The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse

 
 
The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel,
93 Brommersvlei Road

Constantia, Cape Town
Western Cape
 
 
The Greenhouse expertly showcases the cuisine of Cape Town’s first Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff and his talented team.

The tasting menus are inspired by the bountiful local produce and diverse cultures of South Africa.

The cuisine playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression. The 3 tasting menus and à la carte menu, expertly paired with superb wines from the surrounding wine region, will impress even the most seasoned of diners.

Limited seating, for just 45 people, ensures that each guest experiences the most intimate dining affair. This experience, coupled with the unforgettable cuisine, where guests find themselves lingering over every bite, creates a culinary story unique to The Greenhouse.

twitter: @PeterTempelhoff

Open:
Tuesday - Saturday 19:00 - 21:30

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The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse 4out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Reasonable
Seating: 30+
 
  • Licensed
  • WheelChair Access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Booking Required
  • Parking
 

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Delightful, delicious artisticly tasting menu
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Service was excellent, attentive and not over-bearing. Food was spectacular to see and taste. Sometimes it was a pity to disturb the artist's palette, but it was to be eaten and eaten it was.
4 The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse
 
The Fay Way Team
Friday, March 07, 2014
The whole estate is so well kept and up-market, it was a pleasure to be there. Parking in the grounds was good and we were led to the table in the Conservatory, all glass surrounded by lush plants outside and a huge old tree between the two parts of the restaurant - the restaurant is split in two so as to preserve the tall old tree which has the glassed in restaurant around it. Crisp snow white tablecloths and napkins with easy spacious grass chairs surrounding it greeted us. Someone at the table next to us ordered a cushion and we followed - it made the dining even more pleasurable. The drinks waiter came swiftly to our table to take the order. The assortment home-made breads that was brought to the table was delicious with a small dish of artichoke and goat's cheese sprinkled with a twist of spring onion. Starter "Cellars Herb Garden Salad" was divine, consisting of garden herbs, baby leaves, artichokes, sweet tiny baby tomatoes, avocado, in a subtle herb vinaigrette. Starter "Beetroot & Smoked Chevre" starter, consisting of Peartizer jelly, pecan Waldorf salad, in a grain mustard dressing was ok. Main course "Roast Rack of Karoo Lamb" with Pommes ecrase, red pepper & tomatoe, saffron aioli and lamb jus. The Lamb chops came beautifully prepared - medium rare as I had asked. It was both succulent and tasty. The saving grace of the dish was the lamb jus which I lapped up with a small crust of the fresh bread and my fingers. There was no salt or pepper on the table (don't know if this was an oversight or done on purpose) but the dishes didn't need any extra flavouring and this would have been an insult to the Chef. Main course "Corn Fed Baby Chicken Chasseur" - it sounded better than it tasted with its fancy name - It came with potato puree, pearl onions, pork chipolata & mushrooms ragout. The chicken which was so-so - nothing special or out of the ordinary. Also the pork chipolata could have been left out - I think it was just some way to dress up an ordinary plate of chicken to be something else. The Chef should have stuck to the basics in this dish. The coffee & teas were served with a plate of homemade sweets which were good, especially to my taste was the bitter dark chocolate. All-in-all it was a pleasant night out. The cellars Hohenoort is always a gracious & fine dining experience.
5 The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse
 
Guy Florin
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Possibly the worst meal I have had in Cape Town (one year ago may have improved), grossly overpriced nouveau cuisine. If you insist on serving a tiny piece of steak make sure its good. Was with my parents who were tired and didnt want a huge long set menu but no a la carte was available. If you like a hovering waiter and over the top service this is your place. What a shame for a Liz McGrath restaurant where as the Marine in Hermanus remains one of my better eating experiences (though hotel rooms extremely disappointing)
1 The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse
 
 
 
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The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse

 
Delightful, delicious artisticly tasting menu
26/06/2014 05:18
Service was excellent, attentive and not over-bearing. Food was spectacular to see and taste. Sometimes it was a pity to disturb the artist's palette, but it was to be eaten and eaten it was.
4 The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse
 
The Fay Way Team
07/03/2014 04:07
The whole estate is so well kept and up-market, it was a pleasure to be there. Parking in the grounds was good and we were led to the table in the Conservatory, all glass surrounded by lush plants outside and a huge old tree between the two parts of the restaurant - the restaurant is split in two so as to preserve the tall old tree which has the glassed in restaurant around it. Crisp snow white tablecloths and napkins with easy spacious grass chairs surrounding it greeted us. Someone at the table next to us ordered a cushion and we followed - it made the dining even more pleasurable. The drinks waiter came swiftly to our table to take the order. The assortment home-made breads that was brought to the table was delicious with a small dish of artichoke and goat's cheese sprinkled with a twist of spring onion. Starter "Cellars Herb Garden Salad" was divine, consisting of garden herbs, baby leaves, artichokes, sweet tiny baby tomatoes, avocado, in a subtle herb vinaigrette. Starter "Beetroot & Smoked Chevre" starter, consisting of Peartizer jelly, pecan Waldorf salad, in a grain mustard dressing was ok. Main course "Roast Rack of Karoo Lamb" with Pommes ecrase, red pepper & tomatoe, saffron aioli and lamb jus. The Lamb chops came beautifully prepared - medium rare as I had asked. It was both succulent and tasty. The saving grace of the dish was the lamb jus which I lapped up with a small crust of the fresh bread and my fingers. There was no salt or pepper on the table (don't know if this was an oversight or done on purpose) but the dishes didn't need any extra flavouring and this would have been an insult to the Chef. Main course "Corn Fed Baby Chicken Chasseur" - it sounded better than it tasted with its fancy name - It came with potato puree, pearl onions, pork chipolata & mushrooms ragout. The chicken which was so-so - nothing special or out of the ordinary. Also the pork chipolata could have been left out - I think it was just some way to dress up an ordinary plate of chicken to be something else. The Chef should have stuck to the basics in this dish. The coffee & teas were served with a plate of homemade sweets which were good, especially to my taste was the bitter dark chocolate. All-in-all it was a pleasant night out. The cellars Hohenoort is always a gracious & fine dining experience.
5 The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse
 
Guy Florin
20/10/2013 12:43
Possibly the worst meal I have had in Cape Town (one year ago may have improved), grossly overpriced nouveau cuisine. If you insist on serving a tiny piece of steak make sure its good. Was with my parents who were tired and didnt want a huge long set menu but no a la carte was available. If you like a hovering waiter and over the top service this is your place. What a shame for a Liz McGrath restaurant where as the Marine in Hermanus remains one of my better eating experiences (though hotel rooms extremely disappointing)
1 The Cellars-Hohenort: The Greenhouse
 
 
 
 
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