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.
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
Credit Cards Accepted
Cape Town Tourism
A 'Nice' Way to Start the New Year - Peter Tempelhoff
27 February 2018 - Peter Tempelhoff was invited to cook with Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen at his Michelin star restaurant JAN, in Nice, France for the first ever Taste of South Africa, and showcasing Boplaas wines ...
Group Chef Peter Tempelhoff, celebrating 10 years of inimitable culinary creativity at Greenhouse.
05 December 2017 - TEN Years. TEN Dishes. We’re celebrating a decade of Chef Peter Tempelhoff at the helm of Greenhouse Restaurant. 10 years of modern, South African dining: a tenure that’s garnered numer...
Foodie Heaven CHEF FOR A DAY at The Greenhouse
25 July 2017 - Would you like to be a Chef for a day? Learn the art of cuisine in one of SA’s leading kitchens! Renowned Cape Town Chefs, Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss, of the Greenhouse at the C...
The Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort gets a beautiful new home!
03 September 2012 - The Greenhouse, the award winning restaurant at the five star Relais & Chateaux hotel, The Cellars-Hohenort has been given a beautiful new home, with a new look and exciting new menu. The t...
Gastronomic Delights At Greenhouse
Tuesday - Saturday
Dinner: 18h00 - 21h00