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Planet Restaurant

76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 483 1000
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 364 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Planet Restaurant has excellent gourmet cuisine and fabulous service. The interior, the menu, quality of food and refined service complete the gastronomic delight (May 17)

Thank HVM101
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Food first class Paola the manger was wonderful and accommodated my needs as Ostrich carpaccio was the started. He allowed me to choose my meal off the main menu. Thank you Paola you made my evening wonderful. Kevin our waiter was first class. He was...More

Thank Advontuur
Reviewed April 3, 2018

By chance we found the opportunity to eat at the chef's table at the Planet restaurant. As food lovers, we thought this was an exciting dining experience on our anniversary. We were greeted like kings and queens already when we arrived and shown to our...More

Thank Heidi C
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Head for the Beef Wellington but ensure you have room for it! It is carved table side for two people to share. A real treat as you get several, thick, juicy slices. The pastry was crisp and fillet cooked perfectly. Loved the table side service....More

Thank Andrew B
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Dear Andrew, We wish to thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. Truly delighted that you enjoyed the culinary skills of our Chef's. Best regards, Johann L. Badenhorst Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a decent meal in the Planet restaurant, live piano music a bonus. Lovely setting and grounds, historic feel to this grand old place. Staff very pleasant. Prices in keeping with the location but not the best food around. Very good wines.

Thank Beeteeyork
gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

We are delighted that you loved the beautiful setting of the hotel and that you appreciated its heritage and of course the live piano music accompanying your dinner. Thank you so much for your review.

Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Saturday lunch at the bar. What more can one ask for as a great venue, great food and a very attentive and pleasant waiter. After such a great lunch I cannot wait to be back for a dinner!

Thank Cptfuntraveller
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we look forward to seeing you on your return for dinner! Best regards, Johann L. Badenhorst Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed January 12, 2018

We celebrated my anniversary dinner in this restaurant which is indeed very elegant and stylish within the premises of the splendid Mount Nelson Hotel. The food was really excellent both the fish and meat dishes. The service was also very professional but a bit cold...More

Thank gaetanop204
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Dear Gaetano, Happy Anniversary from us again! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are delighted to read your feedback on the quality of the food and and the overall experience. Your feedback is duly noted and will be...More

Reviewed January 8, 2018

Having booked a round table for 6 we were seated at one end of the restaurant, at an ideal table. The atmosphere in the hotel was superb, and the staff attentive and pleasant. It must be said that our sommelier was a little over attentive...More

Thank Matt C
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Dear Matt, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review and we appreciate the detailed mentions on specifics that always assist us in follow up with the team. We kindly note all feedback and will invest greater attention to product specific...More

Reviewed December 22, 2017

An anniversary dinner spent in classic elegance! The food was superb and so well presented like a fine piece of art. We could not have selected a better location to spend our evening. The emptiness of the restaurant on the night only added to the...More

Thank 99RyanM99
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2017

Dear Guest, Happy Anniversary! And thank you for taking the time to share your amazing dinner experience with us. Our team will be delighted to see how much you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you very soon again! Best regards, Johann L....More

Reviewed December 19, 2017

Such a memorable evening - the service, food, setting and ambiance was superb. I was just surprised that the restaurant was not busier. Apart from my table there were only 3 other parties at the restaurant. Set in beautiful grounds, the restaurant is very spacious...More

Thank Joe D
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2017

Dear Joe, We are truly great-full for the great review and our team is delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Johann L. Badenhorst Food and Beverage Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 483 1000
  • E-mail
Description
The glittering Planet Restaurant and Planet Bar are chic, contemporary spaces in which to enjoy out-of-this-world dishes and cocktails. Dining with the stars is guaranteed at Cape Town's most stylish restaurant. Crystal balls grace the entrance and the decor includes a galaxy-themed carpet, planetary chandelier and twinkling ceilings. Matching the decor are Chef Rudi Liebenberg's heavenly menus, journeys of gastronomic discovery featuring the freshest local ingredients. The unique, intimate atmosphere of the Planet Restaurant cellar is an ideal venue for a perfect private party.
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