Restaurant open for dinner Thursday – Sunday, Lunch on Weekends. Lounge bar open seven days.



I believe each individual ingredient takes us in a new direction. It’s as challenging as it is exciting to bring out the best in each ingredient; I like my dishes to be perceived as simplistic. However, in reality, each has a depth of complexity in terms of technique and composition.

With every passing season, our dishes evolve to highlight the best of what is about in the Adelaide Hills.

Wayne Brown

- Executive Chef

experiential dining


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 the short and long story tasting menus on offer.

casual dining


Arthur Waterhouse was the second owner of Mount Lofty House. While Arthur Hardy was known for lavish parties for Adelaide's elite, Arthur Waterhouse took a more relaxed approach to life and enjoyed nothing more than relaxing in his lounge and enjoying a casual meal with friends. Like Waterhouse, our shared style menu is relaxed and suited to sharing with friends. Inspired by the beautiful produce of the Piccadilly valley, and the raw nature of fire. Dishes are served as they come from the kitchen.