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Wine & Dine at the Best Restaurants in Glenelg

From oyster bars to Japanese steakhouses, this coastal suburb has it all. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at one of these Glenelg restaurants.


After the perfect date night location? Or perhaps seeking new restaurants by the water to try out?

While there are plenty of foodie hotspots in Adelaide CBD, there’s no need to jump in the car if you’d prefer to stay local. Everything you need can be found right here in Glenelg - Adelaide’s ever-popular beachfront suburb. 

This thriving beach side locale boasts restaurants and bars dripping in both charm and elegance. Whether you're after a fancy Teppanyaki date, in the mood for some fresh oysters and champagne or keen to keep it casual, there’s a venue to suit every palate. 

Shake things up a bit, forgoing your usual spot to book a table at one of the best restaurants in Glenelg. 



This is the perfect new restaurant in Glenelg, offering the best of both worlds; casual enough to pop-in after a beach sesh, but fancy enough to make it your new go-to date spot. Oliveti comes from the talented team behind Bar Lune, Spread and Dolly (to name a few) - and it's guaranteed to be a hit. 

What's on the menu, you ask? Incredible share plates the likes of hashbrowns with blue swimmer crab and bottarga, gnocco fritto with mortadella, parmigiano reggiano and pickled chilli, and chargrilled octopus with walnut tarator, guindilla peppers and potato. Their gorgeous pasta selection will have you coming back for more, and heartier fare like rib-eye served with smoked tomato, bone marrow and jus and market fish with arrabiata butter are a must-try, especially when paired and shared with Oliveti's simple, well-executed sides. 

There's even a Chef's Selection for under $80. 

43 Broadway, Glenelg 

The Colley Hotel

The Colley Hotel

For an unforgettable night out in Glenelg, visit the recently refurbished Colley Hotel. Formerly known as the historic and iconic Jetty Bar, this transformed venue now offers new dining experiences and sun-drenched, million-dollar views.

The Colley Hotel combines modern charm with a rich history, and, whether you're looking to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails or a delicious meal, it's the best place to be in Glenelg right now.

Dig into a bounty of oysters, chargrilled prawns with an Asian twist, braised pork belly and Thai green curry, or go for classic pub staples the likes of beef wagyu schnitzel, fish and chips and spicy chicken burgers. 

It's also home to a classic front bar, weekly live music, and of course, the jewel in Colley's crown, Molly's (see below). 

Classic and contemporary, there's still more to come on the refurbishment front, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates here. 

28 Jetty Street, Glenelg 



For an unforgettable night out, head to newly refurbished The Colley Hotel in Glenelg and discover Molly’s, their hidden gem. Tucked away inside this popular spot, Molly’s offers a unique, intimate atmosphere perfect for sipping on Negronis and putting on the Spritz, as you revel in great company.

Pretend you're on the Amalfi Coast as you dive into delectable Italian fare. Think tender polpette (meatballs) bursting with tomato-ey goodness and topped with fior di latte; ricotta-filled zucchini flowers, artichoke hearts with salsa verde, and Port Lincoln sardines topped with pangretta. The bounty of salumi on offer has our charcuterie-loving hearts at a stand still, and there's a stellar array of pasta and pizza for all eager eyes and bellies to contend with. 

Whether you're looking for a lively evening or a cosy corner to unwind, Molly’s is the gal for you. 

Sitchu Tip: Finish with a serve of their luscious and creamy tiramisu. 

28 Jetty Road, Glenelg



Take fantastic local produce prepared with a whole lot of love, add a top seaside location and a bright and relaxed venue - and you get Ellenika. With its menu of fresh Mediterranean fare made for sharing with friends and family, fanciful cocktails and wines, and a fun and welcoming atmosphere, it's a bright spot on Glenelg's restaurant scene. Make sure to book on a weekend, when the conviviality reaches new heights thanks to the addition of vibrant live music. Opa! 

Marina Pier Lights Landing Holdfast Shores, Shop 6/3 Chappell Drive, Glenelg 


Perched on the front of the bustling promenade, Seafire serves up views to match their satisfying menu. A short stroll up from the jetty, this is one of the best restaurants in Glenelg for those after a premium experience. 

Gaze out to the busy marina and across the the bay from the al fresco seating. With a cocktail in hand, we recommend ordering one of their specialty dry-aged steaks, prepared in-house and cooked to perfection. Top with one of the house made butters - herb and garlic, fermented chilli or ‘cowboy’ butter for that extra kick. 

Shop 2, Marina Pier, Glenelg



Find an all-you-can-eat Japanese haven at Nijumaru. They've got it all: premium sushi, sashimi, hot and cold dishes, and Japanese delicacies freshly made on-site. And here's the best part - it's only $43 per person for unlimited Japanese goodness.

With over 50 mouthwatering dishes, there's something for every palate. It's not just about the food; Nijumaru aims to be one of the best restaurants in Glenelg, offering top-notch service and a contemporary ambiance, plus a fantastic selection of Japanese sake, whisky, and vibrant cocktails to complement your meal. 

