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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%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
“schnitzel” (20 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the pub standards, done well, with some nice surprises. We were a little disappointed that SA lamb chops were unavailable for two nights in a row, but were happy with our selection. Friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere. A good, if only place in winter and...More

Thank Garry N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed two delicious curries (I think curries were the Saturday night special) and a good choice of kids meals. The handy location straight off the ferry is ideal!

1  Thank Champagne_CatT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a day stop in Penneshaw on our cruise and loved it. They had a massive crowd off the ship and were super friendly and accommodating. Best calamari ever.

1  Thank HeatherxIrish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous service and attention. Great meals. Couldn't fault the food. Mark and his staff were welcoming and friendly.

1  Thank Janet F
Reviewed 22 May 2017 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

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank rick s
Reviewed 16 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

3  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

1  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.

1  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

1  Thank robertptyltd
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Nearby Attractions
Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
320 reviews
.41 km away
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre
123 reviews
.43 km away
Penneshaw Penguin Centre
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.48 km away
Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum
9 reviews
.58 km away
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20 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$63
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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