watervale hotel family

Warrick Duthy


Warrick Duthy is part owner and Managing Director of Kilikanoon Wines in the Clare Valley.

We are creating a showcase for the Clare Valley Wines at the Watervale Hotel. We have most Clare wine producers represented on our list in a way that demonstrates the diversity of the region.

Nicola Palmer


Nicola Palmer , formerly Head Chef and Restaurant Manager of nearby Skillogalee Winery Restaurant, has now joined her new family business as General Manager of Watervale Hotel, Penobscot Farm and Farmgate Cellars. She is also Head Chef and driving all creative aspects of the development.

The menu I’ve designed is inspired by the wonderful street food of the world. During my travels this has struck me as some of the most authentic food and cooking of a country. Here we are taking great pleasure in recreating some of these amazing dishes using the spectacular range of produce we have in our region. Designed to be eaten in the front bar or along the verandah.

Warrick and Nicola have purchased Watervale Hotel, as well as Penobscot Farm and Farmgate Cellars in Watervale. 


Alex Noles, joined us in Spring and Summer 2018. Alex is a young Australian Chef with a penchant for foraging. He is now in Latin America touring, cooking and learning. 

We are now lucky to have  French Chef’s Julien Loeb and Justine Delcroix working at Penobscot Farm planting, cultivating, picking and processing food for the Watervale Hotel. They were both trained at the Paul Bouchard School in Lyon and have extensive experience in Michelin hatted restaurants. They are working with Nicola on recipes and menu development.

Watervale Hotel is open:

11am – late 7 days.

Our kitchen offers all day dining:

11am – 9pm 7 days

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