20 Jetty Road, Glenelg  

Mediterranean Cafe & Ristorante

Mediterranean Ristorante

Get a taste of European summer at Mediterranean Ristorante in Glenelg. Suited for all times and occasions, they offer an exclusive coffee, lunch and dinner menu, 7 days a week. Set back from the busy main streets of Glenelg, it's a bright and airy spot to meet with friends and spend some quality time.

Large bifold windows open up to welcome in a warm and sunny day, or balmy night. Hearty breakfasts of eggs with Turkish bread will start your day with an explosion of flavour, and healthy acai bowls topped with fresh fruits will nourish you alongside expertly-crafted coffee. Come lunch, a first-class menu of pasta and pizza is yours for the choosing, with sides of haloumi, hummus, prawns and prosciutto. Evenings will fly by in a haze, fuelled by authentic Spanish paella packed with mussels, prawns, calamari and chorizo, served to the table in large paella pan made for sharing. Deliziosa!  

2/72 Broadway, Glenelg South


Coast Restaurant

When it comes to location, it doesn’t get any better than Coast. Located on the foreshore, the setting alone makes this one of the best restaurants in Glenelg to spend your time. Truly the perfect spot for dining alfresco on a warm summer day, the delightfully modern restaurant features bright coastal interiors with plenty of natural light.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, their menu ranges from laid-back snacks to indulgent, hearty dishes. Coffin Bay oysters and Sicilian sashimi are among the ‘raw’ options, with pasta and seafood dishes galore. Larger plates of confit butternut squash, roast chicken and a black Angus porterhouse steak will satisfy the hungriest of guests. Go all out with the ‘feed me’ menu, letting the Coast team take care of you with a chef’s selection of dishes at $65 or $75 per person. 

18 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg

Terra & Sol

Terra & Sol

In just over a couple of years, Terra & Sol has gone from new kid on the block to certified Glenelg hotspot. Starting as one of Glenelg’s best brunch destinations and growing into a full-service dining experience, Terra & Sol is perfect for cocktails, live music and a tasty feed.

This architecturally designed bar and restaurant features the kind of pastel-hued interiors usually reserved for Pinterest boards, only adding to the delightful experience. 

Fill up on a lunch of paninis filled with pumpkin, a pulled pork burger or a charred squid salad. Dinnertime starts with charcuterie boards leading up to the likes of lamb shank, salmon, baked gnocchi and rich desserts.  

Our only advice? Make sure you come hungry!

18 Jetty Road, Glenelg

The Wharf

The Wharf

The Wharf comes with the fire and flare of modern Australian cuisine, paired with breath-taking views of the Glenelg foreshore. Rated as one of Glenelg’s best restaurants for those seeking big flavour, with colourful dishes of seafood and classic favourites.

From the entrees to desserts, every dish served achieves a refined balance of salty, sweet and sour. Their menus change with the season, utilising the best local produce to create delicious dishes that are sure to please. Treat yourself to 1kg of fresh South Australian mussels in white wine, chilli and tomato broth or go big with their impressive seafood platter. Keep an eye on their what’s on page for the latest foodie events with special dinners, guest speakers and drinks galore. 

Shop 4, Marina Pier, Glenelg 

Junipers on the Marina

Turn the perfect beach day up an extra notch with tapas and gin at Junipers on the Marina! Located in the marina and complete with views across the sparkling waters of the bay, it offers itself as Glenelg’s best restaurant, cocktail bar, entertainment venue and beach club – all in one. Take your time selecting one of the 40 gins on offer to start, with local gins including Seppeltsfield RD, Happenstance, Spiritato, Never Never and Ambleside to name a few. Order up some Spanish small plates to share with the table to keep things interesting. Classic croquettes, chorizo, patatas bravas and albondigas (meatballs) will get the party started - add an extra-large serving of paella while you’re at it!

11/12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg



A longstanding go-to in the Bay’s foodie scene, Capriccio Restaurant is quintessentially Italian, perfect for a relaxed meal out with family and friends. The team behind this great restaurant in Glenelg respect that being old-fashioned, especially when it comes to cooking, is not always a bad thing. Sporting an Italian-inspired setting with culturally themed décor, their generous menu features all the classics you know and love, topped with an Australian-focused wine list. Begin the feast with prosciutto e melone, leading on to endless handmade pastas to choose from, risotto and steaks cooked to your liking. Of course, there is seafood, traditionally cooked veal and vegetarian options for the choosing. Delizioso!

10 Sussex Street, Glenelg



A local watering hole with a foodie edge, Fourth is one of the best restaurants in Glenelg for killer cocktails, premium spirits and boutique wines. A banging spot for a boozy brunch, the food is as equally on point as the drinks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (plus snacks in between), the menu spans every flavour and hunger level imaginable.

Choose from chicken katsu sandos, chilli crab fettucine and seafood scrambled eggs to vibrant salads and 12-hour slow-braised lamb. The ambiance at Fourth is electric, designed to create the perfect backdrop for memorable moments. For a lively night out or a relaxed afternoon gathering, Fourth promises an atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more. 

