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“The magnificence of the setting was only exceeded by the food”
Review of The Milkwood

The Milkwood
Ranked #41 of 112 Restaurants in Hermanus
Price range: $9 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The magnificence of the setting was only exceeded by the food”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Always our first stop for lunch on our way from Cape Town to Hermanus, we have been doing it for years. The food was always fresh and well served, but this time there was a difference.It had been taken out of the realm of good and elevated to great. We happened to order the 2 fish specials that were on the blackboard that day, grilled hake and roasted veg, and grilled kabeljou with baby potatoes.Normally 2 pleasant dishes of fresh fish relatively cheap at R75 and R125 respectively, but when served became a taste sensation. Absolutely fresh and cooked to perfection the side orders were superb. Only as we were on our way out did we discover that there were new owners (not to denigrate the old ones) who are doing a fantastic job and we can't wait to go back in the next day or so.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Howard S
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Hermanus, South Africa
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Surprising value and worth the finding”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Milkwood overlooks the lagoon and is not the easiest place to find so look for it and when you get there be pleasantly surprised. We went in autumn (fall) and had the place to ourselves for a mid week lunch setting.

The menu was full with lots of choice and for those who like desserts this is the place to be. More desserts than mains, just my style of menu.

We had the special of the day - fish that was beautifully cooked and presented with a delightful array of vegetables. The dessert was equally delightful and I feel sure that no matter what I had selected I would have been more than satisfied.

So for those with an ability to get around the Hermanus suburbs get to Onrus and find the Milkwood, it is well worth the detour.

  • Visited May 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Quality food in spectacular setting”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Personal touches are added to the different dishes and old favourites are revamped to fresh modern cuisine. The desserts were delectable!
They have a dailymenu which makes follow-up visits exciting as there is always something new.
The fish and chips had a lovely modern twist. Fish is fresh and offered in various formats.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank MES196
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Hermanus, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch @ Milkwood”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

What an awesome spot. Milkwood is ideally situated on the Onrus lagoon with a picturesque view of the beach and ocean. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table which we reserved to avoid disappointment. Our waitron was efficient and friendly and our meal was delicious. Fresh grilled fish with chips and salad and Eisbein for Geoff truly yum. We will certainly recommend Milkwood Restaurant to all our future guests.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Charlise E
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433 reviews
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“I wish I could go back every week”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

The setting is very special....overlooking a cove. The service was excellent and I was more than pleasantly surprised by the food I ordered. I really had a wonderful lunch - deliciously cooked fresh, locally caught fish....and the chips! Yummy.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Sandra H
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