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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” (574 reviews)
“flambe” (19 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (22 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
9 Hof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Rustical furniture, simple and not special - but the steaks are really great - come for dinner not for a rendezvous.

Thank ChristineE2063
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't be deceived by the street appearance of this gem . When you enter - the friendliest staff ( including managers ) are there to welcome you and your awesome eating experience is about to begin ! The most succulent and tasty steaks you have...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The name doesn't match the reality! After reading the reviews of Nelson's Eye, my expectation was 50/50. Maybe it worth trying out. I was disappointed. The steak was so-so on my visit. I would say it is being overrated.

Thank ChristinaCapeTown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there with my wife and we had a Great Dinner! Great calamaris Steaks wonderful Sauce super Everything was Fine..👍

Thank erhan671
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was outstanding and a wide variety was offered and perhaps that is the problem for a small restauarant offering such a wide variety that nothing was really special. The steak I had was very medium quality and my wife's fillet also. The restaurant...More

Thank ellianperch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not feel welcome in this restaurant – I’ve no idea why, but the person who looked like the manager behind the counter at the entrance looked at me in an aggressive fashion, both when I entered and exited. That being said, the meat...More

Thank Romain S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nelson's Eye was recommended to us by someone from SA, and so happy we went. Great place for steak served with tasty toppings. The place is tiny, but we arrived early and got seated with no problem. They cook right out in the open in...More

Thank Charlie_Hotlanta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times over the years and still think the steak offerings are to die for! Service was a little sloppy and slow (some food never arrived, stuff we hadn’t ordered was delivered and added to our bill, and everything took ages) but...More

Thank viva_la_diva_86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you enter the restaurant you first see the grill area. The decor has a smaller pub feel. Then you find out the place is huge! But thanks to the separate rooms with their own styles, you don't notice the size. We were seated in...More

1  Thank Kurantje
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best Steak ever at Nelson's Eye while in Cape Town. The vegetables that came with the steak were also very good. Great Food, great ambiance!

1  Thank TamJeff24
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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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