Cuisine: A La Carte, American Burgers & Grill, Barbeque
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #7 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch

Meet “Agnes,” at Cleaver & Co, the queen of Southern Pride BBQ meat smokers, brought over all the way from Tennessee to show you how slow smoked perfection should be served.

Watching your food being prepared in the large open kitchen by the Pit Master from a comfy seat, in a room that has all the cosiness of a log cabin. You can’t get much closer to Tennessee without boarding a plane.

The menu covers all manner of authentic BBQ dishes, all placed gently over indirect heat from a wood fire for up to 14 hours so they naturally infuse with the smoke. Try spiced cauliflower and crispy boneless wings before tucking into a prime sirloin steak, or keep it simple with the famous smoked brisket burger.

Remember to leave space for lime coconut cheesecake, or forget the rest and fall head over heels with their snickers sundae: peanuts, oreo cookie, caramel and whipped cream…the choice is yours.

Wash it all down with a jug of refreshing tap beer or carefully chosen wine for the perfect evening with friends. Celebrating something special? Treat yourself to a cheerful bottle of bubbles for a night to remember at Cleaver & Co.

And remember, it’s all down to Agnes, who never sleeps. Even if they’re not open, she will be busy smokin’.

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Cleaver & Co
58 Lichfield Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Everyday 10am - late

Phone: 03 925 9556
Website: www.cleaverandcochch.co.nz/

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Cleaver & Co
Cuisine: A La Carte, American Burgers & Grill, Barbeque
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Gemma Phillips

We had a fantastic time dining at cleaver and co. We were impressed with the hospitality of the staff and the quality of the food. The food came out quickly and was so flavorsome and delicious. We found it hard to pick what to eat because the menu was so amazing and had such delicious sounding options. We were happy with what we did end up choosing, and will have to go back to sample the rest of the menu sometime soon.

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Zena McGrath

Food was delicious. The red wine jus was outstanding! Will definitely dine here again. Thank you to the staff for a pleasant evening.

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Robert Chu

Good food good service and great vibe, recommended.

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Lesley Mckenzie

Truely amazing. Such yummy food and the friendliest waitress we can't wait to go back again soon!

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Brydie Lee

Great venue amazing food and service

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Absolutely delicious

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Nick Birkhead

Exactly as we expected which is a good thing, if you come looking for fine dining you'll be disappointed, but if you come for good simple meat and burgers you'll be happy. Flavours of our burgers and share plates were good, service was quick and friendly, and plate sizes were on point. We would definitely dine here again.

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Service was very friendly and food was really good - and alot of it :) would recommend this place to anyone who loves their meats

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Friendly staff. Good quality meat, American styled if you like that this place will be perfect for you.

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We had a very lovely gentleman wait on us and he was also great with our kids.
My husband and I ordered the Burgers which were yummy. My only 'complaint' was there were ALOT of pickles in my burger which made it quite salty and a tad too much sauce causing the burger bun to go a bit soggy.
The kids weren't impressed that there was no desert option for them (maybe something to think about?) but all in all a lovely meal out and nice options for the kids to choose from too.

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Thoroughly enjoyable meal. Good beer, great food, cheerful staff. What more can you ask for?

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Michael Mahon

Excellent service and food. Definitely be back

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Savanah Stewart

Great place to eat before the cinema. Nice food.

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Sherona Lee

Good service & good food

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We had a great night out at Cleaver and Co. The wait staff were very helpful, the service was quick and the food was delicious. I just wish I had room for dessert! Will definitely be back thanks guys!

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Chantelle Nicole

Food was great and great atmosphere

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Janice white

Friendly and helpful staff. Music a little too loud for us and they got it turned down a bit and moved us to a quieter table. Jalapeño poppers and steaks were the highlights. Ribs and brisket could have been juicier but the flavour was great. Nice atmosphere - lively and warm.

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I would only give a 3 out of 5. The food is meant to be slow cooked so it should be more juicer full of flavors but all of the meat dishes were only Dry without taste. However the overall city funk was there so the ambience was good.

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Ari Ana

Fantastic food and excellent staff - Jalapeño poppers are a must try.

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Anna Graham

I was reluctant to order the meat platter after reading mixed reviews. Ordered the ribs which were nice, but quite dry, could've done with more sauce. Fried chicken burger was very bland. Boneless fried chicken was phenomenal and the loaded waffle fries were yummy. Service was attentive and helpful. Loved the atmosphere of the place too, tables were nicely spread apart

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Had a fantastic time the Mills absolutely beautiful cannot wait to get back there

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Rose Craigie

The food was only okay, not enough flavor in the chicken burger. Service was good.

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Wish we had taken a photo, amazing place. Thanks to first table we stumbled on this awesome place. Recommend the parking building across the street.
Can't say enough the staff we very attentive and friendly, light share salmon a must. Just beautifully presented. Definitely going back with friends. Thanks cleaver & co

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Tania Kepa

The staff very amazing came over to open the door as had couple of prams were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious would definitely be going back

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Lizi Margetts

Delicious food and wonderful staff! Very accommodating for my young son. Great service. Have been before and will come again.

