Dec 21, 2012

Pipers of Penola with WineWalkabout

Looking to take your lovely lady or significant other out for a special meal. Usually not to hard to find a swanky upscale restaurant if you put your mind to it. But what if you are in the country side of South East South Australia in the tiny town of Penola. Population 1,300 or so. Well have no fear as Pipers of Penola will do just fine. A nicely refurbish little Church with a very comfortable feel elegantly furnished and with a not too cramped yet cozy feel. First and foremost they have a fantastic wine list with a very reasonable markup (nice) and a next to nothing $10 corkage although only two bottles per table (that’s doable with that wine list). The food here is definitely foodie style and maybe not for the meat and potato with nothing touching kind of bloke or Sheila. The menu is a little limited but covers all the bases and is presented beautifully. It tasted as good as it looked.  This place has been around a while and has collected a number of awards;

2011 & 2012 The Wine List of the Year Award

Pipers of Penola wins ‘Best Regional Restaurant of South Australia 2011’ at the Restaurant & Catering SA Awards for Excellence 2011.

2012 Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence Hall Of Fame - Regional   Pipers of Penola 

2011, 2010, 2009, 2007 Award for Excellence for the Best Regional Restaurant -Restaurant & Catering SA.

Award of Excellence - Limestone Coast Tourism - July 2008.

Best Regional Restaurant - Adelaide Food Awards - November 2007.

That’s a fairly impressive list of awards and probably not undeserved.

Koala and his lovely lady had a nice dinner experience and the food by Chef Simon was delicious and the table service from Erika was on the money.  

For a fancy dinner date while in Penola or the Coonawara area, Koala give’s Pipers of Penola a “Recommend”. So go check it out. 

Bon App├ętit!

Happy Tasting Adventures,


Kiwi & Koala

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