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“Fantastic meal! Don’t miss out, book for a great steak!”
Review of Nelson's Eye

Nelson's Eye
Ranked #30 of 1 194 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: R 367 - R 734
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 April 2024 via mobile

Brilliant recommendation from our neighbour in London, we wouldn’t have found it otherwise!
We were welcomed from the minute we walked in - lovely salad to start with lots of blue cheese. Steaks were cooked to perfection and the jacket potato was so good, I had to have another! We tried two local desserts which were lovely and the wine recommendation was spot on. The waiter we had was great and gave us great recommendations. Completely recommend for such a great meal!

Date of visit: April 2024
1  Thank Natalie R
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

This place is so good. So local. So friendly. The food was fabulous. We could have paid more at a fancy restaurant here but would not have had such a memorable experience. I had a rib eye and she had a local dish cape Malay dish with ground beef and fruit?! It was delicious. Bobotie. The owner of 35 years greets everyone.

Date of visit: April 2024
1  Thank justcruzin52
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Wow We got so lucky to find this fabulous restaurant! Full of locals so you know its good. Steak was juicy! We enjoyed some Cape Malay food. So yummy!!! We met the owner - love him!!!

Date of visit: April 2024
1  Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

On vacation from Los Angeles, Nelson's was the definitely a highlight of the trip. The restaurant was able to accommodate a party of 13 and everyone felt welcomed! For myself I had the South African Bobite and Veal Limone, yummy yummy yummy. Every plate was chef's kiss, even the kiddos enjoyed their food! The staff, the customer service, the wine suggestions, everything was just beyond lovely.

Date of visit: January 2024
2  Thank Vinceroy C
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Wonderful place reminiscent of a different era - it feels a little like a 1970s Mafia film set . That said , the staff are extremely efficient and knowledgable and we had a very enjoyable evening close to Kloof Street. Huge selection of steaks , ribs and accompaniments which again are a little dated but excellently executed . Would return on a future trip to wonderful Cape Town .

Date of visit: February 2024
1  Thank Tambuti_1
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