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“Great pub and food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clare Inn

Clare Inn
Ranked #279 of 2,198 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Irish, New Zealand, European
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Clare Inn is a great example of an Irish bar; it has a solid Irish community brimming with real craic, full of atmosphere & a genuine welcome. It is warm & relaxed with loads of room to accommodate, a real slice of Ireland with lots of laughter a family focus. Clare-inn-pics-005.Gif The Clare serves excellent pub food and boasts an extensive menu. We are child friendly until 7.30Pm.
New Zealand
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great pub and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Popped in here recently, great service and range of beers, the bar food was good and the restaurant food was equally pleasing.

Will definitely be back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Horoeka
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Food is fantastic but if you come down for pint any time of day the staff will always welcome you (Louise especially) The best Irish bar in NZ I think.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle S
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Tralee, Ireland
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649 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
“Excellent food and trad music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Visited here as saw place on way out to airport
Great food at good prices
Very welcoming Irish owners
Excellent trad music session on a mon night
Highly recommend this one as an authentic Irish bar in auckland

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Thank samboDublin
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

This pub is a clear example of this. Irish pub (no issues with that) = Restaurant quality food!
We went for dinner as a family on our second last night in Auckland (awesome having an Irish brother in law who takes you to some of THE best places) - we had the lamb and the beef wellington - both award winning dishes. AH-MAZING. The taste matched the anticipation of seeing the presentation of the dishes (I can see some people have loaded photos of such). Test your luck at places like this and you will not be dissapointed. Amazing food and great service from all :) We sat up stairs on the outside terrace - not much to look at but nice to sit outside for once.
Prices were pretty good too! Roughly $20-30 a meal, which to be fair is pretty common and reasonable
Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank SarahandBen V
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Another lovely lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

We've been to the Clare Inn several times for a weekend lunch and have always enjoyed the experience. We've found the service great, food wonderful and reasonably priced. Last time I had the lamb and partner had the duck. Both were cooked beautifully, flavours fantastic, can only recommend this place to all. All our experiences of eating here have been positive!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Judave
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