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Reviewed February 14, 2021

My wife and I went to eat there on our road trip and the place looked cute with good food. Unfortunately we had one of the worst service experiences I have ever seen. Every time I ordered an item, I was told, after 10 minutes...each time, that they had just run out. Finally they forgot to place our order at all and 45 minutes after sitting down, they were going to make our pie and burger order then! Not even an apology from the manager so we got up and left. Left hungry and completely disappointedMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed January 11, 2021

We stopped over for a Brunch at the Food Shed part. We were promptly seated with a menu in the hand..... and that was it. Waitrons were standing around talking and serving tables. A table seated after us had already had their coffee and were...standing up to leave...and there we sat. Eventually we HAD TO ASK TO BE SERVED. Well, that was also a mistake. My hamburger stood on ther counter and after two 'bell rings' the waiter eventually went to fetch it. It was half cold and I asked them to please warm it in the Microwave. I was at this point still waiting for the side salad. Half way through the 'new' hamburger (they replaced it within about 10 minutes this time round) the salad arrives..duhh!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 22, 2020 via mobile

We stopped over going to and from our our holiday destination. Service was fast and friendly both times. The pies were delicious with generous fillings. The pepper steak, cornish and chicken and mushroom also equally good. Fabulous cappuccinos, even the decaffeinated one that can sometimes...taste bland. They also have plain and chocolate croissants and baked goodies for the road. Clean toilets and outside seating for a quick wolfing down. Extremely Covid-19 safety conscious. Modern and neat interior. Quite busy both times, so if you are more than one, fill up the car whilst the other person orders and pays.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 16, 2020 via mobile

What a gem. Best Covid-initiative if seen so far (check out the picture on how to keep the cutlery hygienic). Our waiter and the manager/s were very attentive, friendly, very polite and absolutely customer service orientated. The food was delicious, generous portions, and (as promised...on the signage on route) fast.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020

Stopped on Wednesday late afternoon, before Heritage day. Thought we'd support local for dinner. Only had standard pies available at the ridiculous price of R37-00 a pie!! Exhorbitant pricing is ridiculous and chases the locals away. Will definately not be supporting The Windmills again.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Just as busy as the petroport at Harrismith. The toilets are clean but busy. Long queues for everything in the fancy farm style food court.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 17, 2020 via mobile

On the road from Durban to Gauteng it is imperative that one has good coffee and good food. The Windmill is the perfect place for this... Their coffee and pies are both delicious and definitely recommended.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed April 1, 2020 via mobile

Variety of freshly made food. Naidoo’s Durban Curry (lamb)has a good balance of flavor. The kitchen is known for its pies and they are made from scratch.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

Stopped here for breakfast on our way to the Midlands, no complaints, the breakfasts were delicious and very filling. There is a wide variety to choose from. The service was ok. A good stop for brekkie or lunch.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 25, 2020

I was surprised like nothing eating at this place. All their ingredients were organic (or range-free) and simply delicious. I can recommend this place to anyone who passes by.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Yes, The Midlands Kitchen offers takeout services.

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The Midlands Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5