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Michael Mahon

Great food great service will be back

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Nazeef Khan

Wow! This place is impressive. Amazing food and the service is top notch. Got sharing and single plates and everything was delicious! Will have to go back and try everything else on the menu :)

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Kaylee Hutton

Food was 10/10, service was great! All around good vibes ! Thank you cleavers and co

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Yummy food. Chicken was moist, just delish. Service was awesome. Highly recommended

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Maya Croll

The service was exceptionally good and everything came out fast and well presented. The staff were knowledgable, friendly. Good coffee. The food was ok - great wings! I think it could have had more flavour and seasonings overall.

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Stephanie Stevens

Great service and atmosphere. Food was great except the ribs were too dry. My gnocchi was delicious!

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Love the food!

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Very good food and superb wait staff. Shame the restaurant was quite empty

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Annah Johnstone

The atmosphere and service were fantastic, and we enjoyed the food. We really enjoyed our lunch!

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Holly Griffin

Wonderful time at Cleaver and Co. Great service from the waiter and lovely food. Have already recommended to our Christchurch friends and family!

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We arrived an hour early for our booking, bec the rain was pouring outside, and we could not walk around the square as we originally intended to do, instead we went in get seated and ordered our drinks. Later on we ordered our meal, which was the Sharing platter, OH My Gosh! it was huge as our waiter told us. luckily I did not have breakfast and my husband is the kind of guy who always have big appetite. We ate our meal with gusto, and left nothing but the scraps. Needless to say I ended up with overly stuffed belly, I had to unbutton my jeans. Needless to say, but It was the best ever lunch I ever had in New Zealand! Great service, great food! and great selection of drinks I came back in the evening to have a couple of drinks with my colleagues. Thank you guys for the great service, and thank you night bartender for staying for us, a little later than usual.

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Good food, everyone happy

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Andrew Woodhouse

Really enjoyed dining at Cleaver & Co, especially being able to see our food being prepared and cooked. The chicken crackling was simply delicious and will be ordering this again. The ribs and brisket were cooked to perfection and I would recommend well worth trying. Our waiter was very attentive and most helpful when describing the menu. Will definitionally be going back!

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I like the burger but not the medium rare patty, the crispy skin chicken is not cooked crispy, we enjoyed the mozarella cheese stick though.

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Service and surroundings great. Think we struck a dud night on the food however. The platter arrived fairly promptly but we were disappointed with he tough ribs, tasteless chicken nibbles (meant to be wings), no Mac n cheese balls and more. On leaving the waiter took our feedback well, very professional.

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Sarah Wichman

Our waitress was polite and helpful. We were checked on a couple of times to make sure everything was going well, which I thought was really considerate! We ordered the share platter, which I definitely recommend! The food was great. Thanks for lunch! I'll be coming back!

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Terrance Gillis

Amazing food and service we have already booked our next visit

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Stanley Chung

Two words 'meat platter'. Value for money. So much meat. If you are going to order a meat platter for the sake of your stomach please also order a salad. Your stomach will thank you for it later.

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Nicole Mcpherson

Great place very cool vibe !

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Friendly greeting on arrival and our waitress explained our menu fantastically as we hadn't eaten there before.
Service was quick for drinks and starters, and they brought mains as promptly as our starters.
Food was amazing and plenty of it !!.
We will be back and well worth the money.
Give it a try I am sure you will not be disappointed.

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Kim Reilly

Was a wonderful evening. The atmosphere was good, staff were very friendly and very helpful with offering alternatives for a fussy eater, and sharing platter was great as it gave us a little taste of loads of food. We will certainly be back

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Nadia Coffey

Amazing

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Luzette Wolmarans

Great place for a quick bite to eat in the heart of the city. What was planned as a quick bite to eat, turned into 3 hours of chatter with a friend I haven’t seen in a couple of years! Lots of hot chocolates and lattes to keep up toasty on a cold day lol!

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Lisa Funnell

The food, staff and atmosphere were fantastic! We enjoyed sharing plates and a pint from the vast range on offer. The helpful friendly staff were quick to bring our food out and every dish was yummy! Will be back to try the platter and some different beers

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Michelle Mabey

This place was great! They had an awesome live band on the evening that we went, the bartender mixed perfect drinks, and the service was polite and prompt. However, the best part of the whole experience was discovering my new fave food: fried pickles! I haven't stopped craving them since, they were perfectly cooked and served with a delish ranch dressing. My friend and I tried a range of small sharing plates and could not find fault with any of them. 100% recommend, and I'll definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!

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Scott Beecroft

First time visiting Cleaver & Co. Won't be the last. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Will recommend to family and friends!

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