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AU$8 - AU$40
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Bar, Pub, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

Stop here for lunch between vacating one accommodation and being able to move into the next, good service friendly atmosphere. I had the oysters Kilpatrick- the sauce had a little too much tomatoe in it for me but was enjoyable. My husband had the steak...he thinks this was the best meal he had on the two weeks we were on the islandMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

Central for exploring KI food is excellent, really big portions so however hungry you are this will satisfy The Small chalets in camping ground next to hotel are good with cooking facilities

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Well it’s an Australian country town pub so don’t expect anything other than down-to-earth, however we enjoyed this place in every way possible. I used the drive through off licence the day before and the staff member was really friendly and helpful and on the...basis of that we decided to get dinner there the next night. The bar service was friendly and courteous, the atmosphere was casual and friendly, and the restaurant was spacious and welcoming. As for the food, it was excellent to be honest, with large helpings and so tasty. We had the Buffalo wings to start and there were enough for 4 of us and very yummy! My wife said it was the best salmon she’s had for a long time and the kids loved their squid and lamb ragu with pasta. Recommended for a decent family tea. Nice place would go again 👍More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

This great country pub always exceeds our expectations, with generous tasty meals, super friendly and helpful staff, and now also offering great vego options for the one vego person in our group. Really enjoyable spot after exploring the wild West end of KI or a...long day at the beach.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022

After a long day in Flinders Chase National Park, I stopped by this hotel for a meal and was pleasently suprised at the variety and quality of the food on offer. It was great to see a range of food from the traditional parmi right...through to more varied cuisine like sushi bowls on offer and all at really affordable prices. The service was fast and really pleasant. Overall this is a great place to stop for a meal and I will be adding to my list to revist again when I am next on Kangaroo Island.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022 via mobile

We visited the Parndana hotel on Sunday. I had the Honey King Prawns and Rice. It was easily the best meal I have eaten in a long time. The price was fair. The serving was very generous. The honey sauce was not overwhelming and had...some interesting hints of other flavours. The salad was fresh, crisp and delightfully different. Well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

We drove in the caravan park, when we found it behind the pub, and drive straight back out. Very uninviting place. Telephone manner was very poor. We didn’t stay there.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2021

This is a very pleasant pub with well cooked delicious pub food and a nice selection of wines and beers. The service is excellent, very friendly staff

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021

We dropped in for a meal on our way back from flinders chase. Service was good, the beer was cold and food was good too.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

Had a great dinner here as it was the closest restaurant/food to our accommodation. We weren't disappointed as we were looked after very well. Excellent service by the staff, and we were all very happy with our meals and being a Tuesday night - the...amazing schnittys.... Don't be put off by some of the other reviews. This is a great country pub.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021

We planned to have lunch here before going to the wildlife park. It didn't look open at 12:30 pm but it was. Went into the lounge room and it was empty and no-one around to serve. Then went into the Front Bar and no-one there...either. We could see some 'locals' drinking out in the smoking area at the front. My kids wanted to leave as it was quite spooky. Just as we were leaving the bar girl came from outside smoking area and said oh! hello and then poured a beer and took it back outside. We left. I have been there in the summer season and it has been okay and understand in winter they are not expecting a big crowd but it was school holidays so very surprisedMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 29 April 2021

My husband and l were a bit cautious about ordering steak, but it was perfectly cooked, with a generous serve of sauce, very crispy chips and a very good salad. Very helpful staff, let us into the dining room early , no problems.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2021

We stopped here for lunch on our Scenic tour. They provided us with a delicious 2 course lunch with fresh crisp salad and tasty dessert. It might have been expensive (I don't know) bust most enjoyable with friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

Ok, firstly, I rarely leave average or below reviews. I would usually just not bother. Parndana. The big positive was that it was open. So few options for evening dining out for visitors. Fast service. Prices were ok. Except ... I’ll get to that. My...wife ordered the Mexican Buddha Bowl with chicken. It came with and an extra hair and an insect. She’s often a bit thingy about such things but was hungry enough to overlook them. The bowl of chips seemed supermarket bought. Certainly more oily than a Saudi oil field. I ordered a meat lovers pizza. Please bear in mind, I: 1) eat almost anything and 2) hate wasting money and food. I cannot recall ever taking away leftover pizza in the past, it’s always eaten. The pizza was quite bland. Not terrible, just perhaps what I’d expect from an inexpensive frozen pizza from the supermarket. NOT what I’d expect to pay $24 dining out. To be honest the HALF pizza I took home, I managed 1 more slice while driving the next day, then 2 bites of another slice before throwing the rest out. This is a first for me. I suspect that Parndana is excellent for locals. An option for tourists if nothing else open. But if you expect anything more than the most basic of pub food, you will likely leave disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 21 March 2021

Yes I know it's the only dinner place in the area. So I should just be grateful right? The food here is really average, even for pub standards. We also had the luxury of mixed up orders and my son's burger had burnt to a...black slab bacon making it inedible. The food was so bad (particularly for my vegetarian wife) that we went out of our way to minimise eating here even though it was only 10 mins from our airbnb. It's a shame that the nearby Davo's Deli doesn't stay open later as they can actually prepare really decent take aways. Another option is the Vivonne bay general store (but it also closes at 6pm and burgers only til 5pm) They get three stars simply because eating here is slightly better than chewing on red dirt for dinner, which is your only other choice for eating out in the area. If you can avoid eating here, you should.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Parndana Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4