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50 Best Discovery names Greenhouse as one of the best restaurants in the world for 2020

Renowned South African fine dining establishment Greenhouse has once again demonstrated its preeminence by being featured on the exciting new 50 Best Discovery list by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The venues featured on the 50 Best Discovery list – a global map of the best places to eat and drink – have been voted for by the same industry experts who put together all the 50 Best lists on the website, which serves as a barometer for global gastronomic trends. The 50 Best Discovery hotlist was revealed late in November 2019 and allows patrons to search by city for recommended gourmet restaurants across the globe.


Greenhouse has won a number of industry accolades this year – it has just been named as one of only 12 South African restaurants on La Liste 2020, the world’s best restaurant selection based on the compilation of hundreds of guidebooks and millions of online reviews. It also placed in 15th position at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on 17 November 2019. It has been honoured at the awards every year since 2009, having been named Restaurant of the Year 2011 and 4th best restaurant in South Africa in both 2013 and 2014.

Greenhouse has scooped a number of other awards since talented Head Chef, Farrel Hirsch, took up the reins at the flagship restaurant of The Liz McGrath Collection in November 2018. Greenhouse was honoured with three plates at the much-vaunted JHP Gourmet Guide™ Awards 2019 and also received an America Express® Platinum Fine Dining Restaurant Award (the highest accolade possible) for 2019. In addition, it was voted the Best Restaurant in Cape Town for Restaurant Week in both the Winter and Spring 2019 Editions. Hirsch won the third annual Clash of the Chefs charity cook-off in 2019. Such consistent industry recognition underscores Greenhouse’s unwavering commitment to excellence – and ushers in a new era of accomplishment under Hirsch’s direction.


Hirsch and the team have added some new fare to the Greenhouse menu while providing a fresh twist to tried-and-tested favourites. “We work hard to create unforgettable dining experiences for our patrons – as a food storyteller, I like to focus on preserving local culture and history through an affinity for sustainably foraged ingredients, including hyper local flora and coastal plants,” says Hirsch. “We favour a distinctly African take on the fine dining experience.”


Says CEO of The Liz McGrath Collection, Jacqui Elliot: “We are of course exceedingly proud to have received all these accolades – they motivate us to continue to uphold our proud heritage of fine dining, and to become more progressive and ambitious in our efforts. We’d like to encourage our loyal patrons and guests to experience the enhancements our chef has made to Greenhouse for themselves.”

Greenhouse’s unwavering commitment to culinary innovation and service excellence has made it one of South Africa’s best-loved restaurants. The fact that it continues to receive awards and industry recognition indicates that it is held in exceptionally high regard. The restaurant is located at The Cellars-Hohenort, a five-star Relais & Châteaux hotel in Constantia, which is part of a trio of properties forming The Liz McGrath Collection, including The Marine in Hermanus and The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay.

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