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Craft & Cleaver - St Albans, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Craft & Cleaver - St Albans

4.6
4.6
1550 Reviews
£26 to £40
Barbecue
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, weekend Brunch or any celebration - we've got you covered with booths, restaurant & garden seating.

Proudly independent, open 7 days a week!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Burgers, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 17:00–22:00 Tue–Thu 12:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–21:30 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–13:00 Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–17:00 Sat, Sun 13:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–19:30
  • Phone number
    01727 568300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Got an event that needs catering? We can come to you. Weddings, Company Barbecues, Birthdays - we'll bring the wagon! Give us a call and ask for Adam to find out more!
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of options for large parties. Give us a call to find out more!
  • Area
    St. Albans
  • Parking Details
    The nearest parking is available at the Drovers Way multi-storey Car Park (2 mins) or the small Pay & Display on Adelaide Street (1 min). Alternatively, we"re a short walk away from the Christopher Place or Bricket Road Car Parks.
  • Public Transit
    A 15 minute walk from St Albans City Train Station, or 20 minutes from St Albans Abbey Train Station. On the main bus route from Hemel/Welwyn.Just down the road from St. Albans bus stops.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Bottomless Brunch in the Craft & Cleaver Garden - our covered, heated courtyard featuring cosy heated booths, flame heaters, blankets, banging tunes & awesome food! 90 minutes Bottomless Bubbles, Mimosas, House Lager & Margaritas (you'll need to order a Main Course separately to accompany your drinks). Available 12pm - 4:30pm (last sitting 3pm). Available outdoors only - our courtyard is covered, heated and protected from the elements :-)
    Bottomless Brunch photo

What 1,550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Hertfordshire

    Lively

  • Hertfordshire

    Most Booked

1,550 Reviews
  1. MoiraO

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit to Cask & Cleaver and have to say I really enjoyed it. Reasonably priced menu, great selection, including craft beers. Our waiter Patrick was really friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable.

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  2. Nick

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Full of dogs. Apparently a new trend to let dogs in, so pretty much every customer brings their dogs and you’ll be surrounded by them. Not recommended if you are allergic.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and good vibe. I recommend a visit tasty!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They had given my table to someone else so took ages finding my booking and made me feel like I hadn’t booked.

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  5. TerenceS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Met up with some friends for a long-overdue catchup, and we had the best meal, great drinks, and were able to have good conversation. We weren't ignore or interrupted, so the perfect level of staff coming to check on us - this was fantastic!

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  6. KetanM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service, thanks C&C team!

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  7. BenH

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions are great, so make sure you are hungry when you go!

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  8. DebbieT

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing, over inflated prices for mediocre food Extremely salty, Drinks ridiculously expensive Automatic service charge add over £20 on to family meal Given table that fits for 4 when booked for 6 Won’t return

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here with a group of friends, really good quality food and even better service!

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  10. Anon

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Been twice now Food wasn’t great both times , do not have the colslaw if you don’t like cinnamon it was gross , supposed to be honey mustard but tasted of cloves and cinnamon ,

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  11. MinasK

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing, the music is great, and the place is quiet even when it's full.

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  12. Sofia

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Insanely good food! Even our 9 year old agreed:) Will be back to try the garden!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab food and a good selection of beers. All the staff were super friendly. This was our first visit but now we’ve found it, we will definitely be back next time we come to St Albans.

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  14. Simon

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was welcomed kindly and professionally and offered a table of my choice. The food and service was perfect. Every time I needed something I was attended to quickly and occasionally asked if everything was okay. As I left everyone I passed that worked there waved and cheerfully said goodbye and come back soon. Perfect meal, very happy.

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  15. TonyM

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, staff very attentive, very enjoyable evening.

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  16. AntoineA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Took the kids there for lunch the other day. We ordered a classic burger, a vegan dog and mac and cheese. The burger was good but the other two options were just ok for the price. Good atmosphere and great beers though. I d suggest to stick to the meat and you won t be disappointed. Couple of good non meat options would be good though.

