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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, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 81
    Very good
  • 34
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  • 19
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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
birthday lunch

food was good. The portion of the Carpaccio was a joke, I had seven very smal and very thin slices on my plate, the duck liver pate was a dream, all guests were happy. The waitrons were very efficient and fast. We will be back

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
helmut37
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cape town
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cape town
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

food was good. The portion of the Carpaccio was a joke, I had seven very smal and very thin slices on my plate, the duck liver pate was a dream, all guests were happy. The waitrons were very efficient and fast. We will be back

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Thank helmut37
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant with the most beautiful setting at Lourensford Estate. We booked for a breakfast on a public holiday and some of the staff didn't pitch to work BUT we still got our after breakfast coffees..eventually. The breakfast was really scrumptious. I will go back time and time again. If not for the friendly service but for the beautiful setting... More 

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Thank michelle s
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food, atmosphere (kind of people, interior etc) and service were all superior. What I like is that there are several good restaurants in a small area, and they are all good and very busy (Campher, the stables at vergelegen, Millhouse...)

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Thank Rik R
Saint-Gilles-les Hauts, Reunion Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All dishes are very tasty, the wine is excellent and the service very good. On man metiss works very well and give very good advices .

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Thank 382tanabichat
Switzerland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The dishes were delicious. The wine menu is great. The staff was very attentive. We enjoyed the lunch on a sunny Sunday on the terrasse.

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Thank ToniK381
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely starry summers evening at Millhouse! Ordered yummy roast pork belly and fillet mains and had creme brulee for desert - delicious as always! A firm favourite. How lucky are we to have this gem just down the road from our house!

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Thank Nelia G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant in a big group of over 10 friends (along with their respective children). Being peak season, the restaurant was very busy and the service was not lightning quick, but the overall experience was pleasant. The kids in particular spent the entire afternoon on the jungle gyms and within sight of their watching parents. I had a... More 

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Thank Traveller_CT2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged to have a family lunch there and were a bit disappointed when they first ran out of craft beer, then didnt have avo for pizza and strawberries for another pizza. Service was also not so great. The pizzas however were very good as were the pork belly. Nice setting on Lourensford farm.

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Thank Elise01_11
Frankfurt, Germany
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended to me by my brother who worked there half a year. This is a special place with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Great and special cooking of known dishes with local influences. So can recommend this to all tourist and locals. Enjoyed some great startes and an awesome chocolate cake.

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Thank 943marens
Scottburgh, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant not clearly signposted inside the Wine Estate & far from the parking area. It's a large restaurant with very poor ventilation. Food prices are competitive & quality is good. However, the waitron service was very poor.

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Thank Forbesanna

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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
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children

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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