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Review of The Conservatory

The Conservatory
Ranked #6 of 49 Restaurants in Constantia
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 9 October 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Conservatory on three of the four nights on our recent stay at the Cellars hotel. We tried all of the main dishes between us and they were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the Bobotie, the Cheese soufflé and the chocolate dessert.

Thank BigdSuffolk
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Dear BigdSuffolk,

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. The dishes mentioned are definitely very delicious- hence they have become signature dishes for our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,

Angie

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful service. Exceptional food and location. Love the country touch to the dishes. Never been disappointed. Cocktails tops too!

Thank etoro123
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Etoro123,

Thank you so much for a lovely review.
I will certainly share it with the rest of the team.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Angie

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The restaurant and hotel are very beautifully situated. I have been here on family occasions several times now. The food is unpredictable but generally good. Unpredictable food is definitely not what you expect from such a place. I have had awful tough beef, beautiful tasty venison. My granddaughter wanted a well done burger but is was raw inside. The service is always awful. The waitrons are not at all attentive; in fact today we had 5 different waitrons and it took 2 and half hours to have a two course meal. Don't go there if you don't want to spend the whole afternoon having lunch.

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Thank GeraldRoos
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Mr. Roos,

I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us.
I am also very disappointed to read the comments regarding your visit to our restaurant.
I will most certainly investigate the matter further and shall take the necessary action where needed.

Kind regards,

Angie

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

I recently had the pleasure of attending a brilliant 6 course dinner with wine pairing at the Cellars Hohenort.

Having heard that a new Head Chef ( Paul Nash) had been appointed at the Conservatory we opted to have our yearly Team outing there instead of the Greenhouse. Chef Paul 's culinary skills have previously been tested in establishment like The Roundhouse and The Werf Restaurant @ Boschendal.

We where definitely not disappointed! The Man and his team prepared a truly remarkable culinary experience for us. Each dish was beautifully paired with great wines and deciding on a favorite impossible. Classical cooking techniques combined with a modern twist, each dish executed flawlessly. Service was smooth and efficient, our waiter being extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We where definitely well looked after.

Both me and my colleagues have been working in hospitality for many years locally and abroad. The consensus was it to be one of the best meals any of us have had up to date. I would highly recommend going there if you are looking for a special experience.

Thank you Paul for a great meal!!

Josua Joubert
Head Chef @ Stirfood

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Thank JosuaJ2
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear Joshua,

Thank you so much for a fantastic review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and very pleased to have Paul as a part of our team.

Kind regards,

Angie

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

The English Breakfast still haunts my dreams! I shall be back. The extremely friendly staff always ensured that we had fresh fruits, fresh juice and always whipped up something delicious for breakfast.

Thank _malayika60
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AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Dear Malayika,

Thank you so much for a great review. We look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards,

Angie

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