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The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill

281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8557 0840
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good14%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (3 reviews)
“roast pork” (3 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 16:00All hours
CUISINES
Australian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
281 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Great food, great service and great wine. I would rate this place right up there! Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Try the share platter menu, really great value.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely 6 course lunch. Lots of food, well presented and really tasty. I especially loved the chocolate fondant. The staff were excellent really attentive and extremely efficient. For the quality of service and meal it was very inexpensive.More

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Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in quite late this afternoon and having not been here to dine for several years. Great small menu and the food was fantastic. Great service with lots of recommendations for wine and food. Love the way they have a variety of wines from different...More

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The Kitchen Doo... B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

We booked for lunch and glad we did as it got quite busy. This would easily be the best meal and restaurant we have visited this year. First we tasted wine & then chose our meal - but if we visit again, I would first...More

Thank Quenton E
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

No doubt this was the best meal i have had in South Australia 😀. Thank you sooooo much!!!. We will be back!!!More

Thank Mark A
Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

My wife, adult daughter and I had lunch at this restaurant last week. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent meal and quality service in a relaxed atmosphere. Chef Tom Boden prepared outstanding beef cheeks in a sumptuous sauce, followed by an equally great desert...More

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Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Good wine, good food, children friendly too. Wonderful view to have a good meal with family and friends, and even if on a date too.More

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Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Dropped in for lunch halfway through a ride along the 'Shiraz trail'. We were greeted warmly. The staff were funny, cheeky and gave us just the right amount of attention. The pumpkin and ricotta gnocchi was delicious with some sage on top as a surprise....More

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Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Great to have Tom Bowden as chef, have followed him around. Well priced, creative food. Wonderful use of local ingredients. Looks great and tastes brilliant. Excellent wine list featuring Penny's Hill and other wines Monika a superstar on the floor. I'll be back.More

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Stuart B, Manager at The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you kind response, We always endeavour to offer all our guests a memorable dinning experience, by using local and the most freshest ingredients we can, including some from our organic garden. We strive to offer everyone the most direct and efficient service...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant and we are so pleased we did. The food was outstanding, the wine is fabulous and the scenery is beautiful. I had salmon and my husband had pork belly with the beetroot salad. We dine with a tornado toddler and...More

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Ingleburne House is no longer available for accommodation. You can contact the McLaren Vale information centre for accommodation options. 1800 628 410
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Meals
Lunch
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 Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 16:00
Monday
00:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 16:00
Thursday
00:00 - 16:00
Friday
00:00 - 16:00
Saturday
00:00 - 16:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
The Kitchen Doorat Penny's Hill Winery is one of McLaren Vale's most well-known and picturesque dining venues.

Celebrating artisan food producers from the region, Chef Tom Boden brings over 20 years of international culinary experience to The Kitchen Door. Creating dishes reflecting the diversity of the region, you can enjoy a leisurely lunch using seasonal produce with a stunning backdrop of vines, grazing sheep and old post rail fences.
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