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Penneshaw Hotel

) #1 of 8 Restaurants in Penneshaw $$ - $$$ , ,
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (26 reviews)
“schnitzel” (20 reviews)
“great view” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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1 - 10 of 387 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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

Thank rick s
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank RosBondi
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank robertptyltd
Reviewed 2 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Boyzdungood
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank hazelr918
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank andrew2504
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Nearby Attractions
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
315 reviews
.41 km away
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
121 reviews
.43 km away
Penneshaw Penguin Centre
38 reviews
.48 km away
Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum
9 reviews
.58 km away
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Hi. just curious what the offer was and if its available to every client please?
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
US$9 - US$60
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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