Craft & Cleaver
'A Mashup of tasty authentic 'Cue, Cocktails & Craft Beer' - Some guy on Twitter
We’re An Industrial, Brooklyn-Inspired Smokehouse & Bar – Specialising In Authentic Wood-Fired BBQ, Expertly Sourced Craft Beer & Awesome Cocktails. Great Flavours, Hand-Crafted With Carefully Sourced Ingredients By Passionate Staff.
Not cheap but great food and beer. We were celebrating a birthday & the staff organised a complementary birthday dessert with candles on the house which was a nice touch.
We came for Father’s Day. The food was nice. They gave us a complimentary Bottle of beer for the dad which was a touch.
I do feel it’s slightly over priced for what it is.
I would recommend this place as they welcome children and it’s nice and modern and good music. We would go again.
We had an early table so it was a bit quiet when we first arrived. The bar does lack a bit of atmosphere when there’s not so many people, however it did fill up around us which improved the ambience.
There’s a great range of beer/drinks & the menu is brilliant.
Our food was amazing; especially the pork ribs, there’s so much meat on them & they’re really tender & tasty.
The portion sizes are very generous, even on the kids menu, so make sure you’re hungry!
The staff were all helpful & friendly & service was prompt.
I’ve already recommended The Craft & Cleaver to friends & I can’t wait to go back again!
Delicious BBQ. The St Louis Ribs were tender, juicy, with just the right touch of smoke.
The burnt ends were tasty, but I would suggest a bit more burnt works be good! Excellentt selection of beers. Friendly and attentive service. Natasha was our server who provided suggestions and information on the menu, all with a friendly voice and smile! Well done C & C!
I would and have recommended the Craft & Cleaver to friends. Went their for dinner Saturday night and was definitely not disappointed. Had a couple of drinks to start... and what a lovely selection of craft beers and then onto a great meal. Great evening.
We arrived early on a weekday evening so a bit quiet but it soon livened up. Great beer and AMAZING BBQ. Get the sharing platter, you won't be disappointed!
Really lovely place to eat and have a drink. A little mix up in the kitchen, after the starters, but the food came out hot. Ribs for me were too spicy, but everything else was lovely. Will go again.
Great food and the staff are very attentive and helpful.
Table wasn't ready on arrival but we had the option of waiting at the bar and ordering drinks. When we were shown to our table, it was one in a corner with a radiator against the wall. Both wall and radiator had splashes of hot sauce and bbq sauce on them! At the time all other tables were full (or so I thought) or I would have requested a change in table. Service was great, as we're the cocktails. Food was nice, but a little pricey. It came out quick.
I later noticed there was seating in the back, and had I known I would have requested a change in the table. The view of the table also allows the patron to see behind the bar where the door leads to the kitchen. The walls and floor are not clean. I understand some tables don't have the best location but cleanliness and hygiene can improve the whole experience.
Really enjoyable evening, food was great too. Will be back. Thank you
The food really has gone downhill this year. A mix of no flavour to over seasoning. Nothing was popular on our table. Shame. It used to be great. Staff were very good!
Although good in theory, the execution was lacking. Brisket dry and overdone and the waffles also lacking. Fried chicken was good and a decent variety on the menu. Our waitress was new, as she told us at the outset of our meal - and it definitely showed!
Service wasn't exactly welcoming on arrival but friendly once we were sat at our table. Food was good but a seemed a little expensive .
This had reasonably good reviews and a good menu for a birthday celebration, but we were a bit disappointed by the fact there appeared to be an issue in the kitchen which meant the dining area became v smoky and seemed to irritate our baby. Thus coupled with the fact we didn’t have a side dish we ordered served and had to chase for drinks was a little disappointing for the cost of the meal
Very poor value for money, especially the vegetarian options and the more expensive dishes. Tried to pass off a waffle as a hash brown saying it was a hash brown waffle!! Just be honest and say you're out of stock .... I felt sorry for the servers who bore the brunt of the issues of others
Awesome food, great service and amazing staff. If I could give 10 stars I would
Great food and cocktails, really lovely staff and fantastic atmosphere! Perfect for birthdays!
Was really loud and super busy for a Thursday!
Food was phenomenal, first time at their St. Albans location.
I was taken here on my birthday & had a great time. Amazing food and great service. I even got a birthday shot which was a lovely touch. Can't fault it, good value I felt also. Will definitely be coming again!
Excellent customer service, great atmosphere and awesome food.
The mains were to die for, the best ever Brisket & Burnt ends I have ever tasted. The desert however was not nice, I had the hot mini doughnuts with chocolate & peanut butter sauce, the sauce wasn't great and the doughnuts were laced with a strong lemon flavour (which it didn't say on the menu). Would soo go back but not order the doughnuts.
Great meal as always, burnt ends are always a favourite.
Great food, good service
My kids loved it. I was a little disappointed with my brisket. Was very dry. Service was excellent and it’s a lovely venue and location.
Tasty beef & bbq. Friendly customer service. Mains will definitely fill you up!
Delicious food as always!
Starters were great and the food is really tasty. Not cheap though, particularly if you are having cocktails.
Got recommended by a pal so my family went for the wife's birthday. The MK restaurant was closed down so went to St Albans. The service was great, the fiod came out in 10 mins after ordering but although it was nice it wasn't as hot as it should've been. Will go back again.
Fab food and drink, although my friend was not a fan of the coleslaw hence marking only 4 stars
My family and I had a great time! Food was amazing! Make sure you arrive hungry and this restaurant is defo for the meat eater! I had my four year old daughter with us and the staff were great with her and kids menu was good. She could run around in the outside area which was good inbetween courses. Overall 10/10, will be coming back soon for great smokehouse food!
Always amazing food and service and this was no different. If you’ve not been, go. If you have been, keep going!
Great food, drinks and service as always. Highly recommend.
Amazing food for veggies and lovely staff and atmosphere
Great food all round, but the wings are simply the best.
Lovely place, great staff and tasty food have been back may times, Great little garden oi the back.
Lovely food ironically a little smokey inside
Really unhappy they couldn't accommodate our party size was squashed on to a table
Great food and craft beer. Good place for children too. We will definitely be back!!
The staff were really friendly and welcoming, it was my son's 21st and the staff were great, food and cocktails were great and a reasonable price, would definitely recommend