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Beach Road | Onrus Beach, Hermanus 7201, South Africa
+27 28 316 1516
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Cape Town
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A perfect location, excellent service and scrumptious food! I'm a regular at this amazing place, they're very accommodating with dogs and their coffee superb, they've definitely got my vote! Oh and the mango cake is out of this world!

Thank NaughtyCatCapeTown
Cape Town
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully set next to the Onrus lagoon right on the Onrus beach, enjoying fresh delicious food with views that stimulate all your senses. The fish&chips with small salad is really good, the chilli poppers needs to come with a warning, the salads are fantastic ... anytime of the day is a good time for visiting The Milkwood, you will never... More 

Thank Sarah E
Hermanus, South Africa
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403 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is nicely situated on the Onrus Lagoon, close to Onrus Beach and, particularly on a nice warm day such as we had on this occasion, the setting is lovely. The menu is not extensive but the food (we had hake & chips) was nicely cooked and very tasty.The service was efficient and we enjoyed our meal.

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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome spot. Milkwood Restaurant is ideally situated on the Onrus lagoon with a picturesque view of the beach and ocean. We had a nice fish platter and tasty sundowners. Although it was windy we enjoyed the stay. The lagoon was so nice and calm right next to the buldering sea:perfect for children not to mention the white beach

Thank Willem S
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service & food by Rodney! Spent most of our Saturday on the deck drinking wine in between swimming with the kids. Ordered food just before the kitchen closed - no problem whatsoever. Perfectly cooked fish & calamari. Very accomodating service & a perfect afternoon.

Thank rebekkaswiegers
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a morning on the beach we visited The Milkwood for a quick lunch. Recent reviews seem to have declined in rating - however our food was good. Chicken sandwich was fresh with lots of chicken, however it came with biltong which on the menu was offered as an extra and I hadn't ordered. When raised with the waiting... More 

Thank ruthpowell6
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
USD 9 - USD 15
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?