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“Worth the plane ticket”
Review of Greenhouse

Greenhouse
Ranked #1 of 44 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Honestly, what can I say more than hop on a plane and enjoy it from the very first step you move into this place. First, the location. I do recommend an early dinner, or an aperitif, to enjoy the magic of the sunset. The restaurant is stylish, the interiors never boring or obvious, the staff courteous, professional and competent. I explained my husband's allergy and menu was adjusted to his requirements. Then, the Experience, 11-course menu that if it was not for the capacity of my stomach I would have it started all over again. And aside the taste, how beautifully presented was the food. A feast for our eyes and palate. Of note, if you do not drive and reside elsewhere, better to book a return taxi and check on the fee before of the ride. It does not matter if it has a meter, the driver may rely on you not knowing the route that may stretch well beyond the few kilometers from Cape Town.

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1  Thank Mitzi92
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Sannet O O, Manager at Greenhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Mitzi,

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you soon in the near future.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Could not begin to give this restaurant sufficient praise. We spent the last evening of our honeymoon with Greenhouse and we couldn't have made a better choice.

The service was absolutely exceptional - the team are wonderful, knowledgeable and fun, never intrusive.

The food is art; beautiful and exciting - food that puts a smile on your face and creates memories. Not only this, but it's very wallet-friendly compared to European prices.

This is the Heston Blumenthal / Fat Duck of South Africa.

Love it. Recommend it without any hesitation - a must for any trip to South Africa. Exquisite.

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Thank AliciaTravels00
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Sannet O O, Manager at Greenhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We are so glad we made you night memorable and that you enjoyed your holiday in Cape Town.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

An absolutely fantastic 11-course meal (there isn't an option to have anything smaller), all presented with great skill, artistry and theatre. Difficult to understand why they aren't Michelin-starred - although apparently that is on the cards. The menu cost R1,100, which is not cheap, but less than comparable quality elsewhere. We didn't go for the wine pairing as this was R545 pp, which we thought much more expensive than buying 2 decent bottles of wine. Would definitely go back there - for a special occasion!

Thank David M
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Sannet O O, Manager at Greenhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear David,

Thank you sincerely for you lovely comments, we are happy that you enjoyed your evening.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

For serious foodies -- great experience. We had the 10 course tasting menu with paired wines. We loved every course and the experience was true theatre with some participation required in at least one course. Leave the kids at the hotel (we did) for this one as it's really an adult experience. While expensive for South Africa, it would cost more in the US. Worth the price!

Thank robin K
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Sannet O O, Manager at Greenhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Robin,

Thank you for your positive feedback and we are glad you enjoyed.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had a diner with international and South African Executives and Non Executives who have experienced some of the best dining in the world. The Greenhouse experience easily lived up to it and even topped . As the host I was very happy with the service and quality that made the evening a great success. Thank you.

Thank AchimKlennert
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Sannet O O, Manager at Greenhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Achim

We are glad that you enjoyed you evening with us and hope to see you in the near future.

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