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All 74 Somerset West Restaurants

The Millhouse Kitchen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 0030
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Ranked #16 of 74 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $20
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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 Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

At last we've been able to visit this restaurant on a wonderful Sunday afternoon. We had to share the front deck with a big party but the folks were well behaved so all was good. Service was great, everything was available and the estate wine was exceptionally good. We all had the veal which looked good, was good and very... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I booked at this restaurant as a treat for my wife's birthday. My wife doesn't eat red meat but will eat chicken and fish. We had checked out the menu before going and we had both decided to order the fish of the day. As soon as we sat down our waiter informed us that there was no fish. None... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I never thought I would ever complain about 'over-attentive' service - but our waitress hovered obtrusively, and kept clearing away menus, dishes and glasses before we were finished with them - and this is not the first time, my previous experience, with a different waiter, was similar, and both afternoons were made less perfect by their attentions. The food, as... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was a relaxing lunch we were help even though they were fully booked. Love this restaurant and our food was amazing.We will defiantly be returning soon !

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This Restaurant has become one of my favourite place to visit. The food is always consistent and service great.There is a great play area for the kids so Mom and dad can relax. My favourite is the Pork belly and my wife enjoys the Veal Lemon. "Pappa G" Pizza a hit with the kids! Well done and keep up the... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We keep returning to this restaurant again and again. Beautiful surrounds, lovely deck and great food on the menu. Fillet was heavenly and my husbands pork belly also hit the mark. Desserts were the perfect end to another great experience.

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this is a delightful restaurant in the Lourensford wine estate. Although we arrived somewhat later than booked we were made most welcome. The staff were very attentive and explained the menu and described suitable wines to accompany our choices. There was an extensive menu but as we were travelling we chose a light lunch - the carpaccio was served with... More 

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somerset west
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a great day with the family The food was full of flavor and non pretentious After eating out at many places locally this is great value, service and ambiance! Consistency us what they are all about Glad to have such a great Restaurant in such a relaxed setting so close by Sitting on the open area at the back... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

More than half the restaurant visibly empty and we were blatantly shown away - fully booked. No flexibility, no attempt at helping. Just a curt "please leave"...

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Firstly, I loved their down to earth food - especially their posh chips and butternut pizza! There were several vegetarian options which was great. The service was fine, nice to see a restaurant with young waiters and waitresses earning some pocket money. Lots of different places to sit in the restaurant which offered different vibes. A real family venue, busy... More 

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Additional Information about The Millhouse Kitchen

Address: Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 847 0030
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 20

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