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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 22 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Greenhouse is an extraordinary experience. We took the full tasting menu and were not disappointed. When I read the descriptions I was somewhat bemused as I could not understand how such concoctions would work together but I was taken to a different level of experience. The flavors simply exploded in your mouth - bringing pleasure beyond any expectations. What... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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137 reviews 137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Disclaimer , this is not really my favorite kind of restaurant, starch white linen tables, quiet, formal atmosphere. That said im still giving them a 5 star review because they are sensationally good. The Service of all the staff from booking thru reception, thru waiting cannot be improved it is flawless, Kudos to the management & the team, the ability... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had the most fantastic meal at the Greenhouse. The food was exceptional and the service very good. Thank you for a lovely evening

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England
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Fantastic tasting menu with adventurous but very palatable cuisine. Appealed to all including our 10 and 14 year old boys. Not as flamboyant as the Fat Duck but equally good taste sensations.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I was recently treated to a sublime dinner at the Greenhouse for my birthday. Being appreciative of culinary excellence and thoroughly enjoying being exposed to new tastes, textures and ideas, chef Peter Templehof turned my night into a dining adventure with his Spring menu, tantalising and delighting my tastebuds with flavour combinations and creating visual delights with his stunning presentation.... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Peter Templehof is my absolutely favorite chef. For me his food is clever, sophisticated and sublime and I look so forward to each visit when I am in Cape Town and a bonus is my home is only 500m away! My absolute favorite part of my second last meal, was the palate cleanser, served in a glass the sorbet was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Incredible food with so many different tastes and textures, lovely ambience and Devine chef! Can't wait to go again. Loved every second

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Not just a meal but an experience. We went there for a family celebration and opted for the "Spring" menu. The surroundings were of an elegant past era. We had the choice of 5 dishes from 10 alternatives. The waiter went thru' each item in detail and when the dish was served, the sommelier then poured the paired wine with... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What an incredible experience. Sophistication without pretense. This is not a meal, it is an experience.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If one can manage to get a reservation, it is very well worth the experience. Every dish was amazing to look at and to eat. Magnificent, non traditional, experimental, excellent in every way!

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