Cuisine: A La Carte, American Burgers & Grill, Barbeque
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+
Ranked: #5 of 91 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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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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Lizi Margetts

Great food and great service. Have been here more than once and will keep coming back.

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Amazing. Worth the trip.

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Awesome place to dine, highly recommended.

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Great place and enjoyed our experience. Recommend bbq chicken wings and onion rings.

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Michael Wilson

Great food, great service and a great vibe. The spiced cauliflower is a must try! Can’t wait to go back.

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This is the place to go for a great selection of tender smoked meat, excellent food and service.

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The food was great and the service was excellent (waitress second day at work but seemed like 2nd year)..

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Our waiter was fantastic, very attentive and chatty. Food came out within 10 minutes of ordering, and was absolutely delicious. Highlight for me were the ribs. Will definitely be back!

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The food, the atmosphere and the service were both excellent.
I wanted to visit again soon~~

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Amazing food and amazing service!

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Nadia Coffey

What an amazing menu, we were so gutted that we ate too much that we couldn’t fit in dessert. Will definitely be back

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We had a very nice meal at Cleaver & co. The entrees particularly the mozzarella chips were lovely. The pulled brisket burger was tender although it was swimming in bbq sauce which was overpowering in taste. The restaurant decor was great.

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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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Kelly Tee

We had the pitmaster platter and loaded waffle fries. They were both delicious especially the brisket & ribs! Will definately be back to try the burgers!! Highly recommended.

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Judy van Dongen

Nice food, great service. Cool venue. Worth a visit.

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Great atmosphere, super service and the loaded waffle fries were super yum - what more could you want from a Saturday night?!

Thanks guys

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Hai Kang

Beef brisket was so tender and full of flavour, it was definitely our favourite! Ribs and chicken wings were also delicious, quite a unique sauce, slightly sweeter than I'm used to. The service is what made it for me- fantastic table service from two waiters who were attentive, had a good sense of humour, and made everyone feel at ease! Will definitely be back :)

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Danni Morgan

Great food and great service! 10/10 worth every cent. Cant wait to go back for more brisket and fried pickles!!

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Lai Nguyen

The atmosphere of the setting was calm and the staff were very approachable and attentive. The service is the food was well present and tasted amazing ( we got the platter to share between two) over all a damn fine must try!

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Liz Lowrey

The service at Cleaver & Co was fantastic, couldn't be faulted! And the food was typically American... we'll be back.

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Stella Sales

Great location and really cool restaurant. Portion sizes are huge and food is amazing, our friend had the steak and loved it. Service was top notch, keep it up guys!

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First time here, super friendly service and yummy food

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Jen Lee

Great and friendly service

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Lauren Aitken

Great experience. Great food. Great environment. Would highly recommend

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Nathan Kwang

Great food and awesome service!

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Katrina Brooking

Food and service was amazing will definitely be returning

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Tracey McLean

Friendly staff, great service and food was excellent

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Jennie Evett

Friendly and helpful staff. Food was really good, highly recommend the brisket burger - best brisket in Christchurch I think! We will definitely be back again.

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Casey Black

My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner and we were very impressed. Excellent service and the staff were very friendly and helpful, and went above and beyond. The food was amazing and well priced. You have to try the Apple Crumble cocktail, amazing!!! There is so much to choose from, so will be back for sure to try some more.

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