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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place to lunch - a treat

A really lovely place to sit in the winter sun for a delightful lunch. The pork belly was excellent as were the sweet potato wedges. All complement by their wine which we then went to purchase from the cellar. Service was efficient and welcoming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely crispy pork belly, excellent wine and the chocolate torte was probably the best chocolate dessert I have ever eaten, and I have eaten plenty!

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely cosy atmosphere - fire going! Great food and good service! Meatball pasta dish was delicious! Will definitely be back on our next visit!

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a fantastic dinner at the Millhouse Kitchen, the service was very good, with the food coming out of the kitchen in no time. The pork belly is definitely a must. The restaurant is on a beautiful wine farm, and the shop decor is absolutely perfect to create a warm atmosphere, with a great choice of music in the... More 

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant! The food is absolutely excellent and priced very well for the quality, creativity and expertise. Flavours and textures are well combined, it is clear that the chef and his staff are experts in their field. The service is good, the staff is attentive, friendly and professional. The kitchen prepared the food fairly quickly but still with... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A really lovely place to sit in the winter sun for a delightful lunch. The pork belly was excellent as were the sweet potato wedges. All complement by their wine which we then went to purchase from the cellar. Service was efficient and welcoming.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Welcome staff on a cold winters' night,cosy fire burning in the corner, and great red wine to warm our souls!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

To all at the Millhouse, I would like to thank you for the wonderful service, especially Dané (not sure how to spell her name) and the delicious food and just the whole ambiance at Lourensford. Four of my family had not been to Lourensford before and they were absolutely blown away with the whole experience.  So thank you  for giving us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

A wintery Saturday afternoon with a view of the Helderberg Mountains, what a perfect place for lunch. Unbelievably good chicken with a gravy that you'd sell your soul for. Michael, the waiter, gets five gold stars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The beautiful setting in the Lourensford gardens makes it easy to enjoy your eating experience and the great pizza's and availability of craft beer doesn't detract from it. The Millhouse Kitchen has become our default lunch venue when we have to impress our Gauteng guests and family.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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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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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 - 18

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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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