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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 Thursday–Sunday, with two seatings at noon and 3pm.

Lunch and dinner are available in the Lounge Thursday-Sunday, from noon.

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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:
Thursday - Sunday, from noon

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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. Chef Rudi believes in sourcing tasty regional produce as ethically as possible—his top tip: add some sparkle with a local Cap Classique. Or why not splash out with a vintage Champagne?

    Available Thursday to Sunday, from 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 (children should be supervised at all times).

    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. Chef Rudi believes in sourcing tasty regional produce as ethically as possible—his top tip: add some sparkle with a local Cap Classique. Or why not splash out with a vintage Champagne?

    Available Thursday to Sunday, from 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 (children should be supervised at all times).

    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. Chef Rudi believes in sourcing tasty regional produce as ethically as possible—his top tip: add some sparkle with a local Cap Classique. Or why not splash out with a vintage Champagne?

    Available Thursday to Sunday, from 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 (children should be supervised at all times).

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      Lord Nelson Restaurant and Oasis Bistro are currently closed. Head to Planet Bar, our elegant lounge or the sunny outdoor terrace for delectable dining options. 

      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

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