March 23, 2009
Cape Town Steakhouse Gives Shaun A Semi.
“I yearn for something meaty this evening,”said The Girlfriend in a yearning manner this past Friday.
“Well baby, I have something meaty for you right here,” I said charmingly, whilst seductively unzipping my pants.
This attractive offer failed to entice The Girlfriend however, and thus we ended up at Nelson’s Eye Restaurant instead.
Nelson’s Eye has an interesting vibe. It’s not one of your uber-trendy eating spots where everything looks, well, uber-trendy and visually appealing, and you end up with a plate of food which looks aesthetically pleasing on the eye, but also happens to be the size of your eye (sprinkled with a rich and spicy chocolate sauce or something else of that nature).
No, Nelson’s Eye is a hardcore steakhouse, they know they are good at steaks, and that’s what they do, they don’t f**k about with fancy trimmings. (they basically said as much on my plastic place mat with the large steak knife on it).
The Girlfriend had the fillet, whilst I went for the sirloin. It took about 30-35 minutes to prepare, but I was able to pass the time guzzling Hansa Marzen Golds, whilst slurring sweet nothings in The Girlfriend’s eye and mouth.
When the food arrived, we were both in agreement that it was worth the wait. My sirloin left me sitting there with a bit of a semi (it was that good), whilst The Girlfriend had that glazed look in her eye, which usually only occurs when she makes me wear that infernal Javier Bardem mask during “fool-around” time.
Price wise, it’s probably in the upper tier of your Cape Town restaurant vibe, but the food is well worth it – it also comes with a hefty portion of veggies and a choice of baked potato or fries, so you’re not going to leave there still feeling hungry.
Check it out if you’re in the mood for a hefty but tasty meal. It’s around the corner from the Mount Nelson Hotel, so it’s ridiculously easy to find.
It get’s my seal of approval, so you will no doubt enjoy it too.
What: Nelson’s Eye Restaurant
Where: 9 Hof Street, Gardens (coming toward Cape Town from the suburbs, first road left before Mount Nelson Hotel)
How Much: + – 200 per person. (for main course. We didn’t try dessert, as we wanted to go home and fool around)
Contact:+27 (0)21 423 2601
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