Hartford House

5 Reviews
Fine-dining food, International, Modern, Vegan food, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0332631081 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 7.15am to 10am

Lunch: Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 3pm

Dinner: Monday to Sunday 7pm to 10pm

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dinner (R595); Breakfast (R180) and Lunch (A la carte R195)
Fine-dining food, International, Modern, Vegan food, Vegetarian
dinner (R595); Breakfast (R180) and Lunch (A la carte R195)
Business meetings, Family friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Alfresco, Booking required, Breakfast, Cocktails, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Dress code, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, StreetSmart affliated, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Owner's description

We live in one of the planet’s great pantries: a world of rich soils, a wonderful climate and bountiful harvests. “In season” and “local”, are our keys. Dinner at Hartford is a spectacular 4 or 6 course tasting menu, served in the grandeur of a timeless dining room, or in the candlelit splendour of one of Africa’s great verandas. There might be nine other “Top Ten” restaurants in the nation, but only one claims the ambiance which accompanies Hartford’s history and award-winning gardens.

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    I recently stayed and ate at the Hartford and the food was very disappointing. Every course while well presented was at most luke warm. Found a hair in one of the plates of food as well. There didn't seem to be any concern around my complaints. They were just acknowledged. Next time I would rather stay at Granny Mouse Country House and eat at La Lampara restaurant. Definitely better value for money!!
    My boyfriend and I stopped at Hartford House for lunch on our way from Durban to Johannesburg. The setting is picturesque and very pretty, the wine list is extensive and a little pricey, the food was very good. It would sound like a very pleasant lunch, and I'm sure it would have been, were it not for the dismal service. Our waitress was entirely uninformed, possessed little knowledge of the food on the menu and was nowhere to be seen for most of the lunch. Empty plates were left on the table until asked to be removed, our water glasses were filled by ourselves, wine orders were forgotten and an all-round poor showing for a restaurant that is in the Top 10 of the country. If the service were improved, I am sure it would make for a wonderful dining experience.

    Great ambience, the best risotto I have eaten, period. I loved the chicken wrapped up in Kamberg bacon. Thanks to pastry chef...sis' Deli Nene for the dessert of the decade.

    When passion and excellence meet you know you're in for a treat.

    We recently stayed at Hartford and felt welcome from the moment we drove through the gates. We started our stay with lunch on the verandah - I hadn't had such an excellent meal in ages (except until dinner).

    We did a wine pairing with dinner which the chef had paired to perfection. We started our dinner with ostrich tartare - seasoned and well balanced. Next the tongue soup was rich and meaty but also light. You could have eaten a massive bowl. Third course was quail with crisp potatoes and chicken liver parfait which was a triumph. The springbok to follow was cooked with precision. Lastly the Turkish Delight was the ideal way to end a perfect meal. The service as always was attentive and friendly - how service should be!

    Thank you to Jackie and the team at Hartford for a memorable stay and the best meal I've had in ages. My Top 3 in SA for sure!

    Very good food, ambience and service! Lovely staff and all very attentive! Jackie is a fantastic chef and runs that kitchen with perfection!

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