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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not sure how long this place has been around...but it's a long time and it's arguably CT's finest or at worst in the top 3. Steak, cooked well...sorry make that cooked darn well! I had mine with chips and a bernaise sauce - cooked perfectly...More

Thank lewisn675
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed a street over at the Belmond Mt Nelson and one of the doormen asked us if we liked steak. We said of course, so he gave high regards to this restaurant. We decided to skip another waterfront seafood dinner and eat here. We...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant does not look particularly fancy but the quality of the stake was excellent. We also enjoyed the Greek salad and very good deserts. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Els T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A true hidden gem in the city of Cape Town, this long establishment continue to deliver the best steaks in Cape Town and a world class. open flame pan cooking always fresh and masterly cut cocked to perfection, book to confirm your pace...

Thank shimansky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great steak and sides. Fabulous wines. Attentive service. Strongly recommend. Nelson's Eye is not on a main street, but it is an easy walk from the Cape Cadogan area.

Thank Barglox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our guest house as it was only a short walk away. We were not disappointed with the excellent steaks cooked to perfection. Would rival anything in down town New York or Austin Texas where I have previously had the very...More

1  Thank trew68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a 5 star steak you have to go here. Decor and area not the best but the steak is finger licking good.

Thank 2psand2bs
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had diner with our family of 5 in this restaurant and it was a real surprise. Great steakfilets and deserts. Friendly personal and service and although it was very busy bit we didn't have to wait long. Next time we we know where to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner at Nelson´s Eye. It is a steak paradise with very high quality on the meat. We had great ribs but it was the fillet on the bone that was to die for. Good decent service and OK drinks list. The...More

Thank FamJensenNorway
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great hidden local area that offers the best meat I have had in a while. Definitely worth the visit if looking for good quality food.

Thank Andrea R
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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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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