The Best Seafood Restaurants in Adelaide For a Fresh from the Sea Feast
From bayside bites to a champagne and seafood fine dining experience on the river, Adelaide's seafood restaurant scene is next to none and one that definitely needs to explored.
From oysters and crabs, to octopus and ceviche, Adelaide is welcoming an avalanche of seafood dining that is turning our run of the mill beer battered fillet on its head. With some of Australia's best seafood caught right here in local waters, it's no surprise these seafood restaurants would come up with the perfect flavour and flare to complement the freshness of the local catch. Travel to the beautiful waters of Glenelg and indulge in some of Adelaide's best oysters, or dine overlooking the River Torrens with a serving of ceviche and champagne, either way, we suggest going on culinary road trip to experience all the deliciousness at Adelaide's best seafood restaurants.
At Oyster Bar the world really is your oyster when it comes to their extensive selection of finely curated oyster combos. Serving up South Australia's freshest oysters in every way possible, choose from over 9 types of oyster, and don't forget to give their oyster of the month a go too. From caviar and sour cream oysters to a deep fried panic oyster, there really is no combo too risky for Oyster Bar to try. If you're ready for your oyster fix pop past for their happy hours on Wednesday's or Friday's and grab a dozen or two.
Shop 10, Marina Pier, Glenelg
After an exquisite seafood feast overlooking the dreamy Henley Beach sunsets? SeaSalt has all that and more. Perched atop the buzzing Henley square, enjoy oysters and cocktail whilst you watching the night pass you by. The relaxed outdoor space is the epitome of coastal dining with beachy blue hues and a yellow vintage beach umbrellas. So for a serve of seafood, snacks and cocktails served up with a side of beachside dining, SeaSalt is a must.
269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
With an irresistible seafood offering and views across Henley Beach to match, Estia is a must for lovers of big servings of seafood and meats. Their mezze dining style makes this a convenient meeting destination for catch ups and makes this the perfect way to get a little taste of everything whilst still filling up on all the tasteful dishes. Inspired by the traditions and flavours of the Greek Islands, if you are a lover of pickled octopus, crispy fried whitebait or marinated SA king prawns, you are bound to leave a happy chappy after a visit here!
225 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
This waterfront location takes in 270 degree views of the Glenelg beach and holdfast marina and has been leading the way in iconic seafood dining for years. Dishing up locally sourced seafood of the highest quality is their specialty, with Kangaroo Island lobster, Coffin Bay oysters and South Australian whiting just to name a few. If seafood isn't your thing don't fear, Sammy's menu also boasts an extensive selection of meats, so bring along your fussy friends too. So for a real no fuss seafood fare topped off with dreamy sunset views, Sammy's should be added to your must-visit list.
1-12 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg
This quaint seafood restaurant tucked away on Pulteney Street is a notable player in Adelaide’s seafood dining scene. Tracing it's origins across three generations, Louca's sure know their seafood and have generations of recipe and flavour to serve up to the locals of Adelaide. Their menu boasts delectable servings of raw island scallops with yoghurt buttermilk, kale crisps and finger lime, or white anchovies served with sourdough, tahini yoghurt and dill. The crew at Louca's know a thing or two about good wine to pair your meal with too so you won't be leaving thirsty.
242 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Situated on the Adelaide Torrens river bank, this Hamptons inspired superior seafood and champagne bar focuses on pairing the finest cuts of fresh local seafood with exquisite French Champagne and Australian wines and craft beers. Take the best seat in the house on their alfresco deck on a warm summer night and soak up the waterfront atmosphere with views of Elder Park and Adelaide Oval whilst enjoying a heavenly seafood fare.
Festival Drive, Adelaide
This iconic boathouse perched above the River Torrens has made a name for itself for dishing up dishes with a focus on local SA produce. Head Chef Jack Ingram has created an elusive menu that aligns this restaurant as a fine dining go-to. With their à la carte menu featuring the likes of ocean trout gravalax with mustard and dill, or Coorong mulloway, squid ink gnocchi with crab and broad beans. Pick a warm summers day and dine in pure elegance at this riverside beauty.
1 Jolleys Lane, Adelaide
This seafood restaurant comes with the fire and flare of modern Australian cuisine paired with breath taking views of the Glenelg marina and foreshore. Every dish served up achieves an elusive balance of sweet, salty and sour, from their entrees to their desserts. Treat yourself to 1kg of fresh SA mussels served in a white wine, chilli and tomato broth for just $49, or have a pick at everything with the seafood platter.
Shop 4, Marina Pier, Glenelg
Had a taste of all the best seafood restaurants in Adelaide and after more foodie inspo? Head down to the glistening bay in Glenelg and enjoy a sunset meal overlooking the ocean. Or if you're after something a bit fancier, take a tour through the best rooftop bars in Adelaide and enjoy a drink under the stars.
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