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“Beautiful view of Australia!”
Review of Penneshaw Hotel

Penneshaw Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Penneshaw
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $63
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful view of Australia!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Good pub with nice meals. Drinks prices are reasonable but who cares! Just check out that view of Backstairs Passage! Sip your drink and watch the ships go by, or the whales!
Dining room is spacious, pity there is no salad bar. Outdoor dining is available.
Beautiful wood fire (combustion heater, not open fire) in winter is perfect to stand next to and warm up.
Service is very good. The publican, Richard, is a hoot and has some very funny stories to tell.
Excellent bottle shop with great prices, hint- buy your liquor here for your trip around KI because the prices are actually better than in Kingscote (main town)
Pokie machines.
Modern and clean toilets.
Good pub all round.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank KITravelGuide
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great service”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

The service was among the best that I have experienced in South Australia while the food was good and certainly value for money.

Visited November 2013
Thank peter j
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Shepparton, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great time, good food”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Came with my husband for a few drinks and dinner. I had the KI King George Whiting which was beautiful, husband enjoyed his chicken Parma. All the staff we came across were friendly and welcoming and food came out in a decent amount of time.

Thank kait1989
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food with great views”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were a group of 2 couples staying locally so walked to the hotel on our first night to check it out. We were greeted warmly and offered an inside table. We had to go to the bar to order and service was friendly and efficient. Food was of a high standard, above pub standard, and well presented. Drinks were reasonably priced. We enjoyed it so much we came back on our 2nd night stay and again had good service and food. We were very happy with food and service overall and especially pleased it was so conveniently located.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank brisvegas1954
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Salinas, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I'd rate this between "average" and "very good."”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

The setting was lovely and there was an interesting menu although neither of us were thrilled with our orders. My husband tried the local specialty which is some kind of crayfish and he couldn't' figure out how to get to the meat in the little rascal. My curry was unimpressive. but then again, there aren't many choices in this little town. One couple got off the ferry and discovered that it was too late to get a reservation here and the pizza place was almost closed but gave them some bread.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Anne H
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