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Penola Station Restaurant

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Contemporary, Australian
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48 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia (Formerly Terra Rossa Wine Club)
+61 8 8737 3350
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very good...

perfect entrée.... perfect steak... perfect wine... did you know the chef is only 17yrs, well done. recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
Denise S
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Gold Coast, Australia
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Have been here twice in the last 2 months and both times the food and service was poor. If you're paying over $35 for a main course your expectations are high, but we were let down. Our waitress was curt and certainly didn't look like she wanted to be there. Much better quality and value for money meals available elsewhere... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

perfect entrée.... perfect steak... perfect wine... did you know the chef is only 17yrs, well done. recommend

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went to this restaurant on June long weekend were fully booked on the Friday, but was lucky to get a table on the Saturday night, the food was amazing, my partner had the black Angus fillet was cooked to perfection I had the lamb which was to die for. I was impressed by The choice of wine on offer was,reasonably... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Thought we'd try this restaurant as we liked the look of the menu. The hanging BBQ was a hit with both of us and the local wine that was recommended was excellent. It was however, the friendly and attentive service that brought us back for our second night. We tried the lamb and the gnocchi- both very good but were... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Exceptional food and service. A good selection of local wine and other beverages. Will be back and highly recommend. :)

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Coonawarra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had lunch at the restaurant recently, what a difference in service, Tayla was excellent, friendly ,knowledgeable and very attentative without hovering. The meal was excellent, well presented and of sufficient size for lunch. Very friendly, great food and very good value

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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Fined here on. Friday night out of season we were the only people in do got all the attention from the young Tayla great food and very friendly and efficient service really enjoyed the risotto I'd filled me up so was unable to eat my steak but the meal was very good

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

After an enjoyable light lunch we decided to go back for dinner. The lunch waitress, Tayla, was there again for the dinner service. What a bubbly personality! Our meals were excellent and chef went out of his way to provide a hot dessert when we expressed our disappointment that no 'warm pudding' was available. The wine list is impressive with... More 

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Adelside
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Spur of the moment, thought we'd drop in for lunch, based on reports of new and improved management. First indication of things not being altogether tickety boo was the heathy carpet of algae on the bottom & sides of the complimentary water bottle. Given we are not aquatic snails, this probably wasn't necessary, though if we were, it would have... More 

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adelaide
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food was of reasonably well prepared with a good range of wine in pleasant surroundings. It just lacked something to give it the boost to make it a great dining experience. However, our waitress was outstanding, knowledgeable, efficient and friendly

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Additional Information about Penola Station Restaurant

Address: 48 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia (Formerly Terra Rossa Wine Club)
Phone Number: +61 8 8737 3350
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Penola
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary, Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia (Formerly Terra Rossa Wine Club)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Penola
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8737 3350

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm

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