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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” (482 reviews)
“t bone” (21 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill
$$ - $$$
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

During my recent trip to South Africa I had met two different couples that told me I had to visit Nelson's Eye when in Cape Town. I finally went on my last night in CT and was not disappointed. The restaurant itself is small and...More

Thank Polish_Traveler2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food. The rest was not great. The staff ignored us when we arrived, no background music and soccer playing in silence on the tv. If I wanted to go to a boarding school dining room, I would have

Thank W4686TYsandyh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this Steak House twice during my recent visit to Cape Town. I ordered the rump steak on both visits - it was quite amazing, flavorful and cooked to perfection - my only regret is that I live so far away!! Service was wonderful...More

Thank diamondr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last night in Cape Town and we wanted a place that served lamb to go with a red wine we had purchased in Stellenbosch and was not too far to drive. Nelson's Eye was fairly highly rated and sounded like it fit the bill....More

1  Thank ppdavis12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here twice during our stay in CT because it was so fabulous. The first night we had steaks (small filet/massive Tbone) that would impress anyone from Texas. This stacks up against any five star high end steak place in the US. It's...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If in Cape Town dine at Nelson's Eye. Known by the locals as great steak house and not a tourist trap. They offer wine corkage for 60 rand on wines they don't offer and 100 rand on wines they do offer. It's about 4 to...More

Thank sjt817
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on many recommendations. We were not so impressed. Over cooked meats, so-so ambience, mediocre service.

Thank pennymum55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was perfect, and the restaurant looked 1930 This is an address i shall revisit without any doubt. Don't miss the pepper sauce one portion is enough for two or more.

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awkward and complex setup immediately give you feel of history and authenticity. Service is attentive and efficient. That added to an interesting wine list and by the time you get to enjoy some really good steak you know you'll be back at the next...More

Thank GertdeBeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a huge steak lover but we came here to try something new. The waitress was so friendly, gave us all the info we needed about the menu and when the food came it was hearty and tender and simply a very memorable...More

Thank JadeC2205
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Questions & Answers
29 October 2016|
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Response from Robyn L | Property representative |
Yes it is Wheelchair accessible.
Alan O
11 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.
9 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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