Cuisine: A La Carte, Barbeque, Seafood
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #9 of 114 restaurants in Auckland

Sitting on the water's edge, this eatery and bar is all about seafood and BBQ.

Inspired by dishes from around the world, the menu offers small plates, large plates and a special selection for ‘group tasting’. Taste sublime seafood dishes like tuna poke with avocado, Shrimp tacos, yellow belly flounder, Big Glory Bay salmon. From the BBQ, tuck into pork ribs, 16-hour-smoked beef brisket, awesome wagyu beef burger, beef cheek and scotch fillet. Finding it too tricky to pick just one delicious dish? Opt for a few selections to share.

The Culpeper has a damn fine selection of craft beer, cocktails and other delicious tipples to boot. It's the perfect spot for a cocktail or two after five and a casual dinner with friends. The Culpeper is all about food, friends and making the most of every moment.

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The Culpeper
Shed 22 Princes Wharf
Auckland

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 12am

Phone: 09 320 4373
Website: www.theculpeper.co.nz/

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The Culpeper
Location: Viaduct Harbour
Cuisine: A La Carte, Barbeque, Seafood
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   The Culpeper accepts American Express

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Carmel Ellis

Great evening , food was good only fault I could find was that the ribs were too dry .

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Kerrie Gallagher

Yummy flounder. Buzzing atmosphere. Food came out promptly even though the restaurant was busy.

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We had a wonderful time at The Culpeper, the staff were super friendly and attentive. The food was super yummy, best brisket I've had in NZ! Definitely going back.

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Lovely location and restaurant. The food was divine, we enjoyed every dish. Shrimp taco’s and fried chicken had to be my fave, but the Mac & cheese was also very delish. Also our waitress was very friendly and attentive, Her service made our dining experience a whole lot better. Will definitely return

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Superb service, great food. Oysters were just off the chart good. Brisket Smokey and fall apart tender. Another great meal at The Culpepper.

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Steph Korucu

Delish dinner thanks Culpeper! It was cold out but toasty warm inside near the fire. Staff were super-friendly and service was quick- we were on way to a show but will definitely go back when we have time so we can try dessert too. We had the cheese burger, shrimp tacos and fried chick with beer-battered fries. Could eat it again today - yum!

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Good experience, will come again.

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Jennie Mills

We had a wonderful meal out. Our waiter, I Louis? was great - very helpful & friendly. It was my first time using First Table

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Food was amazing as well as service.

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From start to finish both myself and my partner had an amazing experience at the Culpeper.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating and were there to attend to our every need.
We had the fried chicken to start and it was perfect! We were considering ordering more.
For mains we had the Brisket and the ribs. Compliments to the chefs. The brisket was cooked perfectly and was falling apart on the fork. The ribs were indescribable. They were succulent and the sauce was to die for. Not a thick BBQ sauce but almost like a marinate honey bbq glaze. it was amazing!
For dessert we had the cookies and the donut and again they were exceptional.

All in all this experience was worth 5 stars because we enjoyed ourselves so much. The food and atmosphere was perfect and we will be back again for sure. Thank you Culpeper

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Megan Tinney

Wonderful experience. I took my other half because I have been before and love the vibe, food and staff. Will most definatley be back

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Delicious food and great ambience at The Culpepper. The beef cheek and the pie of the week were stand outs.

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Great atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food! For a viaduct restaurant, very decent portions. Would absolutely recommend both the brisket broth and the beef cheek. Can’t wait to visit again soon!

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Anna Walker

Delicious food as always! I would recommend the brisket and kumara. The Culpeper is buzzing on a Friday night- a great place to finish off the working week.

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I had to ask to warm my hamburger because it was cold. The support was good.

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Robbie Ross

Flounder was perfectly moist , staff lovely
Thankyou

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Wendy Saelmans

The training wait staff were fabulous!! We were unimpressed with the 2 senior staff who were notably abrupt and dismissive when we arrived and throughout service. Drinks took 10-15 mins to arrive with only 3 tables of us there..Disappointing actually. Luckily the food was wonderful!

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Ruth Schmidt

Beautiful experience the food was beautiful as well situated on the wharf.

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Relatively good experience! The food was lovely, ordered a lot more than expected but finished everything.
If you want to bring your own cake for a special event there is a $25 dollar cake fee that isn’t included in the half price

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Mairi Cochrane

Beautiful meat dishes and sides. The meat was cooked so well. Nice location. Not many gluten free options though.

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Shaila Studd

Second time dinning here with first table and it was another great dinning experience. Food and service was excellent.

