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The Greenhouse

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The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7800, South Africa
+27 21 794 2137
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Greenhouse expertly showcases the cuisine of Cape Town’s first Relais...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 36
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Le Gavroche quality at Toby Carvery prices - exquisite food and wine in idyllic surroundings if six stars were available

I'm writing this in vino veritas five minutes after having got up from the table at The Greenhouse with the flavours still fresh in my mouth - wow! We had the five, not eight, course tasting menu with each of us having the opposite option at every stage, so tasting ten courses in total and with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Sm0ky
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I'm writing this in vino veritas five minutes after having got up from the table at The Greenhouse with the flavours still fresh in my mouth - wow! We had the five, not eight, course tasting menu with each of us having the opposite option at every stage, so tasting ten courses in total and with one portion of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food was amazing, this is fine dining at its finest. We both had outstanding meals and service, one of the best restaurants in Cape Town.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Peter Tempelhoff is by far the best chef in the whole of Africa. Don't misunderstand we have great chefs in South Africa but he is in a master league of his own. The Greenhouse never disappoints us. He always manages to tease a person taste buds and savouring each bite of food .His Menu changes regularly and you leave wanting... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went for our 25th wedding anniversary and had the 8 course with wine parings, what a fantastic meal, lovely staff a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Top class classic food and service and a welcome relief after the eccentricities of some other "top" restaurants in the Cape. There is no a la carte, just a choice of 5 or 7 course tasting menu, each with a choice of 2 dishes per course. We really only wanted 3 courses but went with the 5 which was fine... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had the nine course tasting menu with accompanying wines on New Year's Eve. The menu has changed from the caravan of amazing presentations we've experienced before- the kind of dishes where we thought 'how do you beat that?'. Highlights this time were the Beachcomb starter with remarkable rock pool flavours of sea urchin and abalone. The springbock was perfect.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Service was amateurish eg. the waiter did not know what a kir royale was and I am not joking. The dishes were an assemblage of bits and pieces that made no sense eg. a cappuccino tasting cream with an insipid springbok meat! The absence of distinct tastes was the 'forte' all the way through. Last but not least the ambience... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lovely food, gorgeous restaurant, great service and tremendous value for money. My husband had wine pairing with his food and loved it. The restaurant was very accommodating in substituting a dish for me when I didn't like something. There were a couple of elements I liked less in some of the courses but this was a minor thing and definitely... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebratory evening at The Greenhouse. Having had the good fortune of dining in some of the best Michelin starred restaurants around the world, I could frankly rate this as one of the best I have EVER had. While often one can be picky about one or two things from the dining experience in some establishments,... More 

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The restaurant is gorgeous, very tastefully done. We went for the African Origins Tasting Menu (about 10 courses I think) and the food was very very good. The perlemoen course really sticks to mind - amazing! Loved the little touches like the 'cocktails' at the end - sweets done in cocktail flavours. Service was excellent. The tasting menu takes about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7800, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 794 2137

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80 - 100
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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