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Penneshaw Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
8553 1042
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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Enmore, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Jeembo11
Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only pub in town so this is it. Not bad though. The schnitty was huge and tender and the mushroom sauce accompanying it was lovely. The American burger was served in a brioche bun was great. Chips nice and crunchy and fluffy in the centre

Thank Kathryn218
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of choice in Penneshaw so this place was definitely the best option. The service was very friendly and welcoming and we managed to get a table that looked out to sea - and what a great view! I had steak and my wife had chicken schnitzel (both well cooked and tasty) washed down with a couple of... More 

Thank Colin A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent, good friendly service and an unbeatable view. With a reasonable price and within walking distance from the ferry port. Definitely recommend to anyone heading over this way.

Thank JCooper91
Melbourne, Australia
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224 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very attractive location on Kangaroo Island! Wonderful views on the ocean. Nice Place to have a lunch in sunny day!

Thank nosimonov
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in here last Friday. The food was ok and the staff were good, but it's the roughest place I have ever been in. The noise was through the roof, with most of the customers shouting at each other. A large family gathering was the worst, with a little fellow in a high chair bashing his spoon on the... 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$61
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, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?