Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula Food and Wine

Most of the cafes and restaurants on Kangaroo Island give visitors the chance to taste some of the sensational local produce like marron, pure Ligurian honey, cheeses and fresh oysters. On the Fleurieu Peninsula, the world-class wine regions are perfectly matched with the mouth-watering local produce.


Top 5 dining on Kangaroo Island

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1. Penneshaw Hotel (The Penny), North Terrace, Penneshaw
The heart of Penneshaw, the front bar is popular with locals who are keen for a beer and a yarn. Dine on local produce in the restaurant or while admiring the sunset on the veranda. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. penneshawhotel.com.au

2. Dudley Wines, 1153 Willoughby Road, Penneshaw
Serving up some of the best pizzas on the island, they are only surpassed by the stunning view. Sit out on the deck while gazing at the blue waters of Backstairs Passage and the mainland beyond. The whiting pizza and sparkling rose are a highlight! Seven days a week 10am - 5pm. dudleywines.com.au

3. Reflections Restaurant and Bar, American River
With an emphasis on utilising the best produce the island can provide, ‘Reflections Restaurant & Bar’ has the reputation for being an amazing dining experience when on Kangaroo Island. Head Chef Andrew Waterhouse has created a menu which will leave your taste buds singing, and you wanting to come back for more. Open Monday - Sunday 6.00pm – 8.30pm. kilodge.com.au/reflectionsrestaurant

4. Restaurant Bella, 54 Dauncey Street, Kingscote
Dine in the restaurant or order a pizza to takeaway and feast on next to the sea. The pizzas are the most popular item on the menu but also don’t be afraid to try the other Italian foods on offer. A popular dining spot in Kingscote for both visitors and locals alike. Lunch and dinner seven days a week.

5. Andermel Marron Cafe, Harriet Road, 13km north of Vivonne Bay
The cafe serves not only marron (freshwater crayfish, like a big yabbie!) but also its own label of wines, Two Wheeler Creek. The delicious meals on offer range from lime and chilli marron to a hearty steak. Lunch seven days a week. andermel.com.au

Top 10 dining on the Fleurieu Peninsula

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1. Star of Greece, 1 The Esplanade, Port Willunga
Humble to look at, Star of Greece delivers fresh seafood, local produce and stunning views. The restaurant is perfect for a long, lazy lunch or the adjoining takeaway is a quick and casual alternative. Lunch Wednesday - Sunday. Dinner Friday and Saturday. starofgreece.com.au

2. d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, d’Arenberg Vineyard and Winery, Osborn Road, McLaren Vale
An award-winning restaurant, d’Arry’s produces regionally inspired food based around the d’Arrenberg wine range. Beautifully set in a 19th century homestead, the veranda overlooks the vineyards. Lunch seven days a week. darenberg.com.au

3. The Salopian Inn, Cnr McMurtrie and Main Roads McLaren Vale
Offering contemporary Australian cuisine with a regional and seasonal menu, The Salopian Inn is the home of Heirloom Vineyard wines. It features an exceptional local and international wine cellar and a tantalising list of exotic gin. salopian.com.au

4. Flying Fish Cafe and Restaurant, 1 The Foreshore, Port Elliot
Enjoy the famous fish and chips in a cone while overlooking Horseshoe Bay. The restaurant offers smart casual dining and an extensive wine list. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. Lunch seven days a week. Dinner Friday and Saturday nights (seven days from Boxing Day). flyingfishcafe.com.au

5. The Australasian Circa 1858, 1 Porter Street, Goolwa
Asian-infused, modern Australian cuisine is explored by The Australasian kitchen. Saturday sees a set-menu which changes monthly and which the public can enjoy. To experience the full Australasian hospitality, stay a night in their luxurious accommodation and enjoy in-house guest dining on selected nights. Dinner Saturdays (in-house guests Wednesday - Sunday). australasian1858.com

6. Leonards Mill, 7869 Main South Road, Second Valley
Set in a three storey converted flour mill with alfresco deck, function area and art gallery, Leonards Mill is a destination in itself. Open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner Friday and Saturday nights, the food ranges from a la carte to a 6 course degustation. leonardsmill.com

7. The Victory Hotel, Main South Road, Sellicks Beach
Located an hour south of Adelaide is the site of the Victory Hotel.  With its popularity growing for three reasons – the view, the food and the wine - it has truly proven itself to be a modern pub with real style. The menu is fresh and inviting. victoryhotel.com.au  

8. Bremerton Wines, Langhorne Creek Road, Langhorne Creek
A family owned winery located within a restored 1866 stone barn set amongst the vines at Langhorne Creek.  The cellar door provides a wonderful atmosphere for wine tasting or just relaxing and indulging in a regionally inspired food platter. bremerton.com.au  

9. Aquacaf, 94 Barrage Road, Goolwa South
Located right on the riverfront with views to match you will find this pleasant seafood eatery. Three of Goolwa’s leading culinary crusaders use fresh local produce to create dishes such as the ever-popular Mulloway fish pasty. aquacaf.com.au

10. Bombora @ Goolwa Beach Café, End of Beach Road, Goolwa
Enjoy the fruits of the sea and breathe in the ocean air with Bombora @ Goolwa Beach. Taking inspiration from the picturesque scenery, the menu is heavy on fresh local seafood. Mulloway, mullet, snapper and Goolwa cockles are just some of the delights on offer, caught from South Australian waters. bomboragoolwa.com  

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