34 Jetty Road, Glenelg

The Moseley Bar and Kitchen

The Moseley Bar and Kitchen is the place to be at any time, any day, any season. An ever-evolving events calendar that keeps the good vibes rolling year-round and gives people “a reason to visit Glenelg” – as said by themselves. The menu leans towards pub fare favourites from polished plates of fish and chips, burgers and steak. Wood fired pizzas are perfect for sharing alongside a grazing board of cured meats and cheeses, or a dozen fresh oysters.

The Moseley offers some of Glenelg’s best restaurant experiences throughout the year. Picture waterfront beach clubs inspired by the Amalfi Coast during the summer, with cocktails and seafood plates enjoyed under a parasol. Winter months bring the Moseley Igloos to get cosy in, with special cocktails and food menus, and even a fireplace to keep you warm.

11 Moseley Square, Glenelg

Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores

Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores

The world really is your oyster when it comes to Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores’ extensive selection. When it comes to seeking out Glenelg’s best restaurant offerings, why not shake things up with a menu almost entirely focused on oysters alongside sharing plates.

Serving South Australia's freshest oysters in every way possible, there are over nine types to choose from plus a monthly special that's always worth a try. From caviar and sour cream to a deep-fried Panko-crumbed oyster, there really is no combo too risky for Oyster Bar to try. While their oysters are king, share plates of cheese, karaage chicken, garlic prawn twists and mushroom arancini can be enjoyed alongside. Come out of your shell and book a spot here ASAP – it’s a true pearl along Glenelg’s waterfront.

Shop 10 Marina Pier, Glenelg

Luciano's on the Marina

Luciano's on the Marina

Bringing the Amalfi coast to the heart of Glenelg, Luciano's offers a touch of la dolce vita right here in Adelaide. If you like the sound of bold Tuscan reds, local South Australian whites and food prepared with a passion to craft the very best Italian cuisine, this is the spot for you.

Using the freshest local produce, the Luciano’s team serve up crave-worthy food from their wood-oven pizza to the fresh gnocchi made from scratch daily. Early birds can start their day with Luciano’s breakfast menu with baked eggs, house made spiced beans, waffles, and build your own breakfast. With waterfront views across the storybook Marina Pier, we'd say this local gem is giving Amalfi a run for its money. Our advice? Book in at sunset and experience it for yourself!

Shop 13-15 Marina Pier, Glenelg



Modern Asian fusion restaurant POLK is hard to miss, with its large neon sign above the entrance a vibrant invitation. POLK are all about funky cocktails and cute times, bringing bring bold, colourful and punchy flavours to the table. It’s the perfect place to gather, share and enjoy.

Step inside for a menu that spans across breakfast, lunch, dinner and takeaway. Tasty share plates of kingfish sashimi and steamed prawn dumplings will start you off, leading to elaborate mains like kangaroo tataki and creamy yellow curry. Tables of 4+ can opt for the ‘Please feed us’ ($55 per person) or ‘Big feast!’ ($70 per person) menus to let the chefs take control. Stay hydrated with a noteworthy cocktail and wine list - the berry and basil rum sour is a must! 

114 Partridge Street, Glenelg South

Tomiko Japanese

Tomiko Japanese  

Sit back and watch your meals come to life right before your eyes! Tomiko Japanese is bound to leave you wanting more. Quality and authenticity are at the forefront of this top restaurant in Glenelg, with a mouth-watering menu of modern teppanyaki and classic Japanese favourites. Order up sashimi, tempura, gyoza and yakitori to start, before getting stuck into the flying feast of teppanyaki.

Tomiko’s expert chefs will prepare a delicious selection of the finest cuts of beef steak including chateaubriand and wagyu for you, with ebi prawn tail and Atlantic salmon sake accompanied by miso soup and edamame. Finish up the experience with mochi or tempura ice cream, mango mousse or an indulgent double chocolate pudding. If you’re after something special, then Tomiko’s teppanyaki banquet menu, with gold, platinum and diamond packages. Their a la carte degustation menu may tempt you with the option for 6, 8 or 10 courses.

7 Holdfast Shores, Marina Pier, Glenelg 

Sammy's on the Marina

Sammy’s on The Marina

Seekers of the finest seafood dining, look no further than Sammy’s on The Marina in Glenelg. Soak up the 270-degree views of Glenelg Beach and Holdfast Marina as you cruise through their sumptuous menu of fresh seafood. Expect fresher-than-fresh plates of Kangaroo Island lobster, Coffin Bay oysters and South Australian whiting, to name a few.

Get stuck into a tasting platter packed full of oysters, king prawns, dips and calamari, with a bottle of wine to match all the flavours of the ocean. If seafood isn't your thing never fret, Sammy's menu also boasts an extensive selection of meats, so there’s also a spot at the table for the carnivores in your life. Pile up on dishes of pasta, wagyu steak and lamb, topping it all off with beautifully presented desserts and cocktails. 

1/12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg

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