About Arnolds

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Arnolds has won more friends than any other restaurant in Cape Town and enjoys wide acclaim for its stunning breakfast. Founded in 1998 and located opposite the historic Mount Nelson Hotel in Kloof Street, Arnolds has an outdoor seating area with views of Table Mountain as well as a warm and relaxed dining area.

Our chef, Carol, and hosts, Tendai and Kurt welcome you to Arnolds. Enjoy the experience!

About Arnold


“Who is Arnold?” you might be asking yourself!

Arnold Bettendorf, the name giver and founder of the restaurant, lived and loved fresh food, good wine, friends and family. He was born in Germany and early in his career joined the hospitality industry in South Africa. He opened Arnolds on Kloof in 1998 and with his casual style the restaurant soon became a popular meeting place, offering good quality, excellent value meals. He was passionate about using locally produced ingredients and believed strongly in developing the full potential of all his staff. Arnold loved the buzz and the human connection and made everyone feel at home in the restaurant. He tragically passed away in November 2014, at the peak of his life and far too early.

I would like to thank our regular customers and hope to welcome many new faces so that Arnolds tradition of Good Food, Good Friends and Good Times may continue.

Gillian Bettendorf

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Menu Highlights

Enjoy a variety of seven different types of game – probably the best in Cape Town – fresh seafood, homemade pasta, healthy salads and all day breakfasts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the hub of Cape Town. At Arnolds we will serve you good quality, excellent value meals from early till late! Rely on our fast and friendly service – 364 days per year!


Start your day with an early bird breakfast and order before 7.00 am. We continue to offer until 16.30 pm a great variety of healthy breakfasts all with free range eggs. Enjoy a freshly brewed cappuccino, the ultimate gourmet blend, or a natural whole leaf rooibos tea from the Cederberg!


A fantastic lunch is available from 11.00 am. Enjoy our tasty game kebabs, popular lunch burgers, open layered sandwiches or homemade gnocchi. Be sure to check our latest specials on display on the menu board and keep an eye out for Arnolds unique pepper mill!


On the à la carte menu, the fillet steak on mushroom and the game platter, the warthog ribs and crocodile tagine served in an african pot, are Arnolds signature dishes. The less adventurous can choose from a selection of delicious vegetarian dishes or seafood fresh from the Atlantic!


Don’t miss some of our most delicious desserts – the cheesecakes, both plain and Bar One topped, are an absolute hit! Spoil yourself with a peanut butter shake or a vitamin filled smoothie. The crème brûlée firing is a special experience and won’t burn a hole in your pocket!

Happy Hour

Be sure to catch the daily happy hour from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm when drinks and cocktails are at special prices. Try our strawberry daiquiri or classic mojito cocktail with a sumptuous snack basket. Choose from a great selection of cape wines or craft beers from local breweries!