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Gourmet Bits n’ Bites

Gourmet Bits n' Bites

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant

Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant has just (yet again!) proven why it’s one of SA’s most celebrated restaurants.
Known for its sweeping views over the picturesque Piccadilly Valley, the restaurant was again awarded Three Hats in the prestigious Australian Good Food Guide for 2024.
Meanwhile, The Lane Vineyard, Pike and Joyce, Patch Kitchen and Garden and Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard were also Chef Hat Award winners for 2024. mtloftyhouse.com.au


The latest culinary experience to come out of the renowned Bird in Hand winery at Woodside, LVN offers a changing set menu inspired by the regions that are home to Bird in Hand’s vineyards.
Led by executive chef Jacob Davey, formerly of the three-hat Restaurant Botanic, LVN reflects Bird in Hand’s commitment to art, design and excellence.

Crafers Bakehouse

The new kid on the block, The Crafers Bakehouse opened late last year, operating out of the old premises of the former Adelaide Hills Herald and offering a tantalising temptation for your taste buds.
Run by a local family, the bakery focuses on seasonal and local produce.
Their products are baked fresh every day and whatever is leftover at the end of the day is donated to charities and community groups. crafersbakehouse.com.au

Prancing Pony Hop Water

Have you heard of Hop Water? It’s one of the latest new releases from local brewers the Prancing Pony, described by its makers as a “refreshing sparkling minerally hopped infused water”.
The idea was originally sparked by a trip to Germany for a Hop harvest where they were offered a glass of cold steeped hop water and fell in love with the concept.
According to its makers, it tastes like beer, but without a grain body … or the alcohol. prancingponybrewery.com.au


Editor’s note – Winter 2024

Welcome to the winter 2024 edition of the Hills Wanderer!Warm woollen jumpers, coats and gumboots – it's that time of year again!Over the past...