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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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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 12 of us got the downstairs dining room for a degustation meal. It was excellent. Several of the options I was less sure of but overall the food was delicious. The service was superb.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Asked for George and the staff were very rude, I thought maybe he might be a waiter here or maybe work in the kitchen. When I asked what the names of the staff were, they asked me to leave.

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank CocotheClown2015
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I had the pleasure of dining here in early November. I must say, I was completely boweled over by the experience, in a good way! The philosophy of the restaurant — which is to showcase the best of NZ-sourced ingredients — shines through all of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank au_traveller_77
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Tonight we celebrated our anniversary at Clooneys. We had the degustation menu. Service, food, ambience and seating arrangements were excellent. Won’t tell you the menu as it’ll spoil the surprise 😄

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lucyjsmith
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Wow. Wonderful intimate low lit bar and restaurant area with all the lighting centred on the food and the plated experience was simply beautiful. Could the food taste as good as it looked? Well make sure you try the incredible canape ‘tribute to Maori’. Creative...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alextP8567UM
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Great great great!!!! Soooo recommend this place to all , food is what you should expect from a top notch place, Great for that special occasion..

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AngelaT3707
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely evening enjoying a well planned and beautifully constructed degustation menu. Beautiful food, excellent service, great venue. Interesting wine matches. I look forward to visiting again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JennyISL
Reviewed 14 October 2018

... was an enjoyable, but different experience. The service was definitely the highlight of our evening - Brandon in particular, our waiter, was the consummate host - attentive, knowledgeable, fun and entertaining, but leaving us with the right amount of space in between service visits....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Fine-dining vegetarian cuisine is not easy to come by. Most high-end restaurants pride themselves on meat-heavy delicacies, often leaving vegetarians in the dark. Clooney is one of the few establishments in Auckland that offers a full vegetarian tasting menu. I love the way this restaurant...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank polkadotpassport
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful gourmet experience we had - the degustation menu plus a miriade of “starters” with all ingredients coming from one of the two islands - while being prepared with super grande finesse. A very friendly and competent stuff and Tony Steward, the owner,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank AHJ9
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7 December 2018|
Response from ActingAsAnImpulse | Property representative |
Sorry I do not understand, we do not send personal messages to any of our customers. Can you please elaborate?
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$80 - US$170
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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We entertain with fine food and personable service that imparts knowledge and storytelling. Our focus is to showcase the New Zealand ingredients we use and their regional diversity. This comes to life in preparation and presentation. We are not a restaurant with a defined technique; we are guided by what best represents our ingredients. We cook precisely executed and boldly flavoured dishes that are unified and balanced, dishes that embody progression and purpose. We have an intimate relationship with the growers of our ingredients and where we can we tend and grow our own. We care about running an ethical, sustainable business where people love to eat, and our staff are proud to work.
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