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The Enchanted Fig Tree

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The Enchanted Fig Tree | By Gastronomo

Once upon a time, long ago, a small fig tree sapling was planted as a food source for the first settlers of Kangaroo Island. Now, 120 years later, its colossal gnarled limbs and shimmering leaves have formed an enchanting dining location...

Open from 10 November 2022 to 10 April 2023 - Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays and Christmas Day & Boxing Day), The Enchanted Fig Tree restaurant will be a unique dining experience not to be missed! Brought to you by Gastronomo, the experience has been curated to lead guests on a journey of the senses, with a series of stops along the way, at a magical location.

Enjoy a progressive luncheon or dinner inspired by sea, land and earth from $165* per person.

On arrival you will be welcomed by your host with a Kangaroo Islands Spirits cocktail and a selection of canapes. You will then be invited to venture through the leafy entrance of our majestic old fig tree where it will open up into a collection of natural ‘living’ rooms, each decked out with stunning table settings ready for you to experience a magical feast of the senses. Find out more about the menu with Gastronomo.

Car parking is available at the location at Snelling Beach, or for private and small or large group transfers from Penneshaw, American River, Parndana and Kingscote, please contact us on 13 13 01 or email bookings@sealink.com.au for a quote.

Book now to avoid disappointment - this is a fantastical dining experience you won't forget!!


Lunch (normal rate)
$165* per person
*Public Holidays (surcharge included)
$190 per person

Other information

  • Arrival: 12:15 pm (sharp)
    12:30 pm
    3:30 pm

    Operates: Thursday to Monday between 10 November 2022 to 30 January 2023 and 11 February to 10 April 2023

    Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday, Christmas Day and between 31 January to 10 February 2023.

    *Public holiday rates apply to:

    24 Dec 2022 (Christmas Eve), 26 Dec 2022 (Boxing Day), 31 Dec 2022 (New Year’s Eve)

    1 Jan 2023 (New Year’s Day), 2 Jan 2023 (New Year Holiday), 26 Jan 2023 (Australia Day)

    13 Mar 2023 (Adelaide Cup)

    7 Apr 2023 (Good Friday), 8 Apr 2023 (Day Following Good Friday), 10 Apr 2023 (Easter Monday)

  • Arrival: 7:15 pm (sharp)
    7:30 pm
    10:00 pm

    Operates: Selected Fridays and Saturdays:

    6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 Jan 2023

    11 Feb 2023

  • Although the set menu considers most diets, we are unable to cater for individual dietary requests on the day or in addition to the menu supplied. We are delighted to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, or allergic dietary meals ONLY. The request must be made at the time of booking, not on the day.

    • Ticket prices are per person and valid for travel between 10 November 2022 to 10 April 2023.
    • Bookings for Gastronomo – The Enchanted Fig Tree need to be made at least 7 days in advance and are subject to availability at time of booking as there are limited tickets available.
    • *Surcharges apply to dining tickets on selected public holidays listed above.
    • The Enchanted Fig Tree experience is subject to a minimum 15 people to operate and a maximum of 45 people for lunch and 35 people for dinner.
    • If minimum numbers are not met and in the event that Gastronomo cancels a date, your Ticket will be rescheduled to another suitable date or refunded.
    • Due to the layout of the special venue, the maximum capacity on one table is 8. Bookings for larger numbers will be spread amongst different sized tables.
    • Private event bookings for exclusive use of the whole tree - on request.
    • If The Enchanted Fig Tree experience is cancelled by the guest for any reason including a guest booked that does not attend the confirmed date/time, they will incur the following fees:
      • More than 48 hours before experience – free cancellation.
      • Within 48 hours of the event –100% of total cost.
    • Gastronomo reserves the right to cancel an event at their discretion at any time due to unforeseen circumstances outside of their control including but not limited to weather conditions, natural disaster, menu unavailability, staff shortages and ingredient shortages. If a cancellation is necessary, you will be notified a minimum of 24 hours before the event start time. You will then be provided with option(s) to transfer the booking to another suitable date, or to receive a full refund.
    • Children: Due to the nature of the location, we advise that this event is NOT considered suitable for children (aged 13 or under). If you do choose to bring children, it will be at the full cost of the advertised rate per child and we accept no liability for the child’s safety and wellbeing. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
    • Full payment is due to SeaLink at time of booking online or over the phone by calling 13 13 01.
    • When paying by credit card to SeaLink Kangaroo Island, credit card surcharges apply.

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