Monday - Sunday: 12- Late
- Alfresco Dining
About Cleaver & Co. Sylvia Park
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, and succulent brisket. 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 weekly 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 bottles 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, sides and desserts.
EAT BETTER MEAT, DRINK BETTER LIQUOR!
Ribs were fall off the bone and brisket was good. Decor is interesting and fits the theme. Seating was comfortable enough. Food was priced well. Wait staff seemed preoccupied and it wasn't easy to get there attention. We arrived to find a private function had booked their upstairs space and their music and noise clashed with any atmosphere the restaurant had. Bathrooms were clean.
Great food, great service
Food was great and the service was fantastic. Will come back for more
Taco board is great idea. Food is good and also good value. Service was friendly.
A lovely place to dine and enjoy a pleasant meal. Nice atmosphere but was a bit hot and the music was slightly a bit too loud. Otherwise definitely worthwhile going too. Will return again
Thank you to the staff for their hospitality and service. Thank you for accommodating, me and the team in celebrating our colleagues birthday today. Will look to book again very soon.
Awesome environment friendly staff and good food
Extremely disappointed as I found a long strand of hair wrapped around one of my ribs. And after eating a fair bit of my Mac n cheese, I spotted another hair. And even tho we were offered another ribs, as well as 10% off our total bill, the thought of all that hair in my food (that I did manage to see) makes me feel sick. I had dined in only a couple weeks prior and absolutely enjoyed the Mac n cheese that came with the Lover of Meat platter which is why we returned for a birthday dinner. It’s safe to say I will probably never return. Even though I was given a 10% discount off my total bill, I was not completely satisfied, however I wasn’t feeling too good and was just not in the mood to express my disappointment. Who knows, there may have been more in my food and did not notice. Perhaps cooking staff need to take some extreme measures and wear masks/hairnets to avoid this from ever happening again. You find one piece of hair, you can let it go, but when you find another, then it just becomes ridiculous and should be looked into ASAP! I still paid a bill of $275 but really think there should’ve been more than just a 10% discount! I will be looking to take this further as some of our group are also not feeling too well after tonight’s dinner.
Our group acknowledges the service plus the food. The staff serves us was great and willing to take our order even though there were changes along the way. I just want to comment on the meat platter we would prefer next time to cut down other little round balls and more pork ribs and chicken. The seafood platter must have fish in big sizes also avoid little sauces and hummers. However, we love the food but we are meat lovers and we prefer more pork ribs than the additional on top of the platter. Please this is my honest feedback and we will continue to use Cleaver for future family and church dinners. Thank you for your great service.
Very lovely service! Food was okay, it wasn’t busy so we didn’t have to wait long. Overall, an enjoyable dinner
Great food. Friendly staff
Everything we ordered was delicious. The 14 hour slow cooked brisket was a good size, the mac cheese was so big for an entree. Both were so tasty, full of flavour. Staff were great - friendly and attentive. Nice night, thanks
Excellent service , fřiendly staff and overall great experience
Best customer service and great food definitely going to recommend to family and friends!! I will be back soon for sure
Awesome customer service, food was perfect. Couldn’t finish it but worth the money for the both of us! Recommend this place to dine in
Service was great and friendly. Recommend the Buffalo wings and burgers
0/10 for Cleaver and Co - Sylvia Park. A $60 Platter of diabetes (although booked via First table I wouldn’t even pay $30). Like who puts Mac n cheese, hot chips or garlic bread on a platter 🤷🏽♀️. Hate wasting food but have never left a restaurant with so much food wastage. On a further note there were blow flies and sand type flies in the dining area 🤮. On a positive note the staff were lovely and appreciated the feedback as for a return - it’s a big fat No. So disappointing considering a month ago we had lunch at Cleaver in Co in New Lynn and had a brilliant experience. I don’t like to bag NZ business’s especially after trying times last year for the Self Employed but avoid this place like it has Covid or at least until they amend their menu. Day rant 🙃.
Friendly service, good ambiance. Reasonable prices.
Great team lunch, amazing food, friendly staff - would definitely go back. Brisket super delicious!!
Was very disappointing. We had made a reservation and when we arrived the seats were still taken by the previous diners and had been there for over 3 hours but instead of asking them to move to another area in the bar area they asked other people to move there seats so they could join two table together and put us directly in front of the kitchen with the music blearing. If you don’t like loud music playing in the background and would like to talk to others at your table this is not the place you want to go. They did not bring all our orders out and had forgotten 3 of our orders and then the lemonade had no syrup. It was like the night went from bad to worse. Will not be dining at the place again.
We booked as a table of 17 and the service was amazing, we didn't have to wait too long for food, nothing was forgotten or mixed up, it was awesome. The only thing is the seating could have been a bit better / more intimate but was a great night.
Great service, good food and an awesome atmosphere, would definitely go there again!
Awesome service and delicious food! Very comfy and chilled atmosphere.