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Penneshaw Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“schnitzel” (23 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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1 - 10 of 410 reviews

Reviewed today

Restaurant had a good range. Can’t recommend the oysters Kirkpatrick, small and over cooked. Have to get drinks from the bar. Staff appear to be running between bar, bottle shop and restaurant. Service could improve but may be more due to insufficient staff numbers. Food...More

Thank Donmarhay
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spectacular views and the potential of being amazing, particularly on a summers day. The winter eating experience was ok but expensive for pub fare.

Thank Noshtalgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a coule of meals here and really enjoyed them. Good selection of wines and beer and very friendly, efficient staff. Good value for money as well.

Thank desleed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner twice at this hotel during a recent visit to Kangaroo Island. The first night I had the steak special. The steak was very good with chips and salad included. At only $18 it offered good value. The second night I had king...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We had dinner there two nights running and found the food to be excellent. Without a doubt the best chicken parmy I have ever eaten in a pub and not forgetting the crispy squid which was also excellent. The servings were of ample size. The...More

Thank SandN255355
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Very nice food. Good variety to choose from at reasonable prices. Nice view, although it was a bit windy and rainy.

Thank PeterJ112
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Nicely presented old pub near to the ferry terminal. Lovely view back to Mainland and outdoor seating for a sunny day. Reasonable wine list including local wines and good lunch and dinner menu. A passing musician was playing gentle clarinet and sax which gave it...More

1  Thank chris f
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Meet the warm and friendly locals of ki here. Excellent pub food particularly whiting and chips. Try the local wines - as recommended by one of the locals - loved the False Cape Cab Merlot.

Thank Poonam S
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Good pubfood. Menu has plenty of choices. Would go there anytime again. Best food in Penneshaw. Location is great with wonderful views to the ocean.

Thank holidayAugust2013
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Thought the dining room menu was a little pricy so we had a look in the front bar to be pleased with the menu specials of the day and the price. Delicious satay chicken skewers served on a bed of lime leaf rice.

Thank graysand2016
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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$59
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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