Pizza and tapas lovers rejoice, Melt Henley
will be opening it’s 3rd location in Henley Beach tomorrow! And even more excitingly, they’ll be serving up BREAKFAST!
There’s been a crack team behind the creation of Melt Henley, including Simon Kardachi (the man behind Osteria Oggi and Shōbōsho to name a few), and Oliver Margan (of Maybe Mae fame).
The newest addition to the Melt family is the third installment of the Melt brand, which began with the Hyde Park store in Aug 2005. Melt CBD opened in 2010 and marked an era of change for Waymouth Street.
We’ll be feasting our bellies and our eyes with the new fit-out at Henley, which has been designed by Studio Gram, who Kardachi has collaborated with on Shobosho and Osteria Oggi. With bifold windows and doors all down one side, it’s incredible how the Henley vibe just flows straight inside. It makes this light, bright and airy venue, one that epitomizes the best of the beach, while finally bringing modern dining to Henley. And haven’t we all been waiting FOREVER for that.
Following on from this hospitality group’s long standing tradition of spotting talent and raising them up within the company, Kyle Booker and Henry Hobby are Melt Henley’s chefs. Expect good things, with some top-notch pizza, excellent tapas, and appetizing options, that we’ve come to expect from Melt already.
The tapas, lunch and dinner menus are typical Melt style, with some seaside highlights thrown in.
For those who are already Melt die-hards, there’s also the exciting addition of breakfast – which is a first for Melt.
Dishes will include grain salad, baked egg, and breakfast pizzas; croque madame, scacce and the crab. Their early menu is basically breakfast meets big beautiful pizza oven.
As for the bar? Michael Murphy, who is previously worked at Press and Pot, is the head sommelier. The wine list is similar to other Melt lists, focusing on Italian and Spanish wines, with a good representation of South Aussie wines too.
The cocktails have been designed by Oliver Margan, who has taken his experience at Maybe Mae, and brought a beachy twist to our favourites. The bar is also offering a great array of tap beer, plus the revival of long necks, which will be served on ice.
With an all day liquor licence too, it’s the perfect spot for a champagne breakfast or a tipple while having brunch with your mates.
Oh, and it’s massive. With a seating capacity of around 200 people, the venue features both indoor and outdoor booths, tables, high bench tables for those hanging out at the bar, communal tables, and window seating overlooking the ocean (great for those dining solo). Could dining at the beach get better?
Apparently yes. There’s table service at Melt Henley too.
And soon, if you want to enjoy the Melt cuisine, but also make the most of the beach, there is a dedicated Melt takeaway area currently under construction. It’s due to open in 4-6 weeks on the Seaview Road side – so you can take your pizza and sit on the sand if that’s your jam.
SeaSalt, a homage to the 1970’s fish and chip shop with a unique, modern take on seafood, will be opening next week on Wednesday underneath Melt in the same building (facing the ocean). There are also plans for a rooftop bar above Melt in the near future.
We don’t know about everyone else, but we’re sure to be regulars at Melt Henley and SeaSalt, even as the weather starts to cool off.
Trading hours will be 8am-late, 7 days a week.
Breakfast served 8am – 11.30pm.