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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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Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome everything!

I had the opportunity to attend the 1st ever Symphony Orchestra Concert in a wine cellar at Lourensford Wine Estate and as a result had the unexpected pleasure of sampling the food at the Millhouse Kitchen, Pleasantly surprised with the varied choice and unusual combinations. We had a quick wood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Sharon R
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Cape Town
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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had the opportunity to attend the 1st ever Symphony Orchestra Concert in a wine cellar at Lourensford Wine Estate and as a result had the unexpected pleasure of sampling the food at the Millhouse Kitchen, Pleasantly surprised with the varied choice and unusual combinations. We had a quick wood fired pizza: pork belly, pineapple, avocado and coriander. What an... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Love the ambiance at this restaurant, always so inviting! Excellent dinner, from starters to mains to desserts! Food was excellent bar my slightly over cooked pizza! But seriously could not fault anything else. Loved the Cocktails! As usual great service, well done Millhouse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful surroundings, great coffee and food. Service standards excellent. Always a good choice for breakfast, lunch or in summer just a bottle of wine.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I can highly recommend the Mussel Chowder (best I've ever tasted) and Roast Pork Belly. Excellent service and a lovely cosy atmosphere on a Winter's night.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I made my first visit to The Millhouse Kitchen recently. The food was really excellent and the service brilliant. I will most definitely visit again soon. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We always eat and visit Millhouse whenever in Somerset West - its comfortable and relaxing and the food is amazing, not to mention the wine!

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

By far one of my best dining experience this calendar year. Relaxing ambience but actually very busy. We went on a Saturday where the Helderberg-area had some loadshedding, Millhouse however, were fully geared and it had absolutely no consequence on the evening. Everything was in working order, even the Wi-Fi  5 stars for the food and service. Perfectly presented... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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