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Planet Restaurant

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76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 483 1000
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in this restaurant made me feel like I was in England. My husband and I will definitely be returning

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Hugo, Minnesota
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207 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an exquisite dining experience. The service was perfect and the food was outstanding. Planet is located inside the Mount Nelson Hotel. I was hoping to have high tea the day before, but they were totally booked. If I visit CapeTown again, I will dine at this wonderful restaurant.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Opulent, stylish, and the food is outstanding. The wine selection is very good, the wait staff are excellent without being intrusive. If you're coming from the US, prepare yourself for a slower pace, not just here but throughout South Africa, in my experience.

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El Cajon, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Planet Restaurant is a fine dining establishment within the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. There is a dress code , but fairly relaxed (long pants, collared shirts), as my husband only had sneakers. It offers a good selection of locally sourced food and a good list of wines. We stuck with the local wines, which we found to be exceptionally... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

As a default option for Special Occasions I tend to choose the tried and tested Planet Restaurant at the Mount Nelson. Not only is the food superb but the service is impeccable and the ambiance is one of understated luxury. We recently celebrated our anniversary at the Planet and were served by the same person who helped us last year... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Let you be surprised at the chefs table , sitting and observing the action of a huge professionally run large hotel kitchen , whilst enjoying fabulous and creative food as pre- set menu ( not a la carte). Very pleasant. - see it as an activity !

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I could not possibly recommend and commend The Planet Restaurant enough after spending a magnificent evening there last night! Reserved a table to celebrate a special occasion and everything was just perfect from the start - this might also have something to do with my companion... Lisa was the most spectacular waitress/hostess, guiding us expertly through options and recommendations! The... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I decided to treat a friend of mine to a special dinner at the Mount Nelson on the 2nd June 2016. One doesn't often get the opportunity to spend a night out and spoil yourself, but this was definitely worth it. The welcome was warm and friendly, with the professionalism expected from such an esteemed establishment. The atmosphere was relaxing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

What a stunning treat for a birthday celebration! The restaurant's decor is in line with its name; from the beautiful glass planets and glass stars that are suspended from the ceiling in an ethereal way, to the detail in the carpets and table lighting. The staff are friendly and welcoming, passionate about the restaurant and it was refreshing to hear... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I enjoyed my dinner at the Planet Restaurant. The deserts are nice and the service to. Highly recommended

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?