The Greenhouse Restaurant

Address: Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town, 7848, South Africa
Telephone: 021 794 2137

- Expensive

4.2

This newly revamped restaurant has an inspired menu to match the good looking surrounds.

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.

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Value for money
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Location
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Food and drink

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. 

Recommended dishes

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.

Ambience

Genteel with hushed conversations at every table.

Service

Excellent, knowledgeable and passionate.

Location

[node:120413] estate and hotel.

Price advice

Main courses are around 150 rand. The tasting menu is 495 rand - whole table only.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Romance

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