The Milkwood Restaurant

Delicious food and wine!

The Milkwood Restaurant is idyllically set in a nature conservation area in Onrus near the coastal town of Hermanus. The nature reserve setting provides guests with the opportunity to observe the wild life in action, as well as the luxury of a fabulous ocean view.

The wooden deck for outdoor dining is perched on the river bank, which makes for a great summer evening spot. In the evenings the restaurant is transformed into a romantic location with candle light and the sound of the ocean nearby. The restaurant gets its name from the stunning Milkwood trees that surround it.

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Health Board R62

Home made muesli, double cream yogurt fresh fruits and berries

Creamy Oats R35

Served with stewed dried fruits

French Toast R60

Bacon, honey and caramelized banana

Sweet Waffles R60

Pan fried apples, chantilly cream and maple syrup. Mixed with berry compote and chantilly cream. *Add on bacon (R15)

Savoury Mince Waffle R65

Topped with cheddar cheese and fried egg

Egg on Toast R25

Make your own breakfast: Two eggs as you like with 2 slices of white or brown toast. *Add on bacon (15), roasted tomato (6), pork sausage (15), mushrooms (12), or baked beans (8), grated cheese (8)


  • Bacon, feta and mushroom R70
  • Butternut, spinach and goats cheese R64
  • * Add avocado (when in season) R10

Croque Monsieur R60

Ham and melted gruyere cheese pan fried sandwich. *Add on two eggs for a croque madame (R12)

Bacon Butty R40

Classic bacon on a buttered roll

Last order at 11:30am


Soup of the Day R45

Ask your waitron - Served with home made bread

Camembert Wrap R85

In vine leaves baked in white wine and served with ciabatta

Grilled Rib Eye R95

Grilled rib eye steak served with chips, rocket and a mushroom sauce

Pie of the Day R90

Served with crispy pastry and sweet potato wedges or chips

Butternut & Blue Cheese Pasta R80

Butternut, blue cheese pasta with sage and pinenuts

Lemon Grilled Prawn Linguine R85

Lemon and parsley grilled prawns on a bed of baby marrows, fish veloute and parmesan

Beer Battered Hake R90

Served with chips, side salad and a home made tartar sauce.

Gremolata Chicken R90

Served on an open sandwich served with a side salad or sweet potato wedges, fresh greens, garlic aioli, parmesan cheese and bacon

Beef Burger R85

Roasted tomato, onion marmalade, gherkins, cheddar cheese, garlic aioli and wild rocket. 

  • Add bacon (R15)
  • Add avocado (when in season R10)


Salted Pepper Deep Fried Squid Salad R80

Fresh greens, pan fried soya corn, roasted cherry tomatoes, julienne cucumber and coriander dressing

Chefs Roasted Salad R80

Roasted butternut, beetroot, quinoa, feta, toasted seeds, tomato, red onion, avocado (when available) and a honey/mustard dressing


Sweet Waffle

  • Served with maple syrup and vanilla ice cream R40
  • Served with banana, chocolate and nut R45

Chocolate Mud Pudding R45

Served with chantilly cream or vanilla ice cream


  • Waffles or Oats R20
  • Chicken Nuggests and Chips R40
  • Spaghettie Bolognese R40
  • Fish and Chips R40
  • Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce R25

From 12:00pm until 16:00pm



Soup of the Day R60

Tempura Artichoke R70

With roasted tomatoes, julienne red pepper, red onions and feta salad with a caper and parsley dressing

Goats Cheese Tart R70

Warm goats cheese, roasted beetroot and caramelised onion tartlet with a watercress salad

Panzanella Salad R60

Tuscan salad on bread soaked in tomatoes with red pepper and anchovies

Turmeric Scallops R75

Pan fried scallops served with pea puree, crispy pancetta and a fennel dressing

Mains (All mains will be served with a side dish of winter vegetables)

Beef Fillet (200g) R165

Wrapped in bacon and served with chips, mushroom and green bean ragout with rocket.

Braised Lamb Shank R155

Braised in red wine, serves with whole grain potato mash and sauerkraut

Roast Pork Belly R150

Roasted with sage and mustard served with an apple and potato rosti

Chicken Supreme R135

Roasted Chicken, wrapped in emmental cheese and parma ham served on a bed of creamy barley

Baked Parmesan Polenta R120

With creamy wild mushrooms, butternut and crispy julienne sweet potato

Mixed Seafood Risotto R155

Mixed seafood on a bed of saffron and pea risotto topped with parmesan cheese and pea shoots

Line Fish R145

Fresh line fish cooked to the chefs recommendation


Rhubarb Creme Brulee R50

Served with a berry compote

Deep Fried Pear R65

Served with vanilla ice cream and crumble

Chocolate Torte R65

Served with a tuille and peanut brittle

Cheese Board R95

Local cheeses served with compote and crackers


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