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“Delicious food but rather overpriced”
Review of Nelson's Eye

Nelson's Eye
Ranked #15 of 1,184 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Compared to Johannesburg prices, Cape Town restaurants are a lot more expensive. When we spoke to the owner, he said that they fly their own meat in from Gauteng and then allow it to sit for a long time. The meat was testimony to this and it was not at all tough and very tasty.
We sat near the grill and so now and again were assailed with smoke and heard the chef shouting at a waiter who had forgotten to do something.
The service nonetheless was good and we did enjoy our meal albeit a little too expensive wrt decor and other visual quality.
The owner was present and visible which is generally the sign of a well run establishment.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

great food.. kind of old atmosphere vibe... and quite pricey.. but great steaks... I was there with a group of golfers from my club and they had a great time.. the owner also took one of them into the back to see all the meat cuts.. I like the steaks... and the wine selection... keep it simple and everybody is happy... it hasnt changed much in 30 years ... just the prices.. expect to pay around 180 rand for a steak and with wine etc... around 300 rand for dinner... or more... not cheap but you get what you pay for... so all good

Thank michael f
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Simply one of the best steaks we have had.
Manic restaurant which for us added to the atmosphere but certainly not formal dining.
Excellent service and good value

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you want anything else then go somewhere else but for steaks this restaurant is the place to eat in Cape town. You can pretty much eat any size, of any cut with any sauce. Our hotel owners said that they had concerns about cleanliness but we did not notice anything untoward. All in all a great evening with good food.

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Thank mykanaly
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We asked where we could get a good steak and were told to come here.
They say that it is nothing fancy but the best steaks around.
Very true words ,the place is nothing special but believe me we had fillet and it was huge and cooked to perfection.
It is around£22 each but well worth it. One of the best steaks i have ever had ,only the everest steak house in nepal beats it

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