Culprit restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

Culprit is a finalist in the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 awards for Best Casual Restaurant. To see a full rundown of all our winners, click here

Dining at Culprit feels like taking part in something a little bit exclusive, and a lot of fun: ascend the stairs to find painted-brick walls, generous windows and a slushy machine swirling an icy alcoholic treat. The space buzzes with trolleys being rolled around to offer diners bite-sized treats, which accompany the mains – it’s an inventive way to change up the menu, sometimes daily. In the kitchen, chefs Kyle Street and Jordan Macdonald focus on creating magic dishes from lesser-loved cuts, some of which have featured on their menu since the beginning. They call their restaurant a “haven for secondary cuts and the unloved”, but we think it’s a haven for food lovers, too.

What it offers: Shared-plate options / ‘Trolley’ plus à la carte / Good for vegetarians / Takes large groups

A favourite dish: Pressed pig face with chard and bitter leaves, roast shallot puree and nectarine

Hours: L Mon-Fri D Tue-Sat
Bookings: Yes
Price: $$
Chefs: Kyle Street, Jordan Macdonald

Central city
12 Wyndham St
Ph 377-5992
culprit.co.nz

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