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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, New Zealand
+64 9 3581702
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Ranked #11 of 1,110 restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $90
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In October 2006 owner Tony Stewart in collaboration with Fearon Hay Architects transformed a derelict warehouse space into a spectacular dining room, creating a completely unique dining experience. The beautiful restaurant once only a concrete frame and block work warehouse, has been reinterpreted to showcase how a marriage of materials comes together to create one harmonious restaurant and bar space. The curvaceous forms, luxurious fabrics and fine textures complete the design and create a space that is sophisticated, sleek and elegant. Design elements complement each other without the need to conceal. The space and materials communicate this to each other and complete the design without overpowering one or the other. All design elements come together evoking a feeling of belongingness while providing intimacy within a magnificent interior.The food, like the design is classic yet undeniably modern.Chef Harris’ cuisine melds the tradition of classical with a contempory approach to ingredients and technique, showing clever techniques and use of ingredients used to stimulate the palate and the memory rather than confuse the mind.The flavours are clean, precise and modern, his dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.Numerous awards over the past six years have sung the praises of Clooney and their consistency to outstanding cuisine, service and dining experience.Clooney restaurant is located in Freemans Bay Auckland, New Zealand, is owned by Tony Stewart and was designed by Fearon Hay Architects. A relaxed but dynamic dining experience that’s deeply rooted within Auckland’s progressive dining scene.
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English first
Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

It was a nice evening, all the dishes and the wines were very well presented with great professionalism!! The quality of the food is first class, specially the salmon and the duck!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I can't get over Clooney, I was meant to write this review much sooner especially since I have been gushing about my dining experience there ever since. There isn't a lot to say to be honest, everything was of an extremely high standard. The service was fantastic, the food was to die for- yes it was small portions but so... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It was our sons 13th birthday and as a special surprise we took him to Clooney for dinner. From the moment we walked in Patrick made the night unforgettable. Food was fantastic - 5 course degustation was more than ample and each course was a highlight! Would highly recommend Clooney, we loved the industrial but opulent atmosphere, the intimacy of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If there is a better restaurant in Auckland then I would be amazed. For business purposes I dine at 5 Star/Chefs Hat restaurants at least once a week and this is the best restaurant experience that I have had in the past 5 years anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere. I have been 4 times in the past 8 months, entertaining... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were here for dinner and our high expectations were exceeded! We had the tasting menu paired with wine and every course was perfect. The lamb and John Dorey fish were memorable! The next trip to Auckland we will visit again, and if you are looking for a great dining experience in Auckland, this is where you should go!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Last night a group of four of us enjoyed the 5 course degustation with wine pairing at Clooney. We couldn't fault anything. The food was delicious and inventive (but not too way out). The wine was excellent and matched the food beautifully. The service was highly professional and the perfect level of attentiveness. The staff really knew their food and... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had been meaning to visit Clooney for along time, being aware of their reputation as one of the best restaurants in Auckland. They definitely didn't disappoint. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu which sounded amazing and tasted just as good. You really couldn't fault anything on the plate and the service was impeccable. I have only been to... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The atmosphere is very nice. While food presentation was excellent ,the food itself was very good but not excellent

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Auckland
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46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Wow! What a treat. Expensive but a special occasion treat. Excellent friendly and helpful service. Romantic setting that is lowly lit and peaceful. Loved the long tassel curtains. The wine was lovely and food superb ++. Even the delicious bread with a mouth watering burnt butter spread was delicious ++- yum!! and the best beans I have had in a... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

5 course degustation menu, one of the best meals I have ever had. Exciting combinations and fresh, delicious flavours. Enjoyed the imaginative use of vegetables. Staff pleasant helpful and informative, a pair of spectacles appeared at the table when they heard that one of our party had forgotten his glasses and was struggling to read the menu.

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