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Pipers of Penola

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58 Riddoch St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
+61 8 8737 3999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a basic designed restaurant that works well if you don't have a very loud patron who's conversation the whole restaurant had to endure. I was disappointed that it's one of those restaurants that you order a main then have to order sides. The meals are small so the entree needs to be purchased or else you would be... More 

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Thank Michael S
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place, service and food is amazing - we love Simon and Erica and their food and service. The quality is never disappointing !

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1 Thank TinaAsh
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Surprisingly good restaurant for a country town. Great food, great service, pleasant athmosphere. Not often do you see six clear dinner plates and the desserts were definitely 'special'.

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1 Thank John S
Bern, Switzerland
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I am not a friend of converting churches into restaurants, but this is well done. The place is extremely popular but the hard working and friendly staff miraculously managed to deliver a cheerful yet elegant service and the kitchen followed up making this a pleasant experience accompanied by lesser known wines from Coonawarra. Try the Patrick Cabernet Sauvignon, unfortunately we... More 

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1 Thank behuman
Melbourne, Australia
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636 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is an extremely impressive regional restaurant. Our party of five was blown away by aspects of our experience here last night. We had a great time. First off, the restaurant is located in a lovely attractive old building and then once you enter you're struck by the ample space between tables. In my experience only the best and classiest... More 

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1 Thank TwoSheds57
Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The food, facilities, presentation and decor were all well above expectations for a small regional location such as Penola. One could not fault the food - seriously unfaultable dishes. Unfortunately some of the more remarkably interesting dishes detailed in other reviews (such as parmesan lamb neck) were not on tonight's menu. The duck pate was so silky and subtle ($18),... More 

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Thank Peter P
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended and we are so happy we were able to secure a booking! Everything was delightful, entree, main and OMG the desert, which I never have! There is a reason why they have won best regional restaurant many years running. Don't miss!

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Thank Pauline H
Portland
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Wow wow and double wow - a fabulous dining experience and certainly one I would hope to do again - exceptional ambience good wine selections and an amazing menu - I had the duck pate for entree and it melted in the mouth followed but the king fish with cuttlefish and prawns desert was to die for would recommend this... More 

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Thank 5margarett
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This little restaurant, seemingly in the middle of "nowhere" is outstanding. Erica as front of house is so efficient, courteous and charming, the food is so delicious, the building is beautifully fitted out, it just ticked all of the boxes. We travelled all over the place for 2 weeks, ate at many different and highly rated restaurants, but this topped... More 

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Thank barbarajandrews
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our third visit and Pipers goes from strength to strength. Tastefully decorated, good spacing between tables, excellent service, a reasonably priced wine list and my main course was the best pork I can recall eating. A hidden gem.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Riddoch St, 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?