Craft & Cleaver
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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Canadian Black Angus Beef Brisket
Baby Back Ribs
Sweet & Tender Baby Back Pork Ribs finished with Cherry BBQ Sauce
Twice-fried and coated in a Sweet & Sour Gochujang Sauce, Sesame Seeds & Spring Onion
Great to return after lockdown, outside space was great, food was delicious and a new menu to boot. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
Food was amazing as always and the set up was perfect. Really quick and efficient service!
We sat in a covered table with a fabulous heater - the sun was setting so it was as if we were in Spain! Great service and enthusiasm for our daughters 18th -THANKYOU. The amazing Burnt Ends weren't as good as before lockdown though - not sure why.
Lovely lunch outside, warm and sheltered. Friendly staff.
Best food in town. Unfortunately, the signature burger "The Beast" was not on the menu, but the chef replacing briskets with pulled pork gave us what we want!
Every time our experience is unique!
We can't wait for another booking!
We were looking forward to going to The Craft and Cleaver on Sunday, but were hugely disappointed. We were seated straight away which was great but after about 10 minutes had to ask someone if we could order drinks, then we ordered food and it arrived before our drinks came, so we asked someone else if they were on their way. The food was really fatty and greasy, didn't enjoy it at all. I left most of my burger and told the waitress the onion rings weren't nice, hence we'd left them. We were then told they needed the table back as our plates were being cleared, so it was a 1.5hr slot, which we hadn't realised. So it wasn't quite the relaxed lunch we were hoping for. The only thing we didn't have to chase for was the bill!
Fantastic food and drinks. Really enjoyed the vibe of the garden given the outdoor-only dining due to covid. Was really comfortable and the service was great.
Great place for tasty bbq food and incredible cocktails particularly Le Boeuf burger and the pineapple mai tais!!
Welcoming atmosphere and the staff are great fun. Highly recommend for a group gathering but equally as fun as a couple.
Looking forward to our next visit in a couple of weeks.
I loved this pub pre pandemic, but they have made such an amazing effort to make customers feel safe and welcome.
Loved being back, great food and drink and the best customer service.
Thanks guys xx
The Craft & Cleaver has, in all my visits, never failed to deliver on excellent food served with smiles and a fabulous selection of cocktails as well as draft beverages.. amazing!
Fab as always, food was top notch and excellent service! The only downside was the uncomfortable seats.
Great to have C&C back! One of the best restaurants in St Albans. Great new menu too.
Food, ambience and cocktails were great!
So nice to go back after reopening. The food was delicious as usual - took a little longer for drinks and food to come out but the serving staff were fab and friendly and it was just nice to have a change of scenery.
Love eating and drinking here, such a great place and staff always so friendly! The only thing I’d say is it would be good to have more veggie options (mains!) and perhaps a fish main. It’s meat heavy which you expect but their menu pre lockdown had a great choice, less now for non meat eaters.
The menu since lockdown has changed and is great. A really good selection. The new veggie burger was great.
Overall good experience, big portions, but quite expensive. Chicken wings have gone down hill, and beers on draught are from less specialist craft brewers, very main stream - needs more guest brewers.
Great food, super expensive tho! Would come back for a special occasion maybe, but not in general
great food, really nice garden, good service.mmmmm
The burgers was honestly one of the best I have ever had! Like everything was amazing !! The waitress we had was phenomenal everything was just perfect.
One thing tho can you PLEASE OPEN IN LONDON!!
Great food, outdoor heaters and lovely staff! Get the Mac n cheese croquettes!!
Fabulous food and drink and great service thank you
Great food, great service, really cute. secluded garden with shelter and heaters when needed! Highly recommended.
Really good to be back at this brilliant BBQ restaurant and craft beer bar. Service was great and welcoming and food and beer were spot on.
Super friendly staff. Delicious vegetable fritter burger. Lovely outside area.
My family and I had a meal here for my son's 18th and the staff were fantastic - very attentive and helpful, especially our waiter, Anna, who's first day it was.
The food was superb and large portions which we couldn't finish. I also have to mention the Watermelon Margarita which was sublime. Going back soon!
Always superb food and great beer! Beer garden is looking great after Covid update and patio heaters kept us nice and toasty!
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.
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!!
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!
Staff friendly and very helpful. food was very tasty. Always enjoy it. Very happy to return when lockdown lifts.
Lovely outside area nice atmosphere.
Good food good service and friendly staff
Such and fantastic lunch, lovely staff, stunning food, it was really special and amazingly good value. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Ok, nothing special, rushed out at the end so no time for dessert despite wait staff taking a while to take our order
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 :)
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!
Good food and great service. A little pricey but always expected in or around London
Fantastic food. Delicious cocktails. Lovely outdoor area.
Great food and staff! Definite improvement on a previous visit.
Lovely outside space. Not cheap but good for a treat! Staff friendly and attentive.
Craft & Cleaver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01727 568300.
Craft & Cleaver is rated 4.4 stars by 632 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 reservations at the moment.