A must visit is the iconic Henley Beach and its vibrant and cosmopolitan Henley Square precinct.
That’s where you will find a lunch and dinner spot that has not only been an Adelaide culinary institution since introducing patrons to what was then its revolutionary approach to dining: the mezze – or sharing of food – way. It’s now also a restaurant of serious national repute.
Inspired by the traditions and heritage of the pristine Greek Islands, Estia has just been voted Australia’s Best Greek Restaurant in the 2019 Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence, and you’re bound to feel that award-winning touch the moment you step inside.
First generation Greek Australian, Nick Mavridis, who opened the business with his father Kyriakos and brother Anesti back in 1992, welcomes you with a broad smile that oozes Greek hospitality. His body language conveys an unspoken invitation to relax and while away as much time as you need to enjoy your meal, to sample the eclectic selection of local and Greek wines, and to soak up the atmosphere.
As Nick says, it’s a special ‘no rules’ place, where there are no entrees, no main course. Just mouth-watering plates of delectable dishes inspired by and celebrating Kyriakos’ Greek upbringing and its culture of sharing, in the company of family, friends and strangers who are destined to soon become friends.
With both indoor and alfresco dining options, a Saturday lunchtime visit to Estia Restaurant is sure to have you chilled and charmed. Close your eyes, engage your tastebuds and all the other senses and chances are it won’t be long before you’re transported to an idyllic Greek Island setting.
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255 Seaview Road, Henley Beach