Greenhouse Restaurant

  • Greenhouse Restaurant Constantia, Western Cape
  • African, Asian, Contemporary, Fine Dining, French, International, South African
  • Dinner
  • The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel
    93 Brommersvlei Road

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Local and historical ingredients telling stories. Each plate a question, an idea, an experience. Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort: modern South African cooking.

Cape Town’s first Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Peter Tempelhoff and his talented team create exciting menus using fresh local produce inspired by the diverse cultures of South Africa. The Greenhouse Restaurant is situated in the fertile Constantia Valley in Cape Town.

We live in a complex, joyful, and beautiful country; a country where your ideas and preconceptions change the longer you look at them. Peter Tempelhoff, Ashley Moss and their team look long and hard at what we eat, and where it’s from. They look to the sea and the garden, to the fields and orchards; they open old cellars and pantries to find ingredients that have meaning.

We invite you into our dining room to take part in a modern, South African dining experience. An experience that’s as complex, joyful and beautiful as the country we live in.

Who's Cooking?

Head Chef Farrel Hirsch Photo

Head Chef Farrel Hirsch

Originally from South Africa, Hirsch gained fundamental work experience abroad, in the UK, where he cooked in some of Nottinghamshire’s most acclaimed kitchens such Tonic, World Service and Cast at The Nottingham Playhouse. On his return to South Africa, he worked at a number of top hotels and lodges including Cape Grace Hotel and Spa, The Oyster Box and the Singita group.

But it is Greenhouse where he worked as Sous Chef from 2014 to 2016 – that he credits for helping to shape his culinary development and the chef he is today.

“The way Chef Peter (Tempelhoff) can turn the ordinary into something sublime is astonishing”, says Hirsch. “In his kitchen, I learned that there are no boundaries between food and theatre”.
Hirsch’s most recent position saw him exploring the world of exotic fresh fish as Executive Chef at luxury private resort, North Island in Seychelles.

Now, returning to Greenhouse for a second time, he brings world-class experience to the table. “At Greenhouse it’s not just about coming in for dinner, it’s about the experience and how you feel during the meal and well after you leave the dinner table. We definitely want to keep up the theatrical experience and continue to challenge flavours. Not to taste, is not to know,” he says of his new role.

On the plate, guests will be served an extraordinary offering of flavours, using sustainable ingredients sourced from a traceable origin. “Knowing where your produce comes from and using fresh and sustainable food is hugely important”, comments Hirsch. “I love finding new foreign flavours and combinations that I’d never imagined would go well together. It’s finding the unknown that excites me and I can’t wait to share these discoveries with our guests.”



Group Capacity : 40+ People

  • Cuisine : African, Asian, Contemporary, Fine Dining, French, International, South African
  • Ambience : Quiet, Relaxed, Romantic, Trendy
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
  • Reservations
  • Functions
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Corkage
  • Cocktails
  • Cellar
  • Conferencing
  • Aircondition
  • Accommodation

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


  • Cape Town Tourism
    Cape Town Tourism



Gastronomic Delights At Greenhouse