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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-358 1702
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (42 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Up there with some of the world's finest fine dining restaurants - the ambience is warm, inviting and intimate. While utterly professional, the chefs, servers and sommeliers are so friendly that they hold the place back from falling into stuffy pretentioniousness. A great place to...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an 8pm dinner booking at Clooney and were the last ones to leave just after midnight. Needless to say we had one of the most incredible dining experiences our of lives. The 14 course degustation menu was delicious, the lighting and decor completely...More

Thank Cacty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Remarkably creative and delicious. As first-time visitors to New Zealand, it was a delightful introduction to the unique flavors and delicious ingredients they have here. Expertly prepared, beautifully presented. Kind and courteous chefs and servers. Each course of the 14 course meal was a perfect...More

1  Thank PixieStickQueen
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

If you don’t go here before they close in January, you will have no one to blame but yourself. I have eaten in many of the worlds finest restaurants and this ranks in the top. The dishes are innovative. There is purity of ingredients. The...More

2  Thank JHGreen
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The food was magical, the service exemplary, the mood lighting interesting, but best of all they let you do BYOW on a Sunday evening, which suited us perfectly to take along a precious bottle or two from our own cellar, the corkage charge is what...More

1  Thank Jqqls
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Booked for an early 6:30 dinner and our party were all feeling a bit dubious having not been here for a really long time and hearing mumerings in the herald about a bit of disharmony and they would be closing in the New Year. Our...More

1  Thank AucklandTorro
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Stunning gastronomic experience with an impressive range of our best Angus kiwi steaks. Every detail is designed to spoil you with opulence and pleasure.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Having eaten at the worlds best restaurants (Eleven Madison Park, Per Se, Attica to name drop a few) Clooney belongs up there with them! The service was impeccable (we had initially booked on a Monday however they had to move to the Sunday, on arrival...More

1  Thank Jawja85
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Four of us dined here last night. Clooney’s was a totally unknown entity as my daughter booked it. Our delight was well, fabulous. Coming from Melbourne and having dined at Vue du Monde, Attica and Lume, to find a restaurant of a similar standing was...More

1  Thank lyn-tony
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is an amazing restaurant - food is AMAZING! and service is outstanding. Our waiter was so knowledgeable both about the food and the wine. Get there before it closes in January

1  Thank ktburgess2016
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Sara T
4 August 2017|
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Response from Alfred R | Reviewed this property |
Was not aware that there is a chef's table. When we were there we had the option of choosing our meals or have the chef's menu. The chef's menu was a degustation menu and the cool thing was you did not know exactly what... More
Sara T
4 August 2017|
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Response from AllanF369 | Reviewed this property |
Well worth trying again, when visiting South of Auckland, feel free to ask for any assistance with your travels also. Wishing you well with a wonderful experience at Clooneys. Allan
12 February 2017|
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Response from Clooney R | Property representative |
Yes both our lamb and beef are halal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$110
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 1702
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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.
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