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The Milkwood

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Beach Road | Onrus Beach, Hermanus 7201, South Africa
+27 28 316 1516
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Great location overlooking the beach, and the downstairs part is on the beach. Great food, great ambience and great friendly service. The espresso martini is sublime....

Thank Andrew L
Hermanus, South Africa
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

We regularly invite o/seas visitors to experience the beautiful view and setting at Milkwood, so 3 of us went there for a very early lunch yesterday (Monday) and the restaurant was very quiet. A young waitress took our simple orders and 2 were served correctly and 1 was wrong. Instead of the ordered burger, fish & chips arrived - so... More 

1 Thank bucher1234
TheMilkwood, Owner at The Milkwood, responded to this review

Dear Bucher 1234, I am sorry your order was incorrectly served. As to the cling film/wrap in your aubergine dish - it is true that cling film is used in the preparation process of the aubergine - it is also true that to then find it on your plate is unforgivable. I was in the restaurant on this day, as... More 

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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

The Milkwood - has a beautiful view, stunning decor, friendly waiters and great Chefs, Porkbelly is to die for, best porkbelly i ever had. Well done to the Chef

Thank Julian P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

We found it by chance and were surprised by the location and the view, came one in the afternoon and once in the evening with friends. Quality of the food was superb, well trained and very friendly staff makes it a good value for money. Will come back for sure!

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Reviewed January 29, 2017

This is a restaurant with a uniquely beautiful setting, even for the Atlantic coast of the Western Cape. It sits beside the Onrus River lagoon where is meets the magnificent surf of the South Atlantic, beside beautiful milk wood trees: it could hardly be better, The restaurant itself is well appointed but, regrettable, the beauty does not extend to the... More 

1 Thank Val K
Wilderness, South Africa
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I took my lady out for dinner and it was the best restuarant experience we both ever shared. Food was soooo amazing and very fresh great ambience next to the onrus river. I can highly recommend the Millwood to anybody whether be a cocktail on the bottom deck or a delightful meal. Thank You!

1 Thank wayne w
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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Heard the place had a new owner and because I have not visited there for years, decided to give it a try. No pasta on evening menu! Ordered lamb rack, waiter said served on mash. So I ordered side vegetables. First it wasn't a rack - it was three very thin lamb chops. They were edible - but the accompaniments... More 

1 Thank Sonpoppie
Bedford, South Africa
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

A good view over the river and mouth. Service reasonable as well as the food. Worth a visit even if it is just to enjoy a scone and coffee..

Thank cvcawood
1 review
Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

Had a visit on the busiest time of year with family and friends, close to the beach to keep an eye on the children, friendly and helpfull staff, fabulous décor that suites the ocean, even though it was full and busy the service was great and the food scrumptious, would definitely visit again

Thank Jacobsbjh
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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited The Milkwood with friends, what a lovely experience, the food was fabulous, the views of the beach are so beautiful best when the sun goes down, friendly staff, we enjoyed it and would definitely come visit The Milkwood again

Thank ashv88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $15
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road | Onrus Beach, Hermanus 7201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 316 1516
Set on the beautiful shores of Onrus Beach, here at The Milkwood we have spectacular views with delicious food to match. Come and join us during the day for a yummy breakfast or scrumptious lunch, or sit at the bar enjoying some Tapas with a cocktail or local craft beer. In the evening our seasonal dinner menu and specially selected wine list will ensure you have a truly special experience with us.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?