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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the Green House, Constantia today to celebrate my fiances birthday. We had an absolutely fantastic tasting experience. We would recommend this place to everyone. Every plate was to our satisfaction. The staff were so professional and so lovely to interact with. They...really made you feel like royalty. From delivering your food to the table, to the explanations of each plate, the tidying up of the table after each meal and to even having a good laugh and conversation. We were really so comfortable and could just relax. We will definately be back soon. Thank you to Zack, Emile and Donovan for their excellent service and to Chef Farrel for the amazing food that we have received.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2020 via mobile

The service at Greenhouse is absolutely outstanding without being stuffy or pretentious. The food is light, delicate, delicious, using a lot of proudly South African ingredients. It was an absolute treat from beginning to end and I look forward to returning!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Greenhouse Management, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2020

Good day Pand0raB, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review! The team reads such reviews and it really motivates them, particularly in such tough times. We hope to see you again the at the Greenhouse for another fun evening or...More

Reviewed November 16, 2020

A cut above the rest ! Well worth paying a bit extra for an experience of a lifetime. We will be back ........

Date of visit: October 2020
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2020

Good day 'ElmaLovesTravel', "Experience of a lifetime". Wow! Those are some beautiful words of praise. Thank you so much! Chef Farrel Hirsch and the team thanks you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again at the Greenhouse.

Reviewed November 8, 2020

We had a Seven course meal and it was lovely. The service was impeccable, the overall ambiance was awesome as well as the friendly and knowledgeable staff. We particularly loved the South African innovation on their fine dining menu. A great place to enjoy SA...fine dining + SA's best wines.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2020

Good day 'Mashudu M', Thank you for your kind review. We strive to ensure we leave a lasting impression on our guests and hope we have achieved this here with your visit to the Greenhouse. Food, service and ambience are the top 3 hits for...More

Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

To combine all the flavours, aromas and overall dining experience at Greenhouse into words would not be possible. We have dined at all the top restaurants in Cape Town and to be able to give a fair review I will have to go back to...my previous reviews re-review them. To be honest I have not experience this type of food in South Africa yet. You will have to travel very far to experience the food that are served at Greenhouse. As part of restaurant week they served a 5 couse menu. Each dish has been carefully thought through and artistically prepared to supprise your sensory and visual senses. I personally think this is the best finedining restaurant in South Africa at the moment. Its definitely a restaurant to visit for any foody.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2020

Good day 'Pieterindia', What an absolutely beautiful review. Thank you so very much. Chef Farrel Hirsch and the team send their compliments to you. We are currently in the process of launching our December menu which will be an 8 course menu. We remain committed...More

Reviewed October 20, 2020

We went to the Greenhouse for dinner for their tasting menu. I seldom include the tasting wines as well as I prefer to choose the wine I prefer to compliment the meal. That said, the food was amazing and presentation was outstanding. If there is...one slight complaint, it is that I felt that the fillet could definitely have had another portion. Other than that, the food was more than adequate and the service superb.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2020

Good day 'thegallopingglutton', Thank you for taking the time to review Greenhouse. It is incredibly motivating for the team to read such wonderful reviews and for us to know that the love, dedication and attention to detail that goes into our services, does not go...More

Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

We visited Greenhouse to celebrate my hubby’s birthday and just was so impressed. Just WOW. The food and wine paring were spectacular to say the least. Chef has outstanding vision and skills. Food was picture perfect and delicious. The service and setting just as lovely....I highly recommend this establishment if you are looking for a place to Celebrate a special occasion.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Good day Fatima, thank you for providing such a sweet review. The team at the Greenhouse are thrilled that you enjoyed your husband's birthday celebration and that the evening overall was a delight and success. We wish and hope to see you in the near...More

