If you’re planning your next trip to Kangaroo Island, this new shared food and wine bar is a hidden gem to keep on your radar. The Odd Plate, the KI’s latest boutique eatery, has opened its doors and is a must-visit for anyone taking a trip to the stunning island.
Over-looking the beautiful Napean Bay in Kingscote, The Odd Plate focuses on delicious shared plates, embracing local produce where possible, and featuring a revolving wine list that complements the flavours coursing throughout the menu.
Sitting in the bones within the heritage-listed Seaview Motel, the structure is steeped with history and was the first-ever motel built on the island, with the old-dining room being well known to locals. Heralding from South Africa, head chefs and masterminds behind the new restaurant, Dylan and Yolandi, have created an intimate venue serving mouth-watering sharing plates and more inside the sophisticated fit-out.
The husband and wife duo have a combined 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and are bringing guests and regulars of the island incredible culinary creations which champion the local produce and suppliers on KI.
After completing renovations and opening its doors to the public in late October, the historic location has been given a new lease of life from the team behind Odd Plate. Believing that the best experiences in life derive from joint culinary experience, the Odd Plate’s menu is created with sharing in mind.
The Odd Plate’s revolving menu stars the best produce of Kangaroo Island, with the duo working closely with local suppliers and the changing seasons when creating their dishes.
“We’re called Odd Plate as we don’t really stick to one thing, we have a lot of different varieties,” says co-owner and chef Dylan.
Treat your tastebuds to American River oysters, in a Cape Malay dressing, the delightfulness of fresh focaccia and sticky fig paste or a smooth Kangaroo tartare, with daikon, sago crisp and KI black garlic soy.
Indulge in Parisian gnocchi, with creamy whipped ricotta and sprinkled with sunflower seeds, or a fried KI chicken, drizzled in honey butter and paired with biscuits, dill pickle and sage.
Getting over to the island to check out this delightful new restaurant is easy too, with SeaLink offering up to twelve ferry departures each day. Kids can currently travel for free as well with their latest promotion that’s valid for bookings up until December 1st.
SeaLink’s fleet will take you to KI in just 45 minutes, crossing the passage between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw. This means you’ll be indulging in delicious share plates and wines in no time, taking the stress out of your next trip overseas.
Find The Odd Plate at 51 Chapman Terrace, Kingscote SA