Clooney Restaurant Auckland, New Zealand

Written By bryanboy

Clooney Restaurant Auckland, New Zealand

Tonight, my dear readers, I had the unfortunate moment of dealing with the RUDEST and most OBNOXIOUS person I've ever encountered in my entire life. I'm no spring chicken and I guess I've been lucky enough to have met many people around the world regardless of their background — I can say that everyone has been nice so far… but tonight was just the WORST.

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  1. Ohmigod! That Tony whatever person needs to pull a huge turd out of his ass. Just plain rude.
    “At the end of the day, I’m not the one holding a clipboard.” Love it.

  2. It sounds to me that you’re looking down on “blue collar” or “service people.” I’m not sure if that was your intent, but if it was, wow. To look down on somebody making a living, just in a different way than you, is a terrible and disgusting thing to do.. And yes, from your story, that Tony guy was a total ass.. but don’t generalize, even in times of anger.

  3. hay nako bb, i had that same experience with a doorman here in freakin philppines, it’s in ascend. they didnt let me in because im wearing a ‘tshirt’ well its marc by marc jacobs but obvioulsy those muscle mary’s dont know it. they would rather let someone wearing a bench polo in. ha! if wanted to make a scene i could have, but im nice like u. hehe. ;))

  4. Jonathan Brito

    I agree. Write a letter or call the establishment. The issue here is you have the right and the ability to prevent thousands of dollars worth of business to this so called restaurant/club/piece of shit establishment. DO it up my bryan boy!

  5. IM TOTALLY WITH U ON THIS ONE BB. THEY NEED TO REMEMBER WE ARE ESSENTIALLY PAYING THEM TO STAND THERE FOR SECURITY REASONS. NOT TO INSTILL FEAR IN THE MEAN-NO-HARM CUSTOMERS.
    WHO THE FUCK DO THEY THINK THEY ARE. WITH THAT SORT OF ATTITUDE, U SHOULDA LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY CAN QUIT PRETENDING THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY THE PRICES INSIDE WITH THE AMT THEY’RE EARNING.
    IT’S NOT LIKE HE OWNS THE PLACE! JEEZ!IF THAT HAPPENS TO ME ILL BUY THE ENTIRE PLACE AND FIRE HIM! U KNOW WHAT,
    U GO GURL CAUSE YOU…YOU GOT TO WALK AWAY. GOD KNOWS HOW LONG HE’LL BE STUCK AT THAT DOOR FOR.

  6. come on!
    these bouncers! someone needs to get it in their heads that they DO NOT OWN THE PLACE.
    they are freaking the equivalent of guard dogs. that’s their job description. be obedient to their masters (polite paying custormers) and scare off the trouble makers.
    if the rest of society has to work hard, put in the shits at work. these ppl should also be DOING THEIR JOBS. not terrorising the place.

  7. THEY ARE EX-SCHOOL BULLIES
    WHO DO NOT WANT TO GROW UP.
    THEY DONT OWN THE PLACE!
    he should be cleaning the toilets. he can take it out on the toilet bowls and sinks. get that anger out of his system by scrubbing. that’s all he’s fit for.

  8. BB u have spoken for those who have previously been similarly ill-treated. that’s using ur voice for a good cause. THANKS!
    well, this isnt exactly a large scale anti-poverty speech. but it’s about manners! and business! we pay. we deserve the best service!
    they have no.. NO reason to be rude.
    someone smack the rudeness out of his mouth. send him back to pre-school.

  9. u need not put in an official complaint BB. the service sector is cut-throat business. URE IN OR OUT. like the asshole bouncer said. all they will do is apologise to you without taking actions, or say they will look into the matter without doing anything.
    they dont want to be in the business, they can get the FUK outta the business. hey the bouncer said so.

  10. Electrick

    I think you were treated unfairly and extremely rude. You strike me as a very polite person.
    But you are also condescending. There is nothing wrong with service industry people and you can’t lump them all together. Think about the wonderful service you got at Euro.

  11. Oh what a douche! The patronising thing is you got PUSHED out, like c’mon, I’ve had that happen to me. Some people need to chill the fuck out.

  12. justinlaggui

    I totally understand that what the Tony guy did was pretty horrible. Honestly, if I were you, I wouldve probably got him into so much trouble, he wouldnt even know it.
    But dont you think that a lot of the words in your entry were a little condescending. Not all blue collar employed people are like that. It just so happened that you met one that is…

  13. Wow. I thought the service industry was only like that in Russia…
    You should totally write to Clooney’s about him. There’s no reason for them to be losing business because their beefcake employees are just a few generations off from being cavemen. Sounds like it’s another case of “he’s already not a monkey, but not yet a human being.”
    It’s annoying how moronic people like that totally get to you and you can’t help being outraged but you can’t do anything about it either.

  14. I always wonder what’s with those bitches with ‘still standing’ employment. HELLO…..shouln’t have boss with normal brain fired thier ass a long time ago? it’s not possible to go without nociting that your employee is pissing all over..
    unless they are doin’ sexy times every now and agian…

  15. Does Clooney’s realise the influence you have? I’ll be taking my business elsewhere and I will also warn all my friends.
    Sorry that you had to experience that in Auckland.
    Sx

  16. I emailed clooney resto today and made a formal complaint because royalty should not be treated in a manner princess glitter was not accustomed to. People can be unhappy with their lives and all that but to be manhandled is totally unacceptable unless it was consexsual. I proposed that at least find BB which is not hard to do in NZ using a male model of scandinavian type with a hermes birkin as a peace offering otherwise the bad reputation of the resto is now all over the world from calcutta to madagascar practically.

