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The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill

281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0840
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here on our way through McLaren Vale looking for a nice lunch with a glass of wine. After we ordered we were able to taste the wines before selecting the Chardonnay to go with the crab mayo & zucchini flowers for starters...More

Thank cantchooseaname
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here en route from Adelaide to KI and had the most delicious lunch. Fresh ingredients all showcased to their very best through the delicious cooking. We were also invited to visit the cellar door to choose the wine we wanted to drink with...More

Thank Travellinghanj
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for you kind response Travellinghanj We are glad you stopped off at The Kitchen Door Restaurant for lunch on the way to Kangaroo Island and enjoyed a memorable luncheon with us.. We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I previously left a 'terrible' review for the Kitchen Door last year when we went for my wife's 30th Birthday - the food was dreadful, the wait-staff were rude and uncompromising... However, since Tom has taken over, it's back to being very, very good again!...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food, with all fresh, local ingredients. It was great to be able to drop in without a booking and be treated so well and so quickly. Great service from Siobhan and Nathan.More

Thank johnedwards5062
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind response John Edwards, We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us on the Sunday 12th November 2017. We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience whether they have a booking or just arrive at our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience at The Kitchen Door. the food was exceptional, the service professional and pleasant and the wine delicious. could not fault this meal!More

Thank Quigss
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Quigss for you kind response. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us on Saturday 11th November 2017. The wine list for us is an evolving thing and we are very happy you enjoyed something off it. We always endeavour to offer...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Went to try the street food on Friday night and was left underwhelmed. I know what these kitchen staff are capable of having had many a wonderful street food experience in Maxwell's with Tom . However this looked like a menu put together by a...More

Thank 134buisness
The Kitchen Doo... B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good Afternoon 134 Business, Thank you for taking time to give us some constructive feedback. We take customer feedback very seriously, and we are very devastated that your experience at our Friday night street food on the 3rd of November 2017 did not meet your...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is our go to winery for an excellent lunch in Mclaren Vale. The food is excellent now they have returned to their original fine dining menu. It never fails to deliver. The gnocchi is the chefs specialty and is devine. There is usually a...More

Thank michibaby
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for you kind response Michibaby,, We are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us on the 11th October 2017, especially the Gnocchi and the fish. We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It's our second time to Kitchen Door tonight. First time was lunch on our anniversary. Tonight it was for a bit of fun with their Street Food Fridays. Got to say the pulled beef burger was through the roof. Local natural oysters brought a tear...More

Thank Michael B
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for you kind response Michael, We are glad you enjoyed our street food menu where you had Oysters, a beef Burger and a Beetroot Salad on Friday 29.009.17. I also saw that you accompanied and enjoyed some great wines with your meal. We...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great food, great service and great wine. I would rate this place right up there! Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Try the share platter menu, really great value.More

Thank 56davo
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely 6 course lunch. Lots of food, well presented and really tasty. I especially loved the chocolate fondant. The staff were excellent really attentive and extremely efficient. For the quality of service and meal it was very inexpensive.More

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Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

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Ingleburne House is no longer available for accommodation. You can contact the McLaren Vale information centre for accommodation options. 1800 628 410
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch
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 Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8557 0840
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Description
The Kitchen Doorat Penny's Hill Winery is one of McLaren Vale's most well-known and picturesque dining venues. Celebrating artisan food producers from the region, Chef Tom Boden brings over 20 years of international culinary experience to The Kitchen Door. Creating dishes reflecting the diversity of the region, you can enjoy a leisurely lunch using seasonal produce with a stunning backdrop of vines, grazing sheep and old post rail fences.
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