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“Terrific view, great food and very good service”
Review of Penneshaw Hotel

Penneshaw Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Penneshaw
Price range: $9 - $60
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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312 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Terrific view, great food and very good service”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

The hotel was recommended by the owners of the Fig Tree B&B, who picked us up from the ferry and drove us to hotel and back for lunch. 4 of us were very impressed with everything; from the spectacular ocean views, stylish outdoor settings and the meal. We were welcomed warmly by Richard, who was most helpful in moving tables to ensure we got the best spot, as well as giving friendly and helpful service. We all had the Seafood Catch: a platter of fresh KI crumbed whiting, calamari rings and prawn with scallop skewers all served with crisp yummy chips and a refreshing green salad for $30. Delicious. Good selection of wines at reasonable prices. Richard must have heard us mention it was a birthday celebration and he appeared after mains with a complimentary large slice of carrot birthday cake, complete with candle. Richard, you made our day....we will certainly recommend and be back next time in Penneshaw.

  • Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great view and good food”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Good, clean place with nice pub food and a great view of Penneshaw and the mainland. Took three young kids and the meal was served quickly allowing us to get out without wrecking the place.

Visited January 2014
Thank Brett M
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“Best Pub on KI! :-)”
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Honeymooning on KI and staying at Penneshaw, my wife and I were very impressed with the Penneshaw Hotel!
Great friendly service (Billi-Jo) ;-) and an Awesome meal and atmosphere...plus haven't even mentioned the views! Gorgeous ♥
Definitely recommend the Penneshaw to everyone visiting KI :-) 12/10

Thank Shane L
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you want a romantic place to eat after a long day at the parks this is the place. The owners are committed to you and the food was excellent. Get reservations, it's worth it!

Visited January 2014
Thank jannamiami
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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The pub with no schnitzel and no chips”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We went to the Penneshaw Hotel to celebrate our daughter's birthday - we were visiting Penneshaw for our 9th family holiday on the island.

We may be slighly to blame, as we booked late and we could only get a late reservation. Unfortunately by that time there was no longer a vegetarian special, no chicken schnitzels and no more chips being sold by the bowl. Not only was this the case, but we were given no apology and no sympathy.

Our kids who work at a fast food chain pointed out that they would have done what they could've to sort out the situation and would have at least apologised to customers!!

One of the staff members was very rude and unhelpful on a number of occasions. As one reviewer said if you're not a local, you are treated as an outsider.

The meal took a long time to be served. The meal was ok when it finally arrived.

This was a very disppointing dinner, especially given that we were celebrating a birthday. One of our kids was very disappointed that they couldn't get a schnitzel and one was disappointed they couldn't get a bowl of chips.

Don't eat here for dinner at busy times like the weekend, unless you have plenty of time and patience. I'd recommend that you go elsewhere, however, there are not many options for evening dining in the town.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank moni_belle
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