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The Millhouse

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Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Millbrook Resort, Malaghans Road, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand
+64 3-441 7000
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    Very good
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always great!

We love the Millhouse. We try to eat here a few times a year. The food is always interesting, flavoursome and beautifully presented. The wine list has some great older vintages to check out as well. The service is always professional and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sundaylunches001
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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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  • Romantic
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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We love the Millhouse. We try to eat here a few times a year. The food is always interesting, flavoursome and beautifully presented. The wine list has some great older vintages to check out as well. The service is always professional and friendly.

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County Kildare, Ireland
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant deserves the title exceptional. From its lovely setting and atmosphere, to it's very friendly staff and superb food and presentation. They put a beetroot and goat's cheese salad into a completely different category. 10/10 for creative presentation. I also loved their 'grill' menu which allowed us to put our own meal together. The whole meal was delicious and... More 

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I have passed on your review to the whole team who are delighted with such compliments. The beetroot salad dish is one of our best and we put a lot of effort into making each dish special and unique. We thank you again and look forward to seeing you again soon. Patrick Cooney Asst. Restaurants Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband is a chef and we are fortunate to dine at some of the worlds best restaurants. The Millhouse was the perfect blend of exceptional food, warm and attentive service and a comfortable environment.

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to come to the Millhouse Restaurant. We always try to maintain a high standard of food and service. The whole team and I are delighted you and your husband enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you back with us again soon. Patrick Cooney Asst Restaurants Manager More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went to celebrate a friends birthday ,very high quality food and outstanding service.Our meals arrived very timely and each dish explained in full by the staff.Surroundings just right and nice and warm.There was no rush to consume our meals and attention to detail by the staff could not be faulted.Very professional and friendly. The wine selection was extensive and... More 

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The whole team are delighted by your comments. The Millhouse is a beautiful setting for such a celebration and we're happy to have made your friends birthday a memorable one. We would love to see you back again soon. Patrick Cooney Asst Restaurants Manager More 

Auckland
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We really enjoyed our unexpected dinner at the Millhouse. We couldn't get into the more casual dining restaurant on site at Millbrook but the staff at the Millhouse welcomed us warmly despite bringing in children and being somewhat casually dressed. That was most appreciated! They also offered our children some nice 'real' food (no deep fried stuff for them on... More 

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thankyou for sharing your Millhouse experience on Trip Advisor. It's great to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us the other night. We put the upmost care into all our dishes, including the kids ones. So its lovely to hear these comments coming through. We look forward to having you back here with us in the near future.... More 

Auckland
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

On the recommendation of my (local) parents we came to The Millhouse for our last night in town and weren't disappointed. The service was excellent, the food was lovely and came out promptly. It was a great place to take friends and impress them with some fine dining. The only other comment I have is, "why the weird floor art?"... More 

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your recent review. We have an excellent relationship with our locals and it's great to hear our locals recommending the Millhouse to others. We have taken on board all comments and we look forward to seeing you back again for another great experience. More 

New London, Connecticut
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very high quality food and extremely knowledgeable staff. Quite a small place but even with the hotel seemingly full never saw the restaurant reach full capacity.

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent review of Millbrook's signature restaurant, The Millhouse. we are very proud of our knowledgeable and passionate staff. The small but intimate Millhouse is one of my favourite places to enjoy amazing food and great wine to match. We would love to see you back at Millbrook again soon Patrick Cooney Asst. Restaurants Manager More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great dining experience, superb breakfast. Nice setting, lovely food with good range of choices. A great way to start the day.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had dinner here with our friend and all being Aucklanders, we agreed that it was as good as anything in Auckland. Good service, great wine list and super menu.

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of the Millhouse. We put a lot of thought and hard work into our staff providing excellent customer service, matched by a fantastic food and wine menu. The whole team are delighted to read such compliments. We really hope to see you back again soon. Patrick Cooney Asst. Restaurants Manager More 

New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was probably the best meal I have ever had. So many tastes and flavours on one plate and all completely delicious. The staff are amazing we had Rory and Lenka - impeccable service and their knowledge of the food is outstanding.

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MillbrookResort, Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Rory, Lenka and the whole Millhouse team would like to thank you for your visit and compliments. They are both very passionate about their service and are very happy to hear you enjoyed your Millhouse experience. Please come back and visit us again soon to try some of our newest delicious dishes. Patrick Cooney Asst. Restaurants Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Millbrook Resort, Malaghans Road, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 27
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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