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Cork & Cleaver

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Address:
2 Bevington Rd
Glenunga SA 5064
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Contact:
Tel : +61 8 8379 8091
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License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Price Range: $$$$
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A dinosaur of a steak restaurant, the Cork and Cleaver in Glenunga has been presenting its menu the same way since 1978 - they're proud of their traditions and their customers love them. Chances are a dish you enjoyed here in the '80s can still be found today, along with the nostalgic decor. The Cork & Cleaver is best known for its quality steaks, grilled the way you like them.


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LOCATION
Glenelg, 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD

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some. Cuisine trends have gone from nouvelle, to all you-can-eat, to the sharing-is-caring of tapas, to molecular gastronomic clouds of mushroom dust. Stratos Pouros has refused to soil his dishes with culinary dirt, foams and gels. He offers steak, meat, steak, meat, and some seafood – several with a nod to the US of A. Louisiana crab cakes, Roquefort salad as a pre-main, southern style chicken, and soup promising “the taste of America”. The latter conjures brow-raising possibilities, but turns out to be rich seafood chowder. Speaking of rich, while C & C’s dated furnishings have refused to budge, its menu prices have been more than happy to keep up with the times. The friendliest priced steak is (cut your own), aged Scotch fillet starting at $38 before saucing. Vegetarians who have lost their way are asked to pay $24 for the lasagne, and $12 for a side of mushies.
Those who have dined here since the day when it had more “hey”, may find the daggy décor endearing. Gold palm trees, wall rugs, and faded gaudy ‘80s window canopies however, are not to everyone’s taste (along with bowls of oily over-cooked veg). And after 30 years the presentation of laminated menus stuck on cumbersome aluminium cleavers is now more than a little awkward and kitsch too, bless them.
Happily the famed steak is still a drawcard. Melt-in-your-mouth memories are nice to keep. The Cleaver’s much-loved meatballs continue to serve as complimentary greetings to diners. These days they have been rolled out into a home product line, and you can literally buy them by the bucket load.

Roz Taylor
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Restaurant & Catering SA Awards for Excellence - 2011

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Cork & Cleaver - User Reviews

Best In Town:

Always a pleasure to return at Cork and Cleaver. Best steaks in Adelaide. Thanks againreview  19/12/2012

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Valdis Dunis:

Still consistently good - hearty good meals, good wine, relaxing traditional decor, nice easy going service, and many warm memories to reflect back upon there. Thanks C&C!review  25/10/2012

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Sarah Smurthwaite:

Have been here several times over the past 10 years, food is always fantastic and the service friendly and efficient.review  24/10/2012

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Adelaides Best Steaks:

As always, fantastic service and the greatest steaks in Adelaide.The place has been around for some time..I think 30 odd years. Goes to show that they must be doing something right. Will be back . Thanks.review  27/01/2012

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Function for 50-100
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