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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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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (48 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 812 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a romantic dinner for my fiancee and I and was just as special as we had hoped. The new chef is A-MA-ZING!!!! Every dish was perfect and the waitress was super lovely, professional, informative without overselling anything. We asked her to choose our...More

Thank TracyLSt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience to go for the tasting menu with matching wines. Food was delicious but compared to other big cities perhaps a tad overpriced. Calm atmosphere to enjoy all the flavours in.

Thank Elliot W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to love Clooney. In fact, I'd go as far as to say I had one of my favourite meals I've ever had in Auckland here around 2015. This time I came with a large group of friends who decided to have a la...More

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

I am terribly sorry and sincerely apologetic that our waitress pushed upon you the need for gratuity. That style of service is strongly discouraged and will be addressed immediately. Fo your reference and hoping you may try Clooney again, there have been many changes to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been frequenting Clooney for the best part of a decade. We have seen it evolve over this time and push in a direction that was bold but not perhaps not the essence of Clooney. Now, however, it feels like a new dawn. The...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we have ever had. Clooney has recently has a new head chef and the menu is based entirely on New Zealand produce. The food was incredible and the staff were engaging and informative. We loved being exposed to so many...More

Thank Hdob1
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 4 March 2018 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 6 March 2018

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

Reviewed 4 March 2018 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 1 March 2018 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 15 February 2018

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
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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
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$80 - US$170
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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Description
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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