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All 70 Somerset West Restaurants

The Millhouse Kitchen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 0030
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Ranked #13 of 70 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $20
Hours:
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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English first
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting but very disappointing meal and experience!!!! Very slow service!! Waiters not trained. Not told what line fish of the day was and when it arrived the seared tuna was OFF. Still waiting for manager to apologise, not even a credit on bill??? Will think twice before visit again!!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The Millhouse Kitchen is around the corner where i stay. For a year you don't get a table easy - you need patient also during the week to book a Table for Dinner. This have changed. I don't know who many Chef they had the last 2 Years - how many Manager? The Food today is good, the service excellent... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The wine resort. perfect wine, perfect foo, excellent service. it is in a very beautiful area with fantastic gardens and surroundings

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Johannesburg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

1: The telephone number seemed to be engaged most of Saturday afternoon and evening. Lets move into the 21st century and add a recording device so one can leave a message. 2: My posh chips were cold when served with my lamb cutlets. Plates not warm and food got cold quickly. 2 pieces of meat on my plate ,meat cuts... More

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Riebeek-West, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nothing to do with the restaurant, but it was part of our experience: We didn't get off to a good start, as we didn't spot the restaurant so popped into the wine tasting centre where at least 3 of the 4 people behind the counter (not assisting anyone) avoided making eye contact. The 4th chap directed us to the restaurant,... More

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Germany
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good food for an affordable price in a nice atmosphere. The restaurant is not very big, a reservation is recommended. Good choice of dishes.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went there for lunch on a whim and was not disappointed. Hubbie's lamb burger was very good and hit the spot. My yellow tail on a bed of citrus cous cous was super tasty and very well presented. Nice wine and vive surrounded by beautiful gardens we will definitely be back

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Somerset West, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have had several dinners here and they have always been excellent with good service, good food, style and ambience.

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Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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Somerset West, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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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 - 20

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