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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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“steak” (504 reviews)
“flambe” (16 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (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 2 days ago

OK, I'll be the dissenting voice... My wife and I ate at Nelson's Eye in November 2017. We loved the 'neighborhood' vibe of the place. As with other tourists, we were seated upstairs (hot, out of sight) -- I guess we didn't make 'the cut.'...More

Thank Ob3ron
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a great experience to taste this perfect steak. If you want to let your taste buds to dance, just go there and eat :-)... Thank you very much not at least for the friendly and nice waiter.

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is not the Ritz from the outside but the food is fantastic, good wine and pretty good service to match! One of the best steaks houses in Cape Town

Thank Gaz77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meat here was amazing. When in cape town you must eat here! Very well priced anf very happy helpful staff! Six of us went eating different food. Everyone loved it. Must eat here!

Thank neilhen10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After browsing TA, we had to visit Nelsons Eye during our Cape Town holiday... First night we had lamb chops which was ok, but the fillet on the bone was exceptional, probably the best we ever had On the second night, we tried the grilled...More

Thank vasdev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent 5 days in cape town, we had 4 of 5 supper in the Nelson Eye, on our transits to our hotel our taxi driver pointed out the nelson and said it was the best restaurant in cape town. I concur be we...More

Thank davidhoaran2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great steaks in a real old Cape Town classic always busy booking is advised not a fine dining place but if like meat served up delicious good service go and enjoy ps it’s says what it does on the tin

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in cape town and I was told I must give this restaurant a visit. Went here for lunch after walking to the top of table mountain (well deserved in my opinion) and it did not disappoint. We were a party of 6 and...More

Thank 32Webster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good steaks here, some of the best in Cape Town. This place is really busy and it's definitely worth booking. Possibly a little too much sauce, but it's pretty good all the same. The creamed spinach ordered as a side was cold and the...More

Thank Ddraig_fawr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since visiting 10 years ago, it's become a family misson to find a better steak wherever we have been around the world. Nelson's Eye keeps the crown, it is still the best we've had. The restaurant is not a glam night out, it's all about...More

Thank Lisa K
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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.
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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