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Nelson's Eye Restaurant

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9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 2601
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tucked away behind the mount nelson hotel , if we hadn't been recommended as THE FINEST STEAKS IN CAPETOWN and given directions how to find it. Glad we did otherwise we would have missed some of the best steaks ever tasted. One tip if you want desert make sure you are really hungry as the portions are quite filling. Very... More 

Thank MelkshamKen
Luanda, Angola
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic place. Amazing steaks. Friendly and prompt service. Had a great time Loved the traditional SA pudding.

Thank Pedro Nuno C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited twice when staying at the Mount Nelson. The food is superb and served in a busy atmosphere. Steaks are to die for!

Thank neil h
Brussels, Belgium
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tourists are welcome of course, but this is the restaurant you want to try if you want to avoid anything in fashion, anything too fancy and you want straight delicious meat grilled in front of you. A must and not too pricey everybody should be happy there except the vegetarians

Thank fgoblet
Alton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Ate at Nelson's Eye during our visit to Cape Town last year and we're keen to return. The restaurant was very busy but the service was pleasant and efficient and the steaks amazing.

Thank GinnyStaffordshireUK
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fashioned decor and atmosphere, hard to park but the range of steaks grilled opposite the front door as you walk in is amazing. The waitress was helpful,knowlegable and business like. There no no airs and graces here and no table cloths either but the restaurant is lively and you will have to book well in advance. The steaks are... More 

Thank Richard F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Sun square cape town we were recommended nelsons eye steak house nearby The restaurant did not disappoint ,great steak ,service was excellent,and the restaurant was busy on a Tuesday night.It's not central cape town,but if you like your steak make the effort ,well worth it.

Thank HANK58
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic menu particularly steaks which had great flavour and succulence. They also did fish which was good. Its slightly cramped and old fashioned but this gives it atmosphere.

Thank sbaileyBromley
Bardolino, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Steak was good but I ordered the mushroom sauce which was a little thick and lacking in flavour. Our group enjoyed the steaks on the bone more than the steaks which came with sauces. Good atmosphere, a locals place where the emphasis is on the food not the decor.

Thank Megeve83
Orpington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meat lovers paradise. I had the half rack of ribs as a starter and for me it lacked a bit of depth to the sauce so they made me a sauce just for me. If that's not good customer care i don't know what is. I then had the fillet on the bone and it was perfectly cooked. Steak restaurants​... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Steakhouse, European, Grill
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?