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The summer of 1946 on at The Mount Nelson

I really want to go see this play showing at The Mount Nelson for the next couple of months. I have always loved The Nellie. It’s the perfect place to go for a really special afternoon tea, or fancy drinks at the Planet Bar. I also had one of my favourite meals of all time at their chefs table.

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A play at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Playing in Planet Restaurant every Tuesday evening from 5th May to 9th June 2015

A brand new play, written by Alexander McCall Smith of No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency fame, will open in Planet Restaurant on Tuesday 5th May and will run every Tuesday evening until 9th June 2015.

This world premier, directed by renowned director Nicholas Ellenbogen, is set around characters from all over the world finding their way home after the war, via Cape Town. All lovers of music, they gather over a drink at The Nellie to share songs and stories. This is a nostalgic feel-good play in three acts: the “fishing fleet” ladies who travelled to India; love and beauty in the Australian outback; and Tickie the clown in the Lion’s Den, provide captivating entertainment in the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

Relax and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner created by Chef Rudi Liebenberg, starting off with bubbles and canapés in Planet Restaurant’s Conservatory Bar.  The cost is R450 per person for the show and dinner, including the bubbles and canapés which will be served from 6.30pm – 7pm, thereafter guests will be seated in the restaurant.

To make your reservation or for any further enquiries:

Phone 021 483-1948 or e-mail: restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com

A classic winter special at The Nellie

the mount nelson vintage menu

This winter, celebrate a gracious bygone era, half a century ago. Inspired by dishes served in the First Class dining rooms of the Union-Castle Shipping Lines, as well as the cuisine from The Nellie’s much admired Executive Chef from 1964 – 1990, Hans Kuhnel, our modern day Chef Rudi Liebenberg has put together a fabulous old-fashioned menu that will warm and delight cold winter bones.

Seafood cocktail


Consommé croûte au pot

A clarified soup with a croûte , root vegetables and oxtail


Filet de boeuf à la Richelieu

Roasted fillet of beef with stuffed mushroom and stuffed tomato, served with castle potatoes and braised lettuce


Sole à la Colbert

A classic dish, de-boned, crumbed and deep fried sole, and served with herb butter


Poire belle Hélène

A chocolate poached pear


Crêpe Suzette

a crêpe with a sauce of caramelised sugar, orange and Grand Marnier, served flambé

There’s also a fire place and cocktail menu in Planet Bar to keep you warm.

This classic winter special is available from 1st May – 30 September 2015 at R395 per person. For Restaurant Reservations call 021 483-1948 or e-mail: restaurantreservations.mnh@belmond.com

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