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US$11 - US$29
Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Beer restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a big group and the food came out together and was so yummy. The staff were fantastic and the kids were looked after and everyone enjoyed their time. Thank you so much for a great night out!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always amazing , service and food can’t be faulted. Whole family loves it everytime. We come here almost weekly and had a bad meal

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

We have been searching for a excellent BBQ restaurant since arriving in Tauranga a couple of months ago and am delighted to say we have found our regular joint. Lovely smoked brisket and ribs with full smokey flavors. Best BBQ we've had in NZ and...friendly staff. Two thumbs up!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 March 2021

It's incredibly rare to find a restaurant that I can honestly say blew all expectations out of the water. For starters, it's warm atmosphere sets the mood, the friendly staff are switched-on providing awesome service throughout and finally, the flavour is truly masterful. It's the...only BBQ I've tasted in 12 years of living here that instantly transported me back to memories of Alabama summer BBQ- a unique flavour that can only be achieved with time & heaps of TLC. Unreal meal for the best value around, they've made regulars of us in one visit and I've no doubt the same will be true for anyone who tries it. Keep up the amazing work Cleaver & Co!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021 via mobile

The food is amazing! The staff are lovely and the restaurant environment is awesome! The combination of cold craft beer and top of line bbq is sure to send your taste buds soaring! This is our go to bbq joint and you will not be...disappointed! Highly recommended ❤️More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

Perfect venue for my 50th bash. Tim and his team were amazing. The food, drinks, music - everything was perfect!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021 via mobile

The food was okay.. the mac n cheese didn’t have much flavour, the brisket was yummy and so were the loaded fries! I do enjoy their bbq sauce but $20 a bottle is a bit much. The s’mores dessert wasn’t what I expected.. I didn’t...really like it. The chicken wings were ok.. nothing to rave about. Prices are ok we did go on first table so luckily didn’t pay as much. The customer service was awesome!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Aaron, Owner at Cleaver & Co Bayfair, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2021

Thanks for the feedback Ekta, it always good to hear from our customers and we will take this on board. I'm glad you enjoyed the customer service.

Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely experience yesterday at this joint. Our family of 3 generations including 2 lil toddlers were very well looked after by Aaron and his team of staff. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and accommodating of our dietary requirements. The ambiance and food...was really good and we loved the slow cooked meats. Def recommended and hopefully we’ll return soon!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Aaron, Owner at Cleaver & Co Bayfair, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We love having families come and get together and enjoy our food! Look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

Great communication whilst booking and going the extra mile to hold hold my daughters cake before the night came around. Few small speed bumps with service, I needed to ask for service to order after waiting over a half hour then had to go and...ask for drinks and additional service during the night. The girl who served the food order gave bland answers to questions of the menu. The birthday cake was bought out and lit by the waitress uncomfortably lol. It wasn’t as surprising as it was supposed to be. But, the food was made yum, not sure if I’d recommend the restaurant for groups or families but other than the service the food was good.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Aaron, Owner at Cleaver & Co Bayfair, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2021

Thanks for your feedback Lyvonne, we will be using this to help the team improve. Also I'm so sorry about the delay in this reply. We strive to provide great service but reading of your experience it sounds like we got it wrong this time....More

Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

Amazing food, great staff and atmosphere. The best dessert selection ever, had to get one of each 🤣

Date of visit: December 2020
Aaron, Owner at Cleaver & Co Bayfair, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2021

Thanks so much for this lovely review Lucy, we are so stoked you had a great time and loved our desserts!

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Cleaver & Co Bayfair is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5