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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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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Absolutely the most accommodating group of staff we have come across for ages. Nothing was too much of a bother. Even took a couple of family photos for us.A huge thank you that made mums day delightful and memorable. From the suggestions of wine through to entree platter and then mains and then cake ( thanks for candles) it was... More 

1 Thank Mary D
Guildford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We used to walk up from Mosely Square for a coffe and cake most days and decided to have lunch there on the day we were flying back to the UK, if only we had done this before! The menu is fairly small but the food is exceptional and the wine selection great. Our waiter recommended a Shiraz from the... More 

1 Thank Frank E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Last Saturday I was part of a group of 11 women who came to Esca for lunch to celebrate a 50th Birthday. We were given immediate and very professional service and the service continued to be excellent throughout the meal. One of the waiters that served us the most was Thomas, he was very pleasant and personable on top of... More 

1 Thank Bellacuddle
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Called in for a coffee & chat with friends. Staff very attentive, food very tasty & good portions. Well priced

Thank Veronica T
Adelaide Hills, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Went for a special anniversary dinner on a Saturday, table was pre booked 3 days before so not a walk in. Started well with the entree but then a 45 minute wait for main. When it finally arrived my wife's steak was stone cold and had obviously been left for ages as it was tough. Her meal taken back but... More 

2 Thank stuthornhill

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, 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?