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Clooney Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Contemporary, New Zealand, European, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The surprise engagement exceeded our expectations.The ambience , aura was secluded and set the mood for the night. Tony arranged such a romantic table The menu and chef should be awarded New Zealand's first Michelin Star ....Outstanding. Our executive server was engaging , knowegable on the menu and wine pairing. New Zealand should be so proud of this gem.

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2 Thank Mark G
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was treated to an incredible experience in the downstairs kitchen at Clooney. The chef was welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable, as you would expect. In fact he actually exceeded my expectations of the evening. On arrival when we realised the format, we explained my son has an allergy to crustaceans. Although there had obviously been loads of preparation, there was... More 

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely love Clooney for the atmosphere, the food, and the service. In June, we had degustation dinner with matching wines and the experience was absolutely amazing. The matching wines offerings were really generous so be sure you don't drive on the day. Absolutely loved our French waiter who added loads of charm to the evening. Because it was my birthday,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's always difficult to make a decision to return to a restaurant when you've been once and had the best experience ever for fear that it won't stack up to your memory BUT clones never fails to deliver! This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Auckland ever the ambience the service the food .... It's 10/10

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Clooney Restaurant in August and the food and service was superb couldn't fault the waiter he was excellent explaining all the dishes in detail. Would certainly recommend.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant with some colleagues for a business dinner. The atmosphere and deco is not exactly suited to a business dinner being more intimate and dark. The dark curtains separating tables make finding your way out a little confusing and several of these open up to reveal a waiter with your food or drink appearing as if by magic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great night at Clooneys. We had the 7 course vegetarian degustation and it was amazing. I would highly recommend a night out to Clooneys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and fantastic food! Thoroughly enjoyed out night at Clooney. Had the seven course menu and it was worth every penny and would certainly recommend going there.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went back to Clooney this week, taking some colleagues who had helped me out a lot recently. They had not experienced Clooney before, but it's safe to say they will be coming back - they were very, very impressed. Clooney is simply outstanding - in my view the best restaurant in Auckland. We opted for the three-course (we all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Perth Western Australia. I found Clooney's online & the reviews were good. The actual was even better. Great Venue, great layout, great food & excellent service. What more could one ask. Of to the USA to see what I can find in Columbus OHIO. Laurie Varendorff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$60 - $110
Cuisine
Contemporary, New Zealand, European, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
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, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?