The Greenhouse Restaurant
Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7848
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Escaping the crowds, Romance
Expert review of The Greenhouse Restaurant
The new interior of The Greenhouse makes a delightful reference to the verdant surrounds on this five-star estate and hotel. Ceramic bunnies peek from behind plants while terracotta pots play host to geranium mousse and toasted crumb 'soil'. It's a visual and sensory treat from the start. The restaurant is on the small side, which enhances the sense of occasion of a meal.
Chef Peter Tempelhoff follows the seasons and works tirelessly to create considered dishes with a hint of theatre. He is an Eat Out Awards Top 10 chef and the sophisticated menu is indicative of this. A sommelier is on hand to recommend wines - like their sublime own estate noble late harvest, a dessert accompaniment must.
If you have the stamina I would wholeheartedly recommend the degustation experience - an unforgettable gourmet epic which the staff are clearly excited to share. Expect theatre, extraordinary flavour marriages and a celebration of South African ingredients. Look out for Tempelhoff's scallops wrapped in pancetta served with a Champagne sauce - it's out of this world. Mains lean towards meat and fish, vegetarians should opt for two starters - the buffalo mozzarella pannacotta is wonderful.
Genteel with hushed conversations at every table.
Excellent, knowledgeable and passionate.
The Cellars-Hohenort estate and hotel.
Main courses are around 150 rand. The tasting menu is 495 rand - whole table only.
More information on The Greenhouse Restaurant:
- Price guide:
- International, Modern
- Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7848
- 021 794 2137
- Opening times:
- Tues-Sat 7pm-9.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Peter Tempelhoff