Hartford House

The Home of Good Conversation, Fine Wine and Classic Horses.

Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.


CHEF PROFILE - Mathew Armbruster

We count ourselves extremely lucky to be remembered for the wonders for which Richard Carstens, Jackie Cameron and Tijn Hahndiek became famous, and we’re not about to capitulate our role as facilitators of these legends, most of whom joined us in the flowering of their youth.

To this end, we’re proud to announce the appointment of Mathew Armbruster , who at 25, is already toting the CV of a master of his profession. Remembering that among the gourmet capitals of the world, South Africa is a totem destination by any standards, and considering his achievements at just 25, we like to believe that Hartford House has unraveled another of those young geniuses for which it has become known. And no-one among the nation’s “foodies” should be left wondering whether that’s just bravado! Come and see for yourself!