Inside the Enchanted Fig Tree restaurant on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Aussie foodies are flocking to a ‘secret’ pop-up dinner inside a 120-year-old ‘enchanted’ fig tree – but you’d better be quick if you want to try it

  • Australians are racing to dine at a pop up restaurant inside a 120-year-old tree
  • The Enchanted Fig Tree, on Kangaroo Island, SA, is like stepping inside a fantasy
  • Cocktails and canapes are served outside the Alice In Wonderland-esque eatery
  • Inside twinkling lights and kitsch decor provide the setting for a fine dining feast

Foodies are racing to enjoy one of Australia’s most unique dining experiences at a pop-up restaurant hidden inside a 120-year-old tree before it closes next month.

A visit to the Enchanted Fig Tree, on Kangaroo Island, SA, is said to be like stepping into the pages of a children’s storybook.

Visitors can enjoy a handcrafted menu of Australian dishes nestled between the gnarled limbs and shimmering leaves of the majestic tree, where kitsch cups and Enid Blyton books are scattered beneath a canopy of twigs and twinkling fairy lights.

Cocktails and canapes are served at the mouth of the Alice In Wonderland-esque eatery, which can be reached by taking a 40-minute flight from Adelaide to Kingscote and driving just under an hour to Snelling’s Beach.

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Foodies are racing to enjoy one of Australia’s most unique dining experiences at a pop-up restaurant inside a 120-year-old tree (pictured) before it closes in April

Lucky visitors can enjoy a handcrafted menu of Australian dishes nestled between the gnarled limbs and shimmering leaves of the majestic tree

Lucky visitors can enjoy a handcrafted menu of Australian dishes nestled between the gnarled limbs and shimmering leaves of the majestic tree

Once inside, guests are greeted by a network of intimate ‘living rooms’ adorned with charming tables which provide the setting for a fine dining feast.

Fresh seafood, locally sourced meat and decadent desserts flavoured with figs dominate the food menu.

Meanwhile the standout on the drinks list are the premium whites and reds from vineyards on Kangaroo Island.

Once inside, guests are greeted by a network of intimate 'living rooms' adorned with charming tables which provide the setting for a fine dining feast

Once inside, guests are greeted by a network of intimate ‘living rooms’ adorned with charming tables which provide the setting for a fine dining feast

Fresh seafood, locally sourced meat and decadent desserts flavoured with figs dominate the food menu

Meanwhile the standout on the drinks list are the premium whites and reds from vineyards on Kangaroo Island

Fresh seafood (pictured), locally sourced meat and decadent desserts flavoured with figs dominate the food menu

Cocktails and canapes are served at the mouth of the Alice In Wonderland-esque eatery

Cocktails and canapes are served at the mouth of the Alice In Wonderland-esque eatery

Diners have described the experience as 'magical' and 'simply spectacular'

Diners have described the experience as ‘magical’ and ‘simply spectacular’

Hayley Pearson, co-host of SA travel podcast Adelady, told 9Honey if you only have time to do one thing on Kangaroo Island, this has to be it.

Reviews posted on social media describe the restaurant as ‘simply spectacular’ and ‘the most magical’ experience.

One woman said: ‘Words can’t describe eating in a beautiful fig tree, pictures just don’t do this place justice.’

Fashion blogger Olivia Molly Rogers is pictured outside the Enchanted Fig Tree at Snelling's Beach on Kangaroo Island

Fashion blogger Olivia Molly Rogers is pictured outside the Enchanted Fig Tree at Snelling’s Beach on Kangaroo Island

The Enchanted Fig Tree is one of a number of private dining experiences run by Gastronomo, a company that specialises in temporary wilderness restaurants

The Enchanted Fig Tree is one of a number of private dining experiences run by Gastronomo, a company that specialises in temporary wilderness restaurants

The Enchanted Fig Tree is one of a number of private dining experiences run by Gastronomo, a company that specialises in temporary wilderness restaurants.

Gastronomo tapped some of South Australia’s best chefs to oversee a guest-chef campaign that launched in December and runs until April 9, with menus designed by the likes of Simon Bryant from ABC’s The Cook and the Chef.

While the restaurant’s summer season of evening dinners has come to an end, guests can still book in for an extravagant lunch from 12.30pm Wednesday to Sunday for $135 per person.

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