Jonathon Bryant is Executive Chef at Longitude 131°. Originally from tropical north Queensland, Jon’s journey to the Red Centre has seen him traverse the east coast of Australia following the classic Reef-to-Rock circuit.
Beginning his career on Hayman Island, Jonathon set off to explore the country, its produce and of course, its kitchens. Time spent in Tasmania saw him gain an appreciation of what it means to ‘dine local’ at fellow Luxury Lodges of Australia property, Saffire Freycinet. From there, a return to island life beckoned on Lord Howe Island where Jon was able to combine his love of fresh seafood with a passion for diving. Each experience helped shaped his light, textured cooking style and his honest, produce driven approach to cuisine.
Following his penchant for regional roles and drawn to Australia’s heartland, Jonathon joined the team at Longitude 131° in 2016. No stranger to the challenges of working in remote locations, Jon consults with a diverse range of people and suppliers to source the best premium produce from all over Australia for his daily changing menus.
Combining new techniques, flavours and native ingredients like lemon myrtle, quandongs and saltbush, Jon aims to translate the creation stories of the indigenous Anangu from the dreaming realm to the plate, offering guests a slice of local life from the very first bite.
Longitude 131° offers a transcendent experience of discovery
Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° overlooks the dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Luxury Lodges of Australia
Longitude 131° is honoured as a ‘first 15’ founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, a collection of luxury lodges in extraordinary Australian destinations. Learn more ››
Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island
From desert dreaming to island luxe… Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island was the first retreat in the Baillie Lodges collection and continues to capture guests in its magic. Learn more ››
Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island
Sojourn south to sister property Southern Ocean Lodge, the globally celebrated retreat atop the limestone cliffs of Kangaroo Island. Learn more ››
Table 131° - Exclusive to Longitude 131°
The evening offers up an experience to last a lifetime, exclusive to Longitude 131° guests. Dine under the spectacular desert night sky at Table 131°… Learn more ››
Did you know...
Uluru is 348 metres at its tallest point: 43 metres higher than Sydney Tower, 24 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower, and just 33 metres lower than the Empire State Building.
Baillie Lodges Newsletter
Read the latest in luxe_essential*, Baillie Lodges’ newsletter and a roundup of news and events at Capella Lodge, Longitude 131° and Southern Ocean Lodge. Learn more ››
Classic Uluru Rates
Classic Uluru rates offer a discount bonus when staying three nights or more, from $3,780 per person twin share. Come walkabout. Learn more ››
Longitude 131° Video
Relaxed luxury. Exclusive experiences. Authentic Australia. To see what else Longitude 131° has to offer, watch our short film. Lodge Video ››
Field of Light Transforms the Desert Landscape
Artist Bruce Munro’s internationally acclaimed solar installation, Field of Light, has arrived at Uluru. Learn more about the global phenomenon and how Longitude 131° guests experience the interactive artwork here…
Stay four nights or more on Classic Uluru rates and benefit from platinum privileges. Explore the outback icons from above with a complimentary 15 minute scenic helicopter flight and dine one night on the dune-top. Outback luxe! Learn more ›
A Partnership Set in Stone
Longitude 131° is excited to partner with Ernabella Arts Inc, Australia’s oldest indigenous arts centre, funding an education program for its artists and residents as well as operational support over the next two years. Learn more on the blog, here ›