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Nelson's Eye Restaurant

9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 2601
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“t bone” (20 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We were staying at Four Rosmead and asked for a recommendation to eat. This was one of the suggestions and it was excellent, in fact so good we went there 3 times during our 6 nights in Cape Town! The service was friendly without being...More

Thank Tpouvtn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has the best steaks you'll ever have anywhere in the world. It is not the most beautiful restaurant but it is certainly one of the most efficient and fun places to have a meal with friends. Be sure to try some of the...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very accommodating. We had no reservation and they still took us in. Food was truly fabulous. Service was top notch. Excellent value for money. And at the end the owner insisted one of his staff walked us back to our hotel. Unreal. Will definitely be...More

Thank Deirdre K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We landed in CPT and immediately wanted a delicious filling meal. I had read a couple of reviews on this place but mostly we picked it because it was open late when most places closed at 10pm. We ubered there and it is definetely off...More

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perfectly cooked filet steak. Good atmosphere, excellent staff-a must visit if u like steak. Steve explained in detail size and type of steaks. Highly recommend a visit whilst in Cape Town.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I must admit that in few days of visiting around Cape Town I've rarely eaten bad food. Never indeed. But what I tasted at Nelson's eye was amazing! First time I tried the springbok and I was astonished for unique flavor and tenderness of the...More

Thank JamesJamesJames84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent visit to Cape Town, this restaurant was recommended to us. We both ordered the fillet steak and it was amazing. So good, that we went back again and had the same steak! The waitress was very friendly and attentive and made suggestions...More

Thank Sonja G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a good restaurant. The food was tasty. We ordered a fillet which was excellent and the tibon was a bit hard. The service was very good.

Thank calanpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unassuming , but Amazing ! Service is quick and friendly The steaks are to die for - I had the flambed filet with mushroom sauce and my husband had springbok . The sides are tasty - and compliment fabulous cuts of meat - this is...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant certainly serves a good steak. Despite the restaurant being full, waiting time for our food was good. However, once served we had to wait some time for plates to be cleared. Good food, but not the best in Cape Town, and not worth...More

Thank GaryvE
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Questions & Answers
29 October 2016|
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Response from Robyn L | Property representative |
Yes it is Wheelchair accessible.
Alan O
12 August 2016|
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Response from Colin C | Reviewed this property |
We all had small steaks (230g) and they cost around 200 rand. Total bill was about 1600 rand for 4 of us.
10 January 2015|
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Response from Ricard0R0cReezy40410 | Property representative |
Yes. Corkage is R50 per Bottle of Wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 2601
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