The Hardy's Verandah Restaurant Team
Wayne embraced his love of food at an early age, forming and honing his skills in the kitchens of acclaimed Australian & International restaurants – Urbane, Quay, Two Rooms (Tokyo), Waku Ghin (Singapore) and, most recently, Sake (Double Bay).
Wayne crafts his menus from the provisions of nature – the locational and seasonal fruits of labour – drawing on his travels and experiences to capture the essence of flavour in the Adelaide Hills and South Australia.
"I believe with every season passing our team and our dishes continually grow to highlight the best of what is about in the Adelaide Hills. "
- Executive Chef
Patrick is an Adelaide native who, after many years working as a Sommelier in some of Sydney’s finest dining establishments, returns to his home town to share his experience and further refine his craft.
He was one of the first Australian Sommeliers to attain the Advanced Certificate offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers: is an alumni of the Len Evans Tutorial; winner of the 2011 Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine new Wine Writer Award; is on the National Wine Show Judging circuit, having judged at numerous Capital City and Regional Wine Shows.
Patrick brings a tremendous depth and breadth of experience to the role here at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, working together with Head Chef Wayne Brown to create a peerless dining experience.
“I take my inspiration from our beautifully located perch overlooking the Piccadilly Valley to craft a wine list that celebrates the best our region and state has to offer. These are proudly placed alongside a comprehensive selection of the finest producers in Australia and from the World’s greatest wine regions to provide a list that will surprise and delight.”
- HVR Sommelier
Martin O’Connor comes to Hardy’s Verandah restaurant with a management background that includes Penfolds Magill Estate, Botanic Gardens restaurant and Vue de Monde. He has honed his craft over a twenty-five year career in the restaurant industry.
"I believe exceptional dining experiences are created around flawless customer service."
- Restaurant Manager