Clooney has closed and owner Tony Stewart is talking frankly about the fights, the finances and living with cystic fibrosis. Kim Knight charts the final days of an Auckland icon.

Waterfalls of thin black cord cocoon the well-dressed and the well-fed. They are the most famous restaurant curtains in Auckland - but what was really going on behind them?

On Sunday night, Clooney called time. Last drinks, last service, last faux-mandarin with the oh-so-brittle frozen cream shell that takes two days to construct and is served at the end of an intrinsically local 11-course degustation.

Salmon that has swum in

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