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Penneshaw Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Frustrating and disorganised! Great location BUT only pub in town so big take it or leave it attitude. Husband lined up to order ..to be told that my choice on the limited menu had run out. So lined up AGAIN...next choice...not available either.7pm on a Sat night! Seriously! Disinterested, dismissive staff. Not what we expected on KI. Very dissapointing. Would... More 

Thank Deb C
Piccadilly, South Australia, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night in Penneshaw over our Easter long weekend getaway and we booked into the Penneshaw Hotel. The service was great, the food beautiful and we would highly recommend it to our friends.

Thank Monika B
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food...we eat here a couple of times during our stay in Penneshaw and everytime we eat here it certainley exceeded our expectations.....

Thank KGT55
Baudin Beach, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good menu and meal was also very tasty. What can I say about the view, except you have to see to believe. Only drawback was the price of drinks, a bit expensive.

Thank okrs
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is extensive and consists of local products. The staff are friendly and inviting and you have the opportunity to meet many travellers.

Thank denandnarelle
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I find the actual hotel well placed and the overall surrounds pleasant enough, what brought me back to earth was when my wife and I ordered 2 pints of beer on the 13th March a "Long Weekend" $13 per pint !!! I say no more. No I am not an Islander,so I guess as it was such a special... More 

Thank chris t
Enmore, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My family ate here about 2 weeks ago when we visited KI. I would describe the food as good but the service poor. We asked a waitress for more gravy. Were happy to pay for it. She asked the chef and we were told we would need to line up again and order and pay at the bar. For the... More 

Thank Claire D
Phillip Island, Victoria
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This pub is just up the hill when you arrive at Kangaroo Island by Ferry from Cape Jervis. We were there on aThursday lunch and they had Thursday Steak special with chips and salad with choice of gravy for $18. The steak was cooked perfectly and they did not skimp on the salad or chips. Would definitely recommend a visit... More 

Thank MakeMineFresh
Kingscote, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Where to have a quick lunch while waiting for the ferry? The hotel offered a plentiful choice for pensioners, quick and friendly service, great views and the food was presented well and what was more important, tasted as good as it looked. The hotel has plenty of character and was worth a stroll around while waiting for our food.

Thank stparslow
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely location next to the water. Solid pub fare but the wait was excessive IE almost an hour for our meals to be brought to the table. One visit to the kitchen allowed me to see why. One person in the kitchen doing it all and clearly she couldn't keep up with the orders. Nice pub but don't go there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 60
Bar, Pub, Australian, 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?