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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (44 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Decent execution, re very creative dishes - with a few tasting great and others average. I at least prefer 1-2 decent sized dishes vs many small ones with "funny" things to eat in between. Big issue for me was our waitress kept on recommending wine...More

Thank derekjhibbard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a weekend. Only the sampling menu was offered, which is why we went. It was as much an entertaining and educational event as it was a dining experience. The two of us were seated where we could watch the final preparation of...More

Thank 882Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the service, to the food and decor, this establishment is deserving of its reputation. We came here for our Anniversary, and it definitely made for an excellent treat. Fine dining at its best and we look forward to seeing what the new vision for...More

Thank Dgovender
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are from Australia My daughter chose a small intimate wedding with only parents in Auckland to avoid the wedding stress treadmill ..... After much deliberation (as we are all foodies) we are very happy that she settled on Clooney The degustation option is truly...More

Thank SVP17
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

So, when I heard this icon was closing its doors, I panicked. And out of panic cane what would become the ideal Xmas gift for my lovely wife - let’s fly from Sydney for the night!! So, we arrive to find 2 glasses of Perrier...More

Thank Boodar
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Degustation menu only, and is quite creative indeed. Very intimate environment inside, and bespoke service. Tried a nice wine to go with. Prices are high

Thank kangelini
Reviewed 11 January 2018

with good quality and variety of meals it is managed by nicely trained staff there service of meals was very prompt

Thank casudhirg
Reviewed 8 January 2018

I was reluctant to do a multi-course tasting menu in a fancy restaurant on New Year's Eve but absolutely loved it. The food was amazing, the drinks were delicious, and the service was outstanding. It's unfortunate that it will be closing in the next few...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We have been to Clooney several times for special occasions in the past. When we found out that the restaurant was closing, we decided to have our last meal there tonight. Clooney had been our top rated fine dining restaurant in NZ. We love the...More

Thank Danni B
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We dined here last night to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. What a fabulous experience. The ambience is cool, chic and very classy. I loved the way the tables were partially surrounded by the black string curtains and from where we were seated, each curved,...More

Thank Shelly R
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Sara T
4 August 2017|
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Response from Alfred R | Reviewed this property |
Was not aware that there is a chef's table. When we were there we had the option of choosing our meals or have the chef's menu. The chef's menu was a degustation menu and the cool thing was you did not know exactly what... More
Sara T
4 August 2017|
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Response from AllanF369 | Reviewed this property |
Well worth trying again, when visiting South of Auckland, feel free to ask for any assistance with your travels also. Wishing you well with a wonderful experience at Clooneys. Allan
12 February 2017|
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Response from Clooney R | Property representative |
Yes both our lamb and beef are halal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 110
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702
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Opened in 2006 by owner Tony Stewart, award-winning Clooney offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Auckland’s central city. Located in a once-derelict warehouse, redesigned to create an atmosphere of contemporary opulence, Clooney’s design aesthetic is matched only by its fearlessly inventive cuisine. Clooney has rewritten the narrative for New Zealand food with a progressive menu that gives familiar, local ingredients a distinctive, international twist. The accent is on impeccably sourced ingredients, clean and precise flavours, and dishes that evolve to reflect the changing seasons.
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