There’s always something delicious to discover on Jetty Road. Here are a few of our favourites for you to try this winter.
Massey Espresso Cucina Dolce
Massey Espresso Cucina Dolce is a big hit with locals. Specialising in Italian cuisine you can enjoy all the classics as well as some delicious dessert options. As the owner and head chef, Massey has been cooking and baking for years and decided to open her own shop after gaining experience in the hospitality field, “People love my food. That alone gives me a big boost. I really enjoy seeing customers coming back for my food and desserts, I make a new batch of cakes every morning ready for them. Making almost everything from scratch, it is like a little piece of Italy right here on Jetty Road. I really enjoy seeing my customers every day, and we usually talk about what’s going on with life. I love these moments so much.”
Must try for foodies
If you're wondering what to try at Massey Espresso Cucina Dolce, you can't go wrong with the pizzas, made with fresh house-made dough, homemade tomato sauce, and fiori di latte (fresh and high-quality mozzarella cheese.) Massey also recommends the pastas, made with simple, authentic ingredients. The tomato bruschetta is popular with the regulars who love it for a light fresh meal.
The perfect afternoon tea
Massey's homemade tiramisu, orange cake, blueberry cake, and cannoli are the perfect option for a break mid-afternoon. If you're a coffee lover, be sure to ask about Massey's loyalty card for coffee.
Bay fish shop
A favourite seaside pastime is to grab fish and chips and soak up the atmosphere by the beach. For your local fish and chips fix, visit The Bay Fish Shop, now under new management. A family-run business that has been a staple in Glenelg since 1953. New owner Janne Henriksen Sjostrom was inspired to take over the business with her experience in the hospitality industry and her son's passion for cooking. They offer a variety of fish, including whiting, flake, butterfish, barramundi, and garfish. If you're looking for something more than fish and chips, they also have an extensive menu, including homemade hamburgers.
Must try menu options
The traditional fish and chips are a top seller, served with or without vinegar, a fresh piece of lemon, and a choice of sauce. Another popular dish is their homemade burgers, featuring a brioche bun, quality mince patty, and your choice of toppings including bacon, cheese, and egg. And don't forget to try their homemade potato cakes, cooked in beer batter.
Phuket Thai Restaurant is a hidden gem, established in 1988, this family-owned restaurant has been serving authentic Thai food in Glenelg for over 30 years. “Our goal is to take our customers on a culinary journey to Thailand with the flavours and aromas of our dishes, we want to transport our customers back to Thailand with every bite, which is why we use only the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking methods." The menu at Phuket Thai Restaurant is extensive, whether you're a meat lover or a vegetarian. The Red Duck Curry is a must-try, with slow-cooked duck in a mild-to-medium spiced curry, garnished with cherry tomatoes, pineapple, fresh capsicum, and basil.
When it comes to choosing the perfect location for his restaurant, Nick Cardone explained that Glenelg was an obvious choice, “Glenelg has always been a popular destination in SA, so owning a restaurant here was a great opportunity. We love the obvious things, like the beach, but most of all the people who live here." We spoke with Nick about what makes Cardone’s special, "We are a small team, many of us have worked here for 12+ years. We are like family and treat our customers the same way. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing community here." Cardone's offers a wide variety of dishes made from fresh local produce. The restaurant's menu boasts a range of seafood, meat, vegetarian and gluten-free options, along with a great selection of local SA wine.
Must try best-selling dishes
- House-made ciabatta, cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto & Basil
- Pappardelle with blue swimmer crab, chilli, fresh tomato, roquette, lemon & extra virgin olive oil
- Pan-fried potato gnocchi with braised beef, tomato ragu & grana padano
Nick recommends the Limoncello Spritz, Strawberry & Elderflower Gin Fizz, or the Classic Margarita. And if you're a wine lover, “Pair any of these dishes with our amazing local SA wines from Shaw & Smith, Rieslingfreak, Oliver’s Taranga, Whistler Wines & Penny’s Hill just to name a few.”
Don't forget to save room for dessert
Cardone's has a variety of sweet treats to choose from, including the Vanilla Bean Pannacotta with crumble, freeze dried raspberry, berry sorbet and the Adelaide Hills Apple Galette with vanilla bean & cinnamon anglaise, caramel.
Europa at the Bay
Europa at the Bay is a favourite Jetty Road cafe and restaurant for locals and tourists looking for a great hearty breakfast and traditional Italian dining experience. Customers drop by for expertly made Vittoria coffee and enjoy a chat whilst dining alfresco for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Europa starts the day serving up hearty breakfast options like the Bruschetta Breakfast, Zucchini & Corn Fritters or Banana Crepes. Great service and friendly faces keeps customers coming back time and time again. The menu offers pasta, pizza, risotto, seafood and traditional meat dishes.
For a real taste of Italy try…
- Linguine Al Granchio - Fresh blue swimmer crab, garlic, chili, tomato, cream, flamed with brandy. Frutti Di Mare Soffocato Prawns, scallops, black mussels, fish pieces, chargrilled calamari steamed with white wine, fresh tomato, chill, garlic, rocket & new potatoes. Served with wood fired bread.
- Maiale - Slow cooked pork belly served with mashed potato with chorizo, spring onion, walnut, apple slaw and a star anise glaze.