Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is an exclusively local affair, with a bounty of premium ingredients for the kitchen’s dynamic, produce-driven menus pairing with premium South Australian wines to create a real taste of Kangaroo Island. Driven by a commitment to provide a real ‘sense of place’ for guests, the Baillie Lodges’ Culinary Philosophy is to source local produce for its daily changing menu and is essential to the dining experience at Southern Ocean Lodge.

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Breakfast is a relaxed affair in the restaurant, guests take a table along the windows and witness the morning unfold along the sweep of coast stretching as far as the eye can see. A two-step menu includes help-yourself artisan cereals, pastries, fresh fruit and cured meats while an a la carte menu features hot breakfast items from the kitchen: think free range eggs and local bacon, or blueberry pancakes!

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After a morning filled with walks and wildlife, or simply spent relaxing, appetites are up for lunch. A three course seasonal menu is designed to be both light and satisfying, a perfectly planned ‘elegant sufficiency’. If the weather is fine, guests can enjoy an alfresco lunch on the terrace overlooking the ocean; in moodier weather, it’s more fun to watch from inside!

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Dinner is served in the restaurant, as the light falls and the view turns inwards. A four course menu changes daily, combining the freshest island and regional ingredients with seasonal flavours. Dinner hits include beautifully sweet local marron and line-caught whiting plus sinful desserts such as white chocolate panna cotta with lemon myrtle macadamia crust.

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Our Cellar

In keeping with the Baillie Lodges Culinary Philosophy, a diverse selection of Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines and beers has been hand-selected to pair with each seasonally changing menu. Alternatively, guests can choose their own bottle from the convivial open bar or help themselves from the walk-in cellar.

Open Bar

Open bar

Especially at sunset, guests gather around the Great Room’s open bar, which offers premium wines, craft beers and top shelf spirits, including Baillies 9 wild gin and the local honey liqueur. Staff are on-hand to assist with mixing a cocktail or making a suggestion, and sunset drinks are served each evening to allow guests to mingle and share the day’s discoveries.

Walk-in Cellar

Walk-in cellar

The generous at-home feel at Southern Ocean Lodge means guests are free to peruse the selection of premium South Australian wines on offer in the walk-in cellar, and choose whichever they like to take to the table. The cellar wines are hand-selected, with many only available at the state’s cellar doors. The experience is a virtual winery tour of South Australia, all in one glorious location.

In-suite Bars

In-suite bars

Every suite has a complimentary in-suite bar, which includes daily-replenished local treats, as well as South Australian loose leaf tea and an espresso coffee machine. Guests can relax after a day’s adventures with cheese, nougat or chocolates, as well as soft drinks, juice, wine and beer sourced from Kangaroo Island and the greater expanse of South Australia.

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A destination for all seasons

A year-round destination, Kangaroo Island has a climate as dynamic as its scenery – from season to season the island yields fresh perspectives.

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Unforgettable encounters

A personalised itinerary of guided adventures or 'signature experiences' is included in the tariff, allowing guests to encounter abundant wildlife in the island's ‘zoo without fences’.

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Our Luxury

A stay with Baillie Lodges is about the connection with the landscape, its culture and wildlife, a celebration of superb regional cuisine and luxurious lodgings to sink into at the end of the day.

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