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“The kitchen cannot cope with a large group” 3 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 #4 of 39 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Seafood, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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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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