There is something quite magical about being in a beautiful heritage building, lounging back in a leather armchair, and watching clouds forming out the window, dancing and twirling amongst the trees, and zipping through the gully outside.
Soaking up the ambiance of the new front bar at Mount Lofty House, before dinner, almost entices you to stay. The bar certainly speaks to the days of old, when character rooms, brimming with quality, embraced you as you entered.
After reintroducing ourselves to the newly renovated front of Mount Lofty House – in the heritage wing – the charm of the building and its incredible position nestled in the Adelaide Hills, speaks for itself. There’s no doubt why this location was chosen for the Hardy family’s Summer home, away from the scorching heat of the plains, protected by the canopy of the trees surrounding the oasis.
It was always the perfect place for an amazing weekend away, and now with the addition of a brand new, high-end dining experience – HVR Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant – the missing piece of the puzzle at Mount Lofty House is in place.
Officially launching on February 23rd, the restaurant is already in operation, fine tuning its offering whilst final touches are being put into place. New artworks will fill the dining area shortly and the floors of the new wine cellar have just been poured – ready for the ever-developing wine list by sommelier Patrick White. It was the perfect time to visit and check out what was on offer.