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Penneshaw Hotel

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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Good honest food

Had an evening meal here. The staff were friendly and polite, they met our needs willingly, with no fuss. The chef personally helped us with a difficult dietary need. The food was tasty and well prepared ( even without the cauliflower puree haha )

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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English first
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95 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If visiting this hotel for a meal at night be prepared to wait up to 2.5 hrs for get just 2 courses. The person serving us was quite arrogant also. Wouldnt recommend

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Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely looking old fashioned pub with great views. The food though is well average. We found the bar staff to be a bit scared of the chef and when we asked for a cheese burger whilst sitting down. The bar man said he was to worried to ask the chef for us. He did however pluck up... More 

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Encinitas, California
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

When tourists are captive and competition is slim, restaurants like this can get away with mediocre food in a non-descript self-serve dining room and still turn a profit. Our order was acknowledged with a grumble and the pasta I selected was out. We also passed on the green salads made with mayonnaise. The Prawn Hot Pot was hot and that... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Had an evening meal here. The staff were friendly and polite, they met our needs willingly, with no fuss. The chef personally helped us with a difficult dietary need. The food was tasty and well prepared ( even without the cauliflower puree haha )

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Sadly, for the third time in a row we have been sorely disappointed. The hotel has a great location and is beautifully renovated, but the quality of food has slipped to well below standard. The seafood platter offers very little and lacks creativity, side salads are minuscule, but the worst offender had to be the fish and chips, which was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Stopped for lunch on a rainy monday, so had to eat inside. Sat by the window looking at mainland Australia! Would have been lovely to sit on the terrace on a sunny afternoon. Had standard pub fare that was good quality & plenty of it. Also, food arrived in under 10mins, but it wasn't busy. In all, good value

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My family visited the Penneshaw Hotel on our last night visiting KI before heading home. The food was average, front bar busy, staff were rushed appearing stressed and somewhat unfriendly. Not a good way to finish up our holiday.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a really great time here, it took the staff a couple of days to warm up to us, but we loved it. Remember, this is a small town and the locals all know each other, not you. Grab a table but head up to the bar to order drinks and food, this was quickest; food was a bit... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had Anzac Day lunch here on arrival. Excellent views and good service but mixed review on the meal. Had the Whiting and chips which was tender juicy and tasty. However it repeated on me all day. Dear Wife had the burger and the pattie was excellent but she is not a fan of a Brioche style bun.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a schnitzel for lunch here one day, staff were very friendly & advised of the days specials. The meal was served within 10 minutes; it was a good size & was filling, coming with chips & salad. I sat in the outdoors area where there were good sights across the gulf.

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Additional Information about Penneshaw Hotel

Address: North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: 8553 1042
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Penneshaw
Average Prices: USD $9 to $60
Cuisine: Pub, Australian

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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 $9 to $60
  • Cuisine: Pub, Australian

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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