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“Consistently very good - classy atmosphere.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Millhouse

The Millhouse
Millbrook Resort, Malaghans Road, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand
+64 3-441 7000
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Ranked #2 of 32 restaurants in Arrowtown
Price range: $1 - $45
Cuisines: European, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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“Consistently very good - classy atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Easy to strongly recommend this place.

We've now eaten at the Millhouse at Millbrook several times - Queenstown being one of our favourite destinations.

Its a beautiful location, by the last green of the pictureque golf course, with a pond, baby ducklings, a genuine mill wheel turning, and inside, a fireplace and an atmospheric stonewalled room. If its warm enough we like to have a drink and entree outside with the view, then go inside for the main course as the evening gets cooler.. We're probably being pains, but it doesn't seem to worry the staff.

If I was picky I'd say neither the menu or wine list is that large, but they're sufficient and the main point is the food is sophisticated and very good indeed. I do remember once having a problem with slow service but mainly its been friendly and very good.

Its a small restaurant and usually quiet, but I understand (see another review I read below) how a big group could make it noisy, but that's true of most smaller restaurants.

This rates high as a serious night out

.And Millbrook is a be-au-ti-ful resort.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MillbrookResort, Public Relations Manager at The Millhouse, responded to this review, November 24, 2011
Hi John2a,
Glad you enjoyed your recent experience at the Millhouse Restaurant. The best way to enjoy it as you say with a pre-dinner drink by the pond, watching the cute ducklings and the sunset over the course, then head inside to the warmth for dinner. The menu does change seasonally and so there is always something a little different to try. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards the team at Millbrook Resort.
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“The kitchen cannot cope with a large group”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2011

We had the misfortune to dine at the Millhouse on the same night as a large group. Aside from the speeches and applause we were not too affected as we were encouraged to eat outside beside the lake -a delightful setting. All seemed good - a nice amuse bouche and entrees appeared in a reasonable time, albeit I had to play hunt the crayfish with the crayfish salad. Four pieces the size of a fingernail was the final count. But then waiting over an hour before the mains arrived was just not acceptable. After about one hour the maitre'd did apologise that there was a backlog in the kitchen. And when our mains arrived they were on the cool side, the fish tasteless and the pork belly unacceptably fatty. Overall an expensive and unpleasant experience. If they cannot cope with large groups, they should not accept the booking rather than make all the other diners suffer.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Had the most amazing whitebait fritter. Accompanied with a glass (or two) of rose - Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

Had the most amazing whitebait fritter. Accompanied with a glass (or two) of rose - Perfect!

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