Cuisine: A La Carte, Barbeque, Seafood
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #12 of 113 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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Ranked: #12 of 113 restaurants in Auckland 12
The Culpeper
Location: Viaduct Harbour
Cuisine: A La Carte, Barbeque, Seafood
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   The Culpeper accepts American Express

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Casey Te Rangi

Thank you Culpeper staff - we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was tasty and cooked to perfection, the waitstaff were friendly, polite and helpful, and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this restaurant to friends and family and return sometime soon.

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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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Kim Bond

What a great choice .. just a short stroll along Princes Wharf is Culpeper’s and well worth the visit. We had a selection of smaller plates to share (great portion sizes) and all delicious... squid tacos, Mac n cheese, crispy chicken wings, hush puppies ;) all was yum even if we did over order! The service was fantastic .. friendly, professional and efficient. We can’t wait to go back... with that lovely view out over the water, Culpeper’s is winning x

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James Wells

Fantastic. Food was fantastic, and a great range of different options. We devoured purple slaw, mac n cheese, the hush puppies, pork belly and ribs, and everything was fantastic. To cap it off, the best key lime pie I have ever eaten in Auckland. The quality of food for the price you pay, at a viaduct location, is amazing. I was flawed when I saw how cheap our bill was, I had to leave a tip because I felt guilty that we had eaten so well so cheaply.

The atmosphere is great. Obviously, any viaduct spot on a sunny day looking over the water is beautiful. But the decor of the restaurant is really cool as well. Our waitress was awesome, very friendly, fast, and showed a genuine interest in our day and how we were doing.

I have already recommended many people visit The Culpeper and will continue to do so.

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Natalie Roffey

It was a glorious Sunday evening and my sister and I had escaped our small children and headed out with our mum for an evening of good food and wine, as well as a trip to the theatre. We were given a warm and sunny table outside and, as we often do, pondered the menu for quite some time, the delicious sounding food on offer leaving us very undecided about which way to turn. The waiter was incredibly patient and helpful as he guided us through it. We decided on one large plate, a few small plates to share and some curly fries, along a glass of bubbles each, as we waited, and a glass of rose with our meal. The Smoked Pepper & Polenta Fried Chicken was crispy and delicious, the Alabama white BBQ sauce a perfect accompaniment to add a bit of zing. The Smoked Brisket Tacos were full of flavour and the BBQ Prawn Salad (with whole barbecued prawns) were refreshing and tasty. Our larger plate was the Boston Butt Pulled Pork which was superb and would’ve gone well in a potato bun, however, it was more than fine on its own, and the curly fries as our side, were more than enough. We were very impressed with the Culpeper and hope to return to try some more of their divine food.

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We arrived on a wet winter evening and was greeted by a friendly waiter who sat us close to the warm crackling fireplace, which was a bonus! The menu looked good and we started off with some fresh oysters and delicious tuna poke. We then tucked into the crisp asian prawn tacos, crunchy fried chicken, tasty pulled pork and also the finely cooked 16hr smoked brisket. We ended the night with a couple servings of the bittersweet pecan pie and the mango custard donut that satisfied our sweet tooth. The staff looked after us all night and the service was excellent throughout. Well worth a visit if you haven't already.

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I'm a chef and you should trust me when I say this is simply one of the best restaurants in Auckland. Great atmosphere, excellent service and all that jazz but the food, the food man!! Perfect flavour blends, beautiful rustic presentation, impeccable cook/serve time!
A paradise for meatlovers and also vegos.
Keep the up the good work, you have a massive fan here!

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Mary Cleall

Outstanding service from all the waiters. Shared smoked brisket tacos as an entree. Delicious and good portions for sharing. Culpeper cheese burger with bacon added was amazing as were the pork spare ribs 500g. Both very generous portions (we struggled to finish but tasted so good we were reluctant to leave any). All food had a hint of spice especially the burger (not your usual bland burger). Simply delicious! Happy hour 4-7pm an added plus.

