9 Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Families with younger children, No fuss
Expert review of Nelson's Eye
When it comes to steaks, concierges and trendy types may recommend the latest style-driven establishments but I always recommend this City Bowl spot. It has been going for more than 50 years and my father held business meetings here for years. I love making an impromptu booking after drinks at the Planet Bar in the Mount Nelson Hotel, situated just across the road. It's old school, it's slightly tacky but it's great - just ask the regulars, the movers and shakers and the families who've been coming for years.
Steaks, grills (seafood too) and burgers are served with a myriad sauces and the ubiquitous creamed spinach and mashed butternut accompaniment musts.
I always have the same thing here: garlic (of nuclear proportions) snails with fresh brown bread for dipping followed by a fillet steak with mushroom sauce (sometimes green peppercorn) and extra onion rings. There are, however, loads of other excellent choices - speciality steaks like the Hollandse biefstuk with a decadent mushrooms, mustard and red wine sauce, their famous ribs, a myriad seafood options and - if you're feeling virtuous - there are generous salads. The peppermint crisp pudding is a delicious retreat to the seventies.
Intimate, friendly and buzzing with happy steak eaters.
Gardens, behind the Mount Nelson Hotel.
Main courses are, on average, 150 rand.
I like to sit in the back room.
More information on Nelson's Eye :
- Price guide:
- 9 Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
- 021 423 2601
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily noon-10.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Free tags / Keywords:
- city bowl