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US$20 - US$40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Steakhouse, Grill
Takeout, Seating, 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, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is amazing, not so expensive, excellent meat, they also serve game which is interesting for tourists, eg Springbock. Reserve a table, it is very fully booked!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Nelson‘s Eye is the best Steak House in the Mother City. Fresh cutted and perfect grilled steaks in a great rustic ambience - perfect ingredients for a great evening in Cape Town. Unfortunately no longer an insider tip.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

So we decided to visit Nelson's Eye for a while now and eventually took the drive into town. On arrival the restaurant was well visible close to the Mount Nelson Hotel. We were met by the owner himself and shown to our table. The prices...on the menu are on par with other restaurants and the open kitchen was that extra touch. We obviously had steak dishes and were served veg of the day with another choice of side. The food took about 20 minutes and it was some of the best steak I had. The garlic sauce was also very very good. Everything was tastt and the staff was friendly. We enjoyed ourself and even stayed for old school Peppermint Crisp dessert which was also yummy. The ambiance of the restaurant made us stay.We paid our bill and enjoyed the evening. We were very impressed and the restaurant has a wide variety of options. Two main meals, sides, veg, dessert and wine cost under R600. Strongly recommended the visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

A lovely meal but being cornered at the end and asked 3 times what we were tipping and being demanded we do it regardless if the service was good or not was a bit of a strange end to it all

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

We discovered Nelson’s Eye by accident, and were NOT disappointed. We jumped out of the taxi and walked through a strange little door, to see a bustling restaurant. Because we didn’t have a reservation, we were offered a seat at the bar, which we weren’t...particularly happy about but soon realised it was PERFECTLY FINE because the service and food were INCREDIBLE. My husband ordered a steak which was perfectly-cooked, and I opted for the springbok and ostrich kebabs. The wine and cocktails were fabulous. I would definitely recommend dinner here!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 11 November 2020

I've always had pleasant experiences at Nelson's Eye, but my last experience was enough to not ever going back to that place again. The owner, Stevie, is the most horrendous person, bombastic, rude and deserve no customers! After sending my steak back, as it was...well done and I've asked for medium, the perfect steak arrives and I had a lovely meal. While I was still chewing my last bite, Stevie arrives and grab my plate telling me my first steak was medium and the second rare. My word, that was so uncalled for. Then all of a sudden the place filled up and we realise there is no social distancing in this place at all. We got up and leave to the front to pay and get out. I told Stevie his remark was uncalled for and he started shouting at me. My son told him not to talk to me like that and he told my son in front of everyone that he will smack him if he says another word. I told him there is no social distancing and he went crazy. His staff took him to the back and his wife came to apologise. I will never ever go back. Oh yes, they also told us they have specials now during Covid because they do not really cater for locals like us, only for international guests.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020

One of the best steak houses we've been to in Capetown! Excellent quality of food, amazing service and a very welcoming management team. A great place for family dine in as well. Definitely on my list during our next travels.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 4 November 2020

We arrived with fiends on Saturday night and all went for the specials on the meat menu. The waiter was very good and help full and the steaks were fantastic. Unfortunately the corkage was very heavy at R150 per bottle. We will be back for...the quality steaks.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 October 2020

This was our first and definitely LAST visit to this "locked in the past", musty smelling, ou doos restaurant. We were at a function close by and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to try out this well-known steakhouse and their R100 "Special"....We arrived for dinner around 6:00 and were shown to a table right at the end of the restaurant. A server came over and took our order like a robot, no emotions, no conversation, monotone.We ordered the Special 1x sirloin and 1 x Fillet, both with fries, a small coke and 1 lime and soda. The food arrived after the drinks. The Veg of the day was bland, totally tasteless spinach drenched in a grayish slop served on a saucer, not a bowl a flat saucer. The fries, all 12 of them were AMAZING, seriously good. My fillet was the chewiest meat I have ever come across. Yes granted, the knives were totally blunt, but FILLET??? Fortunately there were side plates and napkins. ! No way was that fillet! The sirloin was small but not bad. The fries, ...awesome. When the server came by to ask us how everything was, I told her that the fillet was really chewy and not very nice. Her response "Sorry" and carried on walking. NOT cool. The bill came R290! R 100 each for steaks and 90 for 1 small coke and 1 glass of lime and soda. Terrible service, run-down old restaurant and really really not up to snuff! I will definitely NOT ever go there again and neither are any of my friends. Really Really disappointing!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 September 2020

Please DO NOT support Nelson’s Eye! Sexist disgusting owner who feels he can speak not only to his customer but to a women (and staff!) with complete and utter disrespect! Shame on him. I don’t care if you are the top restaurant in the world,...have morals and respect for others. I feel completely shaken and disrespected, no man has ever spoken to me in such a manner as the owner did. Verbally abusive owner to me as a customer and to his staff!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Yes it is Wheelchair accessible.
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Response from ColinC103 | 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.
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Yes, Nelson's Eye offers takeaway services.

Nelson's Eye is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5