Cuisine: A La Carte, American Burgers & Grill, Barbeque
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #7 of 95 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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Ranked: #7 of 95 restaurants in Christchurch 7
Cleaver & Co
Cuisine: A La Carte, American Burgers & Grill, Barbeque
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Dion Manson

It's been awhile since we popped in town to have lunch and we were definitely impressed with Cleaver & Co ambiance and food. There is a great selection of tap beers at your disposal along with a great variety of food. We picked the Pitmaster Platter to share between 4 of us along with 2 other dishes that we all thoroughly enjoyed. We would definitely come back as there are heaps of other dishes we would like to try and would recommend to those who are looking for a place to catch up with mates with share plates and great selection of beer.

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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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Kylee Dillane

Awesome food and great service from the staff.

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Fast and great customer service! loved the ambiance of the place as well.

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Juliana Nunes Ol

Really good experience! Amazing food... perfect steak!

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Sandy Cheung

Great food. We got a platter to be able to try a few more things and didn’t expect it to be so big. The kids enjoyed it too.

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My partner and I got the Pitmaster Platter and we really enjoyed the variety that we got. Highly recommend this place for a cute date night. Thanks for having us!

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Dylan Upham

Cool place, yummy food and good service, prices on the high side if paying full price.

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The food was seriously delicious and our waitress really great with the kids, Cleaver and Co. has a neat vibe and great beer - highly recommended

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Jasmine Quinn

The food was amazing and the staff were lovely 5+stars

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The experience was great. The food was excellent and so was the service!

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Harmony Boer

A great welcome for my young daughter and I! We chose the pitmaster platter and were impressed with the selection. We were unable to finish the platter, but made sure we tried everything and took home a doggy bag! Great barbecue food. We’ll definitely be back.

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Tim Margetts

Really good food, especially the platter for 2.
Good service, bit of a big, empty, cold place in the middle of winter.
Also would be good to have a choice to change the Potato crisps that come as standard on some of the meals, especially in winter.

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Amazing friendly staff and great atmosphere and food!! Will be back again.

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Esther Ho

We had a very meaty n tasty meal. Excellent service too! Great place to hang out with friends. Thanks

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The salmon sharing plate was delicious, as was the beef short rib - melt in your mouth with a smokey taste. The cleaver burger was excellent. You need to specify if you don't want all your food to arrive at the same time!

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Vanessa Smith

Super friendly staff and awesome food. Loved the cauliflower dish!!! Thanks!!

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Sarah Marshall

Great service. Thanks.

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Great service, attentive and very welcoming! Food was good also. Highly recommended!!

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Simon Dodd

Fantastic all round experience! Great smoked meats. Highly recommend a visit.

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First of all, let me start by saying that the service was super friendly. We definitely felt welcomed! As for the food: we ordered the smoked eggplant hummus, the boneless chicken wings and the steak. The hummus and the steak were both great, but the boneless chicken wings were not really our taste. They were not really crunchy and the buffalo sauce seemed more like a chili sauce - not really what we had in mind. The side of fries was excellent though, great spices!

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Food was great, service was great. Was also told I was able to purchase happy hour drinks along with using the first table deal!!!

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We really enjoyed our birthday dinner at Cleaver & Co. Good food for the kids and plenty of it! We left full and with two doggy bags!

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We had a fantastic lunch at Cleaver and Co in Christchurch Central. It is one of the best meals we have had for a while and outstanding service throughout. We have no hesitation in recommending our friends and family to this amazing restaurant.

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Great food and fantastic service! We had the shared platter between the two of us as we had no idea how ginormous it was when ordering! Very generous portions. Tasty food. Although perhaps could have done with more salad, and def needed a finger bowl. The service was fantastic from start to finish! Atmosphere was spot on too for the type of restaurant. Thanks Cleaver and Co!

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Dion Manson

It's been awhile since we popped in town to have lunch and we were definitely impressed with Cleaver & Co ambiance and food. There is a great selection of tap beers at your disposal along with a great variety of food. We picked the Pitmaster Platter to share between 4 of us along with 2 other dishes that we all thoroughly enjoyed. We would definitely come back as there are heaps of other dishes we would like to try and would recommend to those who are looking for a place to catch up with mates with share plates and great selection of beer.

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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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