Melt Henley is part of the development that includes Bowlsome and Acacia.
The 200-seat restaurant and bar by Simon Kardachi (Melt, Press Food & Wine, The Pot, Osteria Oggi) is the quintessential beachfront venue; it's Adelaide's answer to iconic eastern-state eateries Stokehouse and Bondi Icebergs. Its white, bright and breezy design lifts from the surroundings with accents of Cypress pine, coral-pink booths and sea-green tiling. Lush greenery from Emma Sadie Thomson snakes around the white timber trusses, and a Love Concrete bar is the setting for a serious line-up of local and European wines and beers.
The extensive menu features Melt's usual selection of pizza and small plates and seafood options. Follow your morning beach stroll with baked eggs, slow-roasted pork and white beans; Canadian French toast with smoked speck; or scacce (folded flatbread stuffed with speck lardons, pecorino romano, fior di latte and creamy carbonara sauce). A grain salad, granola and fritters make up the lighter options.
In the afternoon and evenings have a cocktail at the bar or wines on the deck; or a shared meal at one of the communal tables. For a more intimate experience, settle into a booth or window seat with floor-to-ceiling views of the sea.
There's also a dedicated takeaway area serving pizza, coffee (D'Angelo) and gelati to-go. A rooftop bar is in the long-range plan.