Lounge in Sophistication at AWL

Arthur Waterhouse Lounge

Exclusively for Mount Lofty House guests to enjoy.

AWL Lounge & Bar

Open daily from midday till late

Sophisticated, casual and relaxed, the Arthur Waterhouse Lounge is located on the lower level below the Hardy’s Bar/Restaurant. With its open fireplace, large leather chairs and booth seating guests can relax in comfort, or walk out to the tiered lawns which overlook the Piccadilly Valley. The lounge is open exclusively for in-house guests to enjoy a drink or meal in a relaxed, bistro setting.

Open daily from midday until late, our AWL bar is renowned for its inspired cocktail menu. Every season, our master bartenders create a new set of drinks that are inspired by the elements and will take you away on a culinary and cultural journey. In the warmer months you are welcome to enjoy our outdoor lunch dining options on the Tiered lawns or poolside.

Arthur Waterhouse Lounge is open 7 days for lunch (12pm-5pm) and dinner (6pm-9pm). Reservations for lunch and dinner are recommended.

Enter the world of Arthur Hardy, the determined and visionary young English man, who loved the finer things in life. Take a seat on the verandah of his 1852 summer residence before embarking on what will be one of the best culinary journeys of your life.


Bliss in Winter
Well chosen staff, emphasis on local products, meticulous attention to details of the furnishings and the genuine efforts to create a magical experience made us proud to share the experience with so many interstate visitors. We've experienced Sequoia in Summer and now the House in mid-winter with the mists swirling and warming log fires - marvellous.

Kay & Peter

Stunning venue and location
What a stunning location! While the weather wasn't on our side, Mount Lofty House didn't disappoint. The rooms are well appointed, spacious and feel like you're in a home away from home. With fireplaces in every corner, you'll always feel cosy in winter.

Jono Smith

An amazing weekend retreat and treat!
Impeccable and attentive service from the moment we arrived. We felt very indulged. Beautiful location, views and rooms. The dinner in the restaurant was stunning. Everything was amazing, and included great weather. swimming in the pool, next-door botanic gardens walk and walk to the Mt Lofty summit. The staff were helpful, friendly and professional, also covid-safe - we appreciated diligent and correct mask wearing by all staff.


Everything You Imagine
Literally everything I could possibly imagine for a venue and more! No where else I had seen could have created such a beautiful even that flowed so well. We had the ceremony and lawn games by the tuscan fountain, the reception dinner outdoors overlooking the valley, and dessert and dancing indoors when it got cold. Our wedding coordinator made sure everything was 100% perfect, the food was sensational and it was such a fun event!



Dreams Come True
Michelle and Rebekkah are the most amazing people! Michelle made our reception dreams come true and we had the most amazing reception. There is nothing we could fault.

Clare & Alex