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Clare Inn

$$ - $$$
Irish, New Zealand, European
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274-278 Dominion Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
+64 9-623 8233
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Sandringham
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming place with friendly service and tasty food. Duck and beef wellington were both very nice. Cozy atmosphere for a pub.

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Thank R W
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this place and I was pleasantly surprised. I cannot recommend this place enough. What drew me to visit this Inn was the fact that had live music on Monday night. It was just amazing to see people playing Irish music around a table, people eating, drinking and actually listening. Not only is the atmosphere great, don't get... More 

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Liss
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Pleasant staff. Pub situated on Dominion Road just up the way from where we were staying. Ate in the upstairs room and both had ale pie and chips. Good pub food and beer at a reasonable price

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Thank Chris K
Aachen
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Came here because of the good tripadvisor reviews and just wanted to have a nice snack and relaxing evening. What we experienced was excellent food in a true pub atmosphere! The Beef Wellington is outstanding! Fish and chips really fine! We give 5 of 5. But be aware you will enter a authentic irish pub.

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Thank Earthling42
Surrey
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were a bit unsure of this place when we first walked in, but were made to feel welcome and the staff were very attentive. Good food and great beer. Recommended.

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Thank Bill-in-Surrey
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Always good atmosphere and the service is always good. Have not been for awhile. Good location and there is always plenty of parking. Good walking distance.

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Thank godinetmaxine
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went there today for lunch which was superb. The Beef Wellington is outstanding washed down by the best pint of Guinness I have tasted in New Zealand. Friendly staff and a great pub. Always enjoy my visits here.Went there today for lunch which was superb. The Beef Wellington is outstanding washed down by the best pint of Guinness I have... More 

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Thank Deano84
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Our large group didn't detract from the quaint setting of Clare Inn with its cosy fire. Kitchen managed a high volume of orders quickly and with very high standard.

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Thank Craig W
Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Only 200 yards from Eden Park B&B, the Clare Inn provides good value food and plenty of options for drinkers. ,

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Wasilla, Alaska
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed in a B&B just a few blocks away looking for a place to eat. From the outside/inside, it looked a little drab, but ended up being a great find for the food and the staff. We had traditional irish stew and pie and they were both great. Of course, we had a few pints too. I would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, New Zealand, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274-278 Dominion Road | Mt Eden, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-623 8233
Description
The Clare Inn is a great example of an Irish bar; it has a solid Irish community brimming with real craic, full of atmosphere & a genuine welcome. It is warm & relaxed with loads of room to accommodate, a real slice of Ireland with lots of laughter a family focus. Clare-inn-pics-005.Gif The Clare serves excellent pub food and boasts an extensive menu. We are child friendly until 7.30Pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?