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Clooney Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Munich, Germany
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had started our trip with the Grove restaurant and we have finished it with the Clooney. I did the reservation 3 months in advance and I was looking forward to it every day. And it did not disappoint us. Almost everything at the Clooney is black, you are seated next to each other on a bench, which is a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went a couple of days before Xmas as a wee romantic treat. The building is very warehouse/industrial and uber cool but the tassled curtains were a little burlesque for my taste. The degustation was extremely good, great wine (Felton road block 3 - no complaints there!), the service was excellent. So why not 5 stars - hmmmm- i'm not... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a welcome surprise as you're taken to your seats and it's to a beautifully presented round table amongst elegant bead type privacy curtaining. Lovely to have a lot of space on a table and be able to sit comfortably next to your partner. The service is proactive and professional ensuring all your needs are met. The food is delicious... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been several times and it has always been of a very high standard without the magic of the French Cafe. Very Very reliable from a business perspective, if you go there you will be guaranteed exceptional food and wine. Clients have loved it - its way better than almost everything in Aussie. Second/third in Auckland behind French Cafe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clooneys ia one of my all time fav restaurants. From the first time i visited with little to no knowledge about the delights that lay ahead, to my most recent visit in 2016, I am never disappointed. The atmosphere and ambience is understated elegance. The wine list is comprehensive and the food is just awesome. For a place that can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in Clooney. We had the degustation menu. The service was excellent and the food exceptional. Obviously very pricey but I believe together with French Cafe these two art the top restaurants in Auckland.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were 3 women celebrating a birthday. We chose to receive the food with no prior advice of the ingredients. We were not disappointed as all the courses were amazing and the service was excellent as the wait staff were very knowledgeable. Although the decor is probably set up for a romantic couple's evening it didn't affect our level of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not so much a meal as an experience. From the enclosed areas, to the spotlights highlighting just the food on the table, dining at Clooney's is an all encompassing experience. Of course the food is fantastic, but it's everything together that really make it stand out.

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Cork, Ireland
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407 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had dinner with my family not too long ago and it was my first time here and we had high expectations from similar dining experiences and there was no disappointment. The tasting menu was superb really great flow and the dishes were superb there are a few stand outs being the kingfish , the wagu beef and for me i... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I went here (Nov 2016) I was blown away by how good it was. It was my new favorite restaurant. We couldn't decide which dish we liked best we liked them all. The dishes were small, but we did leave full. Went again Jan 2017 and the magic just wasn't there. Both times we had the 7... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$110
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
Clooney is a restaurant with intent and ambition. A fine-dining destination in nature, it offers a range of unique food and beverage experiences to suit the contemporary guest.

Clooney’s food is considered yet abstract, the menu fuses classic culinary practices with a thoroughly modern approach to ingredients and technique. The flavours are clean and precise; dishes are continually in progress to reflect seasonality, inspiration and evolution.

The breadth of the Clooney wine list spans over 300 labels and complements the food through its perspective on new and old world balance.

Clooney is driven by its commitment to fearless design in both its food and aesthetic. Leading architects Fearon Hay created the space, a concrete frame reworked with curvaceous forms, fine textures and luxurious fabrics. The restaurant also regularly collaborates with visual artists.

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