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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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“steak” (467 reviews)
“t bone” (20 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Steakhouse, European, Grill
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the best steak at Nelson's Eye. It is a comfortable restaurant with local atmosphere and great food. They know their meat and want you to love it also.

Thank barbarabdavis
Reviewed 6 days ago

great service,moderated priced food and wine.best steak i had anywhere in the world i can definitely recommend this place

Thank _kerrmarc3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

squeezed into the last available table and was charmed by the no nonsense atmosphere, great service, moderately priced food and wine. I had a fillet on the bone and was blown away. basic veg to accompany could have been a bit more interesting. i sat...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down best steak I've had anywhere in the world! Had the 500g fillet and was not disappointed at all! Came out perfectly cooked (medium rare) and I ate every last bite. Friendly and attentive staff with a great overall vibe. In our 8 days...More

Thank Huon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tour guide recommended Nelson's Eye and we were blown away by these tender, juicy steaks. We were greeted by very friendly staff when we came in around 6:30 on a Sunday evening. The place was packed by the time we left, when much of...More

Thank Steph10262013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed Nelson's Eye twice. The place is well situated just off a main boulevard. It's two blocks of dimly lit street. Take a taxi. Nelson's is not a dress-up destination. It's down-to-earth, more a local joint than anything else. The ambiance is your basic...More

Thank Rocketman53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. The steaks are so dam good it is ridiculous. They are tender, cooked to perfection and very large which makes you if anything over full! Lol. They aren't the cheapest but heck they are well worth it. We all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Doesn't look anything special from the outside but very atmospheric once in. It has a reputation as a very good steakhouse and the menu has some lovely sounding steaks. We went for ostrich steak. Had it rare and when presented to us it was cooked...More

Thank trish f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A restaurant recommended by an Uber taxi driver as the best steak house to go to in Cape Town - we went, whilst from the outside it didn't look fantastic, the service, the food and the value for money was exceptional - definitely worth a...More

1  Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nelsons eye is amazing! I went with a group of friends and I am a vegetarian, which would not immediately fit with this restaurant, but the pasto pesto was lovely! The others really enjoyed their big meat dishes. As well, you get a lot of...More

Thank Janna P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible? Thanks.
29 October 2016|
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Response from Robyn L | Property representative |
Yes it is Wheelchair accessible.
Alan O
What are the prices in local currency?
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.
Do they do corkage?
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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