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The Greenhouse

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7800, South Africa
+27 21 794 2137
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Ranked #1 of 21 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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212 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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English first
Bad Homburg, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went there to celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed an impeccable service and had a very delicious set menu. When they discovered that it was my birthday they made a special happy birthday dessert for me which was extraordinary delicious. I can recommend this place for special occasions, because this place is reliable and excellent in every aspect. Thank you... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate at The Greenhouse for our first honeymoon dinner. We were not disappointed. We arrived a little early so we had a drink at the other restaurant at Cellars, also a great spot. Our meal was creatively designed and beautifully presented. And of course, everything tasted amazing! The service was outstanding and the wine pairings complimented... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The moment you walk through the doors you know you're in for a treat. Quiet sophistication and elegance. Outstanding wine list and gorgous food - recommend the duck and chocolate fondants!

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Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had the Tasting Menu at The Green House in the Hohenort Hotel. The service was excellent, attentive and not over-bearing. But I do have a gripe with the venue. The chairs we sat on were old and shabby needing re-upholstering. I sank into the seat and felt the wooden frame of the chair. The Amuse Bouche was the same... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Ive had the opportunity to share two amazing meals here and on both occasions I've had truly wonderful, memorable and difficult to top experiences. I can truly say that I have had the 'Best Meal of my Life' here. I can't think of a better place to share a special occasion and given that I had flawless service and perfect... More

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Top Contributor
377 reviews 377 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We enjoyed a 4-course dinner. The service was great. The rolls were super. We ended up having a wine pairing with each course. The wine guy and my wife enjoyed negotiating the best choices and they were not simply the wines typically available by the glass (a pet peeve of my wife’s). I had octopus carpaccio, then monkfish and my... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My partner and I have been to Greenhouse a couple of times and absolutely love the experience. The attention to detail and excellent service and awe inspiring food make for a spectacular dinner. Peter takes his food to the next level with such imaginative creations. Really a must try. We know we will definitely be back.

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Hout Bay, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I love the The Greenhouse. It's the 3rd time my husband and I have visited in 2 years and its still holding the flag high. Peter Tempelhoff and his team deserve hearty congratulations on an amazing gourmet experience. The food, service, quality and ambience remain unrivaled for me. We had the 4 course menu. For the first course, I had... More

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Munich, Germany
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went for dinner, and it was just poor. There was nothing special, sorry to say but only the wine was valuable. Für Gourmets aus Europa einfach nur ein Witz, es gibt tolle Reataurants in Kapstadt, das Green House war nur enttäuschend.

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

What a lovely evening we spent at The Greenhouse. We eat in fine-dining restaurants all over the world and this certainly rivalled the best. What a delicious variety of food we had over the 8 course tasting menu - divine flavour combinations and perfectly executed. Next time we go we will definitely try the vegetarian tasting menu despite not being... More

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