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  17. JamieS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time I had been for many years, really enjoyed the food and experience

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  18. EmelY

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. We found here by coincidence and it was perfect

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Wanted more choice of classic beers. Had the ribs which says glazed in bbq sauce however was quite dry and didn’t notice a glaze on it. however service was good and friendly staff

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  20. KatyB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really amazing food. Lovely dining experience. A little bit on the expensive side for lunch but will definitely return as the food was epic and the service was great.

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  21. SamD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and dining experience, more selection on the menu would make this restaurant 5*! We will be back again.

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  22. OliverD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food good service and lovely place. We will be coming back

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  23. RafM

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place and dog friendly. Food is good and service is great. My daughter loves the place so good for children as well. Great selection of beers. Cocktails appeared to be popular when we were there but I didn’t try them. The mocktails are liked by my daughter. It’s not the cheapest place but the food and service is great

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I have been wanting to try Craft and Cleaver out for a long time so I booked a table for valentines night….and WOW you didn’t disappoint, from delicious cocktails to amazing food and a warm welcome, this is now on our to do list on a regular basis.

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  25. Rach

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal thanks for accommodating 12 people.

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  26. HayleyM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was well done tasty food don’t get me wrong- but its all just so outrageously overpriced for what it is

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  27. RachelS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had visitors over from Latvia for a business meeting and they loved it!!

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  28. JessicaF

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant and fab food! Definitely want to return to try out more of the dishes.

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  29. CarlM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ribs and beer selection and good service levels

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  30. Danc

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Took the wife there to experience it. She said the same. Great friendly service too. How eating out should be.

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  31. Emmakim

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most sensational meal me and my partner have ever had! So much so we ordered seconds 😂😂😂 Ribs and burnt ends are incredible! Thank you we will be back,,, maybe next week ha

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  32. Lmollier26

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & drinks are slow to come out but is delicious!

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  33. MattM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were really friendly & helpful and the food was great!

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  34. BrainFood

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, good food and drinks and great value.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok! Nothing to write home about and wouldn't rush back. The truffle burger was tasteless sadly apart from the super sweet sauce which was not pleasant. Chips lovely and patties themselves were good quality. But was expecting more from the description and price.

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  36. DavidR

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely excellent as were staff - took a little long to arrive but worth the wait. Pork ribs were insane….

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  37. kateS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious!! Will be back again soon Everything was so tasty and fresh

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  38. SonaliK

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really amazing food! Ribs were absolutely amazing! Will be back

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  39. PeterS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a real smokehouse with great food. The restaurant is a converted pub with lots of seating inside and out. The outside seats are sheltered and heated. The food is mostly a meat-eaters dream with a few vegetarian options, which are untried by me. All the meat is cooked in an indirect smoker, and the restaurant-made barbecue sauce and hot sauce are the perfect accompaniment. Highly recommend the burnt ends, pulled pork, slaw, burgers, fries and pickleback shot. The wine list is good, there's spirits and cocktails (including the pickleback) and there are a few craft ales on tap.

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  40. MalgorzataD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food I ever had in St Albans! Everything was sooo delicious! Can’t wait to visit again.

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FAQs

Craft & Cleaver - St Albans offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01727 568300.

Craft & Cleaver - St Albans is rated 4.6 stars by 1550 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Craft & Cleaver - St Albans

62 Catherine Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5BU

Additional information

  • Area
    St. Albans
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 17:00–22:00 Tue–Thu 12:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:30 Sun 10:00–21:30 Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–13:00 Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–17:00 Sat, Sun 13:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–19:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Burgers, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    The nearest parking is available at the Drovers Way multi-storey Car Park (2 mins) or the small Pay & Display on Adelaide Street (1 min). Alternatively, we"re a short walk away from the Christopher Place or Bricket Road Car Parks.
  • Public Transit
    A 15 minute walk from St Albans City Train Station, or 20 minutes from St Albans Abbey Train Station. On the main bus route from Hemel/Welwyn.Just down the road from St. Albans bus stops.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    01727 568300
  • Catering
    Got an event that needs catering? We can come to you. Weddings, Company Barbecues, Birthdays - we'll bring the wagon! Give us a call and ask for Adam to find out more!
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of options for large parties. Give us a call to find out more!
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