Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant

4.8
72 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, 3- 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 menu with matching wines

    A$305.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy our 7-course degustation menu created by Head Chef Jin Choi, with products from South Australia interpreted with Australian and Korean flavors. With every course we will serve a wine, choosen by our Sommeliers, to extend the experience and to showcase the food and the wines.
  • Valentines 5-course menu

    A$195.00 per person

    Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2021

    Enjoy a 5-course menu from our Head Chef Jin Choi on that special day. The offer includes the 5- course menu and a glass of Champagne on arrival. Tables booked at 6.30pm or earlier might be requested back after 2 hours.
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolT
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food in beautiful surroundings. Lovely staff too.

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SonyaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
5 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
1 review
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.

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yummyyummy
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was phenomenal. Every bite was fireworks in your mouth. The view was a bit obstructed in the corner but not significant, still very beautiful. Only thing is some more signs would be good because got a bit lost on site trying to find the restaurant.

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BecB
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All aspects of this experience were superlative. Treat yourself!

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BobC
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

we loved our stay, beautiful gardens with Botanic garden setting great for walks, room was clean & lovely, staff were very pleasant and our 7 course degustation was amazing...... definitely be coming back

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TatumD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful evening!! The food was simply to die for ... every dish!! Thank you for your expertise & suggestions on wine selection as it was delicious perfection!!

The service was second to none!! I look forward to seeing you all again very soon!!

Thank you for such a special evening, both myself & my grandmother loved it!!

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful estate and view of the rolling hills. Service was exceptional from the very moment Lina greets us, to the rest of team taking their job very professionally. We had the 4 course meal and nothing much to complain about - Food was absolutely gorgeous. Would definitely visit again - one of the best if not the best dining experience in Adelaide.

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AllanC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, refined and delicious. Seafood some of the best I’ve had ever

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, had a lovely night with some amazing food and table service

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CasperF
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing!! Worth every penny, best food in Adelaide

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PeterE
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic night!
Friendly and very informed staff made a perfect night of dining with carefully selected matching wines. Topped with beautiful scenery made our anniversary a very special and memorable occasion. Thank you.

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JIMMYL
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very great dining place, fantastic food and great knowledge on wines. Fantastic valley view

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AbbieK
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely beautiful meal. All courses and plates of food were thoroughly enjoyed by the both of us. Great service. A lovely way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was fantastic, the wine pairing made the experience far more interactive and interesting.
The staff were exceptionally knowledgeable regarding the food and wine.
The views are stunning and the service was outstanding.

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SoozziiP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful evening for a Christmas dinner with my son: amazing food, attentive service, delicious wine recommended. Just a fabulous evening.

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TasmanH
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good afternoon, we dined at your restaurant on the 8/12/2020. We were so very impressed with the view, ambiance and privacy that was on offer. The menu was superb. We would like to say a big thank you to all of the staff that waited on us without being intrusive. In particular we would like to say a big thank you to Sammy who in our opinion was first class, very polite, courteous, spoke well and was an absolute pleasure to deal with, she turned our very special evening into a spectacular evening.
Kind Regards Taz & Jod's

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing, gorgeous restaurant and location. Food and wine pricey but beautiful. Perfect for a special occasion.

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JessieC
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, staff very friendly but not overbearing. Highly recommended.

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LachlanA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant! Long story was fantastic! Food and wine stunning and service to match !
10/10

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lifeofchu
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall and excellent fine-dining experience.
We were warmly greeted at the door and shown to our window side seats.
We went for the full degustation experience with the long story menu- seven courses with wine pairing.
Dishes were memorable and the menus was varied from before.
This particular seating - the winner for us was the raw Mayura Wagyu rump, ponzu and salted egg emulsion. The flavour of the dish with its pleasant aromatic surprise of what the wagyu hid (not spoilers) was a testament to the chef's creativity and skill
Our sommelier, Lina, took us on a travel experience with a purposefully picked selection from whites of France to rice wine of Japan and, naturally, back home in SA (a journey much missed with the closed international borders during COVID). The exciting tones and colours of each dish complimented well with each pairing.
Service was attentive and helpful- though there was one particular waiter that was rather abrupt and almost slapped the dishes onto our table. It did detract from the experience.
We were very pleased with the night, and while the bill certainly was on the higher spectrum for fine dining, it was definitely worth every cent. The food was excellent, wine choices impeccable and the service was great. This was our second time dining at Hardy's and it will certainly not be our last.

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DieuTL
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, the views and the people were amazing. Every mouth full was mind blowing, bursting with flavours. We will be returning to the best restaurant in Adelaide.

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andrewk
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although it was pretty expensive it is a lovely place for a special occasion. The food was lovely, and was paired beautifully with the different wines. The wait staff were attentive without being intrusive. ☺️

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BecciM
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Greeted with a smile, service was lovely, food well presented and delicious combined with a beautiful view of the Adelaide Hills.

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Sparky
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Waiters were difficult to understand as English was not their first language. Also they spoke too quietly with a mumble when explaining the food. Our table’s view was minimal because of the window slated, door frame and outside wall. Could be replaced with a large window as were the rest of the verandah and that blocked access wall removed.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just unbelievably, outstandingly good. World class.

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KyraK
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited Hardy’s Verandah for our anniversary and we had a wonderful time! The food was outstanding as well as the service! Will definitely be returning sometime soon.

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Ella
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Keen to head back.

The food was really great. The service was great. The pace was right on.

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Janz
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

My Lofty house provides beautiful views and a peaceful setting. The service was excellent although it was difficult to understand some of the staff. Some of the food courses were delicious, but quite a few were very salty or had a strong flavour- maybe coriander. The prices of the wine were very expensive - $80 for a $30 bottle of wine. Overall, a lot to pay for a beautiful setting and view.

FAQs

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 72 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.