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The Kitchen Door Restaurant, Penny's Hill

281 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0840
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Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in McLaren Vale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $33
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: With Head Chef, Dioni Flanagan, at the helm, award-winning 'The Kitchen Door' offers two distinct dining experiences. Regional, seasonal and affordable underpin both formal dining in 'Gedney Room' or a casual 'Drew's Verandah' offer. Both spaces overlook the post and rail fences of the Suffolk sheep paddocks, a vista not available from any CBD eatery. 'The Kitchen Door' Restaurant was awarded the National Restaurant & Catering Awards title of "Best Restaurant in a Winery" in 2007 and again in 2013 as well as the South Australian title in 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
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English first
Aldinga Beach, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My Husband and I had the most amazing food experience on the weekend at Penny's Hill Winery. We had a degustation meal (first one ever but won't be the last), which just kept getting better with each course, the food was amazing! My husband is not usually a wine drinker, but on this occasion he indulged and could not believe... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ordered a number of small plates to graze on rather than a full meal each... was worth doing it that way.... plenty of food came out and it all tasted very nice. Their wines are also great. Def recommend a visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been here several times, but the today's lunch was disappointing. It is quite expensive particularly for the solid stodgy food we wouldn't cook at home. Think smashed potatoes, lumps of bread and a slab of over cooked steak. It's a beautiful winery/ restaurant but ambience alone doesn't fit the bill. Pity!

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We chose The Kitchen Door restaurant at Penny’s Hill Winery for a special occasion Sunday lunch for 8 people and it proved to be an inspired choice. Everything about the dining experience was exceptional. Chef Dioni’s food, presented beautifully, was fresh, interesting and above all, delectable. The service was attentive without being intrusive and maître d’ Barnaby added to the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We just finished a long lunch and loved it. The food, setting and wine were all amazing. But the service was exceptional. Our waiter, Barnes was personable, seriously funny and polished. All up, this is a top choice for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We rode bikes around Mclaren Bale on the coldest day for over 30 years and ended up here for lunch. What an amazing experience!! The food here is as good as we have had any where in the world. The friendly staff in the restaurant made us feel special even though we obviously arrived by bike . The view from... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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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
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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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Additional Information about The Kitchen Door Restaurant, Penny's Hill

Address: 281 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8557 0840
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 33
Cuisine: Australian

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