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Hardy's Verandah Restaurant

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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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74 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, South Australia 5152, Australia
+61 8 8339 6777
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18:00 - 20:30
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Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food in the degustation was incredible - a once in a lifetime experience. I especially enjoyed a chocolate dome that had liquid nitrogen poured on it. It was magical; and the evening was enhanced by the mist swirling outside the window, occasionally lifting to reveal the panoramic view. Perfect spot for a romantic evening. However, the signage to the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I dined at HVR last week for our anniversary and chose the 7 course degustation with paired wines. We understand that many are put off by the expensive price tag but it was worth every dollar. There are really 9 courses instead of 7, as you receive beautiful canapés to start and dessert pops to finish. Every... More 

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Thank Rachel B
Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Rachel B, Thank you for an awesome review! It was a pleasure to read your feedback and I will be sure to congratulate the team. Regards, Jesse Kornoff General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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261 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the full story menu which was incredible, definitely worth getting. We left satisfied but not bursting.

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Thank sarahausti
Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello sarahausti, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! I look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Jesse Kornoff General Manager More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the degustation 4 course dining-experience. The dishes were brilliant, kingfish, Ox tongue, duck and plums, to state the basics. The chef's style was really well executed and delicious to eat. Every single dish. We enjoyed the whole experience, which included the view from the verandah - spectacular - and in time to watch the leftovers from the evening's... More 

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Thank Julie W
Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Julie W, Thank you for taking the time to share about your dinner here at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant. It was a pleasure to serve you and more so to read your review. Luca is certainly an asset to our team. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Jesse Kornoff General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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272 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband surprised me on our anniversary, a beautiful dinner at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant at Mount Lofty House. The restaurant is situated at a beautiful property with beautiful gardens. The restaurant has a lovely enclosed Verandah with an amazing view. There is a short story or a full story degustation menu. Short story has four small size serves and full... More 

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Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello brettnjess, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent dinner here at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant. I am so happy you loved your dinner and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Jesse Kornoff General Manager More 

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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in the nicely renovated Mount Lofty House (previously there was a 'Hardy's Restaurant" in the complex but now this brilliant gem has opened on the Piccadilly side of the building. As the name indicates it has a verandah, although most tables are not on the verandah, although most have a view. Fantastic decor', staff, view. The menu looks the... More 

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Thank Brian T
Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Brian T, Thanks for taking the time to share about your experience. I am happy that you loved our decor, staff and view and appreciate that this style of dining is not your usual suburban restaurant serving meals, nor is that our intent. In Hardy's Verandah Restaurant we aim to provide diners with an experience true to the refinement,... More 

Cockatoo Valley
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I joined the team at Hardy's Restaurant for our Anniversary celebration. First glimpse of where we were sitting and I was already in love, the view was indescribable, the seats made you feel like you were sitting on your front porch enjoying the ambiance. We felt immediately comfortable. Martin and Jess were a joy to be served... More 

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Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Taylah D, Thank you for taking the time to share about your anniversary celebration here at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant. To be chosen as the venue for such a celebration is not something we take lightly and I am very happy that you enjoyed yourself so much. I appreciate the feedback on the floor, we are actually waiting for the... More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Hardy's Verandah restaurant is an expensive but fabulous treat. Extensive views, a gorgeous setting and friendly attentive staff really made the meal memorable . The set menu ( we had the shorter version) was well balanced and delicious. The food is fiddly, tricky, cheffy food but also delicious and worth the fuss. The dishes were all amazing ( the... More 

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Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello oliveoily, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent dining experience in Hardy's Verandah Restaurant. It was a pleasure to read your feedback and I am so happy you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for the recommendation and the high praise. I hope to welcome you back soon. Regards, Jesse Kornoff General Manager More 

Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We attended for a special occasion and had the Long Story with accompanying Flight ( Selected alcohol for each course). The view and surrounds are amazing and the food contempory and fascinating

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Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello TheJFs, Thank you for taking the time to write about your Long Story experience with us here at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant. It was a pleasure for myself and the team to read your feedback as it was to serve you during your dinner here. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Jesse Kornoff General Manager More 

Adelaide
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went Friday night for the 7 course degustation. From the little pre course snacks to the ones at the end, I couldn't fault anything. Staff were all excellent, each course was creative and unique. Loved every dish especially the Orb! Well done folks. You have created a cracking dining experience in a gorgeous spot. See you again soon.

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Jesse K, General Manager at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello chemicalricky, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent diner here at Hardy's Verandah Restaurant. I am so happy you loved it and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Jesse Kornoff General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 83 - USD 122
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
18:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
18:00 - 20:30
Friday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, South Australia 5152, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8339 6777
Description
Mount Lofty House was built in 1852 for Arthur Hardy. It was his summer residence, but it also became a venue for the most lavish parties, where Arthur would take great delight in hosting Adelaide's high society. Today, the space has been transformed into Hardy's Verandah Restaurant - true to the refinement, elegance and opulence the guests of Arthur Hardy enjoyed 165 years ago. Overlooking the patchwork Piccadilly Valley, HVR diners are treated to magnificent views as an accompaniment to their culinary experience.

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