#Hardysverandahrestaurant & #arthurwaterhouselounge

3 chef hat deliciousness.

When Food is a philosophy

Fine dining at its best.

In 2017 we revived Mount Lofty House's gastronomic gloriousness and brought back the feel of the lavish social gatherings that once reigned these walls, engaging 3 chef hat Jin Choi as executive chef of Hardy's Verandah Restaurant and international master barmen for the Arthur Waterhouse Lounge.

Fine Dining

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

As soon as you walk in, you will feel it. Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant (view 360˚ tour) is filled with the refinement, elegance and opulence that Arthur Hardy’s guests would have enjoyed 165 years ago. With our executive chef Jin Choi’s simplistic yet technical and delicately composed dishes, you will experience a once in a lifetime culinary highlight.

Special Occasion Dining

From Valley to Verandah.

Our team grows and forages here on our property and focusses on highlighting the bounty of the Adelaide Hills. Let us exceed your expectations with a menu crafted from fresh, seasonal foods of the area and with our wine, particularly chosen just for you from our sommelier.

Open 7 days a week for dinner and for lunch on Sundays. Please note that priority is given to inhouse guests on Friday and Saturday nights as well as for Saturday lunches.

Awarded Wine List

Arthur's Wine Cellar

When dining at HVR, make sure to visit our wine cellar which runs the entire length of the historic building. We excavated solid rock to an extra 1.5 metres to enable it to function as a properly guest-accessible space.

Our extensive and continuously awarded wine list (2018 Restaurant & Catering Awards Winner for Wine List, 2017 Gourmet Traveller Wine Best Listing of SA Wines & 3 Glass Rating) features an impressive riesling selection, for instance, is divided into ‘What We Do Round Here’ (South Australia); ‘The Competition’ (the rest of Australia); and finally ‘Achtung!’ (rieslings from top German producers).

Cocktail Bar

Arthur Waterhouse Lounge

The bar is named after another of the property’s well known custodians, Arthur Waterhouse. Enjoy a unique cocktail or classic drink in front of the original open fireplace with view down the beautiful Piccadilly Valley.

View the 360˚ tour of Arthur Waterhouse Lounge & Bar.

Open 7 days a week for pre- and post-dinner drinks.

Adelaide's Newest Cocktail Bar

Whiskey, nitrogen & the good old days.

Imagine New York in the 1920s with its slightly gloomy bars and a vibrant underground party scene. This was the inspiration for our stunning bar, serving exceptionally creative, mystical cocktail and housing Adelaide's largest whiskey collection. Pull up a stool and have a chat at the bar while watching our Italian barman Simone at work.


Beautiful Boutique Hotel

Mt Lofty House is stunning. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The food was amazing! We will definitely stay there again.


1 February 2019

Birthday Present for Debra's 60th

Our stay was very enjoyable. Great, relaxing massage and beautiful food.


3 February 2019

Extremely Relaxing & Enjoyable Experience

Accommodation and dinner was fantastic, service staff very nice and helpful, with a beautiful and picturesque scenery to also enjoy.

B. M.

3 February 2019


It was a wonderful stay, the staff were amazing and it really felt like home, it was very sad to leave, we will hopefully be back again one day. Thank you for a great holiday.

Skye Dubignon

4 February 2019


The staff, accommodation, food (and weather) was amazing. Thank you very much for making our stay a memorable one.


4 February 2019