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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
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Founded in 1700, Lourensford Estate has married its historic heritage with...
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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful service at Millhouse Kitchen!

We went to the Millhouse Kitchen. My partner had the pork belly pizza, which was delicious and crispy, as ordered. I decided on the lamb burger, which looked wonderful, but was overcooked and tasteless. When the waiter enquired, I showed him the burger, but said that I didn't want to wait while it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Cedric B
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We went to the Millhouse Kitchen. My partner had the pork belly pizza, which was delicious and crispy, as ordered. I decided on the lamb burger, which looked wonderful, but was overcooked and tasteless. When the waiter enquired, I showed him the burger, but said that I didn't want to wait while it was replaced. A moment later, the manager... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We booked at the Millhouse Kitchen for my boyfriend's mother's birthday... two chefs plus two picky eaters and not one disappointment! The setting is absolutely stunning. The interier is decorated in a rustic manner but looks very elegant and clean! The staff are very friendly and helpful - as I said, we had a couple picky eaters at the table... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had a friend's birthday celebration at the Millhouse kitchen and the birthday girl was so spoilt! We sat at the fireplace which was so cosy. Great food, really nice wine and a sparkler on her dessert. Service was warm and friendly. What a lovely evening with friends... Will be back:)

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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Shared a lovely morning with friends and family celebrating my niece`s birthday. Friendly staff, great food and beautiful surroundings!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent place for a relaxing breakfast with a children's play area to entertain the kids whilst you take your time over coffee. On Sunday's the wine estate also runs a market with local foods and crafts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

With an romantic, relaxing vibe. Fine dining and great wine. Professional waiters that can tell you everything you need to know about the amazing dishes you will be enjoying. We were there for a work function and I would definitely be going there again for a private dinner. Thank you for an amazing night!

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London
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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absolutely loved the relaxed friendly atmosphere of this great restaurant. We were there over Sunday lunchtime. You definitely need to book to ensure you get a table. At no point were we rushed and I think we were the last guests to leave! On the day we had lunch there was also the Lourensford Harvest Market, which was great to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Brilliant, authentic yet modern Italian style restaurant. Every mouth full is a journey. service is relaxed yet attentive. when I'm in the cape again it will be the first restaurant on my list:)

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Some of our party are regulars and we can also say when we are down in the area we will come back again. We were a large birthday group of various ages and tastes and everyone agreed there was such a good variety to choose from, all our tastes were catered for. The quality of service was excellent. Add the... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visit here often and Munya has been the best waiter we've ever had at this restaurant. He is attentive, friendly, has a good memory and the ultimate professional!

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 18

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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