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“Top Notch”
Review of Clooney Restaurant

Clooney Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 2,372 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $110
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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. Clooney 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.
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Another devine experience and quite indulgent, good for a date or romantic dinner, gets very busy after 8 in the evening. If anything, the menu could be updated more often and the staff could relax a little.

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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Not cheap but outstanding food, delightful ambience and really good service. Low light and black fringing gives this big space a sense of intimacy without closing it in. I like standing at the bar in front waiting for friends, but not so keen on the step down bar area. Still the top bit's good and the champagne flows easy.
Service is discreet and friendly, not snobby. Wine list is full of lovely choices, quite pricey but worth it for where you are.
But what I love most about Clooney is the kitchen - I've eaten there several times and each experience has been a taste sensation, with subtle blending of exquisite flavours and attention to every detail on the plate. Seriously, I've never so much as had an ordinary carrot - every part of the meal counts.
If you can, try the degustation menu - to die for!

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4  Thank sharonthekiwi
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Great food, great drinks menu, great service. What more do you need AND the company couldnt be improved on.

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2  Thank OrkneygirlOratia
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

From the dim dining room with the unusual means of dividing up the tables Clooney's immediately impresses as being different. The service was first rate, and our waiter very knowledgeable and friendly. We had the vegetarian tasting menu which was exquisite. It is good to see a top rate restaurant offering such choice to vegetarians. One of us (a dedicated carnivore) was so impressed by the vegetarian tasting menu that we decided to try it and was delighted. The other dishes looked very tempting as well.
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3  Thank KeithandCatherine
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Great food, good decor, good service, good wine - what more does one need? I'll be back there before too long.

2  Thank jandjcallen
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