The Culpeper

22 Princess wharf, Quay Street , Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 1010
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Open daily from 11am to late.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining

About The Culpeper

So this is exactly what you think of when you think of The Culpeper. It’s light and bright until night and then it’s bright and light until later.

It’s about relaxing; hanging with a bunch of friends or the good crew from the office. It’s ‘grab some lunch’ but with a hazy plan about what’s on this afternoon; it’s a cocktail or two after five and a totally easy dinner kind of thing.

We’re right on the water’s edge so you know it’s going to be ‘at ease’. Our owner thinks we’re here to celebrate food, fun and friends; we think we’re here for a good time (and a long time)…

Remember every good time is made up of moments. At The Culpeper, making the most of the moment is up to you.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Delicious food..fantastic service

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

We LOVE the food! We adored the mac n cheese and such a good price! My 3 yr old loved it too! Great size serving too. The fried chicken starter was perfection. These 2 things I will order every time I visit. We then shared the beef burger which was beautiful, and the meat platter which was amazing, tender meats, great flavours! Unbelievable food, great comfort food, and to finish it off we tried the banoffee homemade pie which was the perfect finish but will get extra ice cream next time! Already booked in for my mum's birthday. Awesome happy hour deal, and great service too. Very impressed! Thank you all for a wonderful night.

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

Service was really slow & one of our meals got missed

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

The steak was magnificent and cooked perfectly , but the ribs whilst quite meaty were very dry...they really need a bit of the barbecue sauce on them to moisten them up... the side of chips were beautifully cooked the green vegetables would have been lovely but they didn’t need to be covered in aioli sauce.. That is something I have never come across before and isn’t needed..

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Food looks decent, but that’s where it stops. The fried chicken batter was all separating and falling off the chicken, tasted really really greasy and oily, was crunchy but flavourless (if you put the batter back with the chicken after they all fell off). Beef brisket and the slaw were EXTREMELY salty! We couldn’t get through much of it because of the saltiness. And then salmon was the only one that wasn’t terrible, but cold and blend, no flavour in the broth. Waiting staff needs more training, asked to bring meals out by orders and got these all came out at once and all meals were all cold at the end. To be honest this is our most disappointing meal of 2019! Only giving 2 stars cause the atmosphere and location are nice, but their food didn’t live up to match the atmosphere and being Euro’s sister restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

We had the beef cheeks, ribs, beer battered fries and a side called the wedge, everything was delicious, the service was great, will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

We had an excellent night. Food and service were great.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Good customer service and great food, however pork ribs meat is a bit too chewy

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Amazing food with amazing service. We will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Had a wonderful time, the service was great and the staff were super friendly. The food was wonderful, best brisket I've had in NZ. Definitely will go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Great food, warm atmosphere

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Great food. Love the cocktails

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

We loved the experience / your staff are fabulous! One of our diners will be back today with a group for lunch after last nights meal / keep up the standard you have set

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Went for the burger deal. Excellent burgers

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Excellent food Would visit this place again and again

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Been here several times, the food is very good. Several of us shared a platter which was amazing. The brisket was melt in the mouth, only the ribs were tough and would not recommend. Staff were friendly and being seated facing near the water made for a great atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Great food, however the cocktails missed the mark for me (plus $22 for just a few sips as there was so much ice). Quite a wait between the main and dessert however overall the service was good. We did really enjoy the food, but not the most cost effective - our bill was $550 for 12 people including 3 kids.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Our tables waiter either hated his job or just decided to give us an attitude for no reason (likely both). Because of that, we will not return or recommend the place to anyone else. Also chose this place for mother's day over others because it was advertised that mum would get a glass of champagne on arrival and then a free dessert for the table, however it took about 10 minutes of us being seated for the champagne to arrive and the dessert served was a disgusting jelly cheesecake that I don't think is even on their dessert menu. The food also took around 45 minutes to arrive at our table which is something I saw a lot on their zomato reviews but given the restaurant was not even at half capacity on mother's day I did not expect to wait this long.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

The menu is really well designed. Everything we ordered was full of flavour. We will definitely come back shortly to try other dishes on the menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Nice food, great location but service is always lacking. (2nd visit)

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Food came really fast but didn't feel rushed. Waitress was lovely. The pulled pork, beef cheek and potato rolls were epic.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Half of the brisket was a bit dry and they were out of the Happy Hour rose but it was all good. Food is dope, people are chill.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Fabulous place! I will definitely be back. Took my mum out for her birthday. The food was scrumptious. I ordered the pork cheek and the meat just melted. I would recommend you try something different. My husband got the burger, but had food envy. The portions are great for those big eaters too. I don’t usually order dessert, but I would recommend their homemade pie. I shared my dessert, but I could of had one all to myself. The service was superb & the atmosphere was great. We sat outside & enjoyed the sunset. 10/10!!

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Visited On Friday, 03 May 2019

Service was absolutely useless...we had noone attend to our table for the first 30 minutes I got up twice..once to go order off a waiter standing at the waiters station and 2 others ordered drinks at the bar due to no waiters coming to our table..I had also been told we would be in the bar area as requested...we were right in the middle of the restaurant. Food and drink always good..and she finally moved us to the bar area after I asked twice about that..so made good however I wasnt told there were functions on and we would be in the bar area..we werent after a restaurant atmosphere. Definitely work needed on number of waiters on the floor or perhaps there attentiveness to tables..not good

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Visited On Thursday, 02 May 2019

The venue and food was amazing! I booked through first table but should of read the terms and conditions because our waitress informed us that drinks were half price but they were not. She must of been ill informed because all four of us clarified this with her and she said YES! Even alcoholic drinks are included in the half price deal. Had a great time regardless though.

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