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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 good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill
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9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 728 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very simply the best steak in Cape Town. Booking essential, very popular. When we were there it was bursting and probably as a result the service was a bit slow. This didn't take from the taste and quality of the steak. Smashing. Not quite central...More

Thank scoll365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a meal for 4 and enjoyed it very much. The staff was very friendly and professional. We had 4 steaks which were perfect. The side dishes are also very good: the baked potato and spinach were so good! We also had the pudding...More

Thank bypasser567
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fashion steak house that still maintain the quality of their food. Big portion. You get more from what u paid. Great and friendly service.

Thank selvinaeri c
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a large tender steak (topped with herb and garlic butter, jalapeno chillies AND fried onions - which is what the menu recommends), but don't really care about anything else, then Nelson's Eye could be perfect for you. We found it rather old-fashioned,...More

1  Thank claranda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t be put off by the outside of this little gem - it looks a bit run down and tatty but... once inside it has a great atmosphere, clean and well laid out and the big bonus is that you can eat the best steaks...More

Thank Pam187058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitress was not very friendly at first, but after a few minutes he improved. The first courses did not make us excited ,The snails were wonderful. then the meat arrived with the experience of the chef it was very good meat , a bit...More

Thank Nir I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nelsons Eye was recommended to us. We had no idea what to expect. All we knew was that they offered great meat. The place is a little rustic but charming, we sat at the front so were able to see all the meat being cooked/flame...More

Thank emileee83
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29 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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