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The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia 7800, South Africa
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I was reviewing this restaurant in comparison to all the other restaurants I've visited it would probably get 5 stars. However, I have decided to review like for like, in other words, in comparison to the other fine dining restaurants I've visited. The food was exceptional, the atmosphere warm and the service good. I would definitely go back but... More 

Thank loreng684
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our favorite restaurant 2 years ago when we were last in the area and it was one of our favorites this time. The only negative was the waiter disappeared and we were ignored at the end of the meal so it left a bit of a bad taste. The food was great however, and the wine selection was... More 

Thank Bondsammax
Cape Town
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We enjoyed our decadent meal in this contemporary luxe setting. Fine dining indeed to please the fussiest foodie. We however are "eaties" but appreciative nonetheless. Each dish is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Lovely presentation ideas and very sophisticated flavours throughout starting with the nest of breads and ending with the truffle balls. The ostrich... More 

Thank Thunderboltz
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Some of the most awesome food prepared that blended and infused the flavours that were at times so pleasantly foreign to the palate that one could not get enough of the dish. The vegetarian dishes were sublime in presentation and taste. All this coupled with excellent service. The staff were just professional adding great value to a very special evening.... More 

Thank Neelanpaddy
Hong Kong, China
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The food is innovative and delicious. Went mid week with a group of friends and I think it's the best meal I've had in SA. Particularly liked the ostrich course and the beetroot sorbet. Yum!

Thank Nick D
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I've been here twice on two separate vacations and it is easily the best restaurant I've been to in Cape Town (there are a fair few pretenders out there). Excellent, classic European cooking with local African twists. Good room and atmosphere, understated friendly service. Really excellent meal all round, always will love a Fois Gras Creme Brûlée.

Thank britishcitizen5038
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We eat out quite allot in Cape Town and have had a meal at most fine dining establishments and our favourite had been La Colombe.... well the Greenhouse for us is on a par. Everything about Peter Temple Hoffs food is honest, genius and most importantly incredibly tasty. Plenty of these types of experiences can leave you feeling a little... More 

Thank Aliya H
Hermanus, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, classic setting offers modern, cutting edge cuisine and well tailored wine list to accompany. Staff knew all menu items in thoughtful detail and presented each course perfectly and in an engaging manner. Would stay again at Cellars Hohenort for many reasons but the Greenhouse is #1.

Thank Wineseller71
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Greenhouse (at the Cellars-Hohenhort Hotel in the affluent suburb of Constantia) is a restaurant where African ingredients are re-imagined into food that has European and Asian influences. I made it a point to come here while I was in Cape Town due to other stellar reviews and a breathtaking 19th-century manor setting (the hotel and the restaurant are quite... More 

Thank ashvin r
Dustin_Blencowe, Manager at Greenhouse, responded to this review

Dear ashvin r Thank you for taking the time to review Greenhouse. I am delighted to read your insightful review in which you express your wonderful experience with us. Our chefs are constantly hard at work creating new dishes and flavours. I will be sure to pass your kind words onto the entire team. I hope to see you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Amazing food and a lot of fun. Now my favourite restaurant in Cape Town, beats all the other big names I've been to. If you like chefy, modern food with a bit of flair, do yourself a favour and visit!

Thank Aaron B
Dustin_Blencowe, Manager at Greenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Aaron B Thank you for taking the time to review Greenhouse Restaurant. We are overjoyed to hear about your positive experience with us. I will be sure to pass your wonderful comments onto the Greenhouse team. I look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm regards, Dustin Blencowe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: 27217956226
A state of the art dining room and cutting-edge kitchen sets the scene at Greenhouse, where produce of the Constantia Valley and the region are presented as culinary creations in an intimate taste space. Here guests are invited on a multi-sensory journey of distinctly South African flavours and hospitality, as they savour and indulge in the delectable creations of Peter Tempelhoff and his team. Greenhouse stretches the boundaries of traditional South African cuisine, brings conceptual creations from the garden, veld and sea to the plate and shares local stories and culinary insights through the dining experience. Expect the unexpected... Greenhouse is where meals translate to memories.

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