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The roaring fire at the Millhouse Restaurant evokes an ambience of romance in the winter, while al fresco dining by the Mill Pond is an ideal way to spend a summer evening. Under the culinary leadership of Executive Chef Andi Bozhiqi, the Millhouse kitchen turns out a seasonal menu of elegant dishes with a European influence. Experience dishes that showcases the chef’s relationships with local farmers and artisans, accompanied by an award-winning wine list.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $120
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Really nice restaurant down by the water. Nice ambiance inside. Food and drinks were all good. Staff were friendly. Bit overpriced but that’s my only criticism.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

The service at The Millhouse is topnotch and the young gentleman serving us really knew his local wines and wine pairing. Each meal was beautifully presented and the ingredients explained. The view of the mountains as the sun was setting topped it off. We enjoyed...the dessert wine so much we bought a bottle at the restaurant & back home with us. Looking forward to cracking it open one night! Thank you Millhouse for a very enjoyable fine dining experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023

We were a party of four. We were seated promptly and offered water including tap. We were then shown the wine list and the menu, a somewhat limited selection. On the reverse were listed seasonal vegetables which we understood are grown in the Millbrook garden....However, no vegetables are available on the menu. When questioned the waitress replied that vegetables were not offered but crumbs were. In the meantime we had ordered drinks including two well known beers which were served to the table in bottles which had been slightly spilt. (Fine dining service?!).After a little hesitation we decided to leave. We were left with a sense of disappointment. Our expectations did not meet the experience of other diners.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Always a charming venue, the food continued to be well presented and the staff were very attentive. Although our preferred table was not available, a table outside was offered as an alternative, and on a lovely summer’s evening this was just perfect. The venue takes...pride in the ingredients all being locally sourced, and the waiting staff were knowledgeable about ingredients and very friendly and approachable. As always, we recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

A restaurant that will stay in my memory for ever ! We had three dinners in row there, absolutely 5 star-food. Quality of ingredients, quality of service and setting, everything is perfect.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2022

Make sure that you book. The service is personal and unpretentious. My wife and I ordered Wakanui beef and Akaroa salmon. Both were delicious and rated a genuine 10 out of 10. We finished with ice cream and sorbet selection that didn't disappoint. A wonderful...experience thanks to the chefs and the staff.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and menu although the serving sizes were a bit hit and miss. Beautifully presented but with only two true main course options. The beef / steak serving was too small for the price and as a main, more is expected. Recommend the homemade...bread - deliciousMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

We had the most amazing evening dining at Millhouse Restaurant. Tash who looked after our table was attentive, very knowledgeable and professional. Our table did the Carte Blanche and we were so impressed with each plate. The flavors, presentation and creativity behind each dish were...all fantastic. The wine list is impressive and there were some great options of iconic wines & wineries to choose from. Kumeu River Chard 14 is a must! A place we will recommend to anyone visiting the Queenstown region for sure - thank you again for a wonderful birthday evening! We will be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022

We had a great dinner on Friday night. Funny enough the young man who served us at Kobe was also working at Millhouse and he was great. Very handy asset for the Millbrook team. The food was creative and very fresh with lots of words...i didnt understand but they tasted amazing. Millbrook is a great resort. Will be back for sure.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 April 2022 via mobile

Food, ambiance and service all excellent. First time dinners at Millbrook resort for us. When we arrived it was already dark so we were looking for the correct building (Millbrook has several restaurants) when we were stopped by another couple of other guests (likely regulars)...and asked if they could help us. We said we were after the Millhouse and they pointed to the correct building and said we would be in for a wonderful night and amazing food. They were right! Although there is an Ala Carte menu we choose the degustation chefs choice menu. Amazing. We both ate things we would not have ordered from the menu but throughly enjoyed. It was a masterpiece of flavours. Very enjoyable night at Millbrook. Can’t wait to go back with friends.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022

This place tries to be a semi gastronomical restaurant but fails to deliver. The location is gorgeous and you pay for it for sure. The entrees were interesting but inequal in quality, some were great, other merely average. The mains were great, the meats were...cooked perfectly. Huge let down on the desserts, very pretentious and a poor execution. Please don't try to make molecular cuisine, it was interesting in the 90's and it's rarely done successfully. The floor staff were lovely and knowledgeable, kuddos to them.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 February 2022

Went for the chefs choice/tasting menu of 4 courses a pre-dessert and a dessert. We're always wary of these options due to an allergy to shellfish - crustaceans&mollusks - and possibly other seafood - we're not too sure yet. We asked - are there any...courses containing fish or shellfish? They went to find out and we were told that only one course contained oysters and it would be substituted. We opted for that menu and confirmed once again if they were sure that only one course had ether fish or shellfish. Yes they were sure. Second course came..... cevice! It was so disappointing that we asked twice about fish or shellfish and staff still got it wrong. Now were confident it's not a white fish that causes the allergy so we eat it and it was absolutely delicious - but that's not the point. Next course - oysters were placed on the table... It was quickly removed and substituted though. The food was absolutely delicious - menu was varied and the atmosphere gorgeous. It's irritating that lack of attention to detail took the shine off what should have been a 5* experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022 via mobile

A special occasion dinner that was made all the more memorable by the superb service and the most creative menu. Easily the best restaurant in the Queenstown area

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022 via mobile

Dined at Millhouse with my partner on the tasting menu. Amazing summer menu very refreshing flavours and very well utilised ingredients. Fabrizio and the team did splendid things course by course, very happy with the flavours and the creativity. The garden produce at the Millbrook...is just getting the right fair play. Highly recommended experience such an incredible tasting menu.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2021

we had dined at Millhouse restaurant several years ago for a special celebration and we were excited to book again for our son's birthday. We got the shuttle bus from Arrowtown which was quick and efficient. In the restaurant there was an open fire but...with an inefficient chimney so the smell of smoke was persistent. We ordered some bread and whipped garlic butter to start for an eye watering $15 . The menu was odd: they said the plates were for sharing and yet they weren't tapas style at all. I'm not good at sharing and chose the kingfish starter which was fine. My main was the thick spaghetti, brocollini and shellfish. It came in small bowl, no parts of the above were readily identifiable, and when i tasted it it was incredibly salty. inedible. i mean inedible. I sent it back and they agreed it was too salty and asked if i wanted something else. No i didn't. They apologised but there was no effort to try and make amends, such as a free glass of wine . I don;t mind paying for an expensive restaurant but it needs equivalent value in service and food quality. We were very disappointed and left without dessert, saddened and disappointed. Won't risk going back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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smr523
7 April 2017|
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Response from MillbrookResort | Property representative |
Hi there, thank you for your question! There isn't really a dress code at the restaurant, you certainly won't be turned away :) As there is a golf course on site sometimes people dine wearing golf gears, but the majority of... More
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478mervs
4 April 2017|
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Response from MillbrookResort | Property representative |
HI there, we certainly do have coeliac options available, one of our staff members is coeliac, so we understand the importance of getting it right but still allowing for stunning flavours. Simply mention this at the time of... More
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Response from teeksseeks27 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Byron, Yes it is possible to book a table prior to your visit. Also worth asking if there are any large groups booked that evening to avoid any imposing groups.
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