Located in the old Summer Hill Post Office, you will find One Penny Red Restaurant and upstairs the award-winning Vernon's Bar.

Our name is a
tribute to the building.


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Built in 1901 by State Government architect, Walter Liberty Vernon, the building served as the Summer Hill Post Office until 1996. After years in private ownership, this iconic building opened to the public in 2014 as One Penny Red. The name, One Penny Red, gives a nod to the famous stamp, The Penny Red.

The Restaurant downstairs, originally the post office, is a beautiful light and airy space, with stunning high ceilings, and impressive windows creating a feeling of old-world charm. The custom made moulded zinc bar in the dining room brings the room into the modern-day world of restaurants and links the old and new.
Vernon’s Bar located upstairs was where the mail sorting was once done. The hoist above the bar is an original feature and reminder of the building’s work history.

We look forward to welcoming you to One Penny Red.

One Penny Red focuses on sourcing the finest produce and delivers an approachable dining experience to suit any casual occasion and those very special celebrations too. The dedicated kitchen team lead by RJ Lines, delivers delicious and clean flavours to both the restaurant and Vernons’ Bar upstairs.

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Home Feast Catering
Private Dining Space
Vernon's Bar

Have your next event at One Penny Red.

The Old Summer Hill Post Office is a grand old building and has created many memories for people over the years.
Events are available in both the restaurant and Vernon’s Bar, from intimate dinner parties to group events, including boutique weddings, birthdays, family celebrations and corporate functions.

For larger groups find out more here.

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    Takeaway Service

    Available Monday to Saturday.

    Pick up from 5.00pm.

    We also offer Home Feast Catering for larger events.

    Tuesday to Friday from 4.00pm.
    Saturday from 2.00pm.

    The bar upstairs of One Penny Red.
    Walk-ins welcome.