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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 #12 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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cape town south africa
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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124 reviews 124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately I should have listened to all the poor reviews listed on tripadvisor recently. Took 10 x people to Millhouse Kitchen after birthday plans for my wife were changed at the last minute. What an absolute mistake! Bad weather made us 30 minutes late and the kitchen was closing at 10h30 for breakfast orders. Instead of making us feel relaxed... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

2 adults and 2 babies did not deter the service staff from providing a good service. We ordered the duck and pork belly. Portions were adequate and the presentation was great. Taste was awesome. The restaurant doesn't cut any corners. Even the baby chair was Stokke. Not knowing how the wines are like, we asked for a sample of their... More

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent service and a great lunch we had there. We had pork belly and the duck and it was beautifully prepared and tasted fantastic. Will definately go back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

excellent venue excellent service excellent food we had a ball of a time celebrating the 50th thank you millhouse!!!!

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

After a really wonderful experience last July for my birthday, my children decided to return to The Mill House Kitchen, but this time for breakfast, to celebrate my husband, Tony's 70th. Once again we had a great experience. We were a (very) large group -65. The staff coped admirably. The food was delicious. There was a buffet of fruit, juice,... More

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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

my wife had found the restaurant and told me about the best Pizza in the winelands. Going to Millhouse kitchen became an almost weekly affair and when they introduced pork belly on one of their pizza's I was totally sold. That was back in February and early March. Then something changed and the quality started declining. We told the staff,... More

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