Penneshaw Hotel

Welcome to the Penneshaw Hotel, Kangaroo Island. "Is Penneshaw Hotel the only hotel in the world where you can have a beer and look at Australia?"

The Penneshaw Hotel has commanding and uninterrupted views over Backstairs Passage with absolute water frontage from a cliff-top and now the completed spacious tiered outdoor dining and bar area offers unsurpassed opportunities to enjoy this view. Newly renovated alfresco area with 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.

Books are required all year round to book a table head to our website 

Summer Menu


Penny’s Restaurant is definitely a cut above most – of course there is a schnitzel on the menu, but the Chef’s create a modern Australian cuisine using as much local produce as possible to produce a wonderful menu.The rustic charms of the renovated bar and dining areas are the perfect place to while away a Sunday afternoon or wait for your ferry to the mainland in the friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

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.

Bottle shop adjoins the hotel, where you can select from a huge range of beers, spirits and wines. There is a large range of local K.I wines, beers & spirits.

  • Alfresco Area
  • Alfresco Area


08 8553 1042

Thomas Willson Street
Penneshaw SA 5222

Opening Hours

Open 7 Days a week
Front Bar open from 11am
Lunch 12-2:30pm and Dinner 5:30pm-8:30pm
Please book ahead as we have restrictions on seating