Greenhouse features once again in the Eat Out Top Ten!

The 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were held on Sunday, 20 November at the Grand West Arena in Cape Town.

Dubbed the ‘Foodie Oscars’ the annual awards ceremony recognises the country’s top restaurants and chefs, and is a celebration of all things gastronomic. 

Some of South Africa’s top chefs cooked for the 700 guests in attendance, among them was our Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff of Greenhouse who served the first course of: Atlantic gamefish, coastal plants, octopus ink, dune spinach, kohlrabi and kelp slaai.

Greenhouse secured 7th place in the Eat Out Top Ten:

The judges said: “Peter Tempelhoff displays a mastery of flavours, textures and plating in this Constantia haven. The food is beautifully plated without being so artsy that you feel you can’t touch it. The menus, of which there are usually three, change seasonally. A starter of superbly fresh tuna with kelp, seaweed and tempura sea spaghetti sounds peculiar but is delicious, as is the very imaginative smoked goat’s feta with citrus endive and beet sorbet. Another highlight is grilled squid and pickled octopus served with calamari-stuffed black ravioli and accents of olives, star anise and ginger. But the pièce de résistance is the Cape Malay kingklip with seafood bisque, cauliflower, blackened onion and sultana. A toffee-and-apple dessert with hazelnuts and meringue is deliciously rich, with cinnamon and sea salt to offset the richness.”


Peter Tempelhoff, Ashley Moss and their team look long and hard at what we eat, and where it’s from. They look to the sea and the garden, to the fields and orchards; they open old cellars and pantries to find ingredients that have meaning. We invite you into our dining room to take part in a modern, South African dining experience. An experience that’s as complex, joyful and beautiful as the country we live in.

Discover the award-winning menus of Greenhouse and book online.

Well done to everyone on the team!

Go here for the full list of awards.

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