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Penny's Hill

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281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0840
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My parter and I came here today and walked out very very happy customers, the staff were amazing and very attentive. They are great at their job . We had the matched food and wine degustation insanely good food and wine our compliments to the chef, highly recommended and staff are a credit to the winery great job, multiple thumbs... More 

Thank Trev R
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The location and atmosphere is beautiful. The grounds are lovely and available for hire for functions. The cellar door was staffed by very nice people.

Thank Lynette C
McLaren Vale, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely open restaurant with sheep in the paddock Beautiful large two storey B&B on property Located half way between McLaren Vale & Willunga in amoungst the vines

Thank Jessicas_Place
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The food, the wine, the service, the lounge, the restaurant, the view,... it is just great. If you are thinking on having a country lunch, this is the place. Highly recommended.

Thank R6017KZmiguels
KitchenD16, Manager at Penny's Hill, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review. We are all working really hard at The Kitchen Door, Penny's Hill to bring you a great experience through our food, wine and service. Hearing feedback that we are delivering this to our customers is a great high for all our team. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Warmest regards,... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Dined here twice this week. We enjoyed all the food. The reubans stack was fantastic, the beetroot smoked salmon was divine, the quinoa tart left me wanting more!! The best was the beef, save this for last as you will want to remember the flavours!! Very friendly and helpful staff, great service, lovely wines all set on a historical site.... More 

Thank smaf70
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The new menu is really disappointing. Having previously been four times we had high hopes for our celebratory 30th Birthday lunch that we booked 6 months in advance! We took our friends along to share in the Penny's Hill experience (as we'd raved about it to them for at least 12 months. In our previous experiences we experienced fantastic gourmet... More 

Thank Helchops
KitchenD16, Manager at Penny's Hill, responded to this review

Hi Helchops, Thank you for your feedback. Our restaurant has changed menu and style recently. We are sorry to hear your experience was not up to your expectations. Here at The Kitchen Door we take our food and customer service very seriously and I’d like to encourage you to contact me directly so we can address your concerns. My email... More 

Chadstone, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We didn't book so waited for a table as they were short staffed. They were kind enough to let us order for the kids and be served in the tasting room. The kids enjoyed their burgers. We waited an agreed hour and then got seated and ordered. The truffled mac'n'cheese were delicious but then that was it really. The tiny... More 

Thank cmslovesfoodandwine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Great friendly service, beautiful food and wine. Well worth the visit, make sure you have a good few hours and a designated driver. Thanks for a great afternoon

Thank Drew T
South Australia, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We decided to visit McLaren Vale for lunch and my sister suggested The Kitchen Door at Penny Hill Winery. I checked the menu on line and was a little bit thrown by the "small plate" menu but thought why not give it a try. Well, what a great surprise!!! The plates are basically equivalent to entrée size, so you get... More 

Thank Andrew S
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

As a trained chef I have always been a picky eater and wouldn't often give a top review unless I honestly enjoyed it. But this place is the real deal. Classic setting in their dining hall. Once sitted you will be lapped professionally and introduced to a great seasonal menu. The chef here truly understands the ingredients at an in... More 

Thank Gink Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $37
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8557 0840
The Kitchen Door is a salute to wine-lovers and great food indulgers: for those who love to pander to their palate. Discover elegant dishes with a rustic, relaxed influence that don’t easily fit into one classification: fresh produce; nostalgic classics; grazing boards.

Select dishes to be shared or individually savoured from our menu, or have Head Chef, Neil ‘Nelly’ McGlew feed you the best of seasonal and local produce, either with or without paired wines, in our "Feed Me" experience, priced at $55 per person.

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