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Review of Culprit.

Culprit.
Ranked #133 of 2,403 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Description: A HAVEN FOR SECONDARY CUTS & THE UNLOVED. Culprit is the brainchild of Kyle Street & Jordan MacDonald, formerly of two of Auckland's most renowned eateries on Federal St. Inspired by our local bounty & our travels through the States & Europe, our food philosophy is to work in collaboration with local NZ producers, suppliers & farmers. For us our menu is about showcasing what they do, keeping it simple, fun, fresh and delicious. Order from our menu of signature family style mains and as we prepare these, individually priced seasonal tastes & bites will circulate the restaurant on our bespoke trolleys & trays. Your main will be served near the end of trolley service unless otherwise requested. We take sittings at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm for Trolley Service which starts at quarter past the hour, Tues thru Sat. We welcome you to arrive early and have a drink at our bar. Now open for lunch. Thu & Fri. 12pm to 3pm.
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Description: A HAVEN FOR SECONDARY CUTS & THE UNLOVED. Culprit is the brainchild of Kyle Street & Jordan MacDonald, formerly of two of Auckland's most renowned eateries on Federal St. Inspired by our local bounty & our travels through the States & Europe, our food philosophy is to work in collaboration with local NZ producers, suppliers & farmers. For us our menu is about showcasing what they do, keeping it simple, fun, fresh and delicious. Order from our menu of signature family style mains and as we prepare these, individually priced seasonal tastes & bites will circulate the restaurant on our bespoke trolleys & trays. Your main will be served near the end of trolley service unless otherwise requested. We take sittings at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm for Trolley Service which starts at quarter past the hour, Tues thru Sat. We welcome you to arrive early and have a drink at our bar. Now open for lunch. Thu & Fri. 12pm to 3pm.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Yum Cha trolley style service with amazing, foodie heaven sharing plates onboard. We tried a lot of dishes and none were disappointing. Every dish unique, flavoursome and interesting. Cool restaurant environment, very “Melbourne-esk” and with the open kitchen.
Fab and funky dining spot.

Thank Amber Y
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

visited there for a business lunch on a recommendation from a friend. Decor, service and atmosphere were all very nice. Chose the express lunch option and was an interesting mixture of foods. Most good and interesting. Price was reasonable. Recommend.

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Thank Clever Brown
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant in December and Feb and both times were absolutely fantastic. The service is too notch and the food is amazing.

I like the style of service where they bring a range of starters out every 5 mins or so on a trolley service. You can choose what you want and then once you're ready, ask for the mains.

We will be back for that Lamb!

Thank allyjaffa
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Never been to Culprit before and had heard good things about the food.
Was very happy with our choice. Yum Cha style of bringing out the starters is a good idea and I really enjoyed the Chicken Liver Parfait with doughnuts. Actually a bottle of good red and this and I would be in heaven.
Food was great very delicious tastes.

Only downsides for me is the atmosphere is a little cold and the service was a bit disjointed at the beginning of the evening but improved as the night went on.

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Thank mikenz2015
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

We came here on a food tour and returned twice as it was so good. I loved the ugly carrot and my wife is still raving about savoury doughnuts. We'll be back next time we're in Auckland!

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