Reviewed May 4, 2020

Because our previous visit to this restaurant was good, we decided to dine here again. What a disappointment. There is far too many staff around. You have at least 5 different people at your table. So many different people is irritating. Also because not all...of them were very professional. You can only order the (9?) course menu. That is a long sitting at a much too high price. We have noticed in the last 25 years that we visit SA that all "good" restaurants feel that they can increase the price for a menu every time. This means that only tourists reserve a table and locals find the prices far too high. Prices even too high by European standards. We have decided not to go to these kind of restaurants anymore. We've seen them all come up when you could still eat delicious food at a decent price in a casual atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Good day. Thank you for reaching out to the Greenhouse and informing us of your poor experience. We strive to achieve high standard with our food and service and are disappointed too that this experience did not live up to your expectation. We do hope...More

Reviewed April 13, 2020

From the reception in this wonderful place to the leaving a perfect experience. The food combination received a lot of thought and the taste of dishes was outstanding. The service is attentative, personal and very friendly. One of the best meals I ever had in...South Africa.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Good day, We are happy to know that you enjoyed your evening with us and that the food, service and experience came together to create a wonderful memory. We look forward to hosting you in the future.

Reviewed April 2, 2020

The flagship restaurant of The Collection by Liz McGrath for good reason, Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort should be at the top of the list for those wanting to experience something truly interactive and sophisticated. Service: 5/5 During our meal here, it became apparent how passionate and...happy the entire staffing unit are when it comes to working with the culinary team here. This close-knit family made serving a full restaurant on a Saturday night, look like a seamless affair without a single table wanting for anything, and smiles on their faces. Knowledgeable, passionate, interesting, aware of their surroundings and working as a team throughout! It was both a pleasure to experience first-hand and to simply sit and watch. Food: 5/5 Photography-wise, I have tried to feature a small glimpse of our exceptional culinary adventure recently guided by Chef Farrel Hirsch and hope that I have done it justice, because it truly was an interactive journey of discovery with lots of drama, beautiful plating and unusual taste combinations that did not disappoint anyone at the table. 'a muse' bouche Tempura Courgettes with courgette Baba Ganoush, dehydrated courgette skin, lime and coriander shoots. Cheese and tomato sandwich, brick pastry, huguenots cheese, cherry tomato jam and fresh chives. Lavash flat bread with Romesco pesto, goats cheese, granola, honey and fresh herbs. “bokkoms" Seabass, seaweed, avocado, rice, cucumber, sesame The presentation, interaction and plating of this dish had us all fixated on the Chef.. It can only be described as artistry in motion. the game Springbok tartare, foie "rocher", berry, Glühwein, parsley kaapse eend Breast and leg, hanepoot and shiitake, pear, pistachio Chef Farrel achieved absolute perfection with this 14 day dry-aged duck breast on the crown and confit leg.. Tender, juicy meat with crispy skin. tshishanyama Aged beef, sweetbreads, carrot, onion, pap, morogo The beet Beetroot, hazelnut, coffee, chocolate, cherry greenhouse petit four The three petit fours that we finished our evening up with were mini malva pudding, peppermint crisp truffles and mango and coriander jub jub kaas op die plaas Assorted cheeses, ginger-apricot chutney, honeycomb, cashew Ambiance: 5/5 Soft, romantic lighting provided mostly by lamps and a clever use of mirrors, paint a beautiful scene for this restaurant at night. I was impressed with Greenhouse’s use of the space and simple, stylish furnishings when it came to the table settings. This restaurant, unlike many others in this genre, manages to create ambiance effortlessly without appearing at all as if it is trying too hard. *Recommendation: Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort truly is a world class treat for the senses! I cannot recommend their ‘Experience’ tasting menu enough and fully understand why it has cemented itself time and time again as one of South Africa's Top 10 Restaurants.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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GHManagerConstantia, General Manager at Greenhouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2020

Good day Laura, Thank you for such a delightful, in-depth review. It is incredibly inspiring when a guest takes the time to write such reviews and I can guarantee you it means the world to our team at Greenhouse. We hope to see you again...More

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Audrey L
December 25, 2020|
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No breakfast
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tony032
February 13, 2019|
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Response from TKTK1111 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is fine, you should make an evening of it.
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March 13, 2018|
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Response from Peter T | Property representative |
Hi MoorHouse We have a 9 course tasting menu for dinner with a 5 course winter menu coming in from May to September. Then for lunch we have a 4 course a la carte as well as a 6 course reduced tasting menu. Hope this... More
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