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Indulge in a feast of seasonal specialities at the Lord Nelson Restaurant, from summer salads to winter beef wellington. Take time over an afternoon tea layered with tempting sandwiches and sweets. Or go light with delicious poolside snacks at Oasis Bistro. Boasting some of the best restaurants and bars in Cape Town, a stay at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is foodie heaven.

Lord Nelson Restaurant | Oasis Bistro | Planet Bar | Afternoon Tea

Lord Nelson Restaurant

Lord Nelson Restaurant

Please be advised that Lord Nelson Restaurant is currently closed.
Contact us for more information at restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com.

Take your seat on a first-class chair that once belonged to the iconic Union-Castle Line ships. Gaze up at the ornate pressed ceiling, elegant botanical tapestries and the shimmering crystal chandelier before you sink back in time to an era of old-world romance.

The Lord Nelson Restaurant has hosted a galaxy of stars since it first opened in 1899. Today, you’ll find our celebrated menus are vibrant and avant-garde. Chef Rudi Liebenberg and his team serve an array of timeless classics with an irresistible contemporary twist.

Open Monday–Saturday, 6:30–10:30pm
Closed on Sundays

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    Oasis Bistro

    Oasis Bistro

    Please be advised that Oasis Bistro is currently closed.
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    A draw for hotel guests and locals alike, Oasis Bistro is perfect for long lazy breakfasts or an invigorating afternoon pick-me-up cocktail.

    Breakfast: 6:30am—11:00am
    Lunch: 12:30pm—3:00pm
    Pool service: 9:00am—6:00pm (exclusive for hotel guests)

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    Sunday Lunch

    Sunday Lunch

    Enjoy smooth Sundays at Oasis Bistro. Savour our delicious buffet lunch and carvery served to the soulful tune of live jazz.

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      Planet Bar

      Planet Bar

      Please be advised that Planet Bar is currently closed.
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      Cool, chic, yet timelessly elegant, Planet Bar buzzes year round with well-heeled Capetonians sipping sundowners or pre-dinner champagne.

      The bar’s stylish celestial décor and cosy seating create an intimate ambience. Whether you’re people watching from the terrace in summer or curling up by the fire with a glass of red in winter, this is the place to be.

      Open: Daily, from noon until late.

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        Exclusive Experience

        The Chef’s Table

        Join award-winning Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg for an unrivalled glimpse behind-the-scenes of our innovative kitchens

        Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg

        Nothing we do is rehearsed. Guests can look forward to a true, raw, organic experience.

        Step into the gastronomic heart of the hotel and take your seat in an exclusive, hidden dining space. Watch in wonder as dishes are prepared right before your eyes—then uncover the inspiration behind each creation. Menus change daily according to the seasonal ingredients available locally.

        Rudi Liebenberg Executive Chef
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        Afternoon Tea

        Afternoon Tea & Lounge

        Embrace tradition with an elegant afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches are filled with rare roast beef, delicate smoked salmon or creamy egg mayonnaise. Follow with velvety chocolate cake, lemon meringue or freshly-baked scones topped with preserves and cream.

        Looking for something a little different? Our beautiful lounge also offers a choice of à la carte dining options throughout the day.

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