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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 Mount Nelson is foodie heaven.

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

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

7-9 May 2021

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Let mothers feel magical with an enchanting Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson.

Priced at R395 for adults and R250 for kids (aged 4-11), including a gift for Mom

Available from 7-9 May 2021 with sittings at 12pm and 3pm

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Mother’s Day Lunch and Dinner

7-9 May 2021

Mother’s Day Lunch and Dinner

Celebrate this special day with a delectable lunch or dinner in our iconic lounge.

Our special 'chef's choice' menu is filled with seasonal flavours and handpicked ingredients from our own herb gardens.

Available 7-9 May 2021 from 12pm

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Mother’s Day Picnics

7-9 May 2021

Mother’s Day Picnics

Add a dash sparkle to Mother’s Day with an irresistible feast in the sun.

Choose from:

The Garden Picnic, including a deluxe picnic basket and reserved spot in our gorgeous gardens. Priced at R355 for adults and R250 for kids

The Pool Picnic, including a deluxe picnic basket, access to our tranquil hotel pool, reserved lounger and swimming towel. Priced at R595 for adults and R450 for kids.

Available 7-9 May 2021 with sittings at 12pm and 3pm

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Mother's Day at Planet Bar

7-9 May 2021

Mother's Day at Planet Bar

Treat your Mom to bubbles and blinis at Planet Bar.

Tuck into delicious canapés as you raise a toast to Mother's Day with a glass of L'Ormarins Brut or Brut Rosé

Priced at R185 per person.

Available from 7-9 May 2021 from 12pm.

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    Picnic perfection

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    Picnic perfection

    Take advantage of the sunshine and treat yourself to a sumptuous gourmet picnic. Soak up the vistas by the heated swimming pool, or in a sheltered spot in our beautiful garden. Your wicker hamper will house a range of light bites, cheeses and artisanal charcuterie, served with a range of homemade atjars, pickles, tapenades and much more. Why not add some sparkle with a local Cap Classique—or splash out with a vintage Champagne?

    Available Friday to Sunday, noon–6pm.

    Garden picnic: R395 per adult | R250 per child.
    Pool picnic: R595 per adult | R450 per child. Pool picnics include a pool lounger, swimming towel and access to our heated main swimming pool area.

    Picnic perfection

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    Picnic perfection

    Take advantage of the sunshine and treat yourself to a sumptuous gourmet picnic. Soak up the vistas by the heated swimming pool, or in a sheltered spot in our beautiful garden. Your wicker hamper will house a range of light bites, cheeses and artisanal charcuterie, served with a range of homemade atjars, pickles, tapenades and much more. Why not add some sparkle with a local Cap Classique—or splash out with a vintage Champagne?

    Available Friday to Sunday, noon–6pm.

    Garden picnic: R395 per adult | R250 per child.
    Pool picnic: R595 per adult | R450 per child. Pool picnics include a pool lounger, swimming towel and access to our heated main swimming pool area.

    Picnic perfection

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    Picnic perfection

    Take advantage of the sunshine and treat yourself to a sumptuous gourmet picnic. Soak up the vistas by the heated swimming pool, or in a sheltered spot in our beautiful garden. Your wicker hamper will house a range of light bites, cheeses and artisanal charcuterie, served with a range of homemade atjars, pickles, tapenades and much more. Why not add some sparkle with a local Cap Classique—or splash out with a vintage Champagne?

    Available Friday to Sunday, noon–6pm.

    Garden picnic: R395 per adult | R250 per child.
    Pool picnic: R595 per adult | R450 per child. Pool picnics include a pool lounger, swimming towel and access to our heated main swimming pool area.

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      Afternoon Tea

      Afternoon Tea & Lounge

      Embrace tradition with an elegant afternoon tea in our iconic lounge. 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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      À la carte | Plant-based | Afternoon tea

      Afternoon tea is available Friday–Sunday, with two seatings at noon and 3pm.

      Lunch and dinner are available in the Lounge daily from noon to 10pm.

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      Afternoon Tea

      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.

      Opening times:
      Daily, noon until 10pm

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        Lord Nelson Restaurant

        Lord Nelson Restaurant

        Please be advised that Lord Nelson Restaurant is currently closed. Head to our chic lounge or sunny outdoor terrace for delectable dining options.
        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.

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          Oasis Bistro

          Oasis Bistro

          Please be advised that Oasis Bistro is currently closed.
          Contact us for more information at restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com.

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

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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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