  17. christine

    The purpose of a bouncer is not just for security but to weed out or “screen” people as to who can get in or not to the club/bar/lounge. If you can’t get in, that means you don’t have what it takes or you don’t fit their certain criteria or “look” even if you’re a paying customer. I know, it sounds stupid and ridiculous, but places like that want to keep a certain “image”.
    With regards to what happened to BB, I think it was more of a sexual discrimination. We all know BB is FLAMING GAY, as in: we could see him from a mile away. The fact that the bouncer said that he could fuck off with his friends, knowing the fact that he’s gay from the way he dresses, the way he talks, and his “femininity”…. Cmon! The guy was sexist!! He discriminated on the fact that BB was GAY!
    BB, I know you’re ferosh, but you should have put up your claws up and let that fucker know who the real CATWOMAN is! On a serious note, you should have called MANAGEMENT. Always call a manager when things like this happen. Managers have more responsibility for the place, it’s employees, and its patrons, as compared to the hourly worker who can just walk away from the job anytime. And if the manager don’t resolve it, get his/her business card, and take the matter to higher hands such as the owner or since you’re gay, the local gay organization and let them know you’re rights have been violated.
    Granted, I don’t know the laws in New Zealand but I hope you get my drift. Don’t let people like that shove shit up your ass.
    As for Clooney restaurant, they need to stand up and address this issue, period!, before they start losing business. This is bad publicity for them.

  18. BB, i feel for you. I surmise though that others would react strongly to this:
    “Can you imagine me working at some restaurant/bar telling people where to sit, where to go or what have you?
    YUCK. Yuck talaga.”
    I know you meant no offense.

  19. URINNEWZEALAND

    I have been in NZ for years but have not been treated as you said it. I am a Filipino and a proud one. It doesn’t matter who you are talking to in NZ – you will be respected but if you act like you are not to be – then you can’t shove that idea to anyone. Besides the word “fuck off” is as common as sex or ass anywhere in the Western world. As I said in my previous comment “DO NOT TAKE THINGS PERSONALLY AS WELL AS INSULT THE WHOLE SERVICE INDUSTRY OF NEW ZEALAND!” because of one doorman who probably earns more than an office person in the Philippines.
    You have to remind yourself that there ARE some Filipinos who work in that industry here. Try going to Sky City Casino and you will find out!
    Besides in the labour service industry in New Zealand where workers are paid more – some of those people you see on Road Works here earns around NZ$20 to NZ$25 dollars around an hour. Easily collects $800 dollars PER WEEK including taxes – translate that into PESOS dear – 24,000 a week before taxes almost 100,000 per month.
    Honestly, I had some respect for you because you dont stick your fingers on other people’s lives and businesses. But on this post you are a little bit over the top. You should have complained to the manager of the restaurant. They would have listened to you.
    In this country, generally people will RESPECT ANYONE no matter how odd they are.
    Please respect my comment!

  20. bb I sympathize with you because that kind of treatment is totally unacceptable- though you should know that there is nothing wrong with people who work minimum wage its not in good taste for you to look down on him in that way.

  21. I think BB’s comments weren’t reaally that bad. I would have said that as well if I had such shabby treatment and then writing a blog entry…
    But these things don’t mean that much, just out of anger. I know BB is a good person inside out.
    And besides, this is still BB’s site and we don’t “eff” off with what he writes…BB ur still the best :))

  22. hi,
    without wanting to offend you or any of your longstanding and loyal followers, I do want to say a couple of things in Clooney’s defence (and explain, though not necessarily defend, Tony’s position).
    First of all, that Tuesday night Clooney was officially ‘closed’ as a business had booked the whole restaurant out for a private function, the Hailwood afterparty was booked for the downstairs bar and from what I’ve heard (and it may have just been a miscommunication) was booked only from 10pm. People started showing up for this party at 8.30 while the restaurant was in full swing of a digestation menu for the aformentioned private function upstairs. Those points may explain the empty tables when you did finally get in and the difficulty in the first place. (please don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there’s ever any excuse for people to be plain rude or mean or anything and am not defending the actions of anyone, only explaining the circumstances which obviously made it look a lot worse when you thought you were being turned away from a packed establishment).
    The other thing to mention is that Clooney doesn’t have bouncers or doorstaff, Tony is actually the owner! I know this is not going to help in his defense, as no one, minimum wage earning, restaurant owning, or otherwise, has an excuse to be rude or swear at anyone, my point is not to write off people in the service industry as we/they are really only working for their living and doing as they have been told, and you’ll often find no-one, as an employee, would ever treat a client or customer the way you seem to have been treated, only someone who feels they have nothing to lose (or no ‘boss’ to tell them off later) would behave like this. As a staff member in hospitality, no matter how much I hated a particular group of customers, I would never behave like this, if only for the fear of retribution from my boss. The boss on the other hand, may do whatever they please and sometimes may let their mood, or stress of a long difficult night cloud their judgement.
    I am not trying to defend Clooney or Tony, merely to clear a few things up, and perhaps to change your opinion of people in the service industry in general.
    Also, I will point out that I was directed to your blog after reading a print out of this post at the bar in Clooney! The staff have read it, I’m not sure about Tony, but it has not been ignored. Please understand this is not normal practice and Clooney has built a solid reputation of exceptional service, it is a shame you did not experience this as I have always left the establishment feeling very well looked after.
    Anyway, I know how important first impressions are, and I hope that despite your experience at Clooney, you will not let this spoil your opinion of bouncers, waiters, bartenders, or anyone in the service industry, even restaurateurs who should know better.

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