Restaurant Recommendations

We’ve tasted their menu offerings, here’s what we think:

Milieu @ The Bushman’s Inn 

The newest addition to Penola’s dining scene. Innovative menu featuring local produce served Tapas style. We love the Wagyu meatballs with olives, the Oysters crumbed with sea parsley and the espresso bavarois.

Extensive wine list showcasing the best regional wines from the Limestone Coast, available by the glass or bottle

0466 642 994

Open Thursday to Monday from 5pm

Pipers of Penola

Penola’s longest standing fine dining restaurant housed in former Presbyterian church offers French inspired menu and a wine list that includes local and international wines. We love their cheese selection. Over the years, Pipers has won many awards for both service and food.

The menu features some of chef Simon Bowen’s own smoked produce.

08 8737 3999

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm



Upstairs at Hollick

It’s vineyard setting shows off this restaurant with gorgeous views at sunset. The menu includes local produce such as local lamb, walnuts and herbs, and their own orchard fruit, and is matched to Hollick wines.

Upstairs from the cellar door at Hollick, overlooking their barrel store

08 8737 2752

Open Saturday nights only for dinner, and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday

Eat | Fodder | Drink | Ottelia

Fodder is one of our favourite lunch options in the Coonawarra, with a wood fired pizza oven and a wonderful menu full of their own garden produce. Try the Gnocchi with burnt sage butter, or one of their gourmet pizzas – no pineapple here!

The wine list is their own label wines – Otellia

08 8736 3170

Open Thursday to Monday 10.30 to 3.30pm