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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clooney Restaurant

Clooney Restaurant
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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Ranked #4 of 1,306 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $60 - $110
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the heart of Auckland's Freeman's Bay, Clooney is a partnership between restaurateur Tony Stewart and Chef Desmond Harris. Chef Harris' cuisine melds the tradition of classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. Clooney's dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.
Whyalla, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Absolutely delicious dinner with super-attentive lovely staff. We had special dietary requirements and Clooney were just superb in accommodating us. After dinner we learned they had actually sent staff out to *buy* ingredients they needed for our vegan meal. (A friend who we were dining with knew the staff, and they told him, otherwise we would never have known. The service was faultless.) And the food was just out of this world. Best meal we had in NZ - and we had some very nice meals! Would recommend to anyone without hesitation.

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“3rd time's a charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our 3rd visit to Clooney's and it is yet to disappoint. We were part of a group of 10 celebrating a birthday so we were placed right at the back behind the drop curtains (must be a more interior design term than that!) which perfect.

Cut to the chase.

Food - just as good as the previous visits. My suckling pig main blew Roxy's pork 3 ways out of the water. All diners reported their meals as delicious with absolutely no complaints. Even the butter that was served with the bread was much nicer than Roxy's over-hyped butter that came with a 5 minute explanation. The food at Clooney's doesn't need talking through - we're adults - we can read - it's just light, flavourful and delectable.

Service - impeccable. Helpful yet unobtrusive.

Atmosphere - relaxing, private and adult.

Would we go back? in a heartbeat..

Fantastic evening had by all.

Do not go if you are looking for 'value for money' or a large portion. It's about the experience you create for yourself, with the help of the decor, the staff and especially the food.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Over priced meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Nice atmosphere and food was nice but overpriced main was late but we did get am apology from the owner.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Blenheim
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“The Very Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

What a fabulous evening we had at Clooney's. We were greeted promptly and sat at a lovely round table that was ideal for the 3 of us. The waiter was attentive, knowledgable but unobtrusive.The food was outstanding, so many different combinations culminating in an outstanding meal. The cost is not much more than your run of the mill restaurants. Do yourself a favour and try Clooney's

Visited September 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Intimate Dinning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very intimate restaurant great for a date or for adults. Not really the place you would take children. Fantastic food but at the higher end of the market.

Visited June 2012
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