Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse Constantia, Western Cape
  • African, Contemporary, Fine Dining, South African
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel
    93 Brommersvlei Road
    Constantia
    7800

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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.

We live in a complex, joyful, and beautiful country; a country where your ideas and preconceptions change the longer you look at them. Head Chef Farrel Hirsch and his 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.

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ACCOLADES & AWARDS

  • 3-Plate Award by the JHP Gourmet Guide™ 2020
  • World Luxury Restaurant Awards – African Cuisine Global Winner 2020
  • Haute Grandeur Global Awards – Excellence Award, Best African Cuisine on a Global level 2020
  • Haute Grandeur Global Awards – Excellence Award, Best South African Cuisine in South Africa 2020
  • Haute Grandeur Global Awards – Excellence Award, Best Wine Selection in South Africa 2020
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020
  • Featured on 50 Best Discovery by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019
  • Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards – Greenhouse rated no 15 in South Africa, 2019
  • Restaurant Week, Spring Edition, Best Restaurant in Cape Town, 2019
  • 3-Plate Award by the JHP Gourmet Guide™ 2019
  • American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Restaurants Awards 2019
  • Haute Grandeur Global Awards – Excellence Award, Best Fine Dining Cuisine in Africa  2019
  • Haute Grandeur Global Awards – Excellence Award, Best South African Cuisine in Africa 2019
  • Haute Grandeur Global Awards – Excellence Award, Best Wine Selection in South Africa 2019
  • Clash of the Chefs, Cook Off Winner, Chef Farrel Hirsch, 2019
  • Restaurant Week, Winter Edition, Best Restaurant in Cape Town, 2019
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards – Greenhouse rated no 6 in the Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa, 2018
  • 3-Plate Award by the JHP Gourmet Guide™ 2018
  • American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Restaurants Awards 2018
  • Best Chef Awards Top 300 – Chef Peter Tempelhoff ranked 134th overall (2nd in South Africa), 2018
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards – Greenhouse rated no 5 in the Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa, 2017
  • 2-Plate Award by the JHP Gourmet Guide™ 2017
  • Best Chef Awards Top 300 – Chef Peter Tempelhoff ranked 170th overall (3rd in South Africa), 2017
  • American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Restaurants Awards- Greenhouse, 2017
  • Diners Club Winelist Awards Platinum Certificate – Greenhouse, 2017
  • 12forward by White Guide – Greenhouse, 2017
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Diners Club Winelist Awards Platinum Certificate 2016
  • Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards – Greenhouse rated no 7 in the Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa, 2016
  • American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Restaurants Awards 2016
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards – Greenhouse rated no 4 in the Top 10 Restaurants in South Africa, 2015
  • Eat Out Boschendal Restaurant Style Award 2015
  • American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Restaurants Awards 2015
  • Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award – Liz McGrath, 2015
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014
  • Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards – Greenhouse Best Restaurants in South Africa nominee, 2014
  • San Pellegrino Global Selection 2014
  • American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Restaurants Awards 2014

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.”

 

Facilities

Group Capacity : 40+ People

  • Cuisine : African, Contemporary, Fine Dining, South African
  • Ambience : Quiet, Relaxed, Romantic, Trendy, Upmarket
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
  • Reservations
    Reservations
  • Functions
    Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
    Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Corkage
    Corkage
  • Cocktails
    Cocktails
  • Cellar
    Cellar
  • Weddings
    Weddings
  • Conferencing
    Conferencing
  • Aircondition
    Aircondition
  • Generator
    Generator
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation
  • Pet Friendly
    Pet Friendly
  • Events and Catering
    Events and Catering

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
    AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
    VISA
  • Mastercard
    Mastercard

Associations

  • Cape Town Tourism
    Cape Town Tourism
  • SASSI
    SASSI

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