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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Just visited for a friend's birthday. The staff were so friendly & helpful. I had mussels then puttanesca pasta. Both dishes were tasty & fresh. My friend had the steak - it really was 'melt in the mouth' delicious. We normally expect plates to be cleared once everyone has finished but the staff noticed that some empty plates were attracting... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had our staff end of year lunch today at a very pleasant restaurant which was recommended to us, the Millhouse Kitchen at Lourensford Wine Estate. You have the option to sit inside or outside on a lively verandah which is surrounded by wonderful oak trees and overlooks the wine tasting area. The selection of dishes on the menu is... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Wow! We were there with a group of 35 people and they certainly rose to the occasion. The anti pasta was great and a huge selection. I had a steak for mains and it was great! Well prepared and exactly at medium rare as ordered. Desert was a chocolate dish - very nice. The restaurant is in a lovely country... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent food, atmosphere and service! great place.Friendly staff and the food was served with style and taste!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On my door step....playground for kids, excellent food, great service, friendly staff...go there often and have never been disappointed (unless you did not book....)

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Somerset West, South Africa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed many meals here, it is a great all round restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The setting is magnificent, the food good and the service and value fair.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great location, very nice experience, good food, but waiters not as trained as they should be. We visited a couple of times taking family and friends from Gauteng there. The last time I had to go and find the waiter to get my bill to pay for the meal. He was busy washing glasses!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great location, very relaxed and laid back atmosphere, Perfect setting for a slow lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. Food is good, with the pork belly and fillet outstanding. Wines are good, albeit a little pricey in the restaurant, given that you can buy the wines in the cellar at a fraction of the price and pay a small corkage... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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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