At the turn of the 20th century, The Peninsula Hotel – affectionately known as ‘The Pen’ – was undoubtedly the place to be in Mandurah. Right on the waterfront on Marco Polo Drive (today beside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre just across the water from Mandurah’s city centre), The Peninsula was the first port of call for many a visitor, and the best loved spot for locals. Thankfully, after a sad decade or so of closed doors, The Peninsula is again doing a roaring trade and – no offence to its pioneering proprietors, but it must be said – surely better than ever. Now one of Mandurah’s premier dining venues, The Peninsula offer a stunning gourmet menu of modern Australian cuisine, featuring everything from local market fish to seasonal Manjimup truffles, with gorgeous desserts and an impressive drinks list to top it all off. The views are enough to warrant a visit to The Peninsula, but the food makes it unmissable. Bookings are very strongly advised.
Food took an 1 hr to arrive. We ordered pre dinner drinks. 15 later id finished mine and my ladys drink had not even arrived. I had to go to the bar. It wasnt a restaurant atmosphere. It was extremely loud. The food was like warm.
Great location, very friendly staff and the food was scrumptious. Overall experience was everything you would hope for when dining out for lunch. We will definitely be recommending to our family and friends.
The setting and service of the Pen was good. The food which had good sized portions was average in taste for the cost of the meals.