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Clooney Restaurant

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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional. Flawless. Innovative wine pairings. Modern, very comfortable setting. Large family group, who really enjoyed it. Very memorable.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal here 2 weeks ago. I hadn't been for about 5 years but it is still as good as it was then.The bar at the entrance is always a nice place to start the evening.The meal itself looked and tasted amazing and the free little bites from the chef was a pleasant surprise.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the subtle entry to the grandeur of the fit-out to the friendly and professional staff to the delicious food...great venue for a special occasion.

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Thank Jody R
New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and service. Great design and table arrangement. You could be anywhere in the world, even NY

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Thank Terry S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Clooneys with my family for a celebratory dinner. The service was pleasant but slow. The food was OK but in my view, too much emphasis on being clever and not enough on making sure it all worked together. The waiter kept plying us with expensive drinks. If you want to show how sophisticated you are, then it's probably ideal.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the atmosphere and decor at Clooneys, very unique. Food consistantly good, service consistantly good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm afraid I was a little disappointed with the degustation menu, maybe my tastes weren't refined enough but compared to the degusation I had at the French Cafe last year, I was left a little wanting. We came here to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary with friends who shared their anniversary on the same date. I know that the dishes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was eagerly awaiting my first visit to this famed Auckland haunt. Days before arriving, the menu had changed and so had the chef. The space was sleek, the service smooth and the wine and cocktails sublime. Sadly, that was all. The Japanese influenced menu was bipolar. Collectivley, the dishes were jarring in variety. Enter micro banh mi, raw scallop,... More 

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Gold Coast
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Auckland has many excellent restaurants and possibly the best produce in the world which shines through even in the simplest restaurants. Clooney is aiming for the top-end of the market and is priced as such therefore, you expect the best. The restaurant is situated in a slightly industrial area and inside the restaurant is massive. The atmosphere is dark, quiet... More 

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NZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to celebrate a success in the family so wanted to go to the best in Auckland, ended up in Clooney because rest of the top 3 reviewed restaurants in Auckland were all fully booked that night! We were six of us, so went for almost all the dishes in the A la carte menu and the desserts. The cocktails,... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 60 - USD 110
Cuisine
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?