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Wine & Dine at the Best Restaurants in Glenelg

From oyster bars to Japanese steakhouses, this coastal beauty has it all. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in Glenelg.

Junipers on the Marina
Junipers on the Marina

After the perfect date night location? No need to go out of your way when everything you need can be found right here in Glenelg. This thriving beachside locale boasts restaurants and bars that are dripping in charm and elegance. Whether you're after a fancy teppanyaki date, in the mood for some fresh Oysters or keen to keep it casual, there’s a venue to suit every palette. So, instead of heading to your usual spot, change it up and book a table at one of the best restaurants in Glenelg. 

The Wharf

The Wharf comes with the fire and flare of modern Australian cuisine paired with breathtaking views of the Glenelg foreshore. From the entrees to desserts, every dish served achieves a refined balance of sweet, salty and sour. Treat yourself to 1kg of fresh South Australian mussels in a white wine, chilli and tomato broth or go big with their worldly seafood platter. 

Shop 4, Marina Pier, Glenelg 

Junipers On The Marina

Turn the perfect beach day in Glenelg into the perfect day in general by stopping off at Juniper on the Marina. Take your time to choose one of their 40 gins available and order up some of their endless Spanish small plates to share with the table. Perhaps some Coffin Bay Oysters and a whole load of paella while you’re at it. Muy buen!

11/12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg

Carpaccio

A longstanding go-to in the Glenelg foodie scene, Capriccio Restaurant is quintessentially Italian, perfect for a relaxed meal out with family and friends. 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. 

10 Sussex Street, Glenelg

The Moseley Bar and Kitchen

This elevated beach bar is the place to be on weekends and summer days thanks to an ever-evolving events calendar that keeps the good vibes rolling year-round - think waterfront beach clubs during the summer and cosy igloos when the weather cools down. The menu leans towards pub fare offering polished plates of all the classics from fish and chips and burgers to schnitty's and steaks. 

11 Moseley Square, Glenelg

Luciano’s  

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 Tuscan reds, local South Australian whites, handmade gnocchi and pillowy ravioli, this is the spot for you. And, 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

Good Slice Pizza

Craving comfort food but could do without the heaviness? For a very good slice, this humble neighbourhood pizza joint is swapping the grease for local, organic ingredients and boy, is it good. Indulge in glorious topping combinations like Open-Range roasted duck with shitake mushroom and ginger jam and Hahndorf spicy salami with local kalamata olives, organic red onion, mozzarella, fresh baby bocconcini & basil. 

Level 1 Corner Jetty Road & Moseley Street, Glenelg

Oyster Bar Holdfast Shores

The world really is your oyster when it comes to this seafood favourite's extensive selection of finely curated combos. Serving up 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 panic oyster, there really is no combo too risky for Oyster Bar to try. 

Shop 10, Marina Pier, Glenelg

Fourth 

A local watering hole with a foodie edge, this Jetty Road mainstay is the place to go 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, from chicken katsu sandos and seafood scrambled eggs to vibrant salads and 12-hour slow-braised lamb. 

34 Jetty Road, Glenelg

Polk 

This modern Asian fusion restaurant is hard to miss with its large neon sign above the entrance. Their menu ranges from tasty share plates of crispy karaage chicken and steamed prawn dumplings to elaborate mains like Kangaroo Tataki and creamy yellow curry. 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  

Sit back and watch your meals come to life right before your eyes! This Japanese teppanyaki steak house is bound to leave you wanting more. Quality and authenticity are at the forefront of Tomiko's mouth-watering menu which pairs the finest cuts of meat and seafood with delicious local drops. 

7 Holdfast Shores, Marina Pier, Glenelg 

Sammy’s on The Marina

Leading the way in iconic seafood dining, this waterfront gem takes in 270-degree views of Glenelg beach and Holdfast Marina. Dishing up locally sourced seafood of the highest quality, expect fresher than fresh plates of Kangaroo Island lobster, Coffin Bay oysters and South Australian whiting to name a few. If seafood isn't your thing don't fear, Sammy's menu also boasts an extensive selection of meats, so be sure to invite the carnivores in your life too. 

1-12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg

Doughballs 

Sit outside and enjoy the glorious Glenelg sunset with a cocktail and a slice (or six). Rolling perfectly rounded pies and other doughy delights (best served with garlic butter), this local favourite is choice for any occasion. From pizza and pasta to the insta-worthy brunch board featuring doughballs, halloumi, chorizo, hashbrowns, roasted tomatoes, hollandaise sauce and much more, you'd better wear your stretchy pants for this one. 

4 Moseley Square, Glenelg

Already tried the best restaurants in Glenelg and looking for more things to do? From exploring walking trails in Adelaide, sipping your way through wineries or planning romantic getaways around South Australia, make the most of your weekends by experiencing the best your backyard has to offer.