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Clooney Restaurant

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33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Romantic, intimate. Except when there's a crying baby!?! Would definitely visit again. Highly recommended but need $$$$

Thank Jo M
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my partner for our anniversary, it is so far the best dining experience I've had in Auckland, the food is incredibly good and well presented, the restaurant design is so intimate and cosy that I felt we were the only ones dining that night. Well done also to the staff who were so attentive and knowledgeable. This... More 

Thank Camillevalera
Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

From the outside this place just looks like another restaurant but once you walk in you are in another world! It's a very dark restaurant, Cleverly lit giving the perfect ambiance for a luxury dinner. As a couple you sit side by side rather than opposite which we found strange at first but it actually works really well once you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Dropped in for the degustation and wine match and wasn't disappointed. Very good service and staff, and first class food. Would highly recommend. A warning though-it is quite dark,and I think an elderly guy tripped over the step between the two levels within the restaurant , which wasn't marked by any safety flashing (not sure how that would go down... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Yes, it's a bit dark, but mysterious. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I promised myself I would have lamb and it was delicious. Each dish was unique, creative and mouth-watering. I honestly could not describe each of the dishes we had because they were so different, yet tasty. The crunch was where it should be and the sauces added... More 

Thank Diane F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Booked this place 2 weeks before coming to Auckland Reason my 50 birthday Food and service is absolutely top Could not go to any better place

1 Thank Gio F
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

When you walk through the doors of this tucked away restaurant is it is like walking into another world. The floor to ceiling mesh curtains screen off and make various semiprivate dining areas. As there was a group of us we had an elevated section slightly apart from the other diners which made it feel like we were the only... More 

2 Thank Darlene Y
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

It used to be one of the great places to dine. We dined earlier in the year, not an interesting menu. One young couple sitting at a table wearing baseball caps, in a fine dining restaurant! Waiter seemed confused on explaining about the Pinot Gris. Served a 'tasting' dessert before the actual dessert. Leather seats now looking tired.

Thank Bob C
Clooney R, Owner at Clooney Restaurant, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry you viewed Clooney the way you did earlier in the year while dining with us. You will be pleased to know we have since undertaken extensive renovations in both the dining room and the kitchen. Regards, Tony Stewart More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Darkly romantic, but also great for groups of foodies. Had the degustation meal and everything was tastefully designed and delicious.

1 Thank rach701997
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We liked the ambiance and thought the food was lovely. Thought it was a bit expensive, but overall experience was positive.

1 Thank carolinenz2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60 - $110
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Clooney is a restaurant with intent and ambition. A fine-dining destination in nature, it offers a range of unique food and beverage experiences to suit the contemporary guest.

Clooney’s food is considered yet abstract, the menu fuses classic culinary practices with a thoroughly modern approach to ingredients and technique. The flavours are clean and precise; dishes are continually in progress to reflect seasonality, inspiration and evolution.

The breadth of the Clooney wine list spans over 300 labels and complements the food through its perspective on new and old world balance.

Clooney is driven by its commitment to fearless design in both its food and aesthetic. Leading architects Fearon Hay created the space, a concrete frame reworked with curvaceous forms, fine textures and luxurious fabrics. The restaurant also regularly collaborates with visual artists.

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