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Clare Inn

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Irish, European, British, New Zealand
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274-278 Dominion Rd | Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-623 8233
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our large group didn't detract from the quaint setting of Clare Inn with its cosy fire. Kitchen managed a high volume of orders quickly and with very high standard.

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Thank Craig W
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Only 200 yards from Eden Park B&B, the Clare Inn provides good value food and plenty of options for drinkers. ,

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a B&B just a few blocks away looking for a place to eat. From the outside/inside, it looked a little drab, but ended up being a great find for the food and the staff. We had traditional irish stew and pie and they were both great. Of course, we had a few pints too. I would definitely... More 

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Thank inluvwithAK
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We popped in for a Sunday lunch with an Entertainment book voucher. The waitress was very friendly and made us feel welcome. My husband had the Sunday roast and I had the slow cooked Duck. The food was delicious as always (we've been here 3 times previously and it has remained consistent). I had the Creme Brulee for dessert and... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

A midday meal of beef and cider sausages...best item on my plate was the whiskey sauce. My dining colleagues ended up using it as a dipping sauce for their fires! A half-Guiness came in the real Guness-shaped glass, not a glass mug. Décor excellent. (Only drawback? The out-of-control rug-rats and juniors, whose parents totally ignored their behaviour and noise. Climbing... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

A good spot to catch up with family and have a couple of drinks. Not loud or over the top when we went (3pm), but comfy clean setting. Didn't eat - but noticed another patron having wedges which looked OK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and the service is excellent i used to go regularly 10 years beforehand visited there again recently nothing has changed excellent again

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Thank Alton C
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is just simply amazing. Been 10 or 12 times and never been disappointed. My current favorite is the Chicken breast stuffed with smoked cheddar, served on creamed spinach with potatoes gratin. Yum yum pigs bum!!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

For mostly traditional British/Irish food in a pretty authentic Irish pub setting, Clare Inn is the place to go. The braised lamb and Beef Wellington are superb. There's an airy upstairs.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

On our first night in Auckland we wanted something close to our B&B where we could relax. The Clare did not disappoint; quick service and great food. My wife thought her pasta of the day was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, European, British, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274-278 Dominion Rd | Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-623 8233
Description
The Clare Inn is a great example of an Irish bar; it has a solid Irish community brimming with real craic, full of atmosphere & a genuine welcome. It is warm & relaxed with loads of room to accommodate, a real slice of Ireland with lots of laughter a family focus. Clare-inn-pics-005.Gif The Clare serves excellent pub food and boasts an extensive menu. We are child friendly until 7.30Pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?