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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

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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
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What an amazing meal with fantastic service! I haven't enjoyed such great cooking in a long while! The Cheese souffle as a starter is the best I have ever tasted and on the scale of International ratings! All the main meals at our the able were beautifully served and incredibly tasty! I cannot rave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Michele B
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Doha, Qatar
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Doha, Qatar
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

What an amazing meal with fantastic service! I haven't enjoyed such great cooking in a long while! The Cheese souffle as a starter is the best I have ever tasted and on the scale of International ratings! All the main meals at our the able were beautifully served and incredibly tasty! I cannot rave enough about this Restaurant! Well done... More 

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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 NEW

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
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
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

No trip to South Africa should be without a visit to this wonderful restaurant. We had visited this favoured spot a few years preciously and were so excited to be coming back. We went for the African tasting menu which featured so many treats and delights that delivered on flavour and presentation. The wine pairing was lovely but one of... More 

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Joburg
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71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

we enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu and wine pairing option. This is truly a magnificent dinning experience , traditional in its setting, extraordinary levels of service with great knowledge of the meals and the wine pairings by the staff, coupled of course with the best tasting experience you can wish for. Expect to pay for this experience.

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

Dear EONJoburg Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us at The Greenhouse Restaurant. I will definitely pass your lovely comments back to our team. We hope to see you again in the near future on your next visit to the Cape. Warm Regards More 

La Quinta, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Choice of 5 or 7 course tasting menu and there are two choices for each course. Excellent wine selection and good service, particularly from Arthur. Beautiful setting about 30 minutes outside of Capetown.

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

Dear Jlo We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed dinner with us and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to see you again in the future. Warm regards More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were highly recommended the Greenhouse restaurant by friends, who had recently visited. Although it was a perfectly nice meal, it was not outstanding. We were looking for some of the dishes to have the Wow factor, which sadly, they did not. Also we found the service to be rather arrogant. As this was probaby the most exensive meal we... More 

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

Dear Nick N Thank you for your valued feedback. We are very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your dinner with us. We are constantly striving to provide the best cuisine and courteous service to all our guests. We hope that you will join us again on your next trip to South Africa Warm Regards More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Greenhouse is set in beautiful grounds so get there early to have a walk around the gardens and a pre dinner cocktail in the wonderful Martini Bar. This was a great fine dining experience. I had the 5 course taster menu, paired with wines which were well matched. Each course was delicious with v cleverly constructed interesting dishes as... More 

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

Dear JBG Thank you for the wonderful feedback regarding your dinner at The Greenhouse. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again on your next visit to The Cape. Warm Regards More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After living in Cape Town for more than 10 years and enjoying all the fantastic Cape Town restaurants The Greenhouse was the last fine dining venue on our list. I booked a week in advance for my wife's birthday. We arrived a bit early and were offered to have some drinks in the bar. After a while a lady comes... More 

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

Dear Mr Staal Thank you for your valued feedback. I must pass on my sincerest apologies for the miscommunication regarding your dinner reservation. I assure you that this matter has been addressed with the relevant department. We strive for excellence throughout and will definitely ensure that this type of experience does not happen again and I hope that you will... 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: 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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