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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill
$$ - $$$
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

7 of us went to dinner here. Wonderful and quaint restaurant. Wait staff was very friendly and patient. Franz helped us through the menu and helped us pick a bottle of local Pinotage wine. All of us had excellent steaks. Most ordered the bone end...More

Thank drwillie78
Reviewed 6 days ago

What can I say, we were in South Africa... I had a great steak in front of me...so big that I couldn’t finish it. Life is good

Thank SelbyDO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended Nelson’s Eye for an easy, wonderful dinner upon our first night of arrival in Cape Town. We were not disappointed! Amazing, small, local vibe with a great menu and very friendly service. A very authentic experience—steaks and burgers at our table and...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a dreary cold, rainy, winter Sunday night, my friend and I met at Nelson's, per the reco of my hotel. So glad we came and enjoyed the good meats and a welcoming, unpretentious, warm atmosphere. Staff was friendly, food was great. I had the...More

Thank ckwokers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it's all about the steak; beef or native game. The steaks are exceelent, really good. If you like steak, you've found the best place. As for the other food, well, not really. I ate steak, my partner ate mussels and a soup. Neither were...More

Thank Tokyo-Thompson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time here during our recent visit to Cape Town. Our waiter was extremely helpful. The food was delicious best steak in town.

Thank Jas717
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great steak restaurant — but with vegetarian alternatives. Slightly hidden therefore not very touristy, a nice escape. Friendly staff, quality wine and food. The steaks are very special.

Thank lucinda b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went in for dinner whilst on a work trip and had a fantastic meal. Service was classy and attentive whilst my steak was magnificent. Highly recommended.

Thank JohnnyHBristol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t remember did I mention in the subject that I love this restaurant. Achingly authentic tasteful dishes without a shred of the pretensions that have become a staple accompaniment to most restaurants. My head was turned...If you can..you must! Fabulous

Thank joe b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely steaks, very much like old English pub inside tiny bit out of town but worth it for steaks. Great choices

Thank L35slim
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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