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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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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
Excellent Restaurant

This is an upmarket restaurant and quite expensive but it is the equivalent of Michelin starred so it is only to be expected. We hadn't been to a restaurant like this before but thoroughly enjoyed trying new flavours and foods and can highly recommend it. The service was excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
bj012015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is an upmarket restaurant and quite expensive but it is the equivalent of Michelin starred so it is only to be expected. We hadn't been to a restaurant like this before but thoroughly enjoyed trying new flavours and foods and can highly recommend it. The service was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We had our christmas dinner at the Greenhouse. Just lovely. Super-nice staff; excellent food, amazing wines!! A perfect evening.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A definite must for anyone who loves food or experimenting with flavours. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food was amazing. The combination of flavours worked well together. The wine pairing also complemented the food. Service was exceptional. The waiters and the sommelier were knowledgeable and friendly and made the evening even more enjoyable. The restaurant has a warm romantic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have been here twice and it always exceeds expectations. This is a divine place to take foreign guests as the standard is so high and the setting is beautiful. The price might be high by Cape Town standards but the experience will be priceless.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

An absolute must for serious foodies or even those who just want a great meal, albeit with big wallets. Quirky takes on traditional styles, fun fun fun but with perfect execution. Service is also as it should be; attentive without being in your face. If you are a tourist or just want a special date; please make this one of... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This exclusive restaurant boasts chefs that certainly like to "play" with their food..... We found the canapes elegant and tasty - presentation unique and got really excited to commence of 6 course tasting menu. I had a venison ensemble starter that was refreshing and beautifully presented. In fact, all dished are presented on well thought out serving plates. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A superb chef who created a vegetarian 5 course tasting menu that was possibly the best I have ever had. My husband had the normal tasting menu and it was also fabulous. Great staff and sommelier with wines to match. Overall a superb exprience.

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

Dear YodaMika Thank you for your kind words. We are elated to hear that you and your husband enjoyed dining with us at The Greenhouse. I will surely pass your compliments onto our team. We hope to see you again in the future. Warm Regards Joshua Crowe More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is not often that we leave a restaurant feeling so enthused about everything that we experienced. This was the case at the Greenhouse. The tasting menu was superb, as was the service and the setting which came together in a great experience.

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

Dear Willem Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us at The Greenhouse. We strive to provide the best service to all our guests and I am glad that your experience with us was a memorable one. We hope too see you again in the future. Warm Regards Joshua Crowe More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Dear Rajionthereddot Thank you for your review of The Greenhouse. I am so glad to read that you experienced the service that we are so proud to offer all our guests, but I am saddened to hear that you did not enjoy dinner with us. Could I please ask you to contact me directly on joshua@cellars-hohenort.co.za as we would like... More 

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

Dear 1201Cathy Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time dining with us at The Greenhouse. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another special occasion. Warm Regards Joshua Crowe 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, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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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