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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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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 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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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
interesting restaurant

we arrived for lunch on a Saturday but stated they were very busy. however we had a nice coffee and home baked pizza which although slow service was very nice. understand they are very popular and regularly busy and necessary to book!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
michaeldufty
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henley in arden
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
henley in arden
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

we arrived for lunch on a Saturday but stated they were very busy. however we had a nice coffee and home baked pizza which although slow service was very nice. understand they are very popular and regularly busy and necessary to book!

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Having lived next door when it was still David Gant's farm and not open to the public, we were curious how it has changed.... Arriving at 14h25 we could not have lunch. Then only a pizza and after discussion lunch if we order quickly. Lot's of tables available in and outside but umbrella lying on the floor and not wiling... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Poor signposting to restaurant. Very nice table and good service, Good excellent, we had Fish , Yellowtail.... Excellent....wine also very nice.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came on a Sunday for some breakfast. Firstly the coffee took quite long to arrive, however it was made very well and the foam was done perfectly on the cappuccinos. Our food took very long to arrive, especially considering that the restaurant was very empty. After taking our order, our waitress never checked on us again except when we... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great service and food. Beautiful setting and gardens. The room is perfect with extra large bed and nice very white shower. A cabinet can be added in bathroom for extra towels and amenities. Also a full length mirror could be added.Other than that everything is perfect for a long stay.Would definately return and recommend to friends and family.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, Lourensford estate wine available, Newly refurbished kids play area, trendy relaxed sophisticated-rustic decorations, friendly accommodating service. Equally good for romantic dinner or family pizza with the kids. Estate wine and chocolate tasting/sales right next door, coffee roastery/tasting also right next door. We frequent this venue at least once a month. Probably more. Great place to take guests.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Beautiful setting, spacious, good service. All nine of us were immensely impressed with the delicious dishes offered on the menu, however, limited. The waiters were attentive, friendly and effective. Will definitely return to experience a lunch or dinner.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 - 20

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.
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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