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“Lovely location with sub par service.”
Review of Penneshaw Hotel

Penneshaw Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Penneshaw
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $61
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Adelaide, Australia
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lovely location with sub par service.”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We ate here twice for lunch. The location on top of a cliff overlooking the ocean and in a nicely restored pub cannot be faulted. The food was reasonable with local fresh fish and crisp salads. Unfortunately the service was a little slow and disinterested. The front patio area was lovely and we wanted to sit outside but despite having a number of umbrellas and only the mildest of breezes they refused to allow the umbrellas to be put up for shade (apparently it was too windy) meaning the only choices were to fry in the sun or retreat inside.

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  • Dutch first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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5,194 reviews
2,895 restaurant reviews
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“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Have been to KI many times and had little expectation of great food.
We had a rewards conference for our top 10 sales people and kicked off in Penneshaw.
The team at the Penneshaw Hotel were excellent looking after our team with a wonderful table at the front looking across the sea - the food was not fine dining but excellent for a group like this and the service was wonderful.

  • Visited December 2011
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Adelaide
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

I ordered grilled garfish, very nice but more chips on the plate than fish and salad.

Visited March 2012
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Kanahooka, Australia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a View!”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

We had a delicious meal of all fresh local products looking out over the passage between Kangaroo Island and the Mainland as the sun was setting. Lots of glass panels protected us from any winds without blocking the views. Great service combined with reasonable prices of about $23 for mains & a bottle of nice NZ Sav Blanc for $27.

  • Visited March 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stopped in by chance”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Food was very good and can't beat the location. Had the pasta special and a beer for under $25. Would suggest reservations if you want a view table. I would go back if given the chance.

Visited March 2012
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