The Cellars Hohenort Hotel is in the beautiful Constantia Valley. When we were looking for somewhere different to try for a relaxed post-golf Sunday lunch recently, we popped in to check it out. A delicious bloody mary later and a perusal of the menu, we’d booked a table on the sun-drenched terrace of The Conservatory for the weekend.
The hotel is set in nine acres of stunning, award-winning gardens. As you walk from the car park you don’t even have to stop to smell the roses, the scent is floating in the air all around you.
Everyone got very excited on reading the menu. Everything sounded so amazing, and we even managed to all order different things to get a proper flavour of the food. Our expectations were high as we waited for our starters to arrive.
Gosh, were our expectations met! The food at The Conservatory is truly fantastic and each plate looks like a work of art. Every mouthful was a delight, beginning with the fabulous starters.
I do love a souffle and don’t see them often on menus these days, so I simply couldn’t resist ordering this. Velvety smooth and perfectly cheesy.
My husband seems to be going for a full set of soup dishes in Cape Town, he’s been having one at every restaurant we go to…so far this is the winner.
Plates of food really don’t get more stunning than this octopus masterpiece.
Fish and chips in a good restaurant is always a wise choice.
Fish of the day was monkfish, and this was another plate of food to remember.
When Kevin ordered the gourmet burger everyone on the table sighed with envy. I think we all secretly wanted to be tucking into what has to be the most indulgent burger ever…
The duck was beautifully sweet and crispy with silken potatoes.
I’m literally salivating now as I relive our wonderful afternoon in the sun in blogtime. Truly great food to savour, and it was good value for money, too.
The hotel is also home to The Greenhouse restaurant which was voted best restaurant in South Africa in 2011 and for 2012 is eighth on the list. Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to make a return visit and check it out, too.