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Dining that’s out of this world

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. Valet parking available.

Meet George Jardine

New Executive Chef, George Jardine is reshaping the gastronomic experience at Mount Nelson. Originally from Scotland, George brings his zest for heritage and contemporary cool to the heart of Cape Town.

Chef George will preserve the balance and progress already achieved in forming strong bonds with local producers. Expect exquisite South African ingredients—local calamari from Plettenberg Bay, organic vegetables and herbs from Philippi and Stellenbosch. Changing every two weeks, his new Verandah menu will reflect the finest seasonal produce. Meanwhile, sample his culinary flair in the Afternoon Tea's savoury selection.

With a long list of accolades and accomplishments including Eat Out Chef of the Year two years running, Chef George’s impressive legacy and talent is set to transform the culinary future of The Nellie.


The Chef’s Table

Join our executive chef 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.

Take your seat at the Chef’s Table

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