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Penny's Hill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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281 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0840
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Barnaby and the team at Penny's Hill looked after us magnificently. The setting in the venue is spectacular, matched only by the quality of the food. We could not have asked for a better day. Highly recommend it as a place for lunch when touring the McLaren Vale, or as a destination itself. Service was 10/10. Great stuff!

Thank El_Roberto_P
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

30 plus for lunch. Treated really well with great food and wines. Staff made it work for a big group. Super venue.

Thank Greig W
Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

fabulous $55 tapas tasting plates, the food , tastes and amounts we received were fabulous, definitely value for money , awesome tastes in the dishes and the wine we purchased was also delicious . Barnaby the manager for our visit was fantastic , helpful without being pushy and very knowledgeable, thoroughly enjoyed it . highly recommend it.

Thank suzannie1
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After such a wonderful lunch last time we thought we would return for more. We were disappointed to find the change to tapas style but stayed positive and chose the feed me option even though it seemed expensive. While 3 of the small dishes were very enjoyable the rest were ordinary and very over priced. On the postive side a... More 

Thank Peter F
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of friends with quite a few children and everything was awesome. The adults did tastings, we ordered lunch for the kids then platters for ourselves and nothing was too much trouble. The staff were friendly and engaging and the food divine. We had a wonderful relaxing visit.

Thank Nic109
Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were 24 of us seated for a fixed menu which enabled us to 'graze' the afternoon away. The serves were very tasty on the palate . The service was excellent and combined with a wonderful environment both inside and outside the restaurant. Wheel chair Friendly 5/5 Great parking Easy access to the restaurant Well signed toilet with easy entry... More 

Thank Mark R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went for my mum's birthday and WOW the view was beautiful, the "feed me" meal was fantastic, the wine was excellent and the staff were amazing. The whole experience was just what my Mum needed. Thank you!

Thank Matthew S
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My parter and I came here today and walked out very very happy customers, the staff were amazing and very attentive. They are great at their job . We had the matched food and wine degustation insanely good food and wine our compliments to the chef, highly recommended and staff are a credit to the winery great job, multiple thumbs... More 

1 Thank Trev R
Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The location and atmosphere is beautiful. The grounds are lovely and available for hire for functions. The cellar door was staffed by very nice people.

1 Thank Lynette C
McLaren Vale, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Lovely open restaurant with sheep in the paddock Beautiful large two storey B&B on property Located half way between McLaren Vale & Willunga in amoungst the vines

Thank Jessicas_Place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 36
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8557 0840
The Kitchen Door is a salute to wine-lovers and great food indulgers: for those who love to pander to their palate. Discover elegant dishes with a rustic, relaxed influence that don’t easily fit into one classification: fresh produce; nostalgic classics; grazing boards.

Select dishes to be shared or individually savoured from our menu, or have Head Chef, Neil ‘Nelly’ McGlew feed you the best of seasonal and local produce, either with or without paired wines, in our "Feed Me" experience, priced at $55 per person.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?