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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Remarkably creative and delicious. As first-time visitors to New Zealand, it was a delightful introduction to the unique flavors and delicious ingredients they have here. Expertly prepared, beautifully presented. Kind and courteous chefs and servers. Each course of the 14 course meal was a perfect...More

Thank PixieStickQueen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don’t go here before they close in January, you will have no one to blame but yourself. I have eaten in many of the worlds finest restaurants and this ranks in the top. The dishes are innovative. There is purity of ingredients. The...More

Thank JHGreen
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was magical, the service exemplary, the mood lighting interesting, but best of all they let you do BYOW on a Sunday evening, which suited us perfectly to take along a precious bottle or two from our own cellar, the corkage charge is what...More

Thank Jqqls
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for an early 6:30 dinner and our party were all feeling a bit dubious having not been here for a really long time and hearing mumerings in the herald about a bit of disharmony and they would be closing in the New Year. Our...More

Thank AucklandTorro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning gastronomic experience with an impressive range of our best Angus kiwi steaks. Every detail is designed to spoil you with opulence and pleasure.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten at the worlds best restaurants (Eleven Madison Park, Per Se, Attica to name drop a few) Clooney belongs up there with them! The service was impeccable (we had initially booked on a Monday however they had to move to the Sunday, on arrival...More

Thank Jawja85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us dined here last night. Clooney’s was a totally unknown entity as my daughter booked it. Our delight was well, fabulous. Coming from Melbourne and having dined at Vue du Monde, Attica and Lume, to find a restaurant of a similar standing was...More

Thank lyn-tony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing restaurant - food is AMAZING! and service is outstanding. Our waiter was so knowledgeable both about the food and the wine. Get there before it closes in January

Thank ktburgess2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat out regularly in Auckland and internationally, often fine dining, and this was the best meal we have had in while, surpassing the other top restaurants in the city. The service was top notch, both wait staff and sommelier knew their stuff. The food...More

Thank Judith042
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Clooney for our wedding anniversary. The 14 course degustation menu was amazing. The taste sensations and pairing with wine were exquisite. The service was exceptional. Our first time to a 3 hat restaurant and we can understand why they have this...More

Thank Paulinepan73
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Sara T
August 4, 2017|
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Response from Alfred R | Reviewed this property |
Was not aware that there is a chef's table. When we were there we had the option of choosing our meals or have the chef's menu. The chef's menu was a degustation menu and the cool thing was you did not know exactly what... More
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Sara T
August 4, 2017|
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Response from AllanF369 | Reviewed this property |
Well worth trying again, when visiting South of Auckland, feel free to ask for any assistance with your travels also. Wishing you well with a wonderful experience at Clooneys. Allan
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February 12, 2017|
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Response from Clooney R | Property representative |
Yes both our lamb and beef are halal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$60 - $110
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702
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Description
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 Jarod Santana 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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