5 Reasons We Love Glenelg’s Marina Pier

Our love for The Bay’s seaside precinct has something to do with the good food and oceanfront views.

An array of dishes, including pita bread, and cheese.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Practicing Dietician Emily Hartley Talks Gut Health

Good nutrition forms an integral part of the wellness puzzle. More and more research is emerging surrounding the positive relationship that food has with your mood. You may have heard terms like gut health, prebiotics, probiotics, microbiome and gut flora. Essentially, it’s your body’s garden. It should have a whole variety of different plants, flowers, trees and leaves. Yes, there might be a couple of weeds, but they all work together.

Our gut contains billions and trillions of different types of bacteria, viruses and fungi (your garden). These little guys not only assist with your mood, but also your appetite, digestion, prevention of chronic disease, weight management and immune health.

So when the weather is warm and the sun is shining the perfect place to go is Bomdia Bowls Açaí Bar. This Glenelg institution is Adelaide’s original and favourite spot for açaí. Serving a wide variety of smoothies, acai bowls, coffee and small eats, this gem of a spot will take you on a trip all the way to Hawaii’s northshore, and it’s only 20 minutes from the city.

Colour is no stranger to Bomdia Bowls – their delicious and nutritious food is so bright and colourful you’ll need to wear your sunglasses inside (actually, don’t be that person). The bright smoothies and bowls will keep that belly of yours happy, your body energised and smiling for the rest of the day. My personal favourite is the Bombora (better known as the ‘Champion Bowl’). It combines all the favourites – acai, chocolate protein, maca and cacao, topped with strawberries, banana and granola.

So, what exactly should we be looking to include to help our gut health? We should always look to include regular balanced meals that contain a source of lean protein, quality carbohydrate and plenty of colour from fruits and vegetables each day. Other gems are probiotics – these are a source of good bacteria. They are readily found in yoghurts, kefir and fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut or kombucha. Then comes the prebiotics, these are the foods that help to feed and stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria. They are found in fibre rich foods like fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, nuts, legumes and seeds. Lastly, aim for plenty of variety and diversity in your diet. The more plant foods the better – aim for a minimum of 30 each week!

Bomdia Bowls Açaí Bar
2B Moseley Street, Glenelg

Words: Emily Hartley

Cook for Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia with approximately 55 Australians diagnosed each day. With one in seven women diagnosed in their lifetime funds must be raised to support life-saving breast cancer clinical trials research.

You can help raise money for these much-needed trial funds by challenging yourself in the kitchen to cook a three-course meal. Take part in the Three Course Challenge and learn how to cook an Indian feast, raise money for breast cancer research and save lives, one course at a time.

To get involved, register as an individual or create a workplace team at www.3coursechallenge.com.au. Then, ask your friends, family and network to support by donating.

After reaching the $150 mark, you then unlock access to the delicious three-course menu inspired by the flavours of India, as well as a chance to take part in internationally renowned chef and TV personality, Sarah Todd’s interactive live streamed cooking class on Saturday 16 October.

Finally, you can then share your new skills with your friends and family by hosting a dinner party any time up until 30 November, either in-person or virtually. Ask your guests and network to support your cause and donate to the fund.

Cook with a purpose this season and register now.