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Fine dining that’s out of this world

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

Lord Nelson Restaurant

Dine on daringly modern, seasonal cuisine in one of the hotel's most historic spaces. Rich oak panelling and ornate pressed ceilings are complemented by bright botanical tapestries. The wooden chairs were once used by first class passengers on the Union-Castle Shipping Lines.

In contrast, Chef Rudi Liebenberg’s fresh and vibrant menus are avant-garde. The best local ingredients and traditional recipes are transformed into stunning, contemporary dishes.

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

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Oasis Bistro

Oasis Bistro

A draw for guests and non-residents alike, Oasis Bistro is perfect for long, lazy breakfasts or invigorating afternoon pick-me-ups.cocktail.

Breakfast: 6:30am–11am
Pool service: 9am–6pm, for resident hotel guests only

3–30 April:
During these dates we will be serving à la carte lunch only, from Monday to Friday 12:30 to 3pm. The full lunch buffet will be available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Sunday Jazz Brunch:
Join us for a delicious buffet lunch accompanied by live jazz music. Available each Sunday through 30 April, 12:30 to 3pm.

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Oasis Bistro

Weekends

Oasis Bistro

Weekends at Oasis Bistro are always an event to remember. 

Sunday lunches are even more tantalising. Feast from a carvery station serving roast sirloin of beef, leg of lamb, Beef Wellington, slow cooked salted beef, chicken curry and grilled line-caught fish. The much loved Alvin Dyers Cape Jazz Duo will be there too, playing easy-listening South African jazz classics.

Available each Sunday from 3 December to 30 April, 12:30 to 3pm

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Classical Music Evenings

Head to the Lord Nelson Restaurant and anticipate a night of culinary and musical excellence. Soprano and pianist Lisa Engelbrecht joins mezzo soprano Lindsay Thomson form Classic duo ‘The Opera Angels’. On select evenings they will perform for diners. Anticipate a fantastic repertoire, ranging from opera arias and classic European art songs to Broadway hits and contemporary favourites.

Priced at R650 per person, including a welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC and a three-course dinner. Concerts held on 6 April, and 8, 15, 22 and 29 June.

A special concert with the Cape Opera Ensemble will be held on 27 July.

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Opera Angels performing at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Opera Angels performing at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Classical Music Evenings

Head to the Lord Nelson Restaurant and anticipate a night of culinary and musical excellence. Soprano and pianist Lisa Engelbrecht joins mezzo soprano Lindsay Thomson form Classic duo ‘The Opera Angels’. On select evenings they will perform for diners. Anticipate a fantastic repertoire, ranging from opera arias and classic European art songs to Broadway hits and contemporary favourites.

Priced at R650 per person, including a welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC and a three-course dinner. Concerts held on 6 April, and 8, 15, 22 and 29 June.

A special concert with the Cape Opera Ensemble will be held on 27 July.

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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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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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The Chef’s Table

Join award-winning Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg on a journey of culinary discovery

Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg

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

Step into the hotel’s kitchen to 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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Planet Bar

Planet Bar

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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Celebrations in Cape Town, Lounge at Mount Nelson Hotel

Mark the Occasion

Celebrate in Cape Town

Whether it's an anniversary, a birthday or just “because”, escape to Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel for an indulgent break.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Sparkling wine, chocolates and strawberries
  • One 60-minute Swedish Massage per person
  • A five-course set menu dinner for two
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Private Hire

Let us help you plan an unforgettable event.

With a wide range of beautifully restored venues, historic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel sets the scene for a memorable event.

Plan your event

Our gardens are ideal for lavish weddings; our cellar for cosy gatherings; or the Chef's Table for group feasts.

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Got a special request? Get in touch and we'll help with every last detail.

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