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The Millhouse Kitchen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 2328
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Ranked #10 of 65 restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $20
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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 Café London. After gaining experience abroad, he returned home and took up the role of Head Chef at The Franschhoek Kitchen on Holden Manz Wine Estate. Food provenance and sustainability are core to Millhouse’s philosophy with much of the seasonal, local ingredients grown on the farm itself. The eatery’s contemporary barn-conversion interiors puts a modern twist on classic elements, featuring a mix of 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. Take a seat at our bar and 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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 Café London. After gaining experience abroad, he returned home and took up the role of Head Chef at The Franschhoek Kitchen on Holden Manz Wine Estate. Food provenance and sustainability are core to Millhouse’s philosophy with much of the seasonal, local ingredients grown on the farm itself. The eatery’s contemporary barn-conversion interiors puts a modern twist on classic elements, featuring a mix of 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. Take a seat at our bar and 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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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Situated on the gorgeous Lourensford Wine Estate, this eatery manages to effectively combine a relaxed 'country' feel with class, style and top-notch cuisine. The well-trained staff provided the perfect balance between being attentive, yet non-invasive. Although we had booked a table inside, the beautiful sunny winter's day prompted us to enquire about a table on the outside deck - which... More

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great place for a good lunch. Very friendly personnel, can be a bit inattentive when it is crowded. And this is a popular place, so make sure you book in advance when you want to have a lunch or dinner here. I have been here three times without booking in advance, and those times, they were fully booked (or booked... More

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somerset west
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What a great Sunday spent celebrating a family birthday. The food was absolutely fantastic! The Millhouse gave us a shortened menu due to the amount of guests that we were,which worked well,so that we could all be served at once. Pork belly a smashing hit! as well as the Lemon Veal Well done to Chef Bjorn and a great team... More

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

we decided to give it another go, but we should not have bothered. the service stinks to high heaven and the pizza is ok'ish...

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Recently visited this restaurant on a Sunday. Hadn't been before or even heard about it, but my daughter had and recommended it, so off we went. Wow. Delicious starters, quirky but efficient service and staggering main courses. The location is beautiful and I imagine it's even nicer on a really sunny day. Great value. All round a wonderful experience. There... More

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Cape Town
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

On the 24th of July, a few of my mates and I went to celebrate some good news at the Millhouse. On arrival we were greeted with colgate smiles from the friendly staff and immediate efficient service We were allowed to enjoy our delicious meals (burgers, crumbed veal limone and pork belly) in a warm environment without any problems. The... More

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cape town south africa
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a gem! On a cold (very cold) winters evening we went for a meal to this restaurant. There is a little fire, and this restaurant which I suspect us more of a day time experience, could be a bit cosier at night but the service and the chef more than makes up for it. We were enthralled by the... More

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Cape town
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I was recently taken to the Millhouse kitchen for my birthday and really enjoyed it. I was greeted by friendly staff at the door which was very welcoming. I ordered the pork belly and absolutely enjoyed it, I will most definitely order it again. The food came on time and the service and staff were magnificent. The restaurant is located... More

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Somerset West
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Had the most amazing lunch! The food was ridiculous (good) & they sport a great young team. Fantastic vibe & certainly my favourite spot in Somerset West. Highly recommended!

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Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Whether you enjoy fine dining , a room warmed by fire or the window seat to watch your kids play while you relax and enjoy some of the best food in Cape Town , The Millhouse kitchen is for you and the family. Professional yet relaxing atmosphere with smiling helpful service. Definitely visiting this restaurant again.

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