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93 Brommersvlei Road | The Cellars-Hohenort, Constantia 7806, South Africa
+27 21 794 2137
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Pointe de Flacq
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel for one week. Food was good. Unfortunately the menu of the day should have choices for Vegan. We were a bit tired of the same menu for one week. Quality of the food was great and very tasty.

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Thank Adam N
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A truly special place for a special occasion. Although pricey, it is really fine-dine! We booked here for our wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. I highly recommend the food and wine pairing. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and added to the experience.

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Thank 49alaec
Cape Town
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner at this beautiful restaurant this evening but have to admit we were disappointed with our meal . My crispy calamari were fairly tasteless and my husband's buffalo wings were tiny and also lacking in flavour . I had the fish special which was fried Hake and chips . The hake was well cooked but i encountered two... More 

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Thank Gill J
AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Gill, Thank you for your feedback regarding your dinner at our Conservatory restaurant. I can assure you that all your points will be discussed with our Head Chef and Food & Beverage Manager. We are looking at making a couple of changes to the menu for the colder months ahead- so i hope that you will re-consider and visit... More 

Copenhagen
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250 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You fell very welcomed here and the service was very attentive and fast. It's good value for money and lovely dishes. I got the lamb first which was a nice surprise, very tasteful. My wife had Cesar salat which was fine. Restaurant is nice and lively. Really good value.

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Thank Torben K
AngieSwail, Manager at The Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Torben, Thank you so much for a lovely review which i will most definitely pass onto the team. The Lamb dish is one of a few black board specials which we have on offer- so i really hope you will be back again soon to enjoy a few of the other specials on offer. Kindest regards, Angie More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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418 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank georgestof
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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168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Margaret1917
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 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Dsharratt
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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183 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Vanamstel
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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank melstein13
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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416 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 470 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank grahamee
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 

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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, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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