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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 - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Again and Again

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
JaypeeD
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 review
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

As we arrived on this beautiful wine estate you could feel your stress melting away. Waiters are quick ,Food has a european Italian feel. Every bite filled with flavour. Will be back as soon as possible! Best restaurant in the area

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What a treat! Girlfriends together for dinner to catch up was amazing at Millhouse. We were treated like queens, amazing service and the new menu is delectable. New pasta dishes, the tri clolour starter, sole, veal and springbok carpaccio, and best of all the biltong pizza is back, yummy!! Thanks for creating a space where we can have fun, eat... More 

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somerset west
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Thanks for a superb dinner. The new menu was great. The added pasta dishes were a hit with the whole family. As usual the service was great and friendly Well done!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a great restaurant with great food, friendly service and beautiful views! It feels like you are so in touch with nature- it is a must go!!

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a great evening. I went out with a bunch of friends to celebrate my birthday. And what I night we had. Food was awesome, service was excellent. All Round was a fantastic night. We will be back soon!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Myself and fiancé came to the millhouse kitchen for our anniversary, and what a night. The waiting staff were amazing, not too intrusive, but always there when we needed them. The fillet steak was mouth wateringly tender, the sole was beautifully prepared. And the ice cream was phenomenal. All in all an amazing night. Thank you millhouse!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?