About the Penneshaw Hotel, Kangaroo Island.

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 with local wines to tempt those taste buds, some of the best hotel food KI has to offer and competitive function options the Penny is a perfect crowd pleaser.

The Penneshaw Hotel has commanding and uninterrupted views over Backstairs Passage with absolute water frontage from a cliff-top and now the newly completed spacious tiered outdoor dining and bar area offers unsurpassed opportunities to enjoy this view. The historic hotel is making the most of its prime position with major internal and external renovations.. 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 modern alfresco furniture.

The restaurant menu includes some great hotel classics as well as some gourmet specials and lighter options. 

A country hptel that looks and feels just like a country hotel should ...

" A country hotel that looks and feels just like a country hotel should, this place has a relaxed vibe and classic hotel grub menu - with an emphasis on fresh local seafood. The view is one of the best things about the place, as you can literally sit back and take in Australia (well, South Australia little stretch of mainland anyway) from your table. After dinner, a game of billards in the games room and a drink in the front bar are in order"

Penny's Restaurant

Penny’s Restaurant is definitely a cut above "classic hotel food" – of course there is a schnitzel on the menu, but the Chef’s create a modern Australian cuisine using as much SA produce as possible to produce a wonderful menu.  


Front Bar

The Front Bar is a great place to meet the locals in a friendly and welcoming environment. All have a story to tell. Our friendly staff offer nibbles on Friday night and a cosy log fire to keep you warm on a cold winter's evening. It is also a popular spot for a game of 8 ball and for the punters to try their luck on a game of keno.



Our bottleshop is independently owned and managed and is committed to providing the highest possible level of retail convenience and hospitality service – whether it is the ambience of the public bar, quality and value of the food service, the level of entertainment or the wide range available in the bottleshop.

Open 7 days, 10am til late


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Meals available daily, lunch & dinner

(08) 8553 1042

North Tce, Penneshaw - Kangaroo Island, SA
Opening Hours: Bottle shop 10am til late Lunch 12:00pm til 2:30pm Dinner from 5:30pm 
Telephone: (08) 8553 1042  Facsimile: 08 8553 1265


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