“Flinders Island Saltgrass Lamb is quite simply one of Australia’s very best.”
Peter Gilmore, Quay, Sydney
Placed in the Top 50 Restaurants in the World, 5 years running
Bass Strait is the ferocious stretch of ocean that separates mainland Australia from Tasmania. Antarctic driven swells are magnified in the strait, creating powerful, wild storm waves. It is twice as wide, and twice as rough as the English channel.
It is in this wild stretch of sea that Flinders Island sits.
It is one of the most famous and legendary lamb producing regions in the world.
The strong winds from Bass Strait whip up trace amounts of ocean elements and deposit them onto the pastures on the island.
British and European breed lambs raised here are renowned for the unique and delicate flavour of their meat. The effect of these trace ocean elements is where the lamb on Flinders Island derives its special name from – Saltgrass Lamb.