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Penneshaw Hotel

Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free
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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very nice for a pub and a great range of meals to choose from. We had the whiting and thought it was a bit overpriced for the amount you get, though probably standard for KI. Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank katiegirl88
Torquay, Australia
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127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to have a drink and look at the mainland. Drinks are pricey but food at the restaurant is good using local produce. Prices are not too bad for a fairly remote location,

Thank JohnMikey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great dining experience. Warm and inviting with extra friendly staff. We visited with our daughter who lives in Adelaide. Meals were fresh and delicious. Extensive menu.

Thank jenianh
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Good for a drink and the view but skip the food it my be good but the time to get it kills any need you have and it's all the fault of you guessed it the computer pity the system has a in built buffer that handles a "roll change" ????

Thank Neil G
Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I went to Kangaroo Island for inspection hotel and restaurant I looked for the place for the best food & wine budget price for my group. We haven't found one until last day before leave the island just 10 mins walk to Penneshaw Ferry Terminal. AT the pub you will mix up with local people working on the island. I... More 

Bethany, South Australia, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We were there in June (Winter) and it was relatively quiet and peaceful. Great food. Very friendly staff. Wine list needs updating and vintage dates added.

Thank Carol N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Just a boxe spot with some really good wines. The food is local and tasty. Good ambience and the locals frequent this place as much as visitors. The Dudley Siraz is a really top quality wine.

Thank Ian R
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Fantastic views. Nice, walled outdoor area. Standard pub kids options. Helpful staff. Short wine list.

Thank James M
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We were staying at the Seafront Motel and walked up to the Penny for dinner one night. My wife had the Chicken Parmi and it was a quite good. I had the King George Whiting which was also very good and well presented. The food prices are a bit on the high side, but when you consider where you are,... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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?