the mill / Die Meul philadelphia

DIE MEUL is a historic building with an old worldly charm, surrounded by vines, canola and wheat fields.
The original Mill was constructed in the 1800s. In its original form it functioned as a wagon making facility and was converted into a flour mill around 1924.The building was used for this purpose until the early 1970s when the business was sold and the premises shut down.  South African artist Pieter van der Westhuizen bought the building. A lot of the original mill features are still visible and makes this a special and totally unique space for a restaurant. Philadelphia is an exceptional destination and the word means ‘brotherly love’.

It’s a hidden gem. Only 30 min drive from the City Bowl, 20 min from Durbanville and Bloubergstrand. 45 min from Stellenbosch and Paarl. 


Since March 2023 nestled on the outskirts of Cape Town’s city bowl, this stunning new restaurant effortlessly blends the old and the new, with traditional dishes that harken back to a bygone era but are presented with a modern and refined flair. Step inside and you’ll be transported to a world of nostalgia, where elegant decor and rustic finishes create an ambiance that is both old school and sophisticated. The menu is a celebration of authentic, classic South African dishes, given a contemporary twist. The attention to detail is evident in every dish, with sumptuous flavours and opulent presentations that are sure to leave a lasting impression. From the stunning surroundings to the old flour mill telling its own story, eating here is a truly unforgettable experience. There is nothing better than Ouma’s boerekos on a Sunday – don’t miss this special treat.

"ek droom dat ons vÊr geloop het deur die soetruikende groen woude, so vÊr dat ek jou naderhand moes dra en jy was lig soos my hart se klop in my arms"


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