Clare Inn Irish Pub

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274 - 278 Dominion Road,
Mt Eden

(09) 623 8233

Clare Inn Irish Pub Information

The Clare Inn is a friendly Irish owned and operated bar and restaurant in Mt Eden, serving excellent food and a large range of local and imported beers and whiskeys.
Open 7 days serving lunch & dinner (child friendly until 7.30pm), with live music and events seven nights a week.

Opening Hours
Mon - Sat: 11.00 till late Sun: 12.00 till late
Food Times
Until 21.00
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Food Info
Bar Menu, A La Carte Menu
Large Screen
Jeans OK, Trainers OK
Children welcome - Children welcome until 7.30pm

Kids Menu
Outdoor Area
Private area
Beer Masters Award (2002)
Guinness pint masters regional winner 2008
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer Fiona Mackay
I admit to being underwhelmed when I first entered the Clare Inn, but you don't go there for the decor, you go there for the FOOD!

And man is it good... totally agree with previous posts that it rivals some of the 'classier' establishments in the middle of town.
My ribeye steak with smoky-sweet caramelised mushrooms and slab of potato and chive galette was amazing - even with the steak being slightly overdone (my fault, not theirs, asked for medium and there wasn't enough pink for me!) it was still melt-in-your-mouth perfect.
My partner had the fish and chips, and they didn't skimp on the portions! What was that on the chips?? The flavouring is sensational!

Will well and truly be returning again, loved it.
That chef deserves the awards he's been getting!!
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Reviewer Moose
We went to The Clare Inn over the recent Christmas holiday was quiet, but the food and service was excellent and we had the feeling it would be top notch even when busy.

I can say that the "Beef Wellington" was the best I have ever had...and in fact the chef has not surprisingly won an industry award for that dish.

You always expect friendly service at an Irish pub, and here is no exception. The bar staff had great knowledge of the menu, and were very attentive to our needs and requests.

Generous portions, great atmosphere, best quality food I have had at a pub, and rivalling some of the more established fine dining restaurants in terms of food quality and presentation.

I rarely give a 5 star rating, but couldn't find fault across all aspects, and thoroughly enjoyed our experience there. Highly recommended!
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Reviewer Shaun Coetzee
The Clare Inn serves probably the best food for a pub in Auckland. Absolutely love it. After our first visit we've been back to Clare Inn 4 times and taken family and friends. Staff are friendly, good atmosphere and best of all is the food. Been trying a number of things off the menu, steak, pork belly, duck and they're all amazing! Highly recommend it.
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Reviewer robandkelly
Have been to the Clare Inn a few times and had Beef & Guiness Pie (twice) and Pork Belly
Pluses:– Maître d’ gives great service– Food is yummy comfort food- Can’t fault the Beef & Guiness Pie
Minuses:– This place should be busier
Interesting:– Bar is small and often cramped when going to pay
Verdict: – We will definitely go back again!!
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hi to all the boss and staff at the clare inn.i and my wife mary were in auckland in march'april had a lovely time .in the clare inn on many nights thank you. will see ye again soon.the boss will remember the guy at the xcountry in cruseen miceal mary mc cormack
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Reviewer Caoimhin
Just by way of a small correction to the original review (important for an Irish man like myself) the Clare sponsor two local Gaelic Football teams - Harps and Celtic and a local Soccer team Bohemian Celtic. The participants of which make up for the Irish atmosphere in the bar all year round. The locals are refreshingly Irish (Warts and all!!) and are long term residents of Godzone (a rarity for an Irish pub). The place gets my thumbs up... and I could base that purely on the strength of their curry chips :)
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Reviewer Anonymous
The Clare Inn Bar and Bistro is a great example of an Irish pub. Lots of Irish staff and punters as well. The Clare Inn Bar and Bistro is warm and relaxed, has loads of room to accommodate all your mates.

Upstiars there's a great outdoor area; perfect for those summer nights. We managed to get 11 of us around a couple of tables and there was still plenty of room. If you're after a good Irish bar, then this is your place.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Clare Inn Bar and Bistro is a great local with friendly staff and good food. Great singer/songwriters night on Wednesdays from 7pm.
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Reviewer Anonymous
This is a great pub with excellent pub food!
Child friendly during the day, great for the pre- and post-rugby drinks over the weekends. It has a little of everything for everyone.

A friendly atmosphere even when it's creaking at the sides with the crowds going to Eden Park.
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