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All 23 Constantia Restaurants

The Greenhouse

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7800, South Africa
+27 21 794 2137
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $80 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Greenhouse expertly showcases the cuisine of Cape Town’s first Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff and his talented team. Here, the tasting menus are inspired by the bountiful local produce and diverse cultures of South Africa.The cuisine playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression. The 3 tasting menus and à la carte menu, expertly paired with superb wines from the surrounding wine region, will impress even the most seasoned of diners.Limited seating, for just 45 people, ensures that each guest experiences the most intimate dining affair. This experience, coupled with the unforgettable cuisine, where guests find themselves lingering over every bite, creates a culinary story unique to The Greenhouse.
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

If you love excellence in service, in food preparation , food presentation, in wine and in wine pairing. This is the place for you. We were blown away.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the African Origins tasting menu at the Greenhouse, featuring proudly SA ingredients (such as Perlemoen, Springbok, dune spinach etc) matched with local wine. As a regular patron, I must admit that it feels a step up from recent experiences at the venue, hopefully the sign of a new chef starting to hit his groove. The "Bok" with coffee... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the 5 course menu with wine pairing: excellent food with good wines explained very well by the sommelier. Wonderful ambiance. An excellent evening out with great cuisine. Next time I would like to try the longer tasting menu but we would need time to fully enjoy every dish!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great food great service great wine! A great eating experience. Too be highly recommended. The location is really outstanding. Plenty of safe parking. First class in all respects.

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Cape Town, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

The Cape Town restaurant scene is very competitive and the Green House never disappoints. The deco is stunning, service very professional, staff very elegant. The food is incredible, beautifully presented and delicious. The Wine list is one of the best in Cape Town.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We booked for the five course dinner. The booking communication by telephone and email was flawless and very friendly. On arrival we were greeted by friendly personnel outside and inside the restaurant. Service was excellent ; friendly, fast but well timed and very knowledgeable waiters. The food was probably the best we ever had. Although a 5 course meal ,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We were there previous week. We had chosen for 8 course menu with wines. Food was fantastic, but service was a bit disappointing for this level of a restaurant. For drinks we were necessary to ask few times before they arrived. The meal took like forever. At the end of the meal there supposed to be After dinner "Cocktails" which... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I was concerned that 5 courses might be too much but I needn't have worried - the portions were perfect. Every course was so beautifully presented. The restaurant had a lovely ambience and the service was impressive. We definitely left on a high.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Had the tasting menu as part of our honeymoon. Booked well in advance. Is about 20 minutes from Cape Town. Very luxurious hotel. Excellent service. Sommelier gave us some great wines. Food was out of this world - literally the best food we've had. We had lots of lovely food in SA including two very highly recommended tasting menus elsewhere... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Excellent as always.dessert quite weak and that is the reason for 4/5 score instead of 5/5 Also 8 courses meal is excessive in my opinion ,too much food. The green house is constant on delivering a great dinner

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Address: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7800, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 794 2137
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
Average Prices: USD 80 - 100
Cuisine: Contemporary, International

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