Our love for The Bay’s seaside precinct has something to do with the good food and oceanfront views.
1. ELLENIKA OCEAN GRILL
Shop S6, Marina Pier
Ellenika Ocean Grill is the perfect place for people searching for moreish mezes or craving a long lunch. The fresh, Mediterranean menu is designed to share with friends and a good bottle of South Australian wine while overlooking the Marina. Taking a modern twist on traditional Greek cuisine, Ellenika’s stand-out dishes include king prawn saganaki with ouzo and cherry tomatoes, a lamb rack cooked over charcoal and grilled South Australian octopus with a Cyprian salad.
2. SAMMY’S On the marina
Shop 1, Marina Pier
Serving some of the best lobsters in town, Sammy’s on the Marina is the go-to spot for the freshest seafood along Adelaide’s city coastline. Enjoy lobster thermidor, buckets of prawns and grilled King George whiting while you spot pods of dolphins from the restaurant. Sammy’s is renowned for its 270-degree beach view – the perfect place to catch Holdfast Bay’s most spectacular sunsets on an evening out. The restaurant responsibly sources its seafood locally from the South Australian fishing community, too.
3. THE OYSTER BAR
Shop 10, Marina Pier
Shuck fresh South Australian oysters by the sea at the Oyster Bar, the Marina Pier institution that attracts lovers of the underwater aphrodisiac from all over the world. Whether you enjoy them chilled, grilled or doused with red wine vinegar and shallots, there’s an oyster for everyone. Otherwise, indulge in seafood platters, fish and chips, and sharing plates. Boasting panoramic waterfront views, sit at the seaside bar and enjoy an afternoon in the sun.
4. LUCIANO’S ON THE MARINA
Shop 13–15, Marina Pier
Luciano’s on the Marina brings a slice of the Capri coastline to the heart of Glenelg, serving contemporary Italian fare inside its stylish, oceanfront venue. The restaurant takes pride in balancing the most diverse Italian flavours with South Australian produce. From woodfired Diavola pizza drizzled in hot honey to fresh handmade gnocchi, Luciano’s nods to the traditional best throughout its modern menu. Their breakfast menu, with delicious, toasted granola and Belgian waffles, is also worth a look.
5. SEAFIRE ON THE MARINA
Shop 2, Marina Pier
Seafire on the Marina is the Bay’s home of premium steaks, serving some of the best cuts of locally sourced and prepared meat in SA. The restaurant is best known for its dry aged steak, where the natural flavours of the beef elevate through a drying process that doesn’t impact its texture. Other highlights include the Seafire Steak Flight, where three top cuts are perfectly paired with three different Yalumba wines. With views of Glenelg’s foreshore and the marina, this renowned location is picture perfect.