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The Conservatory

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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About
The Conservatory, situated adjacent to the historic Cellars-Hohenort cellar, offers diners unparalleled garden vistas from both the sun-drenched terrace and the indoor tables. Carefully constructed around a giant 300-year-old oak tree, The Conservatory is one of Constantia's finest daily breakfast, lunch and dinner venues. Here the head chef creates hotel classics alongside modern and seasonally influenced dishes. The Conservatory menu places a great emphasis on fresh produce from both The Cellars-Hohenort gardens and local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives it the unique ability to showcase a true taste of the Constantia Valley. Friendly service and an award-winning wine list ensure that
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
CUISINES
European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely dinner here. The steak was cooked perfectly, the food was brilliant, the atmosphere and views were amazing and the staff were really lovely. The menu has a lot of good options too. And of course, special thanks to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Travller_T, Thank you for your great feedback- much appreciated. Kind regards, Angie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu was so enticing that we found it difficult to choose but settled on lamb and beef whcih melted in the mouth.

Date of visit: April 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Ang, Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback. Hope to see you again- when we launch the new menu. Kind regards, Angie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The conservatory is set in the beautiful Cellars Hohenhort in Constantia.Victoria served us impeccably .However ,although the setting ,service ,crockery ,cutlery etc were irreproachable the food was a little disappointing . I ordered the cheese souffle with gin sauce.I felt that the infusion of the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Geraldine, Thank you so much for your feedback- I have shared it with the team as well. Kind regards, Angie

Reviewed March 14, 2019

While staying at the Cellars Hohenhort hotel, we took in dinner one evening at the Conservatory. The setting is spectacular - something is to be said for dining while being able to look over one of the more amazing hotel gardens in Cape Town. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear GrantH398, Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your dining experience in our Conservatory restaurant. I am really disappointed that we did not succeed on the service side of things- but will use the feedback in our training sessions with the team. Kind...More

Reviewed February 15, 2019

we enjoyed the place, the food, the decor and Pierrette, a fabulous waitress . we were taking friends visiting from europe and it was the last evening of their holiday. great ! will be back

Date of visit: February 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Dear Nicolass208, Thank you so much for a great review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit- and will most certainly share your feedback with Pierrette. Kind regards, Angie

Reviewed February 1, 2019

The staff are friendly and helpful as everyone has noted. The ambiance is nice and relaxed. Service can be slow to start but once it gets going things speed up a bit. Should have opted for the famous cheese soufflé. Instead the goats cheese wrapped...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Dear HudsonS16, Thank you for your feedback- I have shared it with the team, so that we could also better inform our guests- when selecting off the menu. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Angie

Reviewed January 28, 2019

We chose this restaurant for a birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. Every member of staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The food is simply delicious and cooked perfectly. I can highly recommend the duck - cooked beautifully with crispy skin and such...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Dear dcgriffin22, Thank you so much for a great review. I am really pleased that the team managed to make the evening special for you. Kind regards, Angie

Reviewed January 21, 2019

We so enjoyed our afternoon at the Conservatory. There was enough parking available and staff are exceptionally well trained - courteous, friendly and very helpful. We needed an adaptor for a laptop and it was provided within minutes. There is ample seating outside, inside the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Dear PresentExplorers, Thank you so much for a fantastic review. We look forward to your next visit to enjoy the tranquillity our gardens has to offer. Kind regards, Angie

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

We had dinner here during the week . Gorgeous restaurant in terms of setting . The food was probably the best we have had in our month stay in Capetown . Excellent service , the steak ( fillet ) was superb and the duck was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Dear 441lornam, Thank you so much for a great review- such a shame though that we did not meet your expectation in terms of the chocolate dessert. We would love your feedback regarding the dessert so that chef can look at how we can improve....More

Reviewed January 8, 2019

We were seated against the backdrop of Table Mountain – what a view! We started our dinner with sheets of Lavash bread, slices of warm sourdough bread and crisp bread sticks. There after we enjoyed fresh tuna slices drizzled with honey teriyaki sauce. Delicious! We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Dear Mystery guest, Thank you for the feedback- which sounds like the perfect dinner. It really makes me proud of the team. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Angie

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