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Cork and Cleaver

9.5/10
253

Average price $85

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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 Greg Favretto
  • Average price $85 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Cork and Cleaver Spice
$9
Jar of 12 Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
$9
Bucket of 50 Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
$30
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Icy sticky date pudding
Italian meringue
Chicken New England

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 253 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Brenton C.
    Brenton C.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Consistently a great meal and experience, will definitely be back soon! The steak cooked perfectly and the friendliness of staff creates a connection missing in many restaurants.

  2. Ryan W.
    Ryan W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Awesome all round

  3. Johanna C.
    Johanna C.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great steak, salad and service. Tender and done to perfection. And the waiter's suggestion of the Sticky date pudding was spot on, It was to die for.

  4. Trevor B.
    Trevor B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Family Business, like returning home. Staff are like old friends very welcoming and cosy atmosphere. Jimmy with his Marshall Star on is always a character. Stratos, Liz & Samantha are family business professional.

  5. Judi D.
    Judi D.
    • one review
    9/10

    This place has never changed since the early days and has a good recipe. Complimentary meat balls to start, wonderful steaks and sweets and attentive staff. The wine list is very good, but some are a bit pricey. Overall, a great experience again.

  6. Louie N.
    Louie N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Felt at home with 5 stars

  7. Kim P.
    Kim P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food and excellent service. The atmosphere was great. Really enjoyed the night. We had Steak and they were cooked to our liking. A restaraunt we would definitely go to again.

  8. Angie D.
    Angie D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff were fantastic and so was the food. We will definitely be back that's for sure. And be recommending the restaurant to our friends and family

  9. Vincent N.
    Vincent N.
    • 17 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing Father’s Day dinner. Would recommend to everyone!

  10. Grant R.
    Grant R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant was flawless from the service to the food and more. Even though the place was busy the meals were served quickly and hot without delay. Me and my partner were 100% satisfied!

  11. Vikki S.
    Vikki S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    The food was amazing. Absolutely perfect! The ambience was great and service was fantastic. This is a great restaurant to come and enjoy a perfect meal. The quality of the meat is cooked to perfection

  12. Jad B.
    Jad B.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    It has been 27 years since I dined at cork and clever. And as such it is at my loss. I joined a mate for dinner and a catch up and both of us truly enjoyed the evening and food. Yes it’s ‘old school’ dining with impeccable service and fabulous food and a wine list to be appreciated. But most of all it felt like a warm blanket being wrapped by a loving family patriarch. I will happily return.

  13. Peter K.
    Peter K.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    I celebrated my wife’s birthday with my 2 adult kids. The service was impeccable and the steaks , especially my New York porterhouse steak, were cooked to perfection . The bernaise sauce is clearly the best that I have tried, and I’ve tried many! The serve of spicy meatballs is to die for. So too were the panfried mushrooms in butter. The Charles Melton signature Shiraz was a perfect suggestion by the maitre de. Thoroughly recommended. My favourite steak restaurant by a long shot.

  14. Majed R.
    Majed R.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a fantastic place, same owners which are great! and make the place what it is today after 42 years. Well done, this is how a business should be. Absolutely fantastic

  15. Geoff H.
    Geoff H.
    • one review
    10/10

    This place never disappoints. Superb food, welcoming staff, great drinks list. It sounds simple, but these are the reasons that we keep coming back.

  16. Kris H.
    Kris H.
    • 17 reviews
    8/10

    Love their steak, cooks to perfection. Will come again to try other steak.

  17. Tony D.
    Tony D.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Service was good, I ordered a surf and turf fillet steak, there were no Moreton Bay Bugs and the steak itself was a bit chewy, not "melt in the mouth" as I expected for the price paid. My wife had chicken with brie and found that the excess of brie hid the blandness of the chicken.

  18. Ian M.
    Ian M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Always great food, the steaks are great and it always nice to start with an entree of their famous meatballs, very friendly service. Always made to feel welcome. Have been coming here for over 20 years now

  19. Jodie C.
    Jodie C.
    • one review
    10/10

    My stepson turned 21 and requested steak for dinner. I remember the restaurant was wonderful but hadn’t been for some time. Food was exceptional. Lovely staff. Looking forward to returning.

  20. Samantha B.
    Samantha B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This is without a doubt the Best steak in the country. Fantastic service and lovely atmosphere make the dining experience absolutely wonderful

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How to get to the restaurant

2 Bevington Rd, 5064, Glenunga (SA), Australia, RestaurantAddress

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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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