We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Millhouse Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 0030
Website
Today
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

381 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 347: English reviews
Cape Town, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were attending a concert at Lourensford at 7pm. The Millhouse only has pizzas between 5 30pm and 7pm Pizzas had a variety of different toppings bases very thin but unfortunately slightly burnt on edges and topping did not cover complete base. Pears on base was very hard and tasteless and very little cheese

Helpful?
Thank disa1305
Somerset West, South Africa
Level Contributor
186 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had breakfast at the Millhouse Kitchen last week and found the venue really charming. The service was really efficient and the breakfast very Banting friendly and delicious. I would like to come back for dinner some time as this spot must be spectacular at night.

Helpful?
Thank DougCapeTown
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a couple of hours spare before I had to go to hospital and the Dr recommend we go to the Mill house!! We were not disappointed at all!! Although they were busy with alterations and construction outside it did not affect our afternoon or the peacefulness of the restaurant. The selection of wines are fantastic... and the food... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hester C
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the meal which was fillet steak, and the crumbed veal. As always, Zaeem delivered great service. Only issue is the red wine available is 2014 (and 2013 if you're very lucky). Expecting something better from a wine estate. The restaurant is divided into 3 sections. Middle or front sections are the best.

Helpful?
Thank Stephen C
London
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plus the Pizza my wife had and the Kingklip I had were delicious. There is a secure children's play area where your little one can play with other kids returning occasionally for their food. Baked cheesecake delicious and I recommend sampling some of Lourensford's produce. Laid back and relaxing for lunch!

Helpful?
1 Thank Arranhare
Somerset West, South Africa
Level Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location! The service extremely poor and the food far below average. I had the lamb burger, which looked GOOD, but was overcooked and tasteless. I also believe when you order a bottle of still water, the bottle should be 1st a sealed bottle and 2nd cold and not poured into a glass jug from a filter machines at room... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank TachlessCps
Durbanville, South Africa
Level Contributor
113 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had lunch at Millhouse. We have been to the restaurant in the past and therefore decided to celebrate my mothers birthday there. The restaurant was quite busy and had a roaring fire in the fire place of the main section of the restaurant, which was nice. We were seated and our waitress took our drinks orders. Pizza was... More 

Helpful?
Thank boereklong
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the beautiful Lourensford estate, the Millhouse serves gourmet pizza and burgers amongst other dishes. The menu is simple but good. Preferable as a lunch venue to dinner when you can enjoy the view of the Helderberg Mountain and the surrounding vineyards. Family friendly and laid back, it provides a great venue for a long, lazy lunch whilst the... More 

Helpful?
Thank JoeyGRT
Somerset West, South Africa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most amazing lunch with family and friends! One of my favourites dishes is the mushroom risotto and it is mouth watering and of excellence! Wine is delicous and service given with a smile!

Helpful?
Thank HelenaBougas
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level Contributor
103 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

living in the neighbourhood makes Millhouse an easy and impromptu target for a light evening meal. We had been absent for a while because there were other interesting choices available. The menu offers attractive dishes, both starters and main course which are not only of good quality but also reasonably priced. We hope this doesn't change with all the construction... More 

Helpful?
Thank Horst B

Travelers who viewed The Millhouse Kitchen also viewed

Somerset West, Cape Town
Somerset West, Cape Town
 
Somerset West, Cape Town
 

Been to The Millhouse Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $18
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 847 0030
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 Cafe London. After gaining experience abroad, he returned home and took up the role of Head Chef at The Franschhoek Kitchen on the Holden Manz Wine Estate.

Food provenance and sustainability are core to Millhouse's philosophy. The eatery's contemporary barn-conversion interior puts a modern twist on classic elements, featuring a mix of leather 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. Watch as food is prepared in the expansive open kitchen and Italian style pizza's are delivered fresh from the wood fired oven.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Millhouse Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?