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Indulge in a feast of bite-size treats with a delicious seasonal picnic. Take time over an afternoon tea layered with tempting sandwiches and sweets. Or raise a toast with chic cocktails in our Planet Bar. Boasting some of the best restaurants and bars in Cape Town, a stay at Mount Nelson is foodie heaven.

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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 Friday-Sunday, noon to 8pm (last orders 7pm, guests to depart by 9pm).

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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:
Friday - Sunday, noon until 8pm (last orders at 8pm, guests to depart by 9pm)
*Alcoholic beverages available until 8pm

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    Winter Warmers at Mount Nelson

    Whatever the weather, you’ll always find a warm welcome at Mount Nelson. Join us for a season of heartwarming gastronomy, cosy evenings by the fire and an extra Moët sparkle for your suite stay.

    There’s nothing quite like winter at The Nellie.

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    A Celebration of Cognac and Chocolate

    Savour the delectable marriage of Hennessy VSOP Cognac and cocoa. Indulge in a glass of the legendary liquor and chocolate truffles infused with chilli, orange, peach and hazelnut. Enjoy the experience by the cosy fireplace in Planet Bar, or sink into an oversized armchair in the lounge and prepare for delicious bliss.

    R175 per person
    Available until 31 August 2021

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