Can't rate this place highly enough, my wife and I were treated by our son and partner and they chose the restaurant and didn't they do well.
Good choice of food, great choice of wines and stickies, food was interesting, tasty, innovative.
I now have a reason to look forward to going back to Hamilton!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Always great - that's why we're there so often!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

My husband and I regularly go to Cullens Cafe and Wine Bar, but I only just realised I have never posted a review - so here it is! We always experience the very best service here, which is really hard to find these days! The food is always amazing. We are fans of the duck pancakes, oysters, scallops, tuna and chicken hash. Yum yum yum!! I always tell my friends and colleagues to go here because its consistently superb. Highly recommend Cullens to both locals and visitors to the Waikato.

P.s.I wish we had a restaurant this good in Cambridge - it would save us driving 27km each way!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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