Beauty and History at The Lord Nelson Restaurant

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The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s iconic Lord Nelson Restaurant is the epitome of a stylish classic. Soak up the atmosphere of their timeless dining room while savouring much-loved classics and impeccable service.

History and Timelessness of the Lord Nelson Restaurant

The magnificent space dates from the hotel’s inauguration in 1899, a time when, each evening, guests would dress in their finery for a formal dinner. And where, in 1994, President Nelson Mandela welcomed international leaders for the first World Economic Forum to be held on African soil.

The Lord Nelson Restaurant interior

History is Not Forgotten. History is Beautiful at the Lord Nelson Restaurant

Every feature of the elegant, wood-panelled room with its glittering chandelier and potted palms tells a story. Admire the pressed ceilings depicting the history of the British Empire’s South African colonies, the minstrels’ gallery and the wooden deckchairs once used by First Class passengers of Union-Castle shipping lines, and of course the bust of the naval hero who inspired the hotel’s name.

Adding a leafy allure to the décor are three stunning botanical tapestries created by artists of the Keiskamma Trust in the Eastern Cape.

Belmont Mount Nelson Hotel's iconic Lord Nelson Restaurant
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A Menu in which Classic Meets Contemporary

Browse a menu of enduring favourites with a contemporary twist, such as Beef Wellington and Crêpes Suzette, served with flair by smartly uniformed staff. Indulge in a feast of seasonal specialities at the Lord Nelson Restaurant.  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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A Stylish Affair for Any Occasion

Choose from an array of cheeses presented at your table, select a fine vintage from our extensive wine list, all while our pianist gently plays. Take time over an afternoon tea layered with tempting sandwiches and sweets. Or go light with delicious poolside snacks at Oasis Bistro. Ideal for special occasions or simply to experience the unique old-world charm of this storied dining room.

Visit The Lord Nelson Restaurant

Make a reservation via email or call +27 21 483 1000 | 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001.

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