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Penola Station Restaurant

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Australian, Contemporary
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48 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia (Formerly Terra Rossa Wine Club)
+61 8 8737 3350
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Sabatinis has replaced Penola Station and was only reopened for 2-3 weeks at the time of our visit. Food quality was very good but needs a few tweaks, service is still learning but enthusiastic. Will be well supported locally once it has settled a few things. look forward to visit again on my next visit.

Thank Kaz Z
Darwin, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

One staff at front of house doing a number of jobs on a Sat lunch. Cost cutting ? Lady did her best but she was also helping in kitchen. Food good but long wait. Saw waitress placing food onto plates with her hands- no gloves??

Thank Ozzie G
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Staying in the town for a multi day trip we needed somewhere to eat. This establishment was suggested to us by staff at our accommodation, what a good suggestion it was. As it was a public holiday they weren't expecting many people, however it got quite busy. That didn't affect service or the quality of the food. Great meals (I... More 

Thank Lucas M
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We waited over 5 minutes being ignored at the door to be seated. They then took 15 minutes to take our order. All we ordered was a Devonshire tea and a cake and coffee, after waiting 15 minutes and no drinks we decided to leave very hungry

Thank Emma Y
Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Great that the restaurant was open every night and had nice selection of dishes on offer. Unfortunately customer service and attention was very slow the evening we were there but suspect that the single waitress was new and learning the routine. Opportunity to improve as a few other patrons were displaying some frustration as well. Dishes were well prepared by... More 

Thank dingo51
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Just amazing. We had the risotto ( bug call but best risotto ever) and the barramundi and they were perfect. Will be back.

Thank DruReschke
Melbourne, Australia
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173 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

The food was great, but the restaurant needs a good clean, we were presented with menus with food stains on them. Quite off-putting The service was OK, very unprofessional, e.g. trying to get the bill but the waitress was more focused on her phone. Apart from this, it serves great food

1 Thank Roger D
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Not a busy night, just after Christmas. Only the waitress and the chef, but the service was great and the steak was fantastic, cooked just the way I like it. Great work, we will call in next time we travel through Penola. Ken & Janice

1 Thank Ken B
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

We went to the restaurant for dinner with my partner and we were very happy with the food. They have a well balanced menu and support the local wines. Absolutely satisfied and glad to recommend it to the visitors of the region.

2 Thank gkoko52
Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant. Adventurous and modern dining in a rustic setting. As a couple we dined early to avoid the big rush (by locals) for large end of week gatherings. Superb wine choice and the food did not disappoint. This was a return visit. We were there a couple of years earlier. Go there and be surprised.

1 Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Australian, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Church Street, Penola, South Australia, Australia (Formerly Terra Rossa Wine Club)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Penola
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8737 3350

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