Joe's Henley Beach - Lunching by the sea

Joe's Henley Beach - Cnr of South St & The Esplanade, Henley Beach SA 5022 

We are fortunate to dine out often but it's certainly not everyday that we dine somewhere with a picture perfect view.  Joe's Henley Beach is that location!  Situated on the shore, with indoor and outdoor dining hosting long stretching views over the sand, sea and Henley Beach jetty, you instantly feel like you have been teleported to a seaside vacay!  Dining indoors today, our table by the floor to ceiling window juts out over the stunning white sand below and we take a moment to admire the beautiful surroundings while perusing the menu. 


Joe's Henley Beach Exterior

Joe's Henley Beach offers an all day breakfast and lunch menu, coffee from the seaside town Torquay, Victoria and beer, cocktails and a selection of local wines during booze hours.  Today we decide to try something from both the breakfast and lunch menu.  All food and beverages were provided on behalf of Joe's Henley Beach.

Smashed Avo $22

Starting with what we like to think of as the benchmark for any good venue serving brunch... the smashed avo! Joe's version comes with all the trimmings, which I (Amanda) love because it means I don't need to order any extras to pimp up the simple smashed avo. On top of the toasted sourdough and the creamy smashed avo, there are 2 free range poached eggs, a generous serving of delectably grilled haloumi and a charred sweetcorn Mexican salsa that brings a fresh and tasty fiesta to the dish. Definitely one of the best smashed avo dishes we have had the pleasure of enjoying. 


Grilled Chicken Tacos $19

Currently a taco addict as I seem to be ordering tacos everywhere I go, I couldn't pass up ordering the grilled chicken tacos from the lunch menu.  Lovely strips of seasoned tender chicken sits in a soft tortilla shell and topped with avocado, lettuce, cheese and salsa is one tasty bite after another.  Served with a bottle of Tabasco sauce, I love that Joe's gives you the option to add as much heat as you like. During the summer season, Joe's have added a fish taco to the menu, which I would be keen to try next time. 

Fish & Chips $24

Finally we couldn't eat seaside and not order the classic fish and chips.  Attempting to try a healthier approach we requested for our fish to be grilled rather than battered and fried.  The tender fillets of locally sourced Flathead were coated in a delicate moreish seasoning and topped with fresh dill.  The beer battered chips are the same chips served with the tacos and are some of the best tasting chips - full of flavour with a crisp outer and soft fluffy inside, making them too good to leave an ounce of a crumb behind!  


I was also impressed with the mixed leaf salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and fresh lettuce dressed well in a tangy dressing. I normally leave a side salad behind as the quality can be displeasing along with a lack of dressing but this one deserved a special mention as it held its own against the stunning fish and scrumptious chips.


Coffees by the sea

We loved everything about our visit to Joe's Henley Beach today and we will definitely be adding it to our return visit list to try more from the menu and also experience a booze and nibbles evening to watch one of Adelaide's spectacular sunsets.  Check out their website for the current menu and the booze and kitchen opening hours. 


Uninterrupted sea views!


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