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The Millhouse

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Millbrook Resort, Malaghans Road, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand
+64 3-441 7000
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Elizabeth and I decided to take a break for 3 days in Millbrook for our 7th Wedding Anniversary. Whilst there we decided to have dinner at the Millhouse. It was an outstanding experience. From the mid-winter chill outside to the open fire inside, fantastically attentive staff, intimate surroundings and a simple yet sophisticated menu. The Millhouse is now our favorite... More 

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Asia
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

'Exceptional' - compared to what? The service is very good - but the food --- bland - dull - reminds me of British fare when British fare was bland and dull. Also they are trying to present themselves as upscale but the ambiance is definitely not that at all. And the punchline..... they jam the bill in your face with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly we didn't expect that quality of meals and service! Initially we thought it would be just normal/nice meal and higher price as this is the hotel restaurant. But we were definitely wrong! The food was so amazing it's difficult to find another restaurant of this level to compare! Our choice was between Millhouse, Rata and Botswana Butchery, and I'm... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, hard to describe as this night was amazing. From the moment we arrived the service was sensational followed on by amazing food. We will certainly be back.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious meal with friends at The Millhouse Restaurant. The food was exceptional and the wine selection also. We also received extras in between the courses which was a nice touch. The service was amazing and they described the menu very descriptively. Would definitely return.

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We came here on a very cold night. We were greeted straightaway, and our coats were taken. The restaurant itself was so lovely and warm. It is a nice size, so you feel like its very comfy & cozy. We ordered the pork belly to start, and my partner had the fish of the day, monkfish as a main, and... More 

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had a fantastic meal for wifes Birthday Dinner, tastes were great good sized portions and very helpful staff, thoroughly ejoyed eveything

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A group of four of us dined at The Millhouse as we were staying at the Resort. We had a dinner booking. The seating felt very exposed so will ask for a table against a wall next time. All superb. However, there is an open view into the kitchen and it is a little off putting when you are still... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A great wine list, fine, creative dining and top notch service makes this the best fine dining restaurant in the area. The chef has a creative take on flavors and the presentation of each dish is beautiful.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

It is clear that they take great pride in the food they cook. When the food is delivered to your table they are very keen to walk you through the different aspects of how the meal was put together. The food was excellent and reasonably priced for the quality of food delivered. We ate there twice. The venison and beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $29
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Millbrook Resort, Malaghans Road, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?