Greenhouse

The Experience

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, 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.

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Release the Kraken

Legend tells the tale of fierce and terrible sea monsters that once ruled the depths of the Cape of Storms.

This epic dish is an ode to the greatest sea monster of all time, the Kraken.

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Four Degrees of Cheese

The Huguenot from Dalewood Fromage is more than just a massive head of cheese.

From frozen and hard to warm and runny, this delectable dish explores the country's most versatile cheese in four flavoursome states.

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Laingsburg Lamb

A bite of Karoo lamb served with only the freshest of spring ingredients.

The lamb from Laingsburg has a particularly distinctive flavour. Since this region of the Klein Karoo enjoys both summer and winter rainfall, the herd grazes on wild herbs and fynbos throughout the year, giving the meat a truly unrivaled Karoo flavour.

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Break bread with us...

We prove bread at the table to allow the guest to be part of the ancient custom of leavening bread.

Sharing this moment with guests invites them into the kitchen and helps forge a relationship between the food we eat and those who prepare it.

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The Virtues of Dom Pérignon

Under the guidance of Peter Tempelhoff, Greenhouse presents a seven-course tasting menu that explores the virtues of Dom Pérignon.

From complex and vibrant to rhythmic and sensual, each course is immaculately presented and explores combinations of flavours, textures, scents and temperatures.

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Our people

Peter Tempelhoff

Kitchen Maestro and Head Honcho, Peter Tempelhoff is the taste architect and ingredient innovator behind each delectable creation served at Greenhouse.

A culinary conductor of taste and smell, this gastronomical adventurer is constantly on the lookout for new ways to wow. His mantra?

“Don't stuff it up... make it nice or make it twice!”

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Ashley Moss

"Ash" as he is affectionately known is a creative spark, a wistful genius and Greenhouse Head Chef on a mission.

Ash's tattooed exterior masks a gentle and kind soul who just wants to make awesome food from awesome ingredients for awesome people.

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Conrad van den Heever

Ash's right hand man, and Pete's left hand man, 'Blikkies' is the Sous Chef in Greenhouse's kitchen.

He's the friendly but serious sauce assassin who adores what he does and can slice 'n dice with the best of 'em.

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Amy Young

From crunchy to chewy, whether it's a crust or a croissant, Amy is the lady who makes sure that all pastry is precisely perfect.

The resident head of the Pastry Department, Amy's role is maintaining a correct consistency in all things butter and flour.

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Dustin Blencowe

Dustin Hoffman's long lost brother from another mother, Dustin is Greenhouse's Front of House Manager.

Always quick with a smile and a bit of wit, this friendly-faced individual's main mission in life is to make customers happy.

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Michelle Michaels

"Life is too short to drink bad wine," says Michelle, Greenhouse Somm.

This lady takes wine seriously, and loves sharing pairing information and tips and tricks with guests.

Want to know what sip goes best with what? Ask Michelle.

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Cecele van Rooyen

Reservations Manager, Orders & Deliveries, Emergency Assistance and All Star Personal Assistant to the stars, Cecele is the lady who brings it all together.

What advice does she have for first-time guests to Greenhouse?

"Prepare yourself for an adventure... This is an experience that you won't find anywhere else! Exciting biting!"

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Greenhouse reimagined

The Collection by Liz McGrath’s flagship restaurant, Greenhouse, has been reimagined

The look was updated by adding dark, naked tables, leather clad wooden chairs and eclectic art pieces. To finish the space, subtle changes were made to the lighting, the colour palate and the creature comforts.

The menu remains fun and edgy, yet recognisable and combines innovation with classical cooking fundamentals.


Autumn at Greenhouse

Browse our autumn collection

A selection of dishes, ingredients and behind the scenes kitchen shots- by Bruce Tuck

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Contact us


Tel: +27 (0) 21 795 6226

Opening times
Tuesday to Saturday dinner
18h00 – 21h30

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel
93 Brommersvlei Road
Constantia
7800
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