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Penneshaw Hotel

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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“schnitzel” (23 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nicely presented old pub near to the ferry terminal. Lovely view back to Mainland and outdoor seating for a sunny day. Reasonable wine list including local wines and good lunch and dinner menu. A passing musician was playing gentle clarinet and sax which gave it...More

Thank chris f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meet the warm and friendly locals of ki here. Excellent pub food particularly whiting and chips. Try the local wines - as recommended by one of the locals - loved the False Cape Cab Merlot.

Thank Poonam S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good pubfood. Menu has plenty of choices. Would go there anytime again. Best food in Penneshaw. Location is great with wonderful views to the ocean.

Thank holidayAugust2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thought the dining room menu was a little pricy so we had a look in the front bar to be pleased with the menu specials of the day and the price. Delicious satay chicken skewers served on a bed of lime leaf rice.

Thank graysand2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in Anzac Day for dinner as a group of 22. Hotel did a fantastic job of accommodating us, and food was excellent. Great kids menu, with good portions.

Thank Troy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday evening after reading some of the reviews and seeing some pictures. Considering it is the only pub in town we thought we’d give it a go. Service: all the girls were lovely, once when worked out that they actually...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Dinner there last was very large, so suits those with a big appetite. As we are visitors from Qld we had to try the King George Whiting dish with duck fat potatoes and two salads. This meal was amazing, well done to the chef! As...More

Thank Suzanne R
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Good quality pub food, gluten free options, busy popular venue. Varied menu with staples like fish and chips, hamburgers, etc

Thank elijan2018
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Glorious lunch served looking out over the water. Amazed at the portions....no room for dessert! Friendly staff, great view, what more could you ask?

Thank Travelbug291
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Having arrived at the ferry terminal early, we decided to visit the Penneshaw Hotel - very welcoming staff and a good range of beer on tap. A very pleasant beer garden overlooking the ocean - it was a perfect day to end a lovely holiday...More

Thank 331Jen
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21 February 2016|
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Response from Saintstatto | Reviewed this property |
We had a free drink offer if we eat there as we were staying at a neighbouring hotel with no restaurant facilities.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island  >  Penneshaw
  • Phone Number: 8553 1042
  • E-mail
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.
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