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13-15, Marina Pier | Shop 13 – 15 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
+61 8 8376 6933
08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Here for a 60th birthday and it was fabulous!! Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful food, great and attentive service

Thank JulieTherese
Adelaide, Australia
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126 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Excellent service, great wine list and food is delicious. Had the gnocchi with veal, pork & tomato ragu , and the Beef cheek w truffled potato mash: both were fantastic. Great venue for a special occasion, quality!

Thank samuelphillips
Shepparton, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Ate here with fellow workers and lucky work paid. The service was impeccable, waiters were spot on in everything they did. Food was very nice, I had some shared garlic bread served with whipped butter and oil. Entre was Arancini balls which were very nice, followed by lamb rump. I was not asked how it was to be cooked. I'm... More 

Thank mervynj58
Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We went to esca with a group of 24 males, they put together a selection of 3 entree 3 mains & 3 deserts. I had the prawns filled by steak the roast pear, all 3 were very good. Our service was excellent with a very good wine list at reasonable prices, also the selection of beer was very good but... More 

Thank Golfer666
New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We had a romantic dinner here at the end of our trip to Adelaide. The seafood cataplana was fantastic!! A bit on a pricy side but considering the location, can't be helped. Probably we should have had an early dinner before the sun went down completely. I'll remember that for the next time!

Thank Em K
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Impossible to go past this well run restaurant- personal yet private, there is never a rush to get you in and out. The zucchini flower entree is to die for, the main courses are large and satisfying. Love taking my wife here, the value, views and ambience beat anything else at Holdfast Shores.

Thank Car4806
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

A wonderful experience overall, service, location and food was amazing, best duck ever. staff tried hard to fit us in on a busy night with no booking..

Thank Grayjam
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

To start the view of the sea roughed up by some fairly ordinary weather makes you feel relaxed. Topped this off with very good food resulting in a pleasant experince. One small negative, the mains were quite small we both could have eaten a little more. However overall highly recommended.

Thank Peter F
Adelaide Central
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

nice duck but don't like being asked by waiter if I would like to leave a tip,on a sunday when their on penalty rates already.

1 Thank bruce m
Penola, Australia
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening dining here with friendly and attentive staff. We shared some starters between us, the antipasto plate was a good mix of various things, the arancini was yummy as was the calamari and I really liked the bread. My seafood linguine was the best I've ever had, so many places let the sauce overpower everything but this... More 

Thank Katrina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
Italian, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-15, Marina Pier | Shop 13 – 15 Marina Pier, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Glenelg
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8376 6933

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?