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93 Brommersvlei Road | The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia 7806, South Africa
+27 21 794 2137
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Durbanville, South Africa
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431 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We attended a wedding at the Cellars-Hohenort last Saturday. The wedding was a great success. The ceremony took place in a section of the pretty garden. Before taking our places in The Conservatory, we had drinks and canapés in a side garden and on the terrace outside the restaurant. The service throughout was very good. The starter was excellent. My... More 

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the wedding function you attended. We've had a few other positive comments regarding the same wedding which is most welcome. Kind regards, Angie More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We booked in advance for lunch and had a table on the lovely terrace with views of the mountains and their lovely garden and water feature. We were very well served by a knowledgeable and attentive waitress. We enjoyed the food, especially the cheese souffle starter. The main chicken dish was pleasant, but were very small chickens! There was a... More 

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about lunch. We will keep your note regarding wheelchair access in mind- as we are always looking how we can improve our services to guests. Thank you so much, Angie More 

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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We ate at the Conservatory once for dinner at during our stay at the Cellars Hoenhort. We also ate here every morning for 5 days during our stay. With so many fine fine restaurants in the region all serving higher quality food there really is absolutely no point making the journey. The restaurant has evidently rested on its laurels and... More 

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Sharrat, Thank you so much for your very valuable feedback regarding your experience in our Conservatory restaurant. I am really disappointed that we were not able to meet your expectation- but can assure you that we will work through every single point made to try and prevent these issues for occurring again. Kind regards, Angie More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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191 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We tried to book for the Greenhouse. But, we were way too late. The location also offers The Conservatory as an option. Great value for money at a nice location. We had tuna sashimi, cheese soufle, grilled fish, springbok and nice deserts. All very well executed. Good selection of local wines. Friendly staff. We'll be back at our next visit.... More 

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Vanamstel, Thank you for your recent visit to our Conservatory restaurant. I see you managed to try a few of the favorites from our menu. See you again soon- for some of the other delicious dishes. Kind regards, Angie More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Again a great experience in lovely surroundings. Met all our dietary requirements and kept a 7 year old happy by preparing his food so he could eat as soon as we sat down.

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Melstein13, Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am really pleased that we were able to keep the little one happy- which always helps in making the evening so much more enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back for the next Valentine's day if not sooner. Kind regards, Angie More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It is always a less than perfect start to a meal when the establishment cannot find a reservation, confirmed by email, when you arrive. The Cellars coped, but our table, booked months ago was not wonderful. In the event, my food was just OK and my wife was less than impressed with her main course. The maitre’d solved her issue... More 

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Grahamee, Thank you for your feedback regarding you dinner. I would love to find out a bit more about the dishes you had on the night in order to see how we can possibly improve on our delivery. Please let me know should you wish to discuss your last couple of visits- and i will make contact with you... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Charming and peaceful. Stunning gardens. The High Tea spread dainty and delicious. Chose the low carbon option. Highly recommended. Service good. Will be back soon.

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Erica, Thank you so much for your feedback regarding our High Tea. Much appreciated. Kind regards, Angie More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great meal and first class service. Would definitely go back . Very knowledgeable wine waiter and all staff were first class

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Vivien, Thank you for the great feedback. We will see you again soon. Kind regards, Angie More 

Vancouver, Canada
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197 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Extensive menu with several unusual choices. The service is impeccable and the dishes are beautifully presented.

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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive feedback. I will definitely share it with the team. Kind regards, Angie More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The staff were very pleasant and efficient. The cheese soufflé starter was individually prepared (of course) but rather strong in taste. The steak main was beautifully prepared but very filling. Once again I found the panacotta dessert more like a mousse. Our meal was also unfortunately distracted by rather noisy groups on nearby tables.

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Thank sagatourist
AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Sagatourist, Thank you for your constructive feedback. We will definitely take a look at the table allocation of larger groups during service periods. Kind regards, Angie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Brommersvlei Road | The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia 7806, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 794 2137
Description
The Conservatory, situated adjacent to the historic Cellars-Hohenort cellar, offers diners unparalleled garden vistas from both the sun-drenched terrace and the indoor tables. Carefully constructed around a giant 300-year-old oak tree, The Conservatory is one of Constantia's finest daily breakfast, lunch and dinner venues. Here the head chef creates hotel classics alongside modern and seasonally influenced dishes. The Conservatory menu places a great emphasis on fresh produce from both The Cellars-Hohenort gardens and local green-friendly suppliers, and this gives it the unique ability to showcase a true taste of the Constantia Valley. Friendly service and an award-winning wine list ensure that The Conservatory offers guests and locals an exceptional everyday dining experience.

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