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Penneshaw Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (28 reviews)
“schnitzel” (21 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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101 - 110 of 355 reviews

Reviewed June 22, 2016 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.

1  Thank jenianh
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...More

Thank Neil G
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....More

Thank apsetourss
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
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
Reviewed May 16, 2016

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

Thank James M
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...More

1  Thank Malferg
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch waiting for the ferry. Staff were friendly and the location is very nice. The beer was nice and cold. We had meals. The prices were reasonable but the quality was a bit lacking even for old fashioned pub grub. Schnitzel and chips just...More

Thank Wildcoas
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We love to visit the Penny in Penneshaw. The food is excellent and the hotel is situated overlooking the bay with stunning blue water! If you are lucky enough to be there when the weather is great, sit outside and soak in Kangaroo Island.

1  Thank Truffy57
Reviewed April 19, 2016

We stayed at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Motel and walked up to the Penneshaw Hotel Pub. There were many locals sitting out front enjoying a cold beer ~ always try to eat where the locals hang out!! My husband had the Chicken Parmi and it...More

Thank Rose H
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.22 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
328 reviews
.25 miles away
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
126 reviews
.27 miles away
Penneshaw Penguin Centre
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.30 miles away
Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum
10 reviews
.36 miles away
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February 20, 2016|
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Response from Saintstatto | Reviewed this property |
We had a free drink offer if we eat there as we were staying at a neighbouring hotel with no restaurant facilities.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $63
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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