top of page
SmokenBarrel Logo 2018.png

restaurant 'N'

OuR Story

this is a story all about how our lives got flipped, turned upside down

Smoke 'n' Barrel is the product of chefs Chris Geary and Cory Blackburn. The pair met in January 2O17 while working in a café in the Christchurch CBD and began discussing their mutual passion for traditional cooking and 'slow food'. Chris built his first barrel smoker from a hot water cylinder and became a regular fixture at markets, festivals and events around Canterbury. Since then the company has developed down-to-earth catering menus, and in August 2O18 opened a container restaurant in downtown Christchurch. As the city became less transitional, the container moved on and the team joined forces with Brew Academy for almost three years before opening their very own location in March 2023 at 616 Ferry Road, Woolston.

We love our food, and we know you will too.


eat here eat anywhere buttons 480x480 (1).png
eat anywhere button 480x480.png

We had our X-mas party and they did a great job! The food was outstanding. Beautifully presented, delicious; Akaroa salmon, smoked pork and lamb, amazing salads and well as GF...All very yummy! — Lynda South

Thank you very much for putting on such a wonderful spread for our wedding. We didn't make it easy for you, but you out-did yourselves. We are really excited you could come back and cater our one year party — Timothy & Jenny Fife

Visiting from the US and decided to swing by and try the brisket. Very good at a very reasonable price. — Logan

Restaurant Gift Cards

Treat the BBQ-lover in your life to a delicious dine-in experience at our restaurant at 616 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch


Can we come to your party?

We specialise in down-to-earth delicious catering for all occasions.

Weddings, work-shouts, conferences and birthdays — you bring the people and we'll bring the flavour.


Let's meat up

616 Ferry Road, Woolston

Mon / Tue — CLOSED

Wed to Sat — 12:OOPM - 1O:OOPM

Sun — 12:OOPM - 9:OOPM

Contact the restaurant

03 260 1558

market and festival enquiries

Chris: 021 264 9450 |

catering enquiries
Cory: 022 018 0036 |

bottom of page