Celebrating the Tradition of Luxury.
Hardy's Verandah Restaurant
3 Hat restaurant in the Adelaide Hills
Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant celebrates the tradition of luxury. Offering breakfast for guests of Mount Lofty House, a refined and up-market lunch menu throughout the week, elegant High Tea on weekends and the famous HVR fine-dining Dinner Experience coupled with breathtaking panoramic views across the Adelaide Hills, Hardy’s Verandah promises an unforgettable epicurean journey.
HVR Degustation Experience
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.
Hardy’s Verandah serves a seasonally changing degustation experience, 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.
Lunch weekdays from 12pm | Dinner daily from 6pm
HVR Refined Lunch and Panorama
At Hardy’s Verandah, nothing is short of exceptional. The menus are created using a symphony of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients crafted into dishes that redefine flavour boundaries. Each plate reflects a harmonious balance of creativity and tradition, leaving diners with a sense of both familiarity and awe.
Sit back on the verandah and soak in the view whilst enjoying wholesome delicacies with loved ones.
Saturday and sunday from 12pm
Indulge in the epitome of refinement at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant with their sumptuous luxurious high tea.
Nestled in the heart of the home, this experience transcends traditional tea service, offering a sensory journey. Immerse yourself in opulence as you savor exquisitely crafted pastries, delicate finger sandwiches, and the finest loose-leaf teas.
The sophisticated ambiance of Hardy’s Verandah, adorned with timeless decor and panoramic views, elevates the affair. From the meticulously arranged table settings to the attentive service, every detail enhances the experience. This high tea at Hardy’s Verandah is a harmonious blend of taste and luxury, promising an unforgettable rendezvous with refined indulgence.
Celebrations at HVR
Private Dining experiences & Celebrations
Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant at Mount Lofty House offers an exquisite venue for social events and private dinners, combining historic charm with culinary excellence.
The stunning Adelaide Hills backdrop sets the stage for memorable gatherings, whether it’s an intimate private dinner or a celebratory social event.
The restaurant’s elegant interiors and attentive service provide a sophisticated atmosphere, while the menu features a culinary journey of expertly crafted dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
With personalised service and a touch of luxury, Hardy’s Verandah creates a bespoke experience for social occasions, ensuring each event is a tasteful blend of ambiance, cuisine, and celebration.
Matt trained as a chef in the UK with a classical French background starting at Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons by Raymond Blanc, a two Michelin starred kitchen sustained by their kitchen garden and focus on seasonal menus. He then worked at a further two Michelin restaurants in both the UK and Ireland before moving to Australia in 2017. Matt began his Australian experience in Tasmania before moving to South Australia to work in the d’Arenberg Cube Restaurant under Head Chef Brendan Wessels. He completed his time in Australia at ARC Restaurant in Brisbane with Alana Sapwell where his knowledge of Indigenous ingredients developed. While on the return back home Matt worked a stint on Richard Branson’s private island, Necker Island in the Caribbean Sea before settling at two Michelin starred Restaurant Sat Bains where Matt progressed to Development Chef until July this year. His approach at HVR is to source produce from the small farms around the Adelaide Hills and forage for ingredients that will promote a menu that highlights South Australia and the Adelaide Hills.
Head Sommelier Abhas Saxena is a certified sommelier from The Court of Master Sommeliers, European Chapter, and has spent over a decade working with the finest winemakers in the industry. He is a newcomer to the Australian wine industry and is fascinated with South Australian wines, in particular their terroir. Before joining Mount Lofty House in 2022, Abhas spent a number of years with India’s largest hotel group, Taj Hotel Group, where he was Head Sommelier and responsible for developing and executing the new brand standard wine list for all luxury hotels across South Asia. Abhas has been awarded best Sommelier in India by multiple publications over the years. He has created many award-winning wine lists and won the Wine Spectator Award for Excellence five years in a row (2012-2016). Abhas was also awarded the 10th Indian Sommelier Championship in 2017.
Clement was born and raised in the picturesque and idyllic Provence in France and he spent his early childhood sharing his family’s love of good food and travel.
His childhood set his passion for a life in hospitality and upon finishing school, he completed a Bachelor’s program in Hotel Management at the Vatel Institute and an MBA IMHI from Essec Business School in Paris. This exposure to gastronomy, strong hospitality traditions and world-class hotels led him to experience in Macaron Michelin restaurants, Relais & Chateaux and Palaces before starting a career in Australia in 2010.
Clement was enticed to become the Manager of the renowned Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant at Mount Lofty House in 2021.
Mount Lofty Estate Wine Dinners & Events
Mount lofty Estate presents throughout the year a variety of special events and celebrations for lunch or dinner plus our unique and popular wine makers dinners. Special events feature across our award wining and unique dining venue, Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant.
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.
Below is our Autumn wine list. Discover our indicative selection of wines that keeps evolving as per current availabilities.
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