Chef's Table at Mount Nelson

Conventional wisdom states that if you can’t take the heat, it’s best to stay out of the kitchen, but we think differently. In fact, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s chefs encourage guests to indulge in the hotel’s cuisine in the heart of their kitchens. Our Chef’s Table restaurant is an intimate and slightly edgy culinary encounter – chefs in their element, no pretensions, a truly memorable foodie experience.

The spectacle begins as you make your way “behind the scenes” to an area adjacent to the sizzling action-packed hotel kitchens. Here guests have the opportunity to watch the preparation and execution of many different dishes. Then, the chefs personally present your sublime plates, whilst remaining easily accessible to share cooking tips, anecdotes and the inspiration behind each dish.  It’s “raw” and personal – as one guest said recently: “the experience makes me feel like a judge in a Master Chef cook-off”.

The Chef’s Table Restaurant is open for a booking of one guest, right up to a maximum of fourteen guests. Each Chef’s Table restaurant dining experience consists of a unique, five course menu, designed with local tasty ingredients – some are foraged, some are new on the market, all are seasonal and fresh.

This is perfect if you are looking for a distinctively different gourmet experience. A bespoke Chef’s Table restaurant lunch or dinner also makes an ideal gift for serious gourmands and bon vivants. As a souvenir of your evening, you might want to take home some of the Speciality Chef’s Deli items which will be available for sale.

The Chef’s Table restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and reservations are essential. Please phone 021 483-1948 or e-mail: to find out more.