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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” (46 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (17 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 2 days ago via mobile

Food very good. But found it expensive even by London standards.Menue pricing very complicated and charging $75 for water for 5 people I feel was bordering on sharp practice. Waiters were good but the restaurant lacked sparkle. Would not be rushing back. Wine mark up...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since our last visit one year ago, Clooney has had a change of head chef. How can one summarize the new Clooney experience? Perhaps with metaphor. Chef took Heston Bloominthal's latest book. He tore out the pages and shredded them finely. Then he vac sealed...More

Thank Karl E
Clooney R, Owner at Clooney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you did not enjoy your evening at Clooney, we care a great deal in meeting and bettering expectations of our guests. Twelve months ago we chose to change our style and move in a direction that is more defined and real. Our focus is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had promised friends from out of town an amazing dining experience and Clooneys did not disappoint. The 4 of us enjoyed a fantastic degustation meal with wine pairing. The food tasted wonderful and the wines were interesting and delicious. Such a pity this place...More

Thank Anne Marie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in this restaurant yesterday evening for the 4 course menu. Including the amuses we got in total 10 course. All food are good and the service also excellent. The owner Mr. Tony is very friendly and he come regularly to our table to...More

Thank essen16
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 6 February 2018

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 3 February 2018

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 18 January 2018

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

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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$ 80 - US$ 170
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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We entertain with fine food and personable service that imparts knowledge and storytelling. Our focus is to showcase the New Zealand ingredients we use and their regional diversity. This comes to life in preparation and presentation. We are not a restaurant with a defined technique; we are guided by what best represents our ingredients. We cook precisely executed and boldly flavoured dishes that are unified and balanced, dishes that embody progression and purpose. We have an intimate relationship with the growers of our ingredients and where we can we tend and grow our own. We care about running an ethical, sustainable business where people love to eat, and our staff are proud to work.
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