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The Millhouse Kitchen

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Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 0030
08:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Order the sweet potato fries they are the best! The butternut pizza is so different yet mouth watering! You cannot beat the scenery/setting. I will be back!

Thank Nina D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to have a breakfast, brunch, lunch or just drinks! A lovely deck outside overlooking amazing gardens with the beautiful backdrop of the mountains. To quote from their website: "Our menu is inspired by the French and Italians, famous for their fantastic rustic dishes. We use fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients available within a 50-km radius of the... More 

Thank jhnel
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is within the grounds of Lourensford wine farm gardens with attractive flower beds,lawned areas and ponds.The menu has an Italian feel but with other options including 'light bites'.Our choices were risotto and a creamy pasta,mushroom and crispy pancetta and both dishes were excellent.Service could have been a touch sharper and the wine list was restricted but overall a good... More 

Thank recordable
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second time around. Just love the character of the restaurant and the Lourensford estate as a whole. Will be there again when I can

Thank Wim_traveler
Nice, france
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent waiting staff, delicious food, superb location....fun lunch after browsing the market in the grounds of this winery....gardens delightful..highly recommended

Thank Barbara R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Latoya's service was great and so was the food ! 👍 her awesome sparkling personality made all the difference, we will be back !

Thank lindies2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really beautiful setting. Simple but satisfying menu. Service unfriendly and poor. Had to continually call the waiter to orders drink, ice and food and seemed irritated when we asked again. Brought a beer without opening it and then disappeared. Pork belly was good, risotto very salty. Will not visit again.

Thank Katrinhvd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I met my husband here before we got married so this place holds a special place in my heart! I had the grilled beef fillet with mushroom sauce! The steak was tender but cold inside and the mushroom sauce arrived late. The waiter was exceptional! But..... it was worth the wait!!! The sauce heated up the fillet and everything was... More 

Thank Lee Q
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday is also Laurensford Market day so booking is essential and there were several big parties and some noisy infants. Despite this, the service was good and the various dishes ( kingklip, springbok ) were good, if not over-generous sized portions. On a sunny day, the outside sitting area, overlooking the lovely gardens, was ideal.

Thank RdeS_12
Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a gallery exhibit at Lourensford estate, we stumbled across Millhouse. What a find! Leigh-Ann, our attentive waitron, recommended a few delicious dishes. The prawn risotto was my meal, and what a genius move to mix dark chocolate with risotto, prawns and pineapple. It sounds like it wouldn't work, but was absolutely revolutionary. We will certainly be back. I would... More 

Thank Heidi L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
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
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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