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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
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Wed - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Tue 18:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to this strak house with some friends and colleagues and we had an awesome time and an amazing experience. The service was excellent and friendly and the wine was of a good quality. The steaks were soft, well prepared and very tasty . We love Nelson's eye restaurant for its great steaks

Thank jost21800
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best pan fried steak ever. Food was amazing. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Mushroom & Garlic sauce is to die for, garlic is not over powering. Side of fried onions were amazing better than onion rings anytime.

Thank Paula London
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is like an old English pub, it's a bit run down but there is superb food, a great atmosphere & you must book otherwise it's unlikely you'll get in. Go, it was fantastic.

Thank BigblueAl
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Proof that first time was not a fluke. Wonderful again. Fillet steak fantastic. Side dishes fantastic. Knowledgeable waiters re steaks and accompanying wines, dessert wines, port.. superb and enjoyable and cost atmosphere.

Thank Fatboylimey
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice neighborhood place with good steaks - despite the name (as in Admiral nelson) and the photos of ships on the walls.

Thank slocartes
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended here by someone we met on the flight over, the restaurant is very unassuming and typical colonial style. The waiter wasn't the friendliest, he rolled his eyes when my wife couldn't decide which steak to have. The tempura starter was a bit of a lt down, however the fillet with peppercorn sauce was exceptional and it cut... More 

Thank bigbobwhite1959
Athens, Greece
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were quite disappointed from our dining experience at Nelson's eye. I ordered the springbok fillet and asked for a pepper sauce. When the main course arrived, I was surprised to see that another sauce was all over the plate, and the pepper sauce was at a separate plate. Also I found the restaurant was below my... More 

Thank akatsivali
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We not only had a great steak but the grilled squid starter was the best I had tasted for a long time. At the end of the meal we were a little nervous of walking back to our hotel (only around the corner) but one of the owners escorted us out to the well lit main road. Extreme customer service!!

Thank Sue S
Washington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the recommendation of other reviews and wasn't disappointed, from the outside it wasn't a venue that you would pick and even inside was a very casual local environment but the food was to die for, had the garlic bread then a fillet steak with sauce, go for the jacket potato with sour cream and creamed spinach , best... More 

Thank Paula B
Braunschweig, Germany
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special place. One the best steaks I've had in years. Exactly what you're looking for when you want to avoid the tourist style and fancy locations and focus on the real thing: food, drinks ans people. Highly recommended.

Thank Kai W

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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?