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“Best in Cape Town!”
Review of Greenhouse

Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best in Cape Town!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

World class cuisine in simple but stylish surroundings make for a memorable dining experience. We didn't feel that the service, which was good, matched the jaw dropping offerings from the kitchen which arrived with ever-surprising and pleasing regularity. Exceptionally good value for money and highy recommended. Congratulations!

Visited April 2013
2 Thank Malcolm A
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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
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343 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Fantastic avant-garde restaurant with exquisite food”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

WOW! The owner of our Hotel on Camps Bay recomended this place to us to celebrate our anniversary and he was absolutely RIGHT! We had a driver taking us there and unfortunately it was a little dark outside to see the place. A very friendly hostess welcome us and called somebody else to take us to our table. We were on the corner of the Greenhouse, not at the tables inside, and that was even more romantic.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and explained to us how the menu worked. So we decided to go for the 4 course tasting menu, and we picked our plates. The set menu had some things that we didn't care about, and it was Superb!!
It was supposed to be 4 courses but we ended having almost seven with all the additional plates that they bring you.
Every dish was truly a masterpiece for our eyes. The ingredients were very unique and combined beautifully making a sensational plate after another, after another!!! WOW!!!
What an experience and unforgettable dinner we had. I'm glad we order the 4 course menu instead of the 7 because we couldn't imagine eating more. You really want to enjoy every bite combined with the right wine to make it even more special.
This trip was our first visit to South Africa and we can assure you that they are blessed with great Chefs, outstanding restaurants and impeccable service. The prices are incredible too and that makes it even better for travelers. A fantastic avant-garde restaurant with exquisite food!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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4 Thank Milclau
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Advance, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

This was not food it was art! I always research restaurants rather thoroughly and I was sincerely hoping the reviews lived up to the experience. And an experience it was. In rands yes it is pricey but sooooo worth it. A truly special occasion. This is not eating out, it is a culinary experience unlike any I have ever had. It is an artistic experience of senses and one that should not be missed.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank RFW2218
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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good degustation menu”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

I visited Greenhouse on Thursday and ordered the fish tasting menu. Service was dedicated and good, but not quite as fast as in other similar restuarants. The front-of-house staff is very professional and knowledgable. All seven courses were very good. I must admit that i preferred the main course(s) to the deserts. The foods were all well-flavoured and interesting and I enjoed it all, even if some of the combinations didn't work as well for me. Overall, the atmosphere was relaxed and the place is quite beautiful. Prices are on par with other restuarants of the same ilk.

Overall, a fantastic experience. It might sounds like I found a lot to criticize, but honestly, it was almost as good as La Colombe and that's saying something.


  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank JanvdBerg
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Cape Town
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I have visited many refined restaurants, but Greenhouse definitely is at the top! Beautiful, classical setting, excellent service and super-delicious food. I am already dreaming of returning there...

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank missdee007
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