Craft & Cleaver

4.4
605 reviews
£26 to £40
Barbecue

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Great Beer
Craft & Cleaver is an Industrial, Brooklyn-Inspired Barbecue Joint & Bar – bringing authentic wood-fired Barbecue, expertly-sourced Craft Beer & awesome Cocktails to St. Albans.

A great venue for date night, a working lunch or celebration - we've got you covered with booths, restaurant & garden seating.

Proudly independent, open 7 days a week!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 605 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RossR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always superb food and great beer! Beer garden is looking great after Covid update and patio heaters kept us nice and toasty!

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LizP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really lovely place for a lunch in what is a difficult time (December 2020 COVID measures). Friendly staff. Food good value / large portions. The main negative was a lack of vegetables / lighter options. Works if you like large pieces of meat.

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simonac
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit there and we will def go back soon!
Food was really delicious and tasty!
Staff really nice and attentive although I suggest they should be a bit less pressuring...they came at least 3 times whilst we were drinking an aperitif to ask if we wanted to order food ! We just wanted to enjoy a drink first that's all. They knew we were going to.order soon but it felt a bit too much to be asked so many times!
But overall it was great and we ll def recommend the place!!

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ShirazA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot!! Friendly helpful staff!
Held our table when we were late, moved us to bigger space. Helped us with the menu, quick service!!!

Definitely coming back!

Thanks!!

EJ
ElJay
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff friendly and very helpful. food was very tasty. Always enjoy it. Very happy to return when lockdown lifts.

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KateR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside area nice atmosphere.
Good food good service and friendly staff

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EmmaN
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such and fantastic lunch, lovely staff, stunning food, it was really special and amazingly good value. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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VictoriaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ok, nothing special, rushed out at the end so no time for dessert despite wait staff taking a while to take our order

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CaityG
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and i came to craft and cleaver on Monday evening (14th December) and we shared a few starters and a side - it was all so delicious, I really can’t fault their food at all! We had a few cocktails which were really lovely (one waiter recommended a pineapple one which was so nice). To top it all off we had the most delicious white chocolate and orange creme brûlée! Honestly I love coming here - already making more reservations to come here again :)

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SamEden
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always really enjoy our food at Craft and Cleaver. Also it’s an easy walk home right next door. Excellent food, warm and friendly staff. Great for date night!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food and great service. A little pricey but always expected in or around London

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LizziBish
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Delicious cocktails. Lovely outdoor area.

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff! Definite improvement on a previous visit.

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Marilyn
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely outside space. Not cheap but good for a treat! Staff friendly and attentive.

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Lola
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibe and music. Good service, decor and tasty food.

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DinnerinLondon
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent.
1½ hours for a table is pushing it. We were rushed through our dessert which was a shame.

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LeanneW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, the food was amazing and the service was excellent. This was my first time eating here but it won't be the last. One of the best restaurants I have been to with an atmosphere that makes you not want to leave

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GeorgeR
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Heated outdoors, lovely food & wine. Service was great too! Excellent way to see your friends at Christmas 2020!

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MarcO
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside area with heaters for me and my friend. Staff very helpful and friendly. Beer and food always good.

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IslaH
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place the food is alway delicious and staff friendly. Good Covid procedures

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great night, service was a bit slow and they forgot a couple of things but quickly rectified and great night overall

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paulb
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great simple food
Great selection of Craft beers and service was attentive without being in your face

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EvaL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was so good to be out out with family as we hadn’t seen each other for months due to lockdown restrictions. Food was good and plentiful. Heated courtyard was surprisingly cosy and comfortable.

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Gen1985
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food and the outdoor garden was surprisingly cosy! They’ve done a great job at adapting to covid times!

HM
HarrietM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing as always and the outdoor area was fairly warm considering how cold it was outside!

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Rena
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was served cold and pre-made a day before. It felt very dry and reheated

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KatyP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food (as always), great service and can’t wait to go back.

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Peter
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food and drink and a nice outside dining area. Need to remember to leave room for a pud next time.

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RosS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and feel to the outside area. We were given wrong table at first as I’d called to request a booth but we were able to have it in the end so all happy

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CurryClub
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space for Covid-19 friendly dinning.

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Sazz
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The boys left there burgers very sloppy and only ate half , the food wasn’t hot enough and served on cold metal trays very disappointing but the cocktails were excellent shame about the food I don’t think we will go back !

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Debs
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a chilly night with friends outside but the heaters were on and the pretty lights made it feel warming. Had a lovely burger and fries. Nice evening.

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Markb
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best bar I St Albans and serves Amazing food and amazing beer

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GeoffW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great catch up with 3 mates out of lockdown.
Eating outside was great - good atmosphere, food and beers! A great night a always!

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Clare
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. The service was really quick and really liked the layout.

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vipBeulahD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cosy outdoor seating area, great food as always

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ScottB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Staff, ambiance in these COVID times as good as can be expected, Food Good, Wish I had added some sides to the Brisket, or gone for a Burger.

EJ
ElJay
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food as always, was excellent and good sized portions. Was a little chilly having to sit near an open door to the outside and service a little slow but very friendly and relaxed. As always, lovely meal and definitely keen to go again.

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MarilynB
Hertfordshire
21 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was really good. I recommend the spare ribs and it was nice to have the option of whole rack or half.

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Foodie
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and we were offered a free bottle of Prosecco on arrival which was a lovely tough. Delicious food and brilliantly attentive service throughoutz

FAQs

Craft & Cleaver is rated 4.4 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.