in Gulf St Vincent

In an unbeatable location above the surf club right on Port Noarlunga beach, Hortas gives the sea's bounty a Portuguese twist. Order some petiscos (Portuguese tapas; three for $39), or some classic Coopers-battered SA flathead. Downstairs below the deck, the takeaway cafe does a roaring trade in coffee and Portuguese omelettes (from 9am). There's a pop-up summer bar here, too.