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Kangaroo Island is famous for its food and wine, and below we have listed just some of the fantastic food venues available. On arrival at the airport or ferry terminal make sure you pick up the KANGAROO ISLAND FOOD AND WINE GUIDE - published annually and up to date - to ensure you make the most of your Island wining and dining experience. There are hotels, motels, cafes and restaurants in the townships as well as unusual and interesting venues such as the Emu Bay Lavendar Farm, Rustic Blue Cafe and many, many more..........................
Andermel Marron And Two Wheeler Creek Wines
Location: Harriet Road, Central KI
Don't miss this threefold opportunity for magnificent marron (freshwater crayfish), wine tastings/sales and café dining. View marron in holding tanks in the farm shed and learn more about this Island icon. Taste a selection of premium red and white wines made from grapes grown on the property - Sauvignon Blanc is a specialty. Select marron, wine and bush tucker sauces to create your own Island feast or dine at the Marron Café beside the native herb garden (last orders 4pm).
Opening Hours: Wine tasting, marron sales and cafe open 10:30-4.30pm daily. Cafe Closed 9-28 June. Group tours by arrangement.
Telephone: (08) 8559 4128 or (08) 8559 4114 (Café)
Clifford's Honey Farm
Location: Elsegood Road, MacGillivray
Discover the Ligurian Bee, view them in a glass hive and watch the informative video, which explains the collection and extraction process of honey and bee hive by-products. Enjoy browsing the local produce, art and craft and cosmetics made with honey and beeswax. Sample several flavours of pure Ligurian honey and try Jenny's famous honey Icecream.
Opening Hours: 9-5pm daily
Telephone: (08) 8553 8295
Fish - 2 Birds And A Squid
Location: North Terrace, Penneshaw
Join renowned chef Sue Pearson at her gourmet fish shop on the last Friday of each month as she hosts cooking demonstrations. Each lesson is different and covers all topics from shucking oysters to cooking the perfect lobster. She may even share the secrets to her now famous sauces, or take guests off-site in search of samphire and wild garlic.
Demonstration time: Last Friday of the month, December to March. Bookings essential.
Telephone: (08) 8553 7406
Location: Main Kingscote entrance, on your right
Visit one of Australia's largest organic honey producers, an apiary industry showcase for Kangaroo Island's world renowned Ligurian Bee. Enjoy free tastings of their award-winning honey, view bees in the glass hive and take a guided factory tour. Shop for local art, homemade honeycomb ice cream and a wide range of quality souvenirs or just relax with a coffee in the café.
Opening hours: 9-5pm daily
Telephone: (08) 8553 0080
Island Pure Sheep Dairy
Location: Gum Creek Road, Cygnet River
A dairy with a difference. Take part in a guided tour and observe the milking of sheep and the making of this famous cheese and yoghurt. There are opportunities for visitors to taste and buy the produce, which includes Spanish, Greek, Italian and Cypriot style cheeses. Wouldn't you love some fried haloumi on the BBQ tonight?
Opening Hours: 1-5pm daily Milking (recommended) 3-5pm
Telephone: (08) 8553 9110
Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafood
Location: Telegraph Rd, Kingscote
Serving the Island's largest range of locally caught seafood. Take some fresh fish back to your accommodation and cook it yourself or have it cooked for you in the shop - your choice of battered, crumbed or grilled (gluten free available). Chips, freshly made salads and seafood platters are available. For those who have their own catch of fish, Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafood also offer a filleting service.
Opening Hours: Daily 8am-8pm. Cooking Hours: 11:30am-8pm.
Telephone: (08) 8553 0177
Penneshaw Farmers Market
Location: Penneshaw Oval
Join a selection of Kangaroo Island's top food producers at the Penneshaw Farmers Market. Purchase a range of fresh local produce from the very people who grow, farm or make it. Tastings, breakfast, coffee and a great village atmosphere are all on offer...so be sure to make a morning out of it.
Date: 1st Sunday of the Month May - October. Various dates November - April.
Telephone: 0412 194 840
Kangaroo Island Source
Lot 104 Willoughby Road, Penneshaw
Established by Kate Sumner, the Island’s most produce driven Chef, Kangaroo Island Source specialises in gourmet food production and catering that is the clearest, cleanest, most natural expression of the Kangaroo Island region. All ingredients and produce are hand selected and supplied by local producers who share in the same philosophy - food that encapsulates the freshness, quality and flavour of local and natural Kangaroo Island ingredients. Kangaroo Island Source feeds not only the body but the mind with a truly unique regional food experience.
South Rock Premium KI Lamb
Andy and Kate Gilfillan Antechamber Bay KI
Kangaroo Island has a cool, long growing season, perfect for producing high quality produce. Our Cheeses , chickens, seafood, olive oils have been recognised Australia wide as being best quality.
Southrock lamb has been recognised as superb quality and can be found on the menus at some of the best dining experiences in Australia such as ,The Adelaide Hilton and at KI's premier resort ,Southern Ocean Lodge.
Contact us to find out where you can get KI's best export, Southrock lamb including our KI lamb chorizo and metwurst.
Southrock lamb is produced with the animal's welfare in mind, raised in a totally stress free environment. The lamb is grown on the clean green paddocks of Kangaroo Island and the quality and taste is sensational.
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