Readers Choice 2018 - Regional

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5997 North Coast Road, Middle River,
Kangaroo Island SA

Type
Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Price
$$$$$
Cuisine
Local Produce Driven
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Terrific food, fantastic service and a magical setting!

This was one of the best dining experiences we've had ever. From the moment that we walked into the canopy of the fig tree we were treated to a wonderful atmosphere enhanced by good music and gentle lighting. The food was extremely quality and there were plenty of cosy nooks for romantic dining.

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An absolute must do experience!

Lunch at the Fig Tree was magical. The food, the service, the whole experience was perfect. A wonderful memory forever.

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Slice of heaven!

There's nothing like this place in the world! Words will never do The Enchanted Fig Tree justice - it can only be experienced!

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Whimsical, Special and Memorable!

Ive travelled all over the world but Kangaroo Island seems to have something very special. I was absolutely delighted and surprised by my dining experience in the beautiful Fig Tree. Everything was simply perfect - from the warm greeting on arrival, the stunning and truly special venue inside the tree, right through to the meal which was plated beautifully and ohhhhhh my goodness so delicious!! I loved that local ingredients were used and the staff were only too happy to tell me all about where ingredients were sourced. The chef is obviously very passionate about quality local ingredients as our lunch degustation was simply superb. Highly recommend you pay these guys a visit. You wont be disappointed and the memories will last a lifetime. Thanks to all the team at the Fig Tree for a very special experience. Cant wait to return soon

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A magical faraway tree

A most beautiful dining experience. Loved every minute of the tantalizing tastes in such a gorgeous place.

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Superb experience!

A most unique and enchanting experience for us, visiting from Canada! The ambiance is unmatchable the food spectacular and the service superb! We will be back!

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The Enchanted Fig Tree Overview

Step into a fairy tale and dine beneath the boughs of The Enchanted Fig Tree, on North Coast Road in Middle River. Located on the Kangaroo Island coastline, this seasonally open restaurant embraces guests under the leaves of an ancient fig tree planted by early settlers, where over time gnarled branches have formed rooms and dappled light casts enchanting shadows over dining tables. Serving up a 10-course degustation lunch menu, expect appetisers such as raw local fish sashimi on betel leaf with Thai aromatics, or black beans, roasted corn, garlic and habanero on a toasted tortilla. For the main affair, delve into the likes of crispy skin, aniseed tea duck with cherry, chilli and black vinegar dressing, before a sweet finish of fig tree Alaska, honey ice cream, pistachio and lemon sponge.

A few words from The Enchanted Fig Tree

Local hosts Chef, Rachel Hannaford and Sous Chef Sasha Sachs from Award winning gourmet caterers Hannaford & Sachs, have created 3 outstanding island dining experiences that have history, personal significance and character combined; to ensure that their guests never forget their time on Kangaroo Island.

The idea behind their venture was to combine the beauty of their natural surroundings on the island with their passion for internationally inspired cooking and love of local fresh produce, and to be able to share their warm hospitality with locals and travellers alike.

So in the Summer of 2015 the Fairy tale 150yr old Fig Tree pop up dining experience was born, along with the beach side Taverna, both overlooking the stunning sands of Snellings Beach and both perfect solutions for that indulgent lazy lunch. In Winter months guests can enjoy a relaxed, internationally inspired lunch inside the beautifully restored Shearing Shed, surrounded by aged sugar gum trees.

Rachel has worked in leading restaurants in all over the world but more recently at Sean's Panaroma in Sydney and El Arrayan in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Rachel has also cooked for a host of famous names including the Dalai Lama, KD Lang and Mick Jagger.?

Sasha brings with her over 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry across Management, Operations & Training in London, Jamaica, Budapest and various European cities. She is now responsible for Operations (and desserts) for Hannaford & Sachs.

They have recently been recognized by Authentic Kangaroo Island as winners of the Food & Wine Awards 2016 and were proudly in the top 10 finalists in the Southern & Hills Region Awards 2016 & 2017.

No visit to Kangaroo Island is complete without the warm hospitality of Rachel & Sasha and their unique dining experiences.

Fresh local produce, stunning locations and warm hospitality at its best!

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Best Known For

Kangaroo Island Pork, Lamb, Eggs, Honey, Seafood, Herbs and vegetables.

The Enchanted Fig Tree Functions

Caters for up to 200 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Product Launch, Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party, Hens & Bucks Night, Charity Event
  Finger Food, Cocktails, Canapes, Set Menu, Banquets, Degustation

The Enchanted Fig Tree Chef

Rachel Hannaford

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The Enchanted Fig Tree Opening Hours

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The Enchanted Fig Tree Features & Facilities

Seats: 35

  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Degustation Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Romantic
  • Lunch

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