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Foodie Heaven on the Ningaloo Reef

Not only do we offer a remote location nestled in the dunes of Cape Range National Park, with private beaches along the magical Ningaloo Reef, but we also treat our guests to amazing cuisine and locally sourced produce.

The Lodge is the heart of Sal Salis. It’s where you’ll first meet the team upon arrival and it’s the place you’ll enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as toasting the sunset and dining by candle light.

At breakfast and lunch you’ll be able to choose from a selection of delicious meals, all prepared from scratch here at camp. They will include locally sourced products and only the freshest, in-season ingredients.

 

When you wake up and make your way to the Lodge in the mornings, you’ll find an epic continental selection complete with great coffee, and you can then order something hot from the menu. Lunch is kept light, and we often recommend 3 sharing plates between two so you can give everything a try!

At sunset, canapes are served with a drink or two. Grab a seat at the bar and watch the sun go down (and in season, watch the humpback whales frolic and breach). This is the perfect way to wind down after your activity-packed day and share your favourite moments with the other guests.

We are all about supporting local, so you’ll notice plenty of Western Australian wines and beers in our self-serve bar.

Dinner is a three-course meal, served by candlelight to truly immerse you in the natural surroundings and to minimise light pollution. Prepare for the stars to mesmerise you as you finish your drinks and walk back to your tents.

 

All images were taken by Scott Slawinski of Base Imagery.

Soul food on the menu at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

You may be staying in a remote seaside location on Western Australia’s mid north coast, but it certainly doesn’t mean you need to compromise on quality when it comes to food at Sal Salis.

We actually use our location to our advantage. This region is internationally renowned for its excellent quality seafood.

Situated on the shore of Ningaloo Reef near Exmouth, at the northern tip of Western Australia’s Coral Coast, we offer our guests modern cuisine featuring seafood caught in the pristine ocean on our doorstep, and other locally-sourced ingredients. We pride ourselves in featuring the finest local produce on our menu, and we’re always on the look-out for fresh new ingredients to serve our guests.

Our menu features a suite of locally sourced mouth-watering delicacies served to our guests in beachside luxury style. A range of flavours are represented from far-flung corners of the globe – France, Italy, Greece, the Middle East, China, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.

We aim to offer our guests an escape from the stresses of everyday life and the opportunity to restore the mind, body and soul in a remarkably beautiful location, which is free of digital distractions. We believe in a holistic approach to rejuvenation and providing our guests with good quality sustenance is a big part of it.

Our favourite time of the day is sunset, when we serve canapés and drinks. Our guests return to us after a full day exploring Ningaloo Reef, discovering nearby gorges of the Cape Range National Park, or just relaxing on the private beach metres from their eco-luxe safari tent. We love hearing animated stories about memorable adventures, like swimming with whale sharks or humpback whales as we serve drinks accompanied with canapés like sushi, arancini, dumplings, croquettes and even crocodile!

If you love seafood you’ll love Sal Salis. The menu offers at least one seafood dish each day and includes locally caught prawns, cuttlefish, squid, Blue Swimmer crabs, Rankin Cod, Goldband Snapper, Red Emperor, and scallops sourced from the nearby Abrolhos Islands.

Exmouth bugs are special treat here and a favourite among our guests. They are caught locally and sent directly to us to serve with tortellini and a simple sauce, so as not to overpower the taste of the sweet, fleshy meat.

If you enjoy red meat, you’ll enjoy the lamb souvlaki and kofta, lamb rack, seared kangaroo, beef eye fillet and venison chorizo. While white meat lovers will savour the taste of dishes showcasing succulent pork belly, chicken kibbeh and confit duck Maryland.

Those with a sweet tooth are well and truly indulged here at Sal Salis… Dessert highlights include the spiced chai pannacotta served with a sesame wafer and raspberries, as well as the mocha cheesecake served with chocolate dirt and coffee caviar.

Our talented team is happy to cater for all dietary requirements, so please don’t hesitate to let us know about your requirements in advance. Our guests are invited to help themselves to our open bar featuring a large range of spirits and West Australian wine and beer.

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2018 Sal Salis guests are encouraged to enter our photo competition by posting their best photos and videos to our Facebook or Instagram account for the chance to WIN a three-night stay with us in 2019!

Head to our Facebook page to post your photos and videos, tag @Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef and include #SalSalisPhotoComp and #SalSalisNingalooReef hashtags. Or post your content on Instagram, with the aforementioned hashtags. If you are not on social media, please email your photos and videos to info@salsalis.com.au.

The foodie genius behind Sal Salis’ seasonal and local menu

We are known at Sal Salis for providing the best eco-luxe experience, right in the heart of the Ningaloo Coast. As well as offering an amazing chance to immerse yourself in nature, we also tantalise your taste buds with an outstanding all-inclusive menu.

Our chef, Brendan, affectionately known as Tassie, works hard to provide a varied and stunning menu from breakfast to dinner.

When you wake in your tent to the sounds of the waves crashing and a kangaroo hopping by, you may also be greeted by the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Breakfast is a feast of granola, yoghurts and fresh fruits, along with a menu of about 5 choices. Think baked eggs and hollandaise like you’ve never tasted! Some mornings, when the conditions are just right, the team may even treat you to an impromptu beach breakfast! There’s nothing like watching the sunrise with a coffee in hand and bacon and eggs in your tummy!

Lunch is normally a light and tasty salad, featuring some delicious local delicacies. For the vegetarians, this could be something like pumpkin, goat’s cheese and pomegranate salad and for the carnivores, it’s got to be freshly caught Exmouth prawns.

Lunch at Sal Salis

Lunch at Sal Salis

At 5.45pm it’s time for sundowners and canapes. Time to grab a drink from the well-stocked self-service bar and relax with your fellow camp mates. We encourage people to chat and relax together as a group. It makes for a fun and relaxed environment, and who knows, you might even make some new friends!

Sunset at Sal Salis

Tassie will let you know when it’s time to be seated and will also explain the menu to you. Communal dining is where it’s at. Dine under the stars, at a table lit by oil lamps and candles.

A three-course menu awaits! From local bug ravioli, Coral Bay steaks and freshly caught barramundi, you’re sure to enjoy every bite. Just make sure you save room for dessert; who can resist chocolate and almond torte with Frangelico garnish and fresh berries or a pineapple pannacotta?

Dining at Sal Salis

Tassie says he loves to work with local produce and what’s fresh that day or week. The menu changes three times a year in line with the seasons. So, if you’re visiting in Summer you’re more likely to see light, fresh options, whilst if you come to Sal Salis in Winter, the warmth and depth will be dialled up a notch!

Find out more about our dining options and book your foodie escape today!