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Nelson's Eye

9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 2601
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (471 reviews)
“t bone” (21 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, Grill
$$ - $$$
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hidden local area that offers the best meat I have had in a while. Definitely worth the visit if looking for good quality food.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Cape Town and I wanted to go where the locals eat. My tour guide referred us to this place. The steaks and game meat were fabulous. The staff really were kind and helpful when determining what to select from the menu....More

Thank The_Traveler812
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I don't write many reviews, Nelson's Eye is well worth it. My wife and I and our two college daughters just had dinner here. As others have mentioned, the steaks are excellent with service to match in a friendly, pub-like environment. The daughters, trying...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago

To take advantage of their so-called "Winter Specials", we visited this long established steakhouse on a Saturday evening, having booked a table for 2 the previous day. When we arrived, nobody checked for our booking in the diary (i.e. no table had been reserved for...More

1  Thank Geff99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit and it won't be my last. I remember my first visit to restaurants when I was kid. It was always a treat, food that I had never experienced at home, something I've never tried and always a steak house. This...More

Thank WalterCPT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious t-bones combined with top wines all at an affordable price! Their winter specials definitely make it worth your while! Staff are efficient and friendly, and the place is decorated with a homey vibe, giving a relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely go back for another meal!

Thank DiveDeeperBelow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it. It's got this old rustic feel and the place is so much bigger than you think when you look at it. The space allows you to unwind with friends, the food is great and they serve big portions so you can really...More

Thank Nkat3ko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went solo on this one, brought my own wine from the vineyard I visited that afternoon and it was no problem. Had some escargot in garlic butter to start and then had an amazing rumo steak, succulent and full of flavour with just the...More

Thank VincentRvanH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank _kerrmarc3
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Questions & Answers
30 October 2016|
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Response from Robyn L | Property representative |
Yes it is Wheelchair accessible.
Alan O
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.
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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