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Penny's Hill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0840
12:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was top notch, service equally great. The Wagyu was cooked to perfection and the Gurnard fish was freaking delicious! Showcasing the beautiful produce and amazing wine this region has to offer.

1 Thank Amelia T
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Kitchen Door with my family to celebrate my dad's birthday. We decided to try the tasting menu. The waitress advised that it included about 6 courses and was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. My sister was fasting at the time (for easter) and the waitress/chef were kind enough to adjust the menu slightly for... More 

1 Thank Tasha93132
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter Monday and Adelaide's doing its best to buck the trend of opening so down the highway to McLaren Vale and into the tourist centre to get s list of openers They're all open it seems but everyone's website says they're closed do technophiles steer clear of this sleepy hamlet known as the city of churches Back to our experience... More 

1 Thank Stemicmellac
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly cellar door, relaxed dinning with fantastic outlook over grapes. Excellent spot to stop for lunch in between vineyards

1 Thank RohAUST
Port Elliot, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

ed at the cellar door we had fortunately booked a table at the associated Red Dot restaurant. A welcoming host leads a team of chatty knowledgeable staff who know their menu. Everyone's food was delicious and was beautifully prepared and presented and the view across the vineyards and Vale topped it off. It was a busy day but this didn't... More 

1 Thank Simon0101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this one early in the day, attracted by the stunning buildings. I really enjoyed the wines and the staff were helpful and friendly. Well worth stopping here... the food smelt amazing from the cellar door too.

Thank angoowah
Adelaide, Australia
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lunched at Penny's Hill Winery following the McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic Car Rally. Our seating was outdoors, with excellent food and wine ordered and served from an outdoor kitchen. It was all very friendly: well organised ordering then a short wait for our lunches, while we quaffed our wine and looked over the huge number of vintage cars,... More 

1 Thank carole2710
Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A Very busy public holiday for them And they probably needed another couple of staff on but the food was worth the wait ( young man made me dizzy watching how efficiently he got the food to tables ) Pork was tasty Crab mayo and chips was quite strong Tomato feta salad great They could do with a till printout... More 

Thank Leeanne65
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here in the middle of a wine tasting session around McLaren Vale. Four of us had numerous share plates every one of which was excellent, but the gnocchi was amazing. Obvious to say that the wines complemented the food.

Thank 666Dame
Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Went back here for my birthday lunch after a disappointing visit last year, but heard they had a new chef (Tom hardy) and had returned to delicious main meals rather than share plates. And they are back in the game!! Husband is not easily pleased but said the starter of slow cooked octopus was the best he'd had in oz.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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 American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
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
The Kitchen Door is a salute to wine-lovers and great food indulgers: for those who love to pander to their palate. Discover elegant dishes with a rustic, relaxed influence that don’t easily fit into one classification: fresh produce; nostalgic classics; grazing boards.

Select dishes to be shared or individually savoured from our menu, or have Head Chef, Neil ‘Nelly’ McGlew feed you the best of seasonal and local produce, either with or without paired wines, in our "Feed Me" experience, priced at $55 per person.

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