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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (565 reviews)
“flambe” (19 reviews)
“baked potato” (21 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill
$$ - $$$
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You cannot go to Cape Town and not eat here! You have to book a table as it gets very very busy. Locals and tourist eat here which is always a good sign. The staff are friendly, thank you Sherry for looking after us so...More

Thank CoopsBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your ever in Cape Town then you should visit this restaurant. Had the Springbok steak, cooked to prefection.

Thank Barrie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended and very glad we visited. Don't be put off by the exterior of the building. If you aren't a fan of slabs of meat this is not for you. The steaks were WONDERFUL! Springbok was so tender and tasty enough that the cherry sauce...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently went to this restaurant when we were down in Cape Town on vacation. From the outside, we were a little skeptical about what it was going to be like, but once we got in, the place was full and our...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place has the best meat in CPT. we really enjoyed the dinner there, service was really good and attentive, we tried different dishes for starters, all of them were good, mushrooms, sardines and salad. for mains - ostrich, beef fillet rump steak and fish...More

Thank bdelad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw lots of reviews and our expectation of the food was high and we were not disappointed, the steaks here were fabulous. It isn’t the prettiest of places to go but what you are getting, is great food. The only downside is that they...More

Thank Nick Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group on my recent trip to Cape Town. It had been recommended and didn't let down. From the outside, it's nothing to look at and inside is very rustic, like an old English pub. Nothing spectacular but the food makes up for...More

Thank Spotman555
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Table of 2. Business Lunch. We both ordered 420g rump medium rare. That is exactly how it came, my only gripe was that we both got different cuts from different rumps. The sides of mushrooms and onion rings were steakhouse perfect. For dessert we had...More

Thank koosb91
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We went here lead by the positive reviews. Please ignore them The service is bad, from bringing the wrong drinks to lack of cutlery. The meat was hard , slightly Ghaly burned , the side dishes disappointing. We are on holidays in.cape town and tried...More

2  Thank zazazazaz
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Mussels starter was really good, could have had this as a main. The steaks were House basted, not normally my preference but didn’t spoil the experience. The meat was good quality cooked to perfection. Veggies were cooked to my liking, still...More

Thank puntamax
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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