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Hartford House

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Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Hartford House for 5 nights and were truly spoiled by amazing dinners. Creativity, thoughts, unexpected food combinations and true passion behind every dish made every dinner a beautiful experience we truly enjoyed. A chef Constantijn came out to the guests every evening and talked them through the menu, ie where all the food was sourced from and... More 

1 Thank KandVBrown
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chef treated us to a 6 course dinner meal from goat's cheese Brule, to fish, Duck, Beef and a surprise -200 degrees Celsius coffee mouse. The portions are just the right size, plated really beautifully and the taste buds are tantalized. They also have a wide selection of wines and can do the pairing for you if you prefer.... More 

Thank Nosipiwo N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed a Gala Dinner with my daughter. Food was well presented and humbly introduced by the Chef - what an eloquent guy...clearly loves his profession and cooks with such passion! Some dishes never arrived piping hot which was a bit of a let down. Was entertained by the enthusiastic Sommelier who really has the ability to sell wine to anyone!... More 

Thank Traveldelightbb
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a celebratory 5 course meal with wine pairings there Saturday night. The setting is old and grand. the service was top notch and Chef came out to explain his menu for the evening which added a nice touch and was very interesting. The wines that were served were not all to my taste but that is life. In... More 

Thank gregmQ2039WG
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My wife and I had an outstanding time at Hartford House with the highlight been our dinner in the fine dinning restaurant. The food is amazing, far better than all the "top" restaurants in and around Cape Town that I have eaten at. It is clean that the Chef and Sommelier know what they are doing as every wine served... More 

2 Thank Baastravels
Durban, South Africa
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A trip to Hartford House for Sunday lunch was invigorating, relaxing and peaceful. Just under a 2 hour drive from Durban, this restaurant is well worth visiting. The chef tranforms fresh, organic ingredients into delectable and visually appealing delights. The two course meal was reasonably priced and a good time was had by all.

Thank Maliga
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I need to be careful here because we were guests at a wedding and although the setting was magnificent and indeed the food and service second to none there were a few 'observations' that need mentioning. Firstly, just how legal is it in South Africa to offer a function venue where there is only one toilet in the main house?... More 

Thank Ingeli
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner with friends. The set menu was very different and adventurous. Service was great and the setting is wonderful. I found the prices too high.

Thank Warren278
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a anniversary lunch. If you want an experience you will never forget you need to try this. It is the most amazing eating experience with tastes that will tingle your taste buds.

Thank Z7296YBwilliams
Franschhoek, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

My husband was so right taking me here for my birthday.. Lunch was so special. Starting with the friendly and knowledgeable staff, innovative menu and a wine list of note, offering a huge selection covering all the great wines from SA and great wine by the glass selection as well!! The chicken terrine with red wine poached shallot, lovely!! The... More 

Thank Lee-Ann F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hlatikulu Road, Mooi River, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Mooi River
  • Phone Number: +27 33 263 2713

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?