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Penneshaw Hotel

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Pub, Australian
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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Description: Glass walls at the front of the outdoor area and large windows opening to...
Glass walls at the front of the outdoor area and large windows opening to the sea air capture the light and view for all diners in all weather with new modern alfresco furniture. The Penneshaw Hotel – also known as the “Penny”- has both inside and alfresco dining areas giving the hotel a relaxed casual feel. However, there's nothing casual about the excellent presentation and consistency of the food. With a superb wine list, some of the best pub food SA has to offer and competitive function options the Penny is a perfect crowd pleaser.
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  • 67
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 27
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Visit of mixed feelings... food was excellent, wonderful sitting on the verandah with wonderful views. Great music entertainment. Would have been 5 stars if the girl behind the bar could have acted as though she really wanted to be there. No welcome, no pleasantries at all in fact, she was down... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
paula t
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table for 9 after arriving in KI on the ferry.. The location of the pub and the view is fantastic. Was a bit too chilly to enjoy their outdoor area but can imagine on a warm night it would be fantastic. The food was a gigantic disappointment. Not only were the meals overpriced but every person at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit of mixed feelings... food was excellent, wonderful sitting on the verandah with wonderful views. Great music entertainment. Would have been 5 stars if the girl behind the bar could have acted as though she really wanted to be there. No welcome, no pleasantries at all in fact, she was down right rude, which spoilt what would otherwise have been... More 

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Thank paula t
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family dinner at the Penneshaw hotel a few days ago and were left disappointed by the service and one extremely overpriced meal. As a South Australian native I was immediately enticed by the King George whiting which I don't have very often as it is often expensive but I do enjoy it as a treat every now... More 

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Thank andybeh
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere & views, friendly staff, delicious food & great selection of wine. I will return when on KI next!!

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Thank CathyW1961
Toowoomba, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this pub is so badly run it is amazing they are still in business, although the business is ripping tourists off who will never visit again, so I suppose that's how they manage, The staff are rude and unhelpful, management is atrocious and the food is well overpriced and well under average.

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Thank Dawnrose H
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If it's the only pub, the only restaurant with the best seaview on the top of town, of course you don't need to bother what the customers think about their restaurant. We have been to this pub/ restaurant to eat 3 times because there was not other choices in town when we booked 3 nights stay in Penneshaw. The food... More 

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Thank mwon20
Birmingham
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65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner here as we were staying at the kangaroo island seafront resort and they had an offer on with the neighbouring hotel. The food was lovely and it was served on the balcony which allowed amazing views of the sunset. A lovely place to eat!

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Thank Saintstatto
Copacabana, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First port of call when we landed and you know what they say "first impressions last" and what a great first impression. I had the kangaroo and what a knockout. Washed down with a coopers pale ale and i am very impressed.

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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late from the ferry over but just in time to order dinner. There was a long wait for food and you could see the restaurant was very busy. Ordered the tomato, garlic brioche 1st, it was great! My partner had the porterhouse steak, he said it was pretty good but the sauce wasn't great (get the pepper not... More 

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Thank Claire H
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drinks service took forever and the staff didn't seem to know what they were doing. Food was quite good quality but small portions and a bit over-priced. We were in early for dinner and service appeared chaotic as the pub got busier.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Penneshaw
  • Phone Number: 8553 1042

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 56
  • Cuisine: Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene

Description

Glass walls at the front of the outdoor area and large windows opening to the sea air capture the light and view for all diners in all weather with new modern alfresco furniture. The Penneshaw Hotel – also known as the “Penny”- has both inside and alfresco dining areas giving the hotel a relaxed casual feel. However, there's nothing casual about the excellent presentation and consistency of the food. With a superb wine list, some of the best pub food SA has to offer and competitive function options the Penny is a perfect crowd pleaser.

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