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The Millhouse Kitchen

Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 847 0030
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork belly” (40 reviews)
“pizza” (74 reviews)
“risotto” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Lourensford Road | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 482 reviews

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Beautiful setting. Veal was very dry, spare ribs were good, and the pizza was excellent The service was very good

Thank andrewlancefield2017
Reviewed 18 April 2017

exceptional service - Latoya was great! one of the nicest Sunday lunch set menus, in Cape Town! generous servings with the wood-fired slow roasted pork belly being the stand-out! ONLY disappointment - the only alternative (not from Lourensford) Sauvignon blanc was out of stock.

Thank brad_capetown
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Lovely ambience and lovely food. Children very welcome even though there is an adult feel to the place. The service was excellent and the ladies toilets were very nice!

Thank dillydo
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The breakfasts on the menu are very well prepared with fresh ingredients. Good value for money. Service is also very good.

Thank Pieter F
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Order the sweet potato fries they are the best! The butternut pizza is so different yet mouth watering! You cannot beat the scenery/setting. I will be back!

Thank Nina D
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A great place to have a breakfast, brunch, lunch or just drinks! A lovely deck outside overlooking amazing gardens with the beautiful backdrop of the mountains. To quote from their website: "Our menu is inspired by the French and Italians, famous for their fantastic rustic...More

Thank jhnel
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Restaurant is within the grounds of Lourensford wine farm gardens with attractive flower beds,lawned areas and ponds.The menu has an Italian feel but with other options including 'light bites'.Our choices were risotto and a creamy pasta,mushroom and crispy pancetta and both dishes were excellent.Service could...More

Thank recordable
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My second time around. Just love the character of the restaurant and the Lourensford estate as a whole. Will be there again when I can

Thank Wim_traveler
Reviewed 11 March 2017

excellent waiting staff, delicious food, superb location....fun lunch after browsing the market in the grounds of this winery....gardens delightful..highly recommended

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Latoya's service was great and so was the food ! đź‘Ť her awesome sparkling personality made all the difference, we will be back !

Thank lindies2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 18
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
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