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Pipers of Penola
Modern Australian
Pipers of Penola

With Coonawarra on its doorstep, Pipers is where the vignerons entertain guests and the well-travelled take a rest. From a historic Methodist church, chef Simon Bowen (son of winemaker Doug Bowen) delivers fresh produce with worldly finesse. The Bowen family cabernet is among a prestigious line-up of Coonawarra reds in a cellar curated with decades of knowledge. Other South Australian greats and top European vintages are also well within reach, perhaps to accompany an entrée of cumin-roasted quail, date couscous and eggplant purée that heralds a devotion to rich flavour, or quinoa, goat's cheese and almonds with beetroot and aged balsamic. Dainty flowers sit atop spiced, roasted duckling; venison medallions are served with seasonal figs, creamy blue cheese and salted ham; and the stone-fruit sorbet and sugar-dusted doughnut puffs with pumpkin ice-cream make a heavenly finish.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $17-$20

    M $30-$37

    D $15-$20

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Simon Bowen



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