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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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What I loved: I had very high expectations of The Greenhouse - I expected much more than a superb dining experience and I wasn't disappointed! I expected to be delighted and surprised, and courses like the strawberry and wasabi float were simply sublime. I expected flawless service, and it seemed that there was a passionate advocate for every course on... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

You need to make reservation before hand and wait is worthwhile. Each and every moment spent in the restaurant was truly amazing. I just love every single bite I had.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

By far the best food ever served eaten & enjoyed! An amazing experience of a 5 course meal in motion served artistically. Great service great wine and great dining experience! Congratulations and we'll done to the chef & staff-

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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