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Troy Mitchell

We had a friend come from out of town and wanted to finish her holiday with a lovely brunch. All comments on First Table pointed to Culpeper being a lovely place to do this... and it was. Set in the lively Viaduct area with a beautiful sunny morning, we sat outside watching the harbour activity. The menu has a great selection and even food that we normally wouldn't go for sounded tempting. We ended up trying something different and loved it. The service was impeccable too. We'll definitely be going back

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Beks Etherington

We had an amazing time at the Culpeper for dinner last night. The service was amazing. We got a seat outside looking over the Spirit of Adventure ship and watching the early sunset around 6.30. Our waitress was very lovely - a German woman - who gave some great recommendations and really made us feel at home. The wine was lovely and also only $5 which is always a bonus. We would say that the food was good but not great. The brisket tacos were yummy and the salmon was perfectly cooked but none of the flavours blew me away and the prawns were under seasoned and over cooked. I would go back for drinks and snacks but probably not for dinner. All round though, we had a great time and the value was indisputable.

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Sam Tangitau

Had a great dinner! The service was great and the food even better!! Tuna poke was fresh, prawn tacos had a good kick and the smoked brisket just melted in your mouth! Then the pecan pie, doughnuts and cookies just topped it off!! Definitely be back!!

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Bec Brown

The restaurant was in an amazing location right on the waterfront. There was a first table set aside for us towards the back of the restaurant in the comfortable booth option. Our waitress Hope came to explain the menu and inclusions and she was always attentive. We found all the staff friendly even those who weren't our waiter would come and check on us which was a nice touch. We ordered a dozen oysters, pork hotdogs and prawn tacos for entree and pork and steak for main and all was delicious and cooked perfectly. A stand out was definitely the pork hotdogs for entree! We cannot wait to be back again

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Fran Weinstein

My brother & sister-in-law were going back to Canada that day so we wanted to take them out for lunch at a nice Viaduct restaurant. We were delighted with the food and service at our choice. The food was fresh and very tasty and our food server was very sweet & attentive. We were all happy with our choices of food and walked away pleasantly satiated.

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Yannan Jiang

It was a great experience to book the first table on the Valentine’s Day at one of the most popular restaurants in town. The service was wonderful, food and drink were ready soon after the order, and the waitress was very friendly. She brought a birthday candle with the dessert, when she knew it was my daughter’s birthday. We had a lovely time here!

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Ikue Iyama-Reeves

It was a great time to see our friend to have lunch.
Tasty meal and great sea view!

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Owen Hicks

We had a great meal at The Culpeper! The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! We'll be back.

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Great atmosphere, food was exceptional. Recommend the Jerk Chicken on the Auckland Restaurant Month menu. The crunchy chicken with Scotch Bonnet Mayo was also amazing, Lamb Merguez Corn Dogs also a hit! Kids loved it. We will be back.

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This was our first time dining at The Culpeper, and it's safe to say we'll be back! everything that hit the table was delicious (and we ordered quite a variety). The staff were also friendly and helpful, which made the whole experience that much better.

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Good dinner, food and ambience. Loved the banoffee pie and the lamb corn dogs

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Casey Te Rangi

Thank you Culpeper staff - we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was tasty and cooked to perfection, the waitstaff were friendly, polite and helpful, and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this restaurant to friends and family and return sometime soon.

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Lovely place for leisure! Tuna salad and apple pie are beautiful. But the ribs were a bit too dry for us. Will come back to try something different!

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Good food, however waited for around 50 minutes without explanation. Unsure whether we where forgot about as people arrived after us and got their food before us.
Good value for food!

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Danubia Oliveira

I was so impressed. Everything was amazing. The food was delicious and the Stuff was really kind.

Cheers

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very tasty bbq pork spare ribs and handcut chips...

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We had a great dining experience in a central location with lovely views. The food was excellent and the service was great. The tempura oysters and slow cooked brisket were unbelievable!
We highly recommend The Culpeper.

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Great food and service, would highly recommend. Great flavours in the food and well presented

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Jimmy Yao

Great food and service.

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Fantastic and yummy, perfectly cooked meat! Service was very attentive

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New favourite place to eat in Auckland. The menu was great for everyone in the family and served so well. Will definitely be regular diners from now on whenever we are in Auckland!

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Rhonda Kite

Greatest. My favs tempura oysters and the brisket ... never fails.

