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Penneshaw Hotel

Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a late lunch here while waiting for our delayed ferry. A very windy day so we had to sit inside but had a window ( in summer these would all fold back for open air feel) with a fantastic view over the passage and to the mainland. Food was good standard pub food and service was good pub... More 

Thank Richard S
Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There was not much of a choice of places to eat, as the local Chip Shop was closed for the winter. The food was good and tasted fresh.

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looking at the menu, i thought their signature would probably be fish & chips and fried stuff. But their pasta surprised me!! It was yummy!!! The chef cooked with heart & i can taste the seafood in the pasta.

Thank Santorini S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warmly greeted and found a great spot ...we loved the food that was ordered and the helping was very generous

Thank gimadagana
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good atmosphere and selection of local beer and wine and I'm sure, in summer, its beautiful to sit outside right on the water.. The place got busy pretty quickly on a Saturday evening but this was well handled by the team working there. I was not blown away by the food, certainly a cut above regular pub food but not... More 

Thank MissTipps
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed around the corner at the seafront hotel and was able to walk upto the penneshaw hotel (2min walk). The staff there were fantastic, the food was also great 10/10.

Thank MissDani91
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled on this restaurant on a rainy day. Owners were kind enough to serve us a few minutes prior to lunch time opening. View is spectacular, nice choice of wines and cozy setting.

Thank BIGtraveller66
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple of meals here during our stay and was never doisappointed. The King George Whiting was particularly good.

Thank janet m
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in as a spur of the moment thing with a big hunger from the days sightseeing, there is not a lot of choice in Penneshaw so we slid into the pub expecting the usual chicken parma ect but no this was exceptional, the menu was different and all we ordered was well above average. Unfortunately we discovered the pub... More 

Thank Peter W
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I attended the Penneshaw Hotel with extended family, eight of us in total, and our expectations were exceeded! We went to the Hotel not expecting much, but all of the dishes were delicious! They're a little more pricy than your usual hotel/pub-like meal, more around the $25-$35 mark, but it's well worth it for a hearty and delicious meal. Fantastic... More 

Thank Thomas W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $60
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?