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Marron Cafe

) #8 of 40 Restaurants in Kangaroo Island $$ - $$$ Cafe, Seafood,
Harriet Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5220, Australia
+61 8 8559 4114
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 25 min
All hours
Cafe, Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Harriet Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5220, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was nice but as an experience we were left underwhelmed. We reshuffled our schedule so we could eat there, and would suggest not to do that. If you have the time by all means check it out, marron is unique but don't go...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Poacher's Platter presented was enticing, refreshing and enjoyable served by friendly, welcoming staff, Janine. Turkey Nest Sav Blanc complemented this seafood plate. We could savour the subtle flavour and texture of the piece de resistance, grilled Marron. Of the bush tucker sauces, the lemon...More

Thank Letsgoway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a detour to visit the marron farm. It is off the beaten track (dirt road) but the food was tasty - marron the speciality. YOu can visit the marron (crayfish) farming ponds and learn about these creatures in a large shed housing the...More

Thank Carmel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had Marrons with butter and garlic The marrons were over-cooked , mushy, and bathed in an oily melted substance. Expense can be forgiven for an excellent result. This was not the case at the Marron Cafe. Expensive, no taste, and mushy! A shame to...More

Thank potino
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The local marron (fresh water crayfish or lobster) were recommended and we are very pleased we made the effort to travel to the restaurant. We had the hot marron option which was excellent and those having the cold platter also raved about it. The attached...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went to the cafe ONLY because we knew they had the marron - and we were'nt disappointed! We went for the huge platter with lots of seaffood on it - and we were very pleased with everything! It turns out we were the first...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick lunch and really enjoyed the $92 marron/seafood platter for two. Very filling and well worth the money. The starter pate was awesome! The chef Amanda and our waitress Linda were very friendly and helpful! Would not hesitate to recommend it...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at the marron cafe! Great service and wonderful food :) we even got to explore how they breed the marron

Thank juliebate
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Interesting place to visit and be shown around the various tanks / stages in the life cycle of the Marron. Understand it can take 3 - 4 years for the Marron to mature and reach your dinner plate. There is also a winery on the...More

Thank Ian D
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had read such great things about this place so made a special detour to visit. I couldn't wait to try the local specialty! So when we arrived at 3pm and were told that the only thing available was coffee and cake, I was devastated....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 63
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harriet Road, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5220, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8559 4114
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A Unique 3 in 1 experience - Not to be missed by locals or visitors!

Come in and sample some of our well-known Two Wheeler Creek wines, whilst having a look around our Marron tanks. A friendly staff member will have a chat to you about the Marron Farm, and answer any questions you may have. We grow Native Australian Lemon and Aniseed Myrtle which we have created some beautiful Bush Tucker sauces out of. All made here in the Cafe.

A bit hungry? - Head on into the Marron Cafe where there a several lavish options with Hot or Cold Marron, as well as other scrumptious meals. Enjoy a glass or bottle of our Two wheeler Creek wine.

Kids Menu Available. All meals are oven baked... No deep fried food!
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