Welcome to Cleaver & Co, the home of slow cooked BBQ Meat...


Since opening in 2015 Cleaver & Co has established itself for the go to bar and restaurant for mouth-watering ribs that fall off the bone, succulent brisket and lamb shoulder. All cooked for up to 14 hours in our Southern Pride smoker all the way from Tennessee. Come sample everything on one of our famous platters, something from the grill, one of our burgers or sign up to the monthly all you can eat ribs night. Watch your food being prepared in our large open kitchen by the “Pit Master” while you settle in to one our comfy booth seats with the family, an intimate table with your lover or leaner with the lads or the ladies . Smell the manuka wafting through the restaurant and get ready to experience southern food and hospitality kiwi style.

The décor subtlety references meat markets of old, and use materials that symbolise. Features you'll see at all our restaurants include the smoker, the pit master, chopping blocks, marble, and peeling paint with exposed brick.

“By definition, BBQ is social and approachable dining without pretence. It’s about gathering, celebrating and feasting. With Cleaver & Co we are creating a culture built on the social eating experience that is synonymous with BBQ, and staying true to techniques that have been crafted over many decades.”

Large sharing platters, jugs of beer and carafes of wine contribute to the communal dining experience, and the menu is a crowd-pleaser, featuring a grill section and burger selection alongside a range of salads and desserts.


Eat Better Meat, drink better liquor!

Own a Cleaver & Co.

If you like the idea of owning and operating a Cleaver & Co., then you’ve come to the right place. You’ll be in great company alongside a bunch of passionate individuals like yourself amongst our network in New Zealand. Check out the rest of our website, visit some venues and enjoy a good time as you think about your next steps. When you’re ready to start, just download the application form and get it to us!

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