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“Not great !...”
Review of Penneshaw Hotel

Penneshaw Hotel
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Penneshaw
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$63
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not great !...”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Admittedly the reviews we had received were luke warm but the hotel was one of the few places open at this time of the year (during low season). Service was friendly and the location has great views and overall ambience. The food was pretty ordinary - anything seafood and fried was OK but we ordered a scotch fillet steak [medium] that came rare, cold and tough and also a haloumi salad with "local beets and greens" that was basically 2 slabs of fried cheese on an otherwise empty plate. Disappointing to have to send food back but staff were happy to replace meals.
We understand if demand during slower months makes it harder to plan stock etc but menu should be simplified if this is an issue.

  • Visited June 2014
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Average meals, slow service”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Was recommended this place, so went there for dinner. We got seafood meals which were ok - nothing great. The table next to us had to wait so long for their meals that they went up to cancel their order. After I went and paid for my dessert, it was 20 minutes later I went up to ask about it. They brought it out a few minutes later, they had obviously forgotten about my order. It isn't that busy in there so I don't know how they manage when there is a crowd!

  • Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Pretty basic pub food.”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Our family ate here recently. Overpriced poor quality greasy pub food. Had a great meal here a few years ago but standards seem to have slipped. Service quite average - had to ask a couple of tines for ice creams which came with kids meals.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
352 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Whiting Burger ”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

While waiting for the ferry I just had to have my last Whiting Burger and it didn't disappoint the service was really nice as well.
We will come back on our next trip over

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Darwin, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“average steak”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

ordered steak medium rare, came very rare. wait was approx. 35mins. I would like to try this place again it has potential if they can fix these small problems

  • Visited May 2014
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