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All 66 Somerset West Restaurants

The Millhouse Kitchen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 2328
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Ranked #12 of 66 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $20
Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Yet again the Millhouse exceeded our expectation - today we celebrated my mom's birthday and she was made to feel like the only diner in the restaurant!! Thank you for making her lunch so pleasurable and special. From our various starters - the mussels, spicy squid, chicken liver parfait were beautifully presented and each one tasted delicious, main meal consisted... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

All in our party of six for breakfast were more than happy with the food. What detracts from this lovely venue is the noise level in certain sections of the restaurant. We were seated near the service bar and had grinders, blenders, mixers - you get the idea - incessantly whirling away and drowning out any hope of across-the-table conversation.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Took my colleagues to Millhouse Kitchen for a business lunch. The staff was excellent and attentive. The menu has a good variety and caters for all pallets. The winelist was excellent. I expected to pay allot for such a good experience but supprised when I received the bill. Really good value for money. Will be back.

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Somerset West, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

we went there with friends, it is a lovely place to take your kids with. The food was well prepared and very tasty. Service not so good. We felt like the waiter wanted us to leave. We will definately go again if the attitude of the waiter we have is better.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I recently visited The Millhouse Kitchen for breakfast .. even though it is only served untill 10.30, it is not necessarily a problem. I recommend booking, as this little gem can be very busy over weekends. I had the eggs floretine (poached eggs on ciabata toast with creamed spinach) which was lovely, served with a delicious cappaccino and oranje juice... More

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Somerset West, South Africa
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Have visited this restaurant numerous times and have yet to be disappointed. Breakfast, lunch or dinner are all good options. Do be sure to book though. The surrounding scenery adds to the great ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

When you won't something special go there. We had Veal liver as a starter, next time I order that as starter and main cours !

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Somerset West, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If we want to have a good meal out at an affordable price, we always go to this restaurant. We always have a good time and good food. My only critique is that we generally have only experienced slow service here, but normally we are so relaxed it does not bother us too much.

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I picked the Millhouse Kitchen as the venue for my 40th birthday. With 60 adults and 15 children and babies I needed a venue that could handle that, while still providing excellent food, wine, service and setting. Millhouse and its staff and kitchen totally delivered with rave reviews from my guests. The arrangements were really smooth dealing with Dominique while... More

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Cape Town
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is really a great restaurant with as the food is excellent a re ally great service. Very friendly and helpful waiters. I would say it is the best Veal dish I have ever had. The best restaurant in Somerset West- The chef is the owner so I guess that would explain things.. Just awesome and the wine tasting centre... More

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