Melt Henley

8:00am - 12:00am
269 Seaview Road Henley Beach 5022


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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 70-strong staff includes familiar faces from other Kardachi venues: Bread & Bone, Abbots and Kinney and Lost in a Forest. Chefs Henry Hobby and Kyle Booker have come over from Simon ventures.

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.