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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.

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Classical music evening at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
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October

The Lord Nelson Restaurant Classical Music Series
12 October The Great Composers of Yester-year
19 October The Great Composers of Yester-year
26 October The Great Composers of Yester-year

Priced at R720 per person including, welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC, three-course dinner with wine pairings, exclusive concert experience and gratuities

The opera angels at the Lord Nelson Restaurant
Event

November

The Lord Nelson Restaurant Classical Music Series
9 November The Opera Angels’ Italian Journey
15 November Music of the Movies
23 November The Opera Angels’ French Journey

Priced at R720 per person including, welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC, three-course dinner with wine pairings, exclusive concert experience and gratuities

Classical music evenings in the Lord Nelson Restaurant
Event

September

The Lord Nelson Restaurant Classical Music Series
14 September The Magic of Musical Theatre
21 September An evening of Light Opera and Operetta
28 September The Magic of Musical Theatre

Priced at R720 per person including, welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC, three-course dinner with wine pairings, exclusive concert experience and gratuities

The opera angels at the Lord Nelson Restaurant
Event

November

The Lord Nelson Restaurant Classical Music Series
9 November The Opera Angels’ Italian Journey
15 November Music of the Movies
23 November The Opera Angels’ French Journey

Priced at R720 per person including, welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC, three-course dinner with wine pairings, exclusive concert experience and gratuities

Classical music evening at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Event

October

The Lord Nelson Restaurant Classical Music Series
12 October The Great Composers of Yester-year
19 October The Great Composers of Yester-year
26 October The Great Composers of Yester-year

Priced at R720 per person including, welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC, three-course dinner with wine pairings, exclusive concert experience and gratuities

Classical music evenings in the Lord Nelson Restaurant
Event

September

The Lord Nelson Restaurant Classical Music Series
14 September The Magic of Musical Theatre
21 September An evening of Light Opera and Operetta
28 September The Magic of Musical Theatre

Priced at R720 per person including, welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC, three-course dinner with wine pairings, exclusive concert experience and gratuities

Lord Nelson Restaurant

Lord Nelson Restaurant

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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Opera Angels performing at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Classical Music Series

Take your seat in the Lord Nelson Restaurant for an evening of musical excellence. Our guest artists are set to return for unforgettable performances, each served with an exceptional three-course dinner. This year artists Mark Cloete and Makudu Senaona join our famed duo 'The Opera Angels', while musicians Idette Rauch and Samantha Riedel celebrate the magic of musical theatre. Head to the Lord Nelson Restaurant on selected dates in September, October and November as we set the stage for a perfect performance.

Priced at R720 per person, including a welcome glass of Boschendal Brut MCC, three-course dinner with wine pairings, exclusive concert experience and gratuities.

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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

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‬‬Breakfast |‬ A la carte |‬ Drinks  |‬ Pool

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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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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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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