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Pipers of Penola

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58 Riddoch Street, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
+61 8 8737 3999
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG!!!! Why on a previous trip to Penola did we not eat here. From the minute you walk through the door the staff are professional and attentive. The wine list is extensive something for everyone. The meals were outstanding and so was the presentation. You are not crammed in like other restaurants. It is an intimate setting you don't feel... More 

2 Thank Saffy68
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 nights in Penola during our recent vacation, and given we were there over the break between Xmas and the New Year there were concerns on what we could find open. One night at one of the 2 pubs didn't start so well, but we were guided to try and get a table at Piper's as they re-opened... More 

2 Thank pjanusik
Greater Perth, Australia
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142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Ate here on a busy Thursday evening. We had the scallops entree to share and for mains the slow cooked lamb neck and grilled fish, with a side dish of asparagus. The meals were very tasty and perfectly presented, although there was little else on the fish dish so definitely needed to order extra side dish. The wine list is... More 

Thank Annette C
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Our visit to this restaurant was part of a combined birthday celebration for me and my daughter-in-law. There were 6 family members in the party. We were shown to our table and the maitre d' asked for any requests for drinks. She was able to list the dozen or so beers available and without writing anything down took the 6... More 

Thank Keith G
Gisborne, Australia
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178 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had dinner here with friends and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the ambiance and thank you to Erica for looking after us. The seared scallops, truffled corn, carrot remoulade, carrot and star anise dressing, cashews for entree were excellent and then the spinach and ricotta ravioli, roasted beetroot puree, quinoa dressing and 8 yr old balsamic with edible petals was... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The owners being connected to the history of the area were really passionate about their business.The food and service were excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alby B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Came in on weekend for my 40th with a group of friends. Service was 1st class and the meal was spectacular. Thanks to the staff for making it a memorable night. Recommend to everyone.

Thank jayconcam
Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Extremely imaginative menu, great ambience and very attentive service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank VivienneH
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was a lovely place to eat, and a nice way to finish off a day of wine tasting. We both ordered the beef for mains and it was one of the most tender pieces of meat I have ever had. The service here was fantastic, we never waited for anything. She was so attentive and efficient, and I noticed... More 

Thank AmyTraveller30
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

On a recent trip to Penola and the Coonawarra I was recommended to eat at Pipers. This fine dining restaurant would not be out of place in Melbourne. The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was timely, anticipatory and consistent without being overbearing, and the food was immaculate - matched of course with some of the regions finest vino. Honestly, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Riddoch Street, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Penola
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8737 3999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?