Here's what to eat, drink and do in this up-and-coming beachside suburb.

Glenelg may get the lion’s share of the tourists, but in recent years Henley Beach has also been getting some well-deserved attention for its laid-back feel and innovative dining scene.

Some of the biggest hospitality stars in town – including Simon Kardachi and Ollie Margan – have set up shop here. And multistorey diners such as Mia Margarita and Seamore’s have contributed to the rise of Seaview Road as one of Adelaide’s most exciting dining precincts. That’s not to mention the influence of the Vanzati family – who own local joints Hermanos Cubanos, Malobo and Swedish Tarts.

Restaurants

Seamore's

Restaurant

This beachside venue blends New York-Italian food with Aussie surf club vibes. Every table in this expansive, 260-person capacity venue is a good one, but special points go to the balcony. It affords views out over the ocean and Henley Square.

Cheeky Greek

Restaurant

The popular Grange yiros joint get a second, much larger, seaside location.

Melt Henley

Restaurant

An all-day diner and cocktail bar that brings the outdoors inside.

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Mia Margarita

Restaurant

A colourful two-level Mexican-fusion restaurant and bar serving “trash can tacos”, tuna tostadas, Margaritas and Mojitos.

Cafes

Joe's Henley

Cafe

This Henley Beach icon was given a big refurb in 2020 by the team behind West Oak Hotel. Now, it's been reborn as a slick seaside destination. Expect soft-shell crab sliders, kingfish sashimi ad Pina Coladas.

Bottega Gelateria

Cafe

Adriano Macri is reviving the “lost art” of from-scratch gelati making.

Bowlsome

Cafe

Stacked-up, nutrient-charged salad bowls made to order and enjoyed beachside.

Acacia

Cafe

South American brunch and Dawn Patrol Coffee.

303 by the Sea

Cafe

Beachside brunch from a former fine dining chef.

Hermanos Cubanos

Cafe

Takeaway, Cuban-inspired street food with soul and substance.

Bars

West

Bar

A retro beachside rooftop bar from Maybe Mae's Ollie Margan.