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Penneshaw Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service here is decent, basically interesting pub fare. Where it tries to be a little different though I'm not sure it's quite hitting the mark, such as the breaded haloumi. Meals are relatively expensive and I think there are better similarly priced meals on the island.

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Thank David A
Levin, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location overlooking the ocean. Had meal that evening, their schnitzel special, which was delicious and abundant. Couldn't beat the price as well.

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Thank rick s
Bondi, Australia
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Mother's Day and we were lucky that we got there early and had no trouble getting a table. We had very good service and after seating us and giving us menus were told we had to order from the bar which was not a problem. As it was Mother's Day I decided to splurge and had the most... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was really nice, but we only stayed one night as we were catching the ferry the following morning.The room was lovely and we were at the front so had a seaview. The road outside was quiet. There was plenty of choice on offer at breakfast time and we felt we were set up for the long travelling day... More 

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Thank Sue S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely recommend this place. Friendly staff, great food and awesome views. not much more to say except you should go there.

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Thank Joseph M
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is situated atop the hill above the Penneshaw jetty which makes it the perfect place to have a meal whilst waiting for the ferry to arrive. The view over the water is spectacular and we even saw dolphins below. There is a great view of the setting sun from the hotel balcony where you can eat indoors or... More 

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Thank robertptyltd
Worthing, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here first time as we had a money off voucher from a local hotel, the menu was pretty good, so ordered our meals and sat in the front window area which had a great view out to sea. Our meals arrived pretty quickly and all was good. In fact we decided to visit again the next night and... More 

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Corning, New York
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice view of the harbor. It was a little confusing. You have to order at the bar and pay at the bar. Then they bring you your food and when you are done eating you just leave. Definitely different than anywhere else we had been. The food was good though.

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Thank hazelr918
County Waterford, Ireland
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Friday evening, the place was heaving. Understand that there was also a wedding celebration taking place. From what I could see, it was the same staff working the bar and tables. The kitchen stopped taking orders as they were unable to meet the demand for food. Luckily we had a table booked and after some discussion they decided to... More 

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Thank Ian D
Geelong, Australia
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK it was Easter Friday and I'm not aware of the liquor laws in South Aus, but when we attempted to order drinks we were refused until we had ordered food. We then attempted to order an entree and drinks while we took time to choose a main, but were again refused service until we ordered a main meal. Feeling... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 60
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?