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Pipers of Penola

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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58 Riddoch St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
08 8737 3999
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect romantic dinner night out...wonderful service and sublime food. Wine list is extensive, a must if visiting Penola

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best fine dine restaurants we have been to for a long time. The service and food were second to none. We had the pork belly and chicken liver pate for entree the shared a special, 500gm T-bone steak for main. A great night out.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was of very high standard and beautifully plated. Service was professional albeit a trifle cool. As was the draughty ceiling fans which we were told aid circulation of their heating. Scallops entree were delicate, cooked perfectly but needed just a tad more flavour. Fillet of grain-fed beef was spectacular. By far the best food on the terra rossa.

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love going here to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere is just devine and they know how to look after you with those special touches i.e; cake & candles :)

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

One of those meals you remember a year later. We'd planned to return, but found that the Saturday night we were in Penola this year was only the degustation menu, so had to give it a miss this trip. A pity - but we'll be back another time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Had a large group dinner with local winemakers while on a wine trip to Coonawarra. Food was fantastic, one of the best steaks I've had in a long time, with some local Cabernet it was even better. Erika was a slick and professional host. A must visit when in the region.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The reputation was lived up to with fine food and a wonderful atmosphere. A group booking of 12 we had an area away from other diners (good for them and us) and enjoyed a great evening. While the service missed on a couple of minor things the meal and wines were first class. We will be back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The food was amazing, the service was perfect- just the right amount of conversation, beautiful wine list and immaculate presentation of the restaurant. Will be back!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is the best restaurant in Penola and definitely worth a visit. We went there on a Wednesday evening in the off season but it was still busy and had a nice atmosphere. The food was lovely and well presented. Nice wine list. If we were in that area again we would definitely revisit this restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The food here was among the best I have ever had; absolutely excellent and something I will remember for a long time! The restaurant is owned by the Bowen family (of Bowen wines) and the chef must be highly commended for the fabulous food. The only thing that let it down a bit was the service. There was a warmth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Riddoch St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Penola
  • Phone Number: 08 8737 3999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?