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The Millhouse Kitchen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 0030
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (48 reviews)
“pizza” (96 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I find it rather appalling that a Restaurant inside the well know Wine Estate Lourensford, does not know how to properly serve Red Wine. On my visit on Friday evening I ordered a glass of Lourensford’s Premium Shiraz. Upon tasting it, it tasted awe full,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johannj618
TheMILLHOUSEkitchen, Manager at The Millhouse Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review MILLHOUSE kitchen. We strive to give our guests great service and food and we are truly disappointed that your experience fell short of this. We would be most grateful if you sent us your contact details to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a bad rap for Somerset West and for South Africa. I've been here once before for breakfast (which was not great at all) but decided that it had been a good two years and it deserved another shot. We had friends from New Zealand...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bonnie v
TheMILLHOUSEkitchen, Manager at The Millhouse Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review MILLHOUSE kitchen. We strive to give our guests great service and food and we are truly disappointed that your experience fell short of this. We would be most grateful if you sent us your contact details to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Millhouse Kitchen at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. In the rather extended grounds of this wine estate, there are lots of functions, one of them is ‘The Millhouse Kitchen’. But you do not have to worry that the size of the grounds is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Golf-Frits
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again an excellent Christmas lunch. A set-menu but all of it extremely tasty and well presented. The Waiting Staff were excellent. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carolyn N
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We're a group of friends who had a lovely pre-Christmas lunch at Millhouse LAST YEAR, so chose this venue for our get-together this year. Three of us had been seduced by the burgers last year and so chose the same again. Mistake! The burgers have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank The-Surrey-Advisor
TheMILLHOUSEkitchen, Manager at The Millhouse Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review MILLHOUSE kitchen. We strive to give our guests great service and food and we are truly disappointed that your experience fell short of this. We would be most grateful if you sent us your contact details to...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful day, delicious food ( huge Millhouse breakfast) and quick fantastic service from everyone....well almost everyone. Francis should be the only floor manager, he is polite, friendly and didn’t think anything of it to seat us, take our orders and come and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Munro83
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Food and staff were excellent. We had ostrich and steak fillet as the main course, the ostrich won hands down! Very nice indeed. Cheesecake and carrot cake were very good but needed a bit of ice cream or pouring cream. Overall it was a lovely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ollietravel123
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

What a lovely evening we had.. My husband and I were celebrating our 10 years of marriage and decided to dine at Millhouse I must say evei was great Beautiful atmosphere, lovely relaxing music wonderful service from our waiter Oslyn and great recommendations , The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BrittEvans66
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We had a bad experience last night. It was very noisy - no curtains, carpets to absorb the noise. Very difficult to have a proper conversation. The Kingklip was very dry and not tasteful. Will not recommend Millhouse as a dinner experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MissE1960
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant great food with a great chilled vibe. Our waiter Josh looked after us really well. We had a discrepancy with wine and everything was sorted very professionaly. We both had the steak delicious and there chips are the best.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fiona J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 847 0030
  • E-mail
Description
Founded in 1700, Lourensford Estate has married its historic heritage with a vision to be at the forefront of modern wine technology and a leader amongst South African Wine producers. Owner & Executive Chef, Bjorn Guido's cooking career started at The Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort under chef Peter Templehoff. He then moved abroad and joined Babington House, part of the SOHO HOUSE group under the renowned Ronnie Bonetti of River Cafe London. After gaining experience abroad, he returned home and took up the role of Head Chef at The Franschhoek Kitchen on the Holden Manz Wine Estate. Food provenance and sustainability are core to Millhouse's philosophy. The eatery's contemporary barn-conversion interior puts a modern twist on classic elements, featuring a mix of leather banquette seating and reclaimed timber walls. Bjorn's aim was to create a neighbourhood feel where guests can relax and enjoy each other's company. Watch as food is prepared in the expansive open kitchen and Italian style pizza's are delivered fresh from the wood fired oven.
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