The best fine dining experience in the Adelaide Hills

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

3 Hat restaurant in the Adelaide Hills

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant View wine dinner

Fine Dining & Historic Walls

Open 7 days from 6pm & sunday from 12pm

Enter the world of Arthur Hardy, the determined & 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.

Hardy’s Verandah serves a seasonally changing, 4 to 7 course degustation menu, following the ‘Valley to Verandah’ concept, paired with a multi-award-winning wine selection, sake collection, and creative cocktail menu.

Due to the limited number of diners, we ask you to book your table as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Take a seat on the verandah of Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant before embarking on what will be one of the best culinary journeys of your life.

Jin Choi

Headchef HVR

Jin began his culinary journey in Korea before starting a new life here in Australia. Over the past ten years Jin has worked at some of the best restaurants in the country as Sous Chef including The Bridge Room, Magill Estate and Momofuku Seibo. All three restaurants were awarded 3 Hats and rank in the top 15 restaurants in the country in the Gourmet Traveller Top 100. He was also invited to work at Noma Australia’s Sydney pop-up.

Winter Seasonal Menu

Our Winter menu features:

Venison Tataki / King George Whiting / Aged Duck / Citrus Creme Brulee


One of the best wine lists in the country

Arthur’s wine cellar

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant is renowned for its spectacularly curated wine list. The original stone cellar underneath the restaurant is home to some cult wines from South Australia, the Australian continent, and of course, includes some of the great vintages of the European classics. 

Embark on a culinary journey through South Australia and beyond with our head sommelier.

Creative Cocktails

Arthur waterhouse lounge & bar

Open every evening 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 & cultural journey.

Celebrations over generations

Celebrations & Private Dining experiences

Since opening in 2017, Hardy’s Verandah has gone from strength to strength. Awarded 3 Chef Hats for the third year in a row, as well as AHASA Hall of Fame, and Best Wine List of the Year awards in 2021. HVR awards >

Looking for private dining for a celebration or corporate event, Hardy’s Verandah or the private Hardy’s Room (view 360 tour) is available for groups of up to 30 guests.

Being renowned for its beautiful grounds and view over the Piccadilly Valley, Mount Lofty House is also famous for hosting lavish weddings and productive corporate retreats and luxurious events.

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A truly beautiful experience
From the moment we walked in we were greeted with so many welcoming faces we felt like VIP. The food is absolutely incredible, the best quality produce that is thoughtful, respecful and curated to bring such pleasure to your palate. Accompanied by one of the most astonishing wines lists I have even seen. This is beyond a meal is an experience that left is feeling uplifted.


Brett - June 2022

Great meal and wines. Beautiful view
We had a 4 course gourmet meal. Excellent food, Excellent Service and the wines recommended by the Sommelier was perfect for us



JULY 2022

Our favourite dining experience Our favourite restaurant in South Australia.
Such a delight the service, food & wine is second to none. The first visit we chose the 7 course degustation with the premium wine match and it was worth every penny. ... The Rusden Black Guts Shiraz was beautiful. We booked well in advance choosing the 6.15pm setting to watch the sunset over the stunning Piccadilly valley. It is worth going early to enjoy a cocktail at the Arthur Waterhouse bar also in Mount Lofty House - I can highly recommend the spritz cocktail for a refreshing drink.



APRIL 2022

An amazing experience
We were staying in the Lodge for an anniversary and had 7 course meal paired with sommelier's choice of wines. Special tribute to sommelier Abhas Saxena, who explained the choice of wines and provided alternatives to match different tastes. His attention and knowledge really made the evening special. Service from all staff was excellent. The food was also excellent, as were the views from the window table.


Tripadvisor reviewer

MARCH 2022