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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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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

The interior is dramatic to say the least but the food certainly lives up to the theatrics. Easily the best meal we've had in NZ and photos simply don't do their food justice. The kitchen's attention to detail is second to none and flavour combinations...More

1  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

From the moment we arrived to when a taxi was ordered to take us home, the quality of friendly service and good food made for an enjoyable evening. We went mid week and I don't think the degustation meal was available (not 100% sure) but...More

2  Thank LordHow
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This five star restaurant will have all your senses tested, with a new chef the meal is a Japanese influenced taste sensation, Jacob Kear having worked in Noma is foraging around NZ for perfect ingredients to match. We have the degustation meal without the wine...More

2  Thank AlistairAuckland
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It may have just been a bad weekend but we arrived at 8pm and didn't start out main meal until past 10pm. It could be that this is the format that they promote or they were having a bad night. I found the service just...More

1  Thank TDP608
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The atmosphere was so lovely - private and comfortable. And the food and wine was on point - will definitely be going again.

1  Thank julie_linton
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A sensational meal served with class. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable evening thanks to attentive staff and an amazing chef.

2  Thank grs748
Reviewed 11 April 2017

On a short holiday from Sydney, we were looking for something a bit special to celebrate our last evening in beautiful Auckland. Clooney didn't disappoint. The atmosphere was subdued and would be perfect for a romantic evening. Service was excellent and the food creative, beautifully...More

1  Thank cholling77
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Four of us chose to celebrate a birthday here just recently.The attentive staff from the moment we arrived had us feeling most welcome and special. The explanations of the different dishes and the wines chosen to accompany the selections, definitely had us keen to try...More

1  Thank AllanF369
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A wonderful restaurant on Sale street Great atmosphere!! stunning décor very friendly staff Great service Exceptional menu!! beautifully presented food great wine list

1  Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The environment is quite dramatic and at first it seems gloomy but the down lighting provides more than adequate light on the table. The pairing of wine and/or saki with the dishes was excellent. (We tried both). The dishes were very interesting visually and taste-wise....More

1  Thank Wijehaba
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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

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Average prices
USD 60 - USD 110
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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