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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Wonderful flavours

We had an amazing meal with a kaleidoscope of flavours, colours and presentation. The service was impeccable. Will definitely be back for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
1201Cathy
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both found dinner and wine pairing underwhelming. Given there are many great places to eat in Cape Town, next time I'd do some better planning and book earlier at another restaurant. Ambiance was a bit blah as well - I think they could have done more with the space. Service was really good though -- we... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had an amazing meal with a kaleidoscope of flavours, colours and presentation. The service was impeccable. Will definitely be back for a special occasion.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Recently went on a foodie ramapge in Cape Town, eating many of the better restaurants in and around town. Went to The Greenhouse for dinner on our last night, and was blown away by the tasting menu with wine pairing! Delicious food, beautifully presented, with very well matching wines. Only dinner in CT that can compare with this is The... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

One of the best meals in Cape Town, fortunate to be staying at the Cellars, it was a real treat to dine in the Greenhouse. The canapés are served on wood with leaves and bark and the West coast crayfish espuma was the highlight! a winner!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The service was excellent and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. The food was tasty but didn't scream 5 star for me. The portions were abit small. The wines were average.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We tried the 5 meal option and everything was delicious, the preparation amazing and the service excellent. It is worth the wait (you will have to book some weeks in advance)

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Fine cuisine and presentation, service was good, portions a bit small for the prices charged, but overall experience really good. Had no desire to go out to city restaurants.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I last reviewed the Greenhouse a few years ago. It was one of my top two restaurants in Capetown. Sadly my latest visit was disappointing. The absent hostess, plus a bad table ( though we booked two months in advance) were a letdown. Unfortunately the worst was to come. Autumn menu was lacking in flavour, imagination and looked awful. Lots... More 

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Joshua C, Manager at The Greenhouse, responded to this review

Dear JeremyinCapeTown Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience at The Greenhouse Restaurant. We try our best to cater to all palates and we are saddened to hear that you did not have a pleasant experience on your most recent visit to our restaurant. We would like to be in touch with you regarding... More 

Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Brilliant! The dining experience here was super delicious. We were absolutely amazed by the food and the service level!

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Berlin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have been the second time at the Greenhouse and were again impressed by the food quality and food presentation - really exceptional We had a five course menu starting with a ceviche and goats mousse, both very delicious. Then a beef tartar variation and the prawn espuma- outstanding. Followed by springbok loins and sea bass (I don't really like... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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