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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (39 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00All hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time dining here, and I loved it! it's a bit dark, but it all looks beautiful. the waiters are so attentive, which is great, and the menu was delicious. The waiter read out the menu, explaining everything that was in it,...More

2  Thank 1993Kiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef is a genius. Every mouthful of the degustation menu was a delight - the best duck I've ever tasted, the silkiness of the custard, the tapioca pearls hiding in the green sauce under perfect kingfish, cauli done 5 ways. Every element was perfectly...More

1  Thank SuJo-a-GoGo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Clooney for years and have enjoyed many excellent meals, however tonights was the first truly great meal. We did the 10 course degustation with wine match. The food was perfectly paired, exquisitely presented and wonderfully fresh and exciting. We have...More

1  Thank William P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have for 10 years loved this restaurant and talked about the amazing food and went tonight to experience the new chef and new menu. In fairness the dishes between those you order are far superior to the ones you select from the menu. Had...More

Thank Rex D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I ate here when it first opened, hated it so much that I haven't been back. Tempted by the new chef and menu, we went on Sunday night when it offered an a la carte menu (other nights have a 14 course tasting menu for...More

1  Thank 149keithy
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

6 of us enjoyed a sublime meal last night. The waiter was well informed as to what the menu comprised, and shared that knowledge with us in a very engaging way. The food itself has to be savoured to believe it. Outstanding & world class.

1  Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a restaurant that is well worth the visit. the food is wonderful as was most of the service. What pulled it down for me was the greeter (and I use this term in it's broadest sense). If you want to read about the...More

1  Thank c c
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is extremely thorough in following through on reservations, and we can see why--on Sunday and Monday nights, diners must choose from a limited menu of an "entree" (which Americans know as a starter), a main and a dessert. What you don't realize is...More

1  Thank Gene T
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We went out with friends and I was impressed. The food is Japanese influenced for sure . The presentation of the food was just as exciting as the food itself each dish was a picture. Even though there were 14 courses each was light and...More

1  Thank camruapehu
Reviewed 21 April 2017

With Jacob, the new chef from Noma, this must now rate as one of the best restaurants of the world. I have been in all the top London and Auckland restaurants, but this one beats them all. The degustation menu is a work of artistic...More

1  Thank HelStef
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi there, Are any of the meats halal?
12 February 2017|
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Response from Clooney R | Property representative |
Yes both our lamb and beef are halal.
Claire A
Is Clooney still haunted ?!
5 January 2017|
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Response from Clooney R | Property representative |
No, only skeletons in the closets.
Hi there, How long can we expect the degustation menu to be the same for? We are looking at booking late January. Thank you
27 December 2016|
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Response from Clooney R | Property representative |
Hello, there may be some subtle changes but nothing major for the month of January. Regards, Tony
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 110
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • 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.

Chef Jacob Kear 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.

Chef Jacob Kear draws on an international career in some of the world’s most respected kitchens to give direction to a thought provoking dining experience.

Clooney’s menu reflects his passion for foraging, his commitment to locally sourced ingredients and his mastery of both classic and contemporary techniques. Kear’s ambitious tasting menu of over thirteen courses will take guests on a culinary tour of New Zealand.

From the lush rainforests of the North to the expansive coastal wilderness of Fiordland, the striking geography of New Zealand’s regions is brought to life on the plate.

Clooney’s wine list is curated by sommelier's Jarod Santana and Grant Dingwall with wines chosen to perfectly complement our distinctive menu. The list spans over 300 labels, striking a perfect balance between the Old and New Worlds while showcasing the very best of New Zealand.

Our cocktail and sake programs, under the direction of Jarod and bar manager Yusuke Sakabe, are designed to be enjoyed with food or simply to be enjoyed.
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