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A Little Slice of Heaven

I’m not someone who normally blogs about hotels. There’s not always a lot to the experience – you come, you go, that’s it. But when a hotel does things right, I mean really, really right, all you want to do is tell the whole world. And the Cellars-Hohenort in Consantia is one such case – tucked away in the heart of vineyards and wineries, the hotel is a tiny piece of English countryside calm, moments outside of bustling Cape Town. Service, privacy, seclusion – it’s possibly the most romantic place I’ve ever ventured too. Here’s a few snaps of the hotel and the unusual, spectacular tasting menu at their Greenhouse Restaurant and if you’re ever this way, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. And to think, it all started with a fireside reading spot…

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Toasty

The Conservatory restaurant has a cute little outdoor patio…

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Fresh oats for breakfast at The Conservatory, with a touch of honey..

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Don’t judge me for the prunes

Lemons and limes in their gardens…

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Love this little secluded garden and bridge

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Dinner at The Greenhouse, a home-feel fine-dining experience, with white wooden floors and a nautical vibe, it was packed full of locals and tourists. The amuse bouche of green plant mousse, chocolate soil, fresh vegetables was kooky and amazing….

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Who knew soil could taste so good?

Seb was dubious at first…

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But he ate the lot

We knew we were in safe hands when this came:

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Kabeljou, beetroot 3 ways, horseradish veloute for main

And by pudding we were completely sold. Apparently guests stay here just for their Camembert Cheesecake:

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So cute.

And it ended where it all began: by the fire.

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That’s all for now, stay tuned for some ramblings around Woodstock tomorrow… X

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