FULL SERVICE DINING

LifeTime Private Retreats offers a full service dining and accommodation options that draw inspiration from our stunning wilderness surroundings, family history and the island’s fantastic local produce and wines.

As our retreats are of different sizes, style and location, we are able to offer our full service luxury accommodation and dining options to couples, families and small groups without compromising the privacy of our guests.

Our local catering partner, Kate Sumner (from Kangaroo Island Source) works closely with LifeTime Private Retreats to create a tailored in-house dining menu each day, which includes one of LifeTime Private Retreat’s signature dining experiences – The Enchanted Fig Tree or Shearers Feast dinner or the Beach Taverna.

With each Full Service Dining booking each booking will be entertained by *one of the following dining adventures.

1. THE ENCHANTED FIG TREE LUNCH (seasonally dependant).

Step into a childhood fairy tale where you dine beneath the boughs and leaves of an ancient fig tree planted by the early settlers. Over the years, the gnarled branches have touched the ground to grow again, forming enchanting rooms with ceilings of swaying leaves and dappled light. It is here that a private dining table has been set up for you. Menu features seasonal island produce.

2. SHEARING SHED DINNER (Our private Beach Taverna on the sand can alternatively be used in the summer months.)

For a night of enchanting, private dining elegance, enjoy the candlelit ambiance and history of our family’s 80-year-old shearing shed. Eclectically decorated with antique furniture and chandeliers, the rustic shed is built from sugar gum trees and old corrugated iron – a true expression of Australian architecture. Your evening starts with pre dinner drinks, followed by a tasting banquet featuring the island’s best produce.

*Weather and time of year dependent; one dining adventure always available.

Rates and inclusions for Full Service Dining
With each full service dining package, your private chef and host will look after all your catering and dining daily requirements, giving you the time to relax and enjoy your retreat, and Kangaroo Island, in your own time. You also have the option to include a daily beverage package that includes a selection of the best Kangaroo Island wines - handpicked from our private cellar.

Full Service Dining Package includes:
  • Your choice of luxury retreat: You choose the retreat to suite your group size, style or location preference.
  • Tailored daily dining menu sourced from the sea and land: Your host and chef Kate Sumner will source and forage for Kangaroo Island’s best local produce to create a daily dining menu based around your tastes, and what’s in season. Special children’s meals and tastes will be especially catered for.
  • Welcome canapes on your arrival day (including cocktails if with the beverage package).
  • Retreat concierge service: Each evening meal is prepared off site, and served in the privacy of your own retreat. We set the table, serve, and clean up after each meal.
  • For one special evening or lunch, we will treat you to one of our signature dining experiences – The Enchanted Fig Tree lunch or Shearing Shed dinner. (1 x event per booking and dependent on weather & time of year).
  • In-house snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Self-help ‘Morning Harvest’ breakfast in your retreat for you to eat each day at your convenience.
  • Daily service clean of your retreat and bathroom linen change.