Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant

4.7
98 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 98 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DusanM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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ScottW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect Sunday lunch. Have already booked to return!!

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Usher2020
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely outstanding experience - food amazing and staff incredible! Loved it!

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LorraineH
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, amazing views and wonderful service, food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was just perfect, the food was amazing, view was stunning, service was exceptional and the little touches for Robs birthday really was the icing on the cake.

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sandy
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the service was second to none. the view was gorgeous and worth the little extra to be seated in front of the window. the food was delicious. i even tried the tounge which is a first but surprisingly good. there was so much food we had to take the last few courses home to our grateful kids. a big thank you to the staff on sunday.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service, what you pay is what you get. Staff were more than help full.

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Niak
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

too salty
Bad service
Food bad , not valuable.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

from the moment we sat down was a night mare 4 to a table was a joined table that was un even and after many attempts could not get it right front of house staff were rude and instead of being reared to as sir they tended to like the reference MATEY

The consistency was not there between the meals and the meat dishes where dry and lacked flavour

The scallop size which was basically one scallop sliced up between 4 people as opposed to 1 whole scallop per person was insulting

4 serves all plates were different sizes and the meat was tough and dry

Time taken for the meal was in excess of 4 hours which again is not acceptable leaving us to rush to finish the deserts of which we had to ask for this on a few occasions.

Other tables were coming and going while we were waiting for our meals an absolute joke

Due to the time taken were had a chauffeur booked which we cancelled and rebooked on three occasions due to the time taken to get food due to this we incurred further costed for waiting time

The whole evening cost over $800.00 plus an extra 150.00 waiting time for the driver which was a waste of money based on very poor quality and attention to detail.

An email was sent to the restaurant we have not received any reply form them so obviously the care factor is zero

They offered us a bottle of cheap house made sparkling which we gave to our driver as a gesture of goodwill for having to wait an hour and half

nothing more than typical hotel food

it was a great way to ruin a 27th wedding anniversary.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Hardy's Verandah Restaurant is nestled inside Mount Lofty House with a picturesque landscape and manicured gardens to enjoy. The menu has an option for either a 4 course (short story) or a 7 course degustation dinner (long story). The food is beautifully presented and very tasty too. The wine list is extensive (over 850 options), covering various regions of the world. If that's a little to overwhelming, the knowledgeable staff can make great recommendations for you. Some of the staff are passionate about the role they play and really add to the enjoyment of the evening, however, there are some that don't share the same level of enthusiasm as their fellow peers and appear merely to be there because it's a job. Overall, it was a pleasant evening and certainly worth considering as a fine dining option.

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PatG
Adelaide
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and wine, friendly and knowledgeable staff and of course a magnificent view.

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wayneg
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptionally well presented quality food in a magnificent venue with outstanding service.

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DanaA
Indonesia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A first class experience. The food, the staff, the view are all outstanding. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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wayneg
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife & I dined at Hardy's Verandah on consecutive nights & was exceptionally impressed with the quality & presentation on both occasions supported by an outstandingly knowledgeable waiter in Francisco, we cannot praise the venue enough - outstanding.

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AntD
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Satisfied with all aspects of the meal. The 4 course menu is outstanding!!! The staff was very knowledgeable about the food and wine and contributed to the fabulous dining experience.

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BobS
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Highly recommended as a special occasion venue. Wine prices on the high side though.

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MelanieH
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and incredible venue, the service was pretty special too. It was quite expensive but well worth it!

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful meal in a wonderful setting. Not one disappointment which makes a nice change.

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JaijuE
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Poor menu, menu is not family friendly. No ala cart options.

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TracyF
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food with a stunning view, impeccable service and beautiful ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent food, service and an impressive wine list that the sommeliers are more than happy to help you navigate. A lot of very nice options by the glass.

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EngO
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Had the 7 course long lunch degustation meal with matching wines. Excellent food especially the blue fin tuna belly and wagyu steak

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall2Food5Service3Ambience3

Overall it was fine. I’d made a booking and advised that it was our 10 year anniversary, a very special occasion for us, and requested a great table. I really really wanted to make this extra special for my wife after a really tough year for us. We were sat in the back, and no one had any idea that it was our anniversary until they asked what brought us there. The next table were celebrating an anniversary too, and they received a special plate with chocolate writing on it to celebrate their anniversary... we just felt a bit pushed to the back, and just a bit awkward. So it wasn’t the greatest experience that we had hoped it would be.

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CarolT
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food in beautiful surroundings. Lovely staff too.

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SonyaL
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great experience of both food and atmosphere.
Our waiter was perfect.
May I please have his name?
I have recommended you to do many of my friends and family.

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Sharon
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hardy’s veranda was an amazing experience. Having been wanting to go for some time, finally getting there was not a disappointment. The service was impeccable with very friendly and professional staff across he board. I would describe the menu as a curation rather than exhaustive and a simply selected 4 course meal was perfect. Each dish was sublime. I’d highly recommend.

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SuzanneJ
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent and delicious menu choices, best combination of tastes we have experienced in Adelaide by far.Superb special occasion choice.

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KrisD
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Dinner was lovely but the table that we were giving was dissapointing as i faced the wall would have preferred my back to the wall and facing intowards the room. We asked if we could move and eventually were moved to the window table so we could have our dessert in which we were delighted as we were celebrating our anniversary. Also the wine list is a book too big. We would come again

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal experience
Loved every minute
The food was immaculate

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Ashley27
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great table with a lovely view over the gully. The service was excellent, very professional and attentive. We had the degustation menu and it was amazing, every course was delicious. Perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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JeffreyP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best food I’ve ever had! I have dined here several times and the food is always of the highest standard. Every course this time was a delight. Can’t wait for my next experience here.

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CB15
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the rare places that ticks all the boxes: The food - all 4 courses we had were simply outstanding. Service was great and we enjoyed the beautiful view over the Adelaide Hills. We will be back!

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PaulC
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thank you for a lovely meal on our anniversary. Will come again!

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DeanP
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A great restaurant for a special occasion. The food is great and very artistically presented. Book the restaurant and stay the night at Mt Lofty House you will not be disappointed.

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drfpc
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I last ate at Hardy's Verandah a few years ago - and whilst the food was delicious, I still felt a little hungry afterwards - something that even the staff at Mt Lofty house discreetly mentioned to me at the time (I am also not that big an eater - a quarter chicken and chip meal will have me feeling very very full for the day!). This time however, they definitely addressed this issue with the perfect amount of food. The food itself was delicious also - I like how they show cased the mayura wagyu in more than one course! The service was excellent and the sommelier knowledgable when asked to match a few of the courses with sake. I would definitely return and recommend this place as one of few fine dining places left in Adelaide.

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ChiL
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning presentation, flavours were sensational and worked well with each other. Cooked and presented with precision. Wonderful dining experience!

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BillS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Our waiter Jess was outstanding and the food was delicious. As for their sourdough bread, I can’t even describe how delicious. We had a room to ourselves and the view was also wonderful. Signage to the restaurant wasn’t as straightforward as I’d expect but no matter, I truely loved the whole experience.

FAQs

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 98 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.