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Cork and Cleaver

9.5/10
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2 Bevington Rd, 5064 Glenunga (SA)See map

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
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

300gm New York cut and 200gm Fillet Steak with Roquefort Salad and Green Beans
Italian Meringue
Honeycomb log
Icy sticky date pudding

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 321 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Jad B.
    Jad B.
    • 16 reviews
    9/10

    Another glorious night at the cork and clever. Superb, food good service and enjoyed with great mates. It’s a little dated but then again so are we! Truly amazing wine list and they even found one of my favourite reds not on the list. A winner!

  2. Ann B.
    Ann B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food was superb and chef went to a lot of trouble to cater for gluten and dairy free.

  3. Karen G.
    Karen G.
    • one review
    9/10

    The staff were very accomodating and friendly. Every portion of our meal was delicious including the wine, of which the selection was impressive. This was amongst the best meals we have ever experienced. We will definitely be back!

  4. Heather M.
    Heather M.
    • one review
    5/10

    Food was for the most part good, However night was dampened when staff handed my partner what everyone thought was a birthday dessert, sung her happy birthday and then handed it to another member of the group. We all thought they had done a beautiful thing by giving a dessert at a birthday cake but actually had brought out her sisters dessert with a sparkler in it and then taken it off her! Soured the whole experience

  5. Ian M.
    Ian M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This small restaurant is tucked away nicely, the food is great, the small details like the crusty bread and entree of meatballs always starts the night off nicely. The staff are very efficient and welcoming, it just a nice quiet restaurant with great food and cooked to perfection. Even the finish of the night with after dinner mints supplied adds a lovely touch to a pleasurable evening.

  6. Robert w.
    Robert w.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    our 50th wedding anniversary dinner was a great family event on 2/1/2021. The food and drinks were excellent and the staff and hospitality second to none. our group of 12 ranged from eleven to 71 years young, we all enjoyed the cocktails, wine and especially the quality food and the excellent old fashioned service by the wonderful staff. Full marks to the management!

  7. Lorna P.
    Lorna P.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Fantastic service, great size table for four, attentive and friendly staff, nothing too much trouble! Drink service was great as was unexpected bread and meatballs on arrival. Orders taken promptly, specials advised and food arrived in good time. It was beautiful, a little overcooked for my liking but still delicious!

  8. Caroline C.
    Caroline C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best steak in Adelaide, attentive/helpful service, great wine advice, lovely atmosphere- great staff and lovely Anniversary meal. Thank you

  9. Tracee C.
    Tracee C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love this restaurant. It never disappoints. Food is exquisite and service is outstanding.

  10. Coen v.
    Coen v.
    • one review
    10/10

    There is a reason you stay in business for over 40 years - you know what you do and do it well. From entry to exit, good food, good service, good ambiance.

  11. Lesley O.
    Lesley O.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was as expected of fine dining.

  12. Chris B.
    Chris B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Haven’t been here for a number of years, but still the same fantastic service, great staff and exemplary food. This is the one restaurant that we go to on special occasions because of the 5 star service.

  13. Dom R.
    Dom R.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great restaurant. Love the old school feeling. Great staff.

  14. Joe V.
    Joe V.
    • one review
    10/10

    Exceptionally tasty food. My steak was cooked perfectly and I had to finish every last bit of the sauce. My wife enjoyed her Steak Tartar which was mixed at our table by Strato the owner. He has been in business for decades, he showed us personally to our table and came past several times to ensure our evening was memorable with wonderful stories and tidbits of his delightful establishment. Such a unique and personal restaurant it has stood the test of time due to the quality of service and food. Highly recommended for quality simple cuisine perfectly prepared and served. It’s our 5th visit and if you have never been do yourself a big favour and head there. It’s an iconic experience which many newer restaurants lack. Many establishments come and go out of fashion but good ones like the Cork and Cleaver stand the test of time and consistently provide a fantastic meal and experience, thanks to Strato and his team.

  15. Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Delicious Steaks and Fresh food, attentive customer service and a lovely atmosphere. Our dinner was enjoyed by all. A definite favourite on my List to enjoy again .

  16. Lucas W.
    Lucas W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Best meal I’ve ever had and the owner is an absolute gentleman and a scholar

  17. May M.
    May M.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was absolutely incredible I can't actually put into words how good it was. We've been to so many restaurants and I have no idea how they made food this good.

  18. Natalie P.
    Natalie P.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Fantastic food and great service

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

    The staff were wonderful, food was sensational as was the wine. We haven't been here for many years and forgot how good it was. A great night out especially for meat lovers!

  20. Geraldine C.
    Geraldine C.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Great steak, sauce and mushrooms on the side.

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How to get to the restaurant

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

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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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