A few weeks ago I was invited to check out the Millhouse Kitchen, a new eatery on Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.

Spring had sprung, the blossoms were in bloom, and a friend of mine and I had a fabulous lunch.

Chef Bjorn Guido’s, who has to be one of the youngest head chefs in the country and whom I met at Holden Manz, aims to create a neighbourhood feel where his guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company in the beautiful setting.

They have cleverly divided the restaurant into two sections, the one side faces onto an enclosed garden and is ideal for children to run around, whilst the other (front) side, has an open terrace that is less child friendly (if you know what I mean). In the middle is a large seating area, so its a truly fabulous layout. You can pop in for a casual pizza and glass of wine, or can opt for more serious items on the menu. Best of all worlds I think.

Its a French & Italian inspired menu, rustic and approachable. Basically perfect fare for a lunch or dinner in the country. Obviously using all seasonal ingredients, fresh, made with love etc etc.

They make their own fresh pasta, bread and wood fired pizzas daily, and a “light bites” menu is available for those in between hours.

These pics will give you a very good idea about what its like, but be sure to book, they are already wildly popular.

Open Tuesdays to Sundays:
Breakfast 08h30 – 10h30 ~ Lunch 12h00 – 15h00 ~ Dinner: 18h30 – 22h00

021 218472328




  1. Sam

    Hi Stephen, no! really – its 30 today and I’m wilting (these pics were taken a few weeks ago – a bit delayed in going up)

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