• The Cellars-Hohenort’s talented Executive Chef Tronette Dippenaar, has created a brand-new menu of dainty sweet and savoury delights to further elevate the hotel’s timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea.


    The new High Tea features a choice of 11 loose-leaf teas, as well as Lavazza coffee. Each tea blend is meticulously curated by Master Tea Blender, Mingwei Tsai, who has also created a unique Cellars Hohenort Blend of Nigiro tea, incorporating the spicy fragrance and bronze/apricot colour of the Liz McGrath Rose. The Liz McGrath Rose was hybridised in 2003 to commemorate the 80th birthday of the late Mrs McGrath, the founder of The Liz McGrath Collection of three sister-hotels.


    Complementing the floral theme, Jenna Clifford has designed The Wavy Rose bone china crockery by Lavish’d – a visual feast for the eyes that also brings the hotel’s glorious gardens indoors.


    Served in the elegance of this historical venue, Tea at The Greenhouse is a celebratory affair and includes a glass of L’Ormarins Brut Classique Rosé (or non-alcoholic sparkling wine), perfectly matched with the savoury selection that includes Tea Sandwiches, Caramelised Onion Tart, Smoked Salmon Mousse Cornets and Goats’ Cheesecake.  Irresistibly decadent delicacies such as Walnut Carrot Cake, Key Lime Pie, Mini Milk Tarts and Buttery Scones with strawberry jam and Chantilly cream, are served in a picture-perfect setting offering sublime and understated ambience and breath-taking views across the hotel gardens.


    Tea at The Greenhouse is an elegant affair, and the most perfect way to while away a few hours during the chilly winter months. Served Wednesday to Sunday 11h00 to 13h00 & 14h00 to 16h00. R395 for Adults, R195 for Children (4 – 11 years). Booking is essential.


    About The Cellars-Hohenort


    Part of the The Liz McGrath Collection, the 5-star Cellars-Hohenort hotel is situated in an area known as ‘Cape Town’s Vineyard’ – the historical Constantia Valley, a short 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. The Small Luxury Hotels of the World member features 51 elegant guest rooms and suites, and The Conservatory restaurant, which is known for taking diners on an unforgettable culinary journey. The Cellars-Hohenort is popular for celebrating weddings and special occasions, and for serving delicious picnics, as well as decadent Classic High Teas. Accommodation options include a two-bedroom Villa and the exclusive, 3-bedroom Madiba Villa. All rooms boast breath-taking views of South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain range and the hotel’s extraordinary gardens.


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    Fatima is the editor of Food&Home. Trained in English Literature and recipe development, she can be found eating her way through Cape Town armed with a cookbook in her bag and her camera at the ready.