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“great steak”
Review of Nelson's Eye

Nelson's Eye
Ranked #16 of 1,182 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I personally think that Nelson's Eye has the best steak in Cape Town. THe decor never changes, it looks the same as years ago. The steak is fantastic. it comes with chips and 2 vegetables. Excellent value for money. You can bring your own wine and pay small corkage fee.

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Thank ladyhcpt
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

The services is fantastic, and the prices are great! The place gets very very busy so make reservations. They prepare all of the food on a grill where everyone can see them preparing, and cooking all the food, very transparent. Highly recommend.

Thank tomevo8
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

I've been to my fair share of steakhouses and whilst I admit that there's a whole lot more that I'd like to visit, my favourite has got to be this one.

For first timers the decor and ambiance is what I first imagined a steak house to look and feel like.

The staff are friendly, professional and know the menu well. If you're unsure of what type of meat to order, I'd suggest asking the chef.
As for the other items on the menu,
The red meat is phenomenal and if you're lucky enough to get the Seafood Broth - go for it, It's awesome.

Now for the review:

I've frequented this place often but for some reason I never thought to review it. Here's a suggestion.

Food - I make a point of ordering the Rump (whatever size you prefer) with Cafe Chilli Special as it is by far the best. One thing you can be assured is the quality of the meat is superb.

As a whole It's rustic and the food is nothing fancy but if you're looking for a great steak for a reasonable price, Nelsons Eye never fails.

Just make sure you seated upstairs (for smokers) and in the front of the restaurant (for non smokers) as it can get cramped at times.

Thank JJ P
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I must have been to Nelson's Eye over 10 times in the last year. What the other reviews don't tell you is that the steaks are consistent. I have never had a bad experince and keep on returning. Blue Cheese salad is great, mussels always good too. Great place to entertain clients. Service too is top drawer, waitrons know their wine.

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Thank Enjoymytravels
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Most amazing experience, I loved the ribs and steaks, the service is warm and friendly, the hostess is friendly and caring. highly recommended to family and friends

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Thank Anisha M
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