Food Drink

FIRST LOOK! Henley Beach’s Iconic Sandbar Location Has Been Reborn As Seamore’s Bar & Restaurant

Brand new bar and restaurant, Seamore’s, has opened its doors in what might just be one of the best locations in Henley Beach.

One of Adelaide’s most iconic locations is now home to Seamore’s, a brand new bar and restaurant.

Formerly Henley Kiosk, and more recently Sandbar, the building Seamore’s is housed in has been a Henley Square cornerstone for many years.

Mattis Vanzati developed Seamore’s with brother Lukas, and parents Louise and Bo, after successfully establishing a suite of other businesses together with the family.

The family are responsible for Malobo, Swedish Tarts and Hermanos Cubanos in Henley Square, Swedish Tarts in Glenelg and Port Adelaide, and New Nordic in Prospect.

“It’s perfect for being able to sit down and relax,” says Mattis of Seamore’s.

While capacity is a huge 260 people, there are plenty of cosy corners. Mattis says the environment is ideal for large groups and date nights alike. Seamore’s encompasses both bar and dining elements, with the aim for broad appeal.

The design is eclectic and unique, drawing inspiration from the heritage of the site and community. It features an array of private dining areas, large booth seating and stunning live plants throughout. The fitout highlights the architecture of the 100-year-old building, utilising the existing archways and features to complement the views.

Seamore’s dining will be focused on lunch and dinner with a transition to a bar vibe in the later evening. With a New York Italian meets Australian Surf Club menu, it will feature handmade fresh pasta, long-ferment pizzas and hoagies. The restaurant is also looking to launch a brunch menu in the new year.

For now, Mattis speaks of Seamore’s bottomless pizza and Bellini offering, which will be available as a lunchtime option each and every day (with conditions, of course).

“We wanted our menu to highlight food that you can have every night of the week without getting tired of it,” says Mattis. “There’s nobody in your group who won’t find something they’ll love.”

At the heart of the redesign is an extensive 60-person balcony which overlooks Henley Beach and includes its own bar with its own distinct identity.

“You don’t have to come in and have a full meal,” says Mattis. “You could just come in for a drink and a nibble.”

According to Mattis, Seamore’s drinks are generous and tailored, with a large spritz menu and a collection of house botanical infused gins, barrel aged Negronis, and Bellinis.

“The food and drinks are priced affordably – we’re offering million-dollar views and cheap eats,” says Mattis.

Mattis says the aim is to create a space that would be relevant and stand on its own for decades to come, whilst remaining respectful to the building’s heritage.

“It’s a community focused venue that we want to feel like a second home to anyone who visits,” he says. “We have put a huge emphasis on group dining and small function spaces to let people enjoy good food with great company.”

Seamore’s will be open seven days a week from 11am until late and opens to the public from 8pm today.

You can find Seamore’s Facebook here, Instagram here, and website here.

Seamore’s is located at 255 Esplanade, Henley Beach.

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