Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant

4.7
133 reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian
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.

Experiences

  • 7- course degustation with matching wines

    A$345.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy the whole experience of Mount Lofty House at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant with our 7-course degustation menu created by our Head Chef Jin Choi, showcasing South Australian products in a contemporary style influenced by his Korean Heritage. With this special experience, we serve a glass of wine with every course. Every wine is chosen from our Head Sommelier Liinaa Berry, particular for every single dish. A great way to have an extended experience and to showcase the best of the wine world from Australia and overseas. Enjoy a Night to indulge in the most rewarded restaurant in South Australia.
What 133 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

the counter staff avoided eye contact with customers from the entry. I felt so unfriendly and unwelcoming from the start. The waiter was good and food was okay. But overall, we didn’t feel like fine-dinning experience at here. Very disappointed

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AlexM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a special occasion for us so we didn't mind spending the money. It was a wonderful environment, the food was fantastic, wines were great and service was excellent, the staff's knowledge of their menu and wines were brilliant. We had a wonderful night, but I'm sure the expense would put a lot of people off.

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SylviaL
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exquisite food. One of the best meals I've ever had.

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GregM
Sydney
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have read other reviews regarding the Wow factor. When we arrived and walked into the restaurant and looked at the view ,the first word that came to both of us at the same time was WOW. The service and food were WOW as well.

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LouiseP
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious, wonderful service and extensive wine list

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NickR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was an excellent fine-dining experience. Exactly what my wife and I were seeking. We really enjoyed all the food and the ambience of the venue. The passion, knowledge and service offered by Liina and Riccardo in particular was exceptional. We will be back again.

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BevM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience in food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

MM
MarkM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Staff were excellent, warm and friendly from the moment we arrived. The quality of food is superb.

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FrankS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic evening to celebrate our anniversary with perfect food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience, food, service & ambience were second to none, 5 stars without any hesitation

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CrystalM
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately this dining experience was very underwhelming. The food was good but there was only one standout dish; the goats cheese parfait. From arriving we stood at the reception Un-greeted while the waitress put an order through the computer, we didn’t receive our drinks until we were on our second course and the majority of the staff were most un-personable, reciting dishes to us in an almost robotic fashion. For such a highly commended restaurant we left feeling very disappointed.

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Xiaodingding
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience for anniversary day. A piece of delicious dessert was provided as a small gift by the restaurant, which was very thoughtful.

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GSim
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Nice place for a date, service could have been better, food and wine selection is great

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Sparks
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A very special dining experience. The staff were excellent- attentive but not intrusive and pleasant to chat with when asked.
The food was of high quality and each course came out promptly so we never felt we were waiting. Delicious!. You were recommended by our gourmand friends and we were not disappointed. We will be back.

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TimD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I wouldn’t book again
Food was as expected but outrageous pricing
Relying on it Service and location

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JacquiH
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular views, fantastic food and very attentive service. Would definitely recommend a visit

CP
CarolineP
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely location for special occasion.

JB
JonathanB
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service with all the little extras!
The dish sizing made sure you were not hungry or over full! Very enjoyable experience!

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KateS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food, great service. Very costly. But it’s fine dining, so it’s expected.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fantastic dinning and luxury experience for our anniversary dinner, which went really well.
A shout out to the personell working that evening 30thMarch2021, who were exemplery in their delivery of service.
On the positive note not only did we have this wonderful experience to cherish, we were also treated to an offer for a lift home by one of the wonderful staff due to a mix up with taxi services!

We will brag about it for years to come,....

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MartinS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

The food in this restaurant is outstanding. Amongst the best we have had. Service from the actual waiters was 1st Class, however the duty manager was not helpful or pleasant. We were stuck at the back with a very obstructed view. We were booked in at 6pm and finished by 8pm by which time it was dark. The table we had requested remained vacant the entire night. We felt very disappointed as we had been looking forward to this evening.
Also very unhappy about a $75 corkage fee for the special bottle of wine we had bought with us. The house wine list was grossly overpriced but the corkage was obscene.

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IrajA
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to enjoy the view while eating the many course meal.

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Davida
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal full of lovely subtle flavours and great variety of tastes.
Wonderful Somelier making our food stand out with her wine pairings.
Highly recommended 6*

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous experience could not fault it from being to end

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. We went for a birthday and received a surprise dessert with birthday wishes and a candle - which was a nice touch.
We also had a table with a lovely view.
We did feel the wine was over priced. I realise restaurants add a decent mark up on drinks, but felt it was streched a bit far.

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JulieE
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time at this place.
Will definitely go again! Loved everything about it. It's the full experience.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our meal at HVR was exceptional. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome and comfortable. The food was beyond amazing, and the drinks and service were second to none.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an exceptional dining experience. The food was amazing. I’m a vegetarian and usually get the same old boring options available to me. I loved the vegetarian menu, unique and delicious bursting with flavour. The view speaks for itself and the wait staff were amazing! Thank you for a wonderful experience

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ZaneH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall experience was great including food and service. Unfortunately as the table was booked almost 1.5 months ago I was disappointed with the seating.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Initially allocated a poor table but was able to change and, in fact, got best one with a great view enjoyed as we ate fairly early. Wonderful imaginative food and excellent matching wines (we had premium). Only downside was the second mortgage we had to take to afford all this luxury!

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the four course menu and it was one of the best eating experiences we have ever had.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very highly recommended. Beautiful food, great service, perfect location. If you want to spoil yourself, or your loved one, you would struggle to find better.

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AukjeV
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our seven course dinner was just lovely. All flavours were so well balanced, and it was an adventure to figure out whey some ingredients were added, and why they worked so well together. We added the oysters, and they were just beautiful!
The sommelier advised us on wines, and we loved the idea of sharing a glass to have the flavours compliment each other but not drink too much. All the waiters were very friendly and knowledgable.
It was a great night for a celebration.

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Gennie
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is a lot of thoughts being put into the menu/food. They are all delicious and delectable. We also received excellent service from FOH. It is definitely one of the best dining experience.

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Fab2dine
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If in Adelaide Hills and staying at this magnificent Hotel, you must dine here. Its just so good, best value - outstanding service and eye to detail. Nothing got/gets missed. Now in saying that, the waiters/ress do not stand at your table and disturb you, but the service was top notch. My partner had the best birthday dinner there.

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DusanM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hitting all the right notes with food and an excellent wine sellection.

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Sunday lunch. Have already booked to return!!

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Usher2020
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch for our first wedding anniversary. Great food, wine and view. Service was friendly, informative and helpful. Thanks.

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BonnieJ
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience we had at Hardy's was amazing. The staff were professional and courteous. They catered to make the food suitable for pregnancy which made me feel a lot more comfortable with the menu. We were celebrating our 1 year wedding anniversary and they went above and beyond to make our special occasion just that, special. We have already recommended to many friends and family to book a stay and dinner.

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Phillie
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great view. Great food. Great atmosphere. No faults.

FAQs

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.