Sammys

New flavors and old memories
New flavors and old memories
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Fresh food and good moods
Fresh food and good moods
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STORY

Sammy’s on the Marina is renowned for its breathtaking views, impeccable selection of seafood, and outstanding customer service. We take great pride in sourcing our seafood locally, ensuring unbeatable quality. In addition, our carefully curated wine list features a variety of options from the renowned wine regions of South Australia and even overseas, perfectly complementing our delectable seafood offerings.

Our commitment to using only seasonal fish means that we are always introducing exciting specials to tantalize your taste buds. A firm favorite amongst our patrons are our seafood platters which boast an impressive assortment of seasonal delicacies. From the exquisite King George Whiting to the succulent Flathead, from the decadent Fresh oysters to the mouthwatering King Prawns, our platters offer a feast for the senses. Featuring a medley of additional delights such as Barramundi, salt and pepper squid, New Zealand mussels, live lobster, and served with a side of chips and salad, it’s no wonder these platters are highly sought after.

HISTORY

Sammys on the Marina is a seafood restaurant that was established in the late 1990s, along with the development of the Marina Pier in Glenelg. The restaurant prides itself on serving fresh local seafood, sourced directly from fishermen across South Australia, including live lobster.

With its quality food and service, Sammys on the Marina has won the hearts of many customers from Australia and abroad. The restaurant also boasts a stunning 270-degree view of the beach and the marina, making it a perfect location for functions and events.

Functions and Events

Sammys on the Marina offers Adelaide’s premier venue for functions, boasting a remarkable 270-degree view of the ocean.

Our upstairs area features two elegantly appointed function rooms, complemented by an expansive open terrace that presents awe-inspiring vistas.

OUR CHEF

By luck (or was it destiny?), Head Chef Harry Bourne arrived in Adelaide with an enviable track-record having started his career at the Michelin-starred Bath Priory Hotel in England and worked in some of the world’s best kitchens including Sydney’s acclaimed Quay Restaurant.

“Jolleys is very special. I love the story of its origin. Inspirational. Great produce, great food, great wine and great friends. A simple formula – yet so right.”

“I want everyone to feel my enthusiasm and energy for what Jolleys offers.”

Seafood

We are delighted to share with you that we take great care in selecting our seafood from South Australia, ensuring that it is always fresh and of the highest quality. One of our exclusive specialties is our outstanding live lobsters sourced from Kangaroo Island, recognized for their exceptional taste. Additionally, we proudly source a significant portion of our seafood from Seafood Town Port Lincoln, as well as delectable oysters from Coffin Bay.

To guarantee the utmost excellence in our dishes, our talented chefs, who are highly qualified and extensively trained, meticulously prepare these seasonal seafood delicacies every morning. We take immense pride in our commitment to providing not only top-notch seafood but also in supporting local producers. This dedication to quality stems from our many valued guests who visit us from both interstate and overseas to indulge in our culinary offerings.

Wines

South Australia has earned a well-deserved global reputation for producing exceptional wines, and we are proud to offer a carefully curated selection at our establishment. We understand that great regions create great wines, and that’s why we go to great lengths to source our wines from various regions, ensuring a diverse and exquisite range of flavors to complement our seafood offerings.

In our continuous quest to showcase the best of South Australian wines, we host degustation nights every three months, where we invite our guests to indulge in an immersive wine tasting experience, perfectly paired with our delectable seafood dishes. These special events provide us with the opportunity to highlight the incredible variety of wines and seafood we have available, and delight our patrons with the ultimate sensory experience.

OUR FUNCTIONS

Over the decades, Sammys has hosted hundreds of weddings, significant birthdays, large get-togethers with family or friends and confidential board and corporate events.

Chances are you’ve been to one or two.

Within walking distance of Adelaide Oval, Sammys is also an ideal location for a pre-game function.

Upstairs and downstairs, we have a number of flexible options that can be tailored to work for you. All with magnificent River Torrens views.

Team Members

Our outstanding team is divided into three sections, each playing a crucial role in delivering exceptional service: the talented Kitchen team, the warm and welcoming Front of the House team, and the dedicated Functions team. Although they may appear as separate entities, they work harmoniously together to achieve outstanding results.

At our establishment, we place great importance on cultivating a strong sense of teamwork. Our training programs are thoughtfully structured to ensure that every staff member is a valuable team player. These programs have been expertly designed by industry professionals who are passionate about delivering excellence.

Testimonials

Review form our guests

Demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment so blinded except to some advantage.

Everything about this place is perfect. The food is great. The service is great. The establishment is tidy and welcoming, Thanks.
Lillian Grace
Teacher
The food was excellent and so was the service. I had the mushroom risotto with scallops which was awesome & burger also very good.
Nathan Felix
CEO, Rise Construction
We have just had a delightful dining experience at Sammy's. We are holidaying in Glenelg & will definitely be back before we leave.
Anne