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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.

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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 from 10 December, Thursdays to Sundays, collections noon–1pm.

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 from 10 December, Thursdays to Sundays, collections noon–1pm.

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 from 10 December, Thursdays to Sundays, collections noon–1pm.

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 à la carte | Afternoon tea

    Opening times:
    From 10 December, residents and non-residents: Thursday to Sunday, noon to 10pm

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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.

    Opening times:
    From 10 December
    Residents: Monday to Wednesday, from noon until 10pm.
    Non-residents: Thursday to Sunday, noon to 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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