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Meet the Chef

Consistency and classic cooking are the hallmarks of Greg Favretto's cooking. Greg started as an apprentice in the 80's at Swains, an Adelaide premier seafood restaurant renowned for its silver service and lavish dishes. After moving around and working up the ranks, he settled into his role as Head Chef at The Cork and Cleaver and has been for over 20 years. Greg keeps up with international cooking trends by travelling to markets, restaurants and eateries around the globe.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Greg Favretto

Average price $85 Special request

Scores & Reviews

based on 129 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Nigel A.
    Nigel A.
    • one review

    Very pleased to find this restaurant on TripAdvisor. Chose it because it had good reviews and was not far from our hotel. On arrival we were met by the owner, who was very welcoming. We then learned that most of the staff were his extended family, and it showed in the service and attention to detail. We all chose the chateaubriand. We didn't order a starter, but were given an entree of meatballs on the house, which were delicious. The chateaubriand came with plenty of fresh vegetables, which were perfectly cooked and so was the meat. Would highly recommend and will certainly visit again the next time we are in Adelaide.

  2. A A.
    A A.
    • 252 reviews

    excellent service

  3. A A.
    A A.
    • 285 reviews

    Fantastic evening

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 264 reviews

    One thing that really impressed was that while there was a mistake made with one meal, it was rectified immediately and without any issue. It felt like the staff genuinely cared a lot about how your meal went.

  5. Amie S.
    Amie S.
    • 2 reviews

    Was really yummy enjoyed it heaps

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 288 reviews

    Fantastic service, food, and an Adelaide classic.

  7. John M.
    John M.
    • 13 reviews

    An old favourite. My 'go to' place for a good steak. Stratos is always there to cheerfully greet and show us to our table. The steaks were cooked to our liking. The service was prompt but not intrusive.

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 278 reviews

    Great food - exceptional steak. Good service. Old school feel

  9. Noel j.
    Noel j.
    • one review


  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews

    Chateaubriand is heaven!

  11. Rachael O.
    Rachael O.
    • 13 reviews

    We just love it here. Always a great evening

  12. Rob V.
    Rob V.
    • 2 reviews

    Thanks for a lovely night nice atmosphere and excellent table service great food yummy

  13. Sharon O.
    Sharon O.
    • 14 reviews

    Great steaks and service

  14. Warren J.
    Warren J.
    • 2 reviews

    As usual, service and ambience were wonderful. Treated like an old friend. BUT the chateaubriand was not up to their usual high standard - which was disappointing as I had invited a guest for the sole purpose of introducing them to the restaurant, and introducing them to chateaubriand.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews

    We had a great time, loved the food and wonderful service.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews

    We were very disappointed by the lack of service.

  17. David G.
    David G.
    • one review

    Lived up to its long term reputation

  18. Heidi P.
    Heidi P.
    • 4 reviews

    I hadn’t been for years a tucked away little gem Lovely staff Steak is just beautiful

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews

    Fantastic Tartare

  20. Christine O.
    Christine O.
    • 10 reviews

    Always a great meal & lovely owners ??????

More information

How to get to the restaurant

2 Bevington Rd, 5064, Glenunga, Australia

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

Fabulous for meat lovers The Cork and Cleaver is proudly in its 38th year in Adelaide, and boasts that it may just have one of the finest steaks in Australia. The comfortable and homely décor allows you to really settle in for your meal, and be well looked after by the staff, who you may well meet each time you return as there are those who have been around for quite a while; always a sign of a good place to work and be. An extensive wine list and flexible choice of menus meant that this is one of the most hospitable and easy places to host a work or business function in one of their four exclusive spaces. Proximity to the CBD means it is accessible for locals and international guests. Winners of many state and national awards, this venue has a comfortable bar area for your pre dinner drinks, a grill menu showcasing not only the typical steaks but many more delicious dishes such as lamb, New England chicken and whatever fish may be on offer for the day. Share a delicious Chateau Briand if you want to spoil yourselves and know that you are in a place that so many before have loved and held dear. Best dish: Aged Scotch Fillet


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