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The service was really good, and the food was too. The only criticism I would make is that there is a real lack of vegan options. To be fair, they are first and foremost a seafood restaurant, so what should I expect? But then, it does make it a little tricky to dine out with non-vegans. I would absolutely go again, but probably not just my partner and me. There'd have to be others also influencing us to go.

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Cute place in a great location. Amazing food.

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Roimata Tangimai

Amazing waterfront views, great customer service and delicious food. Recommend the steak and macncheese, could have eaten 3 skillets of macncheese and nothing else and still went to heaven.

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Faye Wo

Nice food and great sevices1 we quite enjoy the dinner here

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Great atmosphere sitting in the winter sun enjoying the view and the great food. Service was brilliant and I will be back.

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There was a nice ambience in the restaurant even though it was a bleak wet night!
The service was great, attentive and not overbearing.
To start we had oysters, corn dogs, hush puppies and fried chicken. This was all yum but would have liked more options of delicious sounding food that was not deep fried.
For mains we had the beef cheek and burger, which were ok.
The best part of the meal was dessert, we got the banoffee pie and vanilla ice cream, this was delicious.

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Tess Perida

We went as a family and had an awesome dining experience! We ordered sticky ribs, Culpeper burgers, roast free range chicken, mc n cheese, beer battered fries and corn dogs, every morsel is soo yummy! Highly recommended indeed and big yes will definitely go back.

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Awesome service, amazing food! Really great night

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Great food and service!

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The steak was perfectly cooked and very tasty, the extra side of fries were fresh and crunchy,
The ribs were very dry, needed some bbq sauce on them to moisten them.. a shame as they looked great but only ate half of them as very dry,
The salmon was perfect the extra side of greens would have been perfect but were spoilt by being covered In aioli, Greens should be just that , greens..
Good quality food at a nice location.

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Waitress was absolutely lovely!
Drinks were delicious, food was good.
Best meal by far was the Tuna Poke.
All desserts were amazing!

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Sarah Moore

The MOST AMAZING macaroni cheese!!!

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Fina Mareko

Atmosphere was great!! Food was delicious just a tad too small for my liking :) Glad i tired it.

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Homemade Pies delicious :)

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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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Nata Chan

Great food, ambience, and service! Don’t skip the sides- the roast cauliflower and wedge salad were both excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Tracey Chaney

We loved the great food at The Culpeper, the service was really lovely and we felt comfortable dining here with our 9 month old baby who was happy in the high chair provided.

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Mereana Hawthorn

First time at this restaurant and I was really impressed, The staff were really attentive and service was so quick and efficient. The food was delicious, we had the flounder and my niece had the beef cheek, all of which were superb. Really nice atmosphere, will be back again.

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Franco Renato

Good atmosphere, good services, just the pork ribs are a bit too chewy

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Excellent Service and Foods !

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Kelly Hartnett-Newlands

We loved our experience here! The food was delicious and our waiter was fantastic! We were doing dry July so the waiter worked with us to make fun and yummy mocktails, which was really nice!

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Had a lovely night dining at The Culpeper. The food was incredible, and our order came out of the kitchen quite fast. The service was great. Definitely would recommend to others.

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Kate Inwood

Would recommend Culpeper! The food and drinks were great. We shared all the share plates and they were all delicious. Service was spot on!

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Lovely ambience with excellent service.

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Nicola Richards

Delicious food, friendly service, we will be back! favourite dishes were the lettuce tacos, mac n cheese, flounder but everything was really tasty, great for sharing. thank you

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Good food, very attentive, friendly service in a great location. Recommended

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Had the 16-hour brisket; 200g scotch fillet; tuna poke bowl; lamb corn dogs and macaroni cheese. All were phenomenal. Great service too, felt really welcome. Highly recommend this place, would love to come back.

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Bex Hawley

Dined here for our anniversary dinner last night. The restaurant is gorgeous, great location!

We had the Tuna Poke Bowl with Mac & Cheese side, and Pulled Pork with Fries as a side. The Poke Bowl was super tasty, and huge! Definitely didn't need the Mac & Cheese, but soooo glad I did - absolutely devine.
The pulled pork was also really tasty, the cocktail list was good.

Staff were lovely and attentive. Will definitely be returning to take advantage of that Mac & Cheese again!

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Amardip Kairon

Food was great. Service was a bit slow considering we had to be out within 2 hours.

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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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