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The Kitchen Door Restaurant, Penny's Hill

Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0840
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Ranked #5 of 41 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Awarded "Best Restaurant in a Winery" in 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2007 at the Australian national Restaurant and Catering Awards. Our acclaimed restaurant, 'The Kitchen Door' embraces the honest simplicity of local and seasonal produce, while maintaining a creative edge. Head Chef Ben Sommariva and his dedicated team are sharing their unbridled passion for regional food, enthusiasm for our wines and attention to personalised service with a growing number of very satisfied visitors, many of whom enjoy the surprises of an ever changing tasting menu. Have a read of our latest menu to discover the original dishes at The Kitchen Door - each a passionate creation of our hugely talented restaurant team.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Awarded "Best Restaurant in a Winery" in 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2007 at the Australian national Restaurant and Catering Awards. Our acclaimed restaurant, 'The Kitchen Door' embraces the honest simplicity of local and seasonal produce, while maintaining a creative edge. Head Chef Ben Sommariva and his dedicated team are sharing their unbridled passion for regional food, enthusiasm for our wines and attention to personalised service with a growing number of very satisfied visitors, many of whom enjoy the surprises of an ever changing tasting menu. Have a read of our latest menu to discover the original dishes at The Kitchen Door - each a passionate creation of our hugely talented restaurant team.
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We took friends from interstate to the The Kitchen Door Restaurant at McLaren Vale yesterday and oh what a fantastic experience we had . The whole afternoon was just superb with the most friendly staff to the delicious food and wine. We found the service was the best we have ever experienced ,and the food and wine superb . We... More

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Berrigan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We have just visited by chance The Kitchen Door Restaurant @ Penny's Hill Winery in McLaren Vale South Australia. May we congratulate all from the chef and kitchen staff to the front of house team for the complete experience of food, wine and service. We would equal the dinning experience to the Le Jules Verne Restaurant @ Eiffel Tour. Thank... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting relatives in Adelaide who kindly took us to Penny's Hill for lunch. Not only was the wine delicious, the food was also amazing. Between us we ordered the snapper, quail, pork and octopus, and there was not one morsel of food left on any of the plates. Top this with friendly service and reasonable prices, and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

You guys do food & wine SO well! The scenery was gorgeous, the staff were incredible & the food and wine were amazingly delicious. LOVED it, Thankyou!

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The second time I've visited Penny's Hill for lunch with my partner and absolutely loved it. The sun was out, the place was buzzing with people enjoying themselves, the service was exceptional and very personal and the food was really great! Try the King Prawns!

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A divine experience all round. Came here with a couple friends for lunch and we were all very impressed. Lovely staff - very friendly and welcoming, top notch food, relaxed atmosphere, and all in a stunning location. I've eaten at a lot of the great restaurants around the region, and I think this would have to be my favourite. Highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A group of us dropped by the Kitchen Door after a morning of tastings around McLaren Vale. We only had enough room for deserts, and I'm glad we did! Best way to polish off a great day. Try the pear and vanilla spider, amazing!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food was fantastic. But I don't suggest to go with the set menu. The set came for two people share. Not enough quanitity for two.

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Sydney
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and i had a simply delightful lunch at this restaurant for our tenth wedding anniversary. The service was polite and friendly, the food had a huge wow factor. The four courses were very nicely paced and the had some very nice and unique elements, such as squid ink mayonnaise. You wouldnt have thought lobster and oxtail would go... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have recently traveled by car from Paris through Switzerland down through Northern Italy and back into Southern France flying out from Toulouse to London and home from Manchester - but it was so nice to drive down to the beautiful town of McLaren Vale soon after returning to Adelaide to enjoy the Sunday seasonal tasting menu at the Kitchen... More

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