Caversham Mill Restaurant is steeped in history
Caversham Mill Restaurant has a long and interesting history that goes back to the 1850s. It is situated on the edge of the Lions River, which used to be called Mpofana River, and near the historic Caversham Bridge, which was constructed in 1898.
The restaurant was originally a mill, built by two brothers, Richard and James Hodson, who came to South Africa from London in 1850. They acquired 60 acres of land on the river and named it Caversham. They then constructed the mill between 1852 and 1853, using yellow wood and sneeze wood from the local bush. The mill was used to grind wheat and maize for the settlers in the area.
Caversham Mill Restaurant is also known as the “Cradle of the Meander”, as it was here that the idea for the Midlands Meander was born in 1984. The Midlands Meander is a route that showcases the arts and crafts of the region, as well as its natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Our Amazing Team
Our Amazing Chef Thob's
At Caversham Mill Restaurant, we are proud of our amazing team of staff who make every dining experience memorable and enjoyable. From the chef who prepares delicious dishes with fresh ingredients, to the waiters who serve them with a smile and a friendly chat, to the barman who mixes refreshing drinks and cocktails, and everyone in between who ensures the restaurant runs smoothly and safely, we are grateful for their hard work and dedication.
They are not just our employees, they are our family. Come and meet them at Caversham Mill Restaurant, where you will feel at home and taste the difference.