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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 66
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 19
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  • 8
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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
Nice food, fast service, a bit pricey.....

A bit pricey & menu was limited but suited our family's needs prior to boarding the Sealink. Service was fast. Kids fish & chips was generous serving.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

A bit pricey & menu was limited but suited our family's needs prior to boarding the Sealink. Service was fast. Kids fish & chips was generous serving.

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Kangaroo Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We recently visited for a work function, the service was friendly, the views amazing, but must say the food was a let down, there was chicken snitzels not cooked properly there were only a couple in the group of 10 that were actually happy with our food

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My wife and I ate here for Dinner with our 1 year old daughter. We booked as it was Easter Saturday. It was a busy night but the staff were very helpful and nice. We both had the burger as we needed something quick, and it did just that, came out within 10 mins. If it was just the 2... More 

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Kingscote, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I went with some friends. There were about 10 of us all up and my meal was great. Cooked perfectly, I had the kangaroo and my partner the steak also had desert which was even better! Not everyone with us was happy with their meals but my experience was great. Service was not as good as I am used to... More 

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Gawler, South Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Service and views were great. Food was served within 20 minutes of ordering. Had sirloin steak and wife had the special Wagyu steak with seafood sauce. Both were exceptional. Best pub meal in a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here on Sunday. Andy had King George Whiting, chips and salad and I had Flathead, chips and salad. The food was beautifully presented and I must say that it was the nicest fish and chips that I have ever eaten. Andy gave it a big thumbs up also. The staff were very friendly and the view to... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dined in the beer garden one lunch. The view is magnificent, a true highlight. However, the meals were average and therefore overpriced. My partner and I both had steaks, mine was off the specials menu. His was nice enough but quite small. Mine was bigger but really didn't seem to be a high quality meat, I am someone who eats... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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175 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Had lunch here last Saturday with a number of work colleagues. Lovely menu of local produce. Langostines, lamb, crab...everything was tasty. Service with a smile and a proud local Kangaroo Island community. Local wines as well. Well worth a stop if you are on the island!

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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 9 - 62
  • Cuisine: 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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