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Clare Inn

$$ - $$$
Irish, New Zealand, European
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274-278 Dominion Rd | Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-623 8233
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Aachen
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here because of the good tripadvisor reviews and just wanted to have a nice snack and relaxing evening. What we experienced was excellent food in a true pub atmosphere! The Beef Wellington is outstanding! Fish and chips really fine! We give 5 of 5. But be aware you will enter a authentic irish pub.

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Thank Earthling42
Surrey
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were a bit unsure of this place when we first walked in, but were made to feel welcome and the staff were very attentive. Good food and great beer. Recommended.

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Thank Bill-in-Surrey
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Always good atmosphere and the service is always good. Have not been for awhile. Good location and there is always plenty of parking. Good walking distance.

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Thank godinetmaxine
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Went there today for lunch which was superb. The Beef Wellington is outstanding washed down by the best pint of Guinness I have tasted in New Zealand. Friendly staff and a great pub. Always enjoy my visits here.Went there today for lunch which was superb. The Beef Wellington is outstanding washed down by the best pint of Guinness I have... More 

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Thank Deano84
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Our large group didn't detract from the quaint setting of Clare Inn with its cosy fire. Kitchen managed a high volume of orders quickly and with very high standard.

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Thank Craig W
Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Only 200 yards from Eden Park B&B, the Clare Inn provides good value food and plenty of options for drinkers. ,

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Thank 956alan
Wasilla, Alaska
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stayed in a B&B just a few blocks away looking for a place to eat. From the outside/inside, it looked a little drab, but ended up being a great find for the food and the staff. We had traditional irish stew and pie and they were both great. Of course, we had a few pints too. I would definitely... More 

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Thank inluvwithAK
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We popped in for a Sunday lunch with an Entertainment book voucher. The waitress was very friendly and made us feel welcome. My husband had the Sunday roast and I had the slow cooked Duck. The food was delicious as always (we've been here 3 times previously and it has remained consistent). I had the Creme Brulee for dessert and... More 

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Thank susie k
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

A midday meal of beef and cider sausages...best item on my plate was the whiskey sauce. My dining colleagues ended up using it as a dipping sauce for their fires! A half-Guiness came in the real Guness-shaped glass, not a glass mug. Décor excellent. (Only drawback? The out-of-control rug-rats and juniors, whose parents totally ignored their behaviour and noise. Climbing... More 

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Thank Lynne_R_M-S
Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

A good spot to catch up with family and have a couple of drinks. Not loud or over the top when we went (3pm), but comfy clean setting. Didn't eat - but noticed another patron having wedges which looked OK.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, New Zealand, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 274-278 Dominion Rd | Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-623 8233
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?