Farrel Hirsch

Farrel Hirsch

Current Head chef, Greenhouse Restaurant
Born 1987, Durban
Training New College, Nottingham, UK.
Work history Tonic, World Service, and Cast (UK); The Oyster Box’s Grill Room Restaurant; Cape Grace Hotel & Spa; Singita Group; sous chef of Greenhouse Restaurant in 2014; The Test Kitchen in 2016, (under chef Luke Dale Roberts); Four Seasons Hotel at The Westcliff; North Island, Seychelles; head chef of Greenhouse Restaurant (since November 2018).
Inspiration “Everyday life; local food; turning the mundane into magic.”

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery La Tête
Best fine-dining restaurant Camphors
Best wine farm restaurant La Colombe
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine FYN
Best new restaurant Epice
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time The Test Kitchen
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
Best hole-in-the-wall South China Dim Sum Bar
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

Restaurants he rated in 2019

For a casual meal Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
For a special occasion Camphors at Vergelegen
For a guilty pleasure Mojo Market
For a Winelands experience Pierneef à La Motte
For authentic cuisine South China Dim Sum Bar
Best new restaurant FYN
Best “oldie but goodie” Posticino Sea Point
The best restaurant overall The Test Kitchen