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Rachel Steve Vincent

Awesome food and service. One of our faves in Auckland!

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Rachael Byles

Amazing!! Such a nice place to go for a casual lunch. Beautiful food.

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Awesome

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Very pleasant evening. Good menu, great food, nice atmosphere.
Friendly service.We will definitely go back.

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Wow! super impressed. This was my 1st booking with First Table. I took my friend here for her Bday lunch - so impressed to be greeted with a Birthday wish on arrival they actually read my booking request! Food flavour & presentation outstanding we also appreciated good portion sizes, all delivered efficiently with just the right amount of table service. There were great seating options for a water view or fireplace inside or out. Already planning our return visit next time for all the Happy Hour specials....this place rocks on so many levels! Thanks for a lovely lunch really made our day :-) Jo

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An excellent dining experience - the food was very flavoursome and interesting. Service was excellent and a great location. Recommend to all to try well worth a visit.

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Food was very good, particularly the beef cheek and the beer battered fries. Pies for dessert were also really good. Service was good also. Would highly recommend The Culpeper to others :)

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A bustling a Friday evening did not interfere with a smooth operation. Service was nicely choreographed, the St. Louis sticky ribs exceeded our expectations and the wine was fine (pun intended). I shall return!

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Wilmarie Jansen

Great service and great food...definitely recommend The Culpeper

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Paul Godfrey

We really enjoyed our lunch at The Culpeper. The food was tasty and reasonable portion. The service was amazing. We will return again. Thanks.

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Selina Robinson

Fabulous food and service. Great quality and packed with taste. Service helpful and friendly.

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Great food. We ordered beef cheek, pulled brisket. and burger. Service is ok.

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Sunny Sun

The pork spare ribs were nice, potato chips were nice too!
Reserved table at the side along the sea,very pleasant dining experience after a good hiking with friends!
Recommend you to eat there.

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Wonderful atmosphere, delicious & flavoursome food! A definite favourite for the Viaduct!

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Dining at The Culpeper was a great experience. Staff were kind and attentive. The food was good although I did feel a lot of what we had chosen was a bit too deep fried. All in all, great place to dine

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The vibe was cool, food was great, staff were friendly and attentive. Nice view over the harbour just in time for sunset!
Only downside was being excluded from happy hour drinks due to the booking being through first table.

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Anna Henvest

Nice time here, but unfortunately the service wasn't great and they had run out of two menu items that we tried to order. It's in a beautiful spot and the food we did get was tasty.

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The staff were very friendly and helpful in recommending food. We went there for lunch and the day time view was beautiful. The food was delicious but nothing special. I would go back for the service and scenery.

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Lovely experience . Food magnificent. Oysters were exceptional - fresh and plump. Cauliflower side a must try . Shared cockle and muscle dish with chorizo had a real kick . We would thoroughly recommend.

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It was really good.
The food had a wow factor, and the service was outstanding

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Daniel Sik

Grabbed a seat by the fire on an especially nippy evening. The ambiance was perfect; fairly dim, not too noisy, and the food was quick and hearty. The service was also excellent.

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Elizabeth Griffin

Fabulous spot , amazing service, food was okay, daughter loved her burger and the sauce for the fries is amazing. Fries were good too

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Izumi Nonomura

Nice food and nice location ! Thank you very much !

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Go and eat here right away!
The food was spectacular, the venue great and the service was friendly

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Nikki Graham

The food was delicious, especially the tuna poke and the brisket. Yum!

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I would like to say this was my first experience dining at culpeper and with first table. I dined there with my two sisters and it was amazing. The staff were so lovely and I really didn't expect them to pour us our water which I found so lovely and considerate. We had an amazing time, the food was great and I will definitely consider dining with you again. Thank you once again! I am one happy customer :)

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Rebecca Dallas

Absolutely love it here and we keep coming back for more :) the brisket is incredible!!

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Our table of 4 visited on a Friday evening and there was a great vibe. We enjoyed the dishes we ordered with special mention going to the Tempura Oysters, Tuna Poke, Ribs and the Mac 'n Cheese. Lots of outdoor tables with a nice outlook to the harbour. Would recommend The Culpeper to others!

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Kim Tucker

Food was delicious! We loved the brisket tacos and the smokey steak with chimichurri. The service was a little bit snooty/rude from our waiter (the others were lovely) and they seated us at the worst outdoor table behind the till, since we booked a first table, I am guessing. So while we had a good meal, our entire experience wasn't as amazing as we had expected.

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