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“Date night!!!”
Review of The Conservatory

The Conservatory
Ranked #8 of 47 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!
We had a 3 course meal with some wine and I tell you what... Well oh well!
From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave... The whole environment and atmosphere warmly surround you. The service is unmatched and the food likewise complements!
Order anything!

Thank Arthur L
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We had a magic lunch here yesterday, great talent from the kitchen, lovely breads to start. We had Duck croquettes as a starter, was really 10 out of 10, I had a Caesar with Chicken and Soft deep fried egg it really was incredible, hey it's a simple dish done by lots of local restaurants but never has the magic touch, this one was executed to perfection, finished with a banana parfait with chocolate sorbet, A classic Gordon Ramsay dessert from Aubergine but again I must say it was faultless bravo to this young kitchen team who are turning out world class food. Can't wait to go back, service was also super friendly and fun, they were having some changes on their wine list and didn't have the first 2 wines we wanted( the ones under R200 which was a pity overall but not for me but I guess it could irritate other diners.

Thank ConradGallagher
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Just being here is a treat - the tea and scones are a bonus.The gardens at Cellars-Hohenhort are legendary and with the mountain backdrop, the setting unsurpassed. Tea is served in the lounge -a glowing fire, tasteful decor and friendly staff impart a gentle elegance. The scones come with the usual jam and cream and butter (with a pressed motif), and both tea and coffee arrive in generous pots. It is a quiet venue - a very very special place.

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Thank JoySmith
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Last night was my birthday!! I was to be treated to a special dinner in a restaurant we had not been before. Hence The Conservatory ... The Greenhouse being closed for renovations:-( When it was booked, we were asked if it was a special occasion, the reply was, yes, my colleague's birthday!. However, nothing was ever mentioned of this, not even ... a Happy Birthday. Which as the birthday boy was disappointing, even when one gets older (76) one does liked to be spoilt a little!

That apart, the evening was great. The restaurant was quiet, being the middle of winter but we had drinks by the fire (a super whisky sour for me) where my host started the wine, the wine list tends toward expensive for us mere mortals but we found an excellent one at reasonable price, suggest they add a few more at similar prices as not everyone likes to pay R300 plus for a bottle of wine here in SA..

Service was warm and friendly. Food was served promptly. Dishes were beautifully presented. Linguini Nero and Cheese Soufflé (especially) were superb as were the deserts. Mains too, nicely presented with great tastes.

This will be highly recommended to our guests as we have a Guest House in Sea Point. We will definitely visit again, probably at lunch so that we can appreciate the garden setting.

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Thank scouserCapeTown
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Hilton R, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Good Day

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your dinner at The Conservatory. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and we thank you for your support and constructive feedback.

We would like to also sincerely apologize that the information regarding the special birthday celebration was not communicated accordingly and we have looked into this and will ensure this type of issue does not reoccur.

Once again your feedback is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back at The Cellars Hohenort soon.

Best Regards

Conservatory Management

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Great food and good selection of local constantia wines. Conservatory was very flexible in fitting us in as a group of 12. Beautiful grounds and recommend asking for a window table with views to the mountain if sitting outside is not possible. Service was pleasant but seemed stretched.

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