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Ocean breezes, stunning sunsets and exceptional dining — Marina Pier is one delicious hot-spot for a lazy lunch, laid-back drinks or a romantic dinner.

Surrounded by enviable boats bobbing on the marina on one side, and direct access to Glenelg beach on the other, this strip of restaurants, cafés and boutique bars at Holdfast Shores has something for everyone. Treat your tastebuds to a series of tasty eats, skipping from one place to the next, or settle in for a meal to remember while you take in a sunset and create memories with family and friends. Plus, with secure parking underneath, it’s never been easier to take the whole family out for a day of wining and dining. These are some of our favourite spots to visit…

Seafire On The Marina

Porterhouse, Carpaccio, Eye Fillet, Scotch Fillet, Wagyu Rump or Tomahawk… it’s all on offer at Glenelg’s ‘house of premium steaks’. Dress it with their fine selection of glazes, jus, sauces, or handmade mustards and butters, topped off with a Champagne Panna Cotta for dessert, and you’ll be smiling all the way home.

Ellenika Taverna

Share the platters and share the love at this authentic Greek taverna! Fresh, clean and healthy dishes plus live entertainment on Saturday nights, it’s also a top spot for group events or getting a quality catered feast for a fair price.


Romance is hot on the menu at Luciano’s, where you get a truly sophisticated Modern Italian dining experience. Every dish boasts full-flavoured local produce, including wood oven pizzas, handmade gnocchi and more. Pair these with fine wines from around the globe or signature cocktails and you’ll be feeling the love as you watch the sun go down.

Sammy’s On The Marina

Known for their stellar service, seasonal dishes and seafood platters that are to-die-for, Sammy’s never disappoints! As if views couldn’t get better down here, the corner spot gets you a 270-degree view of the beach and marina so you can soak it all in for a special occasion, long lunch, engagement party or birthday extravaganza.

Oyster Bar

The world is literally your oyster here and it doesn’t get fresher than Coffin Bay oysters, served just the way you like them! Grab an ice-cold beer or a crisp bottle of wine, pull up a pew inside or go alfresco for a feed you won’t want to end. And if these pearlers aren’t your thing, try the grazing platters, prawns or salt and pepper squid for a fine feast.

Sunset Bar

Start your engines… a tasty tipple at this bar can be whatever you like when you check out the extensive list of cocktails, top-shelf spirits, refreshing specialty Fishbowls, wines or tap beers. Live music on weekends, a casual round at the pool table and of course, eye-catching sunsets every day of the year mean we beeline for this bar every chance we get.

Primp and Preen

It’s not hard to take it easy, with places like Marina Pier Nail Bar and Beauty on the strip. Grab your girls for a long lunch and a bit of pampering with a mani-pedi to top it off. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for Studio Pilates who are swinging their doors open this summer so you can focus on your health and wellbeing with their Pilates reformer workouts.

Em xx


Em Worthington

Em Worthington

Writer and Content Creator for Adelady, her heart starts racing at the sight of a whiteboard or mere mention of a brainstorm.

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