We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nelson's Eye

9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 2601
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (531 reviews)
“flambe” (17 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (23 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1 042)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 783 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

An institution in Cape-Town. Masters in steaks with many other options to chose from. Pricing a bit high in this "close for comfort" setting. Consistently good food and you will return.

Thank DazzaB777
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we arrived forty five minutes late for our 10 pm reservation.the grill had already been turned off.nevertheless we were warmly welcomed and shown to our table by the fish tank. almost immediately the head griller came over and told us he’d reheated the fire and...More

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were recommended to go here so we did on our first night. The immediate local area was very quiet as no one was on the street and when we reached the restaurant it looked very small with a cheap looking sign outside it. When...More

Thank KillieBoab39
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a very enjoyable evening at the Nelson's Eye. Nice atmosphere, good service and great food and wine. Excellent value for money.

Thank Brigitte W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't quite sure about this place when we first arrived as it doesn't look like much from the outside, and it was quite warm inside. However, we ended up having a great evening; the steaks were very good (although a little more cooked than...More

Thank JenBuzz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't look great from the outside. But let me tell you, different story Inside. Great steaks (I had the sirloin on the bone), great service, good wines........and good value. I will visit again on my next trip to Cape Town.

Thank polgazon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on our first night in Cape Town, probably to tired to do full justice to what was one of the most tender and tasty steaks that I have ever had. If you are a meat eater you must go here!

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in a trip in Cape Town, we heard about the restaurant, decided to go and did not disappoint, excellent steaks, sauces, chips, potatoes and salads.

Thank RMQ0708
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cuts of beef and very well cooked We shared a range of appetisers the livers were very good Great priced food and wine

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing, the wine was fantastic, the setting was funky, cool, old school. The manager made a racist comment.....didn't love it.

Thank Lisa R
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Cape Town Central
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
1 681 reviews
.12 km away
Lady Hamilton Hotel
296 reviews
.16 km away
SunSquare Cape Town Gardens
479 reviews
.30 km away
Fritz Hotel
267 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Arnold's Restaurant
725 reviews
.34 km away
Afternoon Tea
774 reviews
.13 km away
731 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
South African Jewish Museum
565 reviews
.50 km away
Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
304 reviews
.51 km away
Cape Town Holocaust Centre
81 reviews
.25 km away
The Labia
83 reviews
.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
29 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Robyn L | Property representative |
Yes it is Wheelchair accessible.
Alan O
12 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ricard0R0cReezy40410 | Property representative |
Yes. Corkage is R50 per Bottle of Wine.
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing