At the Enchanted Fig Tree restaurant on Kangaroo Island in South Australia

You Won’t Believe What’s Behind This 120-Year-Old Fig Tree: Why Travelers Are Flocking To This ‘Enchanting’ Place On An Aussie Island

  • Travelers flock to South Australia to visit a restaurant set in a fig tree
  • The enchanted fig tree on Kangaroo Island offers a unique experience
  • The branches of the ancient vines have created perfect spaces for dining
  • The restaurant is only open from November 10, 2022 to April 10, 2023
  • It also costs $175 per person to attend and bookings are essential

Hidden in the branches of a 120-year-old fig tree in South Australia, a unique experience awaits – few know it exists

Travelers flock from all over the country to dine at a restaurant on Kangaroo Island aptly named “The Enchanted Fig Tree,” which isn’t visible until diners walk into a hidden entrance.

For over a century, the vines have grown to naturally create “room-like spaces” suitable for guests to comfortably sit and eat.

It will be open for lunch on select days during spring and summer and can seat up to 45 guests, but those who wish to visit can only do so between November 10, 2022 and April 10, 2023.

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Hidden in the branches of a 120-year-old fig tree in South Australia, a unique experience awaits - few know it exists

Hidden in the branches of a 120-year-old fig tree in South Australia, a unique experience awaits – few know it exists

'The Enchanted Fig Tree' is not visible until guests enter a hidden entrance

Those who want to watch it should act fast as it will only be available from November 10, 2022 to April 10, 2023

‘The Enchanted Fig Tree’ is not visible until guests enter a hidden entrance.

For over a century, the vines have grown to naturally create room-like spaces suitable for eating a meal

For over a century, the vines have grown to naturally create room-like spaces suitable for eating a meal

As guests walk through the entrance, they are guided through the fig leaves along a verdant pathway that leads to the “magic” dining area, complete with wooden chairs and tables.

Created by Chef Stephanie Vass, the menu features a “touch of local history, a touch of fairy tales and a pinch of the unexpected.”

The Gastronomo Dining venue shared photos of popular meals on Instagram — including the modern twist on fish and chips.

As guests walk through the entrance, they are guided through the fig leaves along a verdant pathway that leads to the

As guests walk through the entrance, they are guided through the fig leaves along a verdant pathway that leads to the “magic” dining area, complete with wooden chairs and tables

Curated by Stephanie Vass, the menu is supposed to contain a touch of local history, a touch of fairy tales and a pinch of the unexpected.

The restaurant is perfect for couples or small groups as the restaurant looks rather small

Curated by Stephanie Vass, the menu is supposed to contain a touch of local history, a touch of fairy tales and a pinch of the unexpected.

The once-in-a-lifetime experience costs $175 per person, which includes a gin cocktail upon arrival

The once-in-a-lifetime experience costs $175 per person, which includes a gin cocktail upon arrival

The Enchanted Fig Tree Sample Menu: What you get for $175pp

Appetizer:

Carpaccio of local fish with homemade totopos, fennel and pink grapefruit

Liver parfait on wafer-thin sourdough waffles with agrodolce

starter:

Mexican Pozole – White hominy chicken broth with lime, avocado, guajillo chili and corn

Wild Mushroom Galette – Homemade puff pastry made with Kangaroo Island milled wheat, assorted mushrooms, white truffle, on a light watercress salad with parsnip puree

Head:

Greek Banquet – Tasting plate of Kangaroo Island produce served banquet style including KI free range of Greek style pork shoulder in lemon served with shallots and crispy cracklings and local lamb, dill and sofrito dolma with lemon and KI olive oil

Guests are served King George whiting with salted bush butter, island potatoes, fennel, broccolini and seeds, which looked extravagant and delicious.

Inside the tree it is usually two to three degrees cooler than outside and there is no shelter from rain or wind.

But the once-in-a-lifetime experience comes at a price of $175 per person, which includes a gin cocktail upon arrival.

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