We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Planet Restaurant

76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 483 1000
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (6 reviews)
“mount nelson” (58 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (396)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 349 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is part of the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel. It is rather spacious, with a high ceiling, which makes it a not really cosy place. Very professional staff and delicious food. Apparently the Chef's table is a must do, unfortunately we couldn't get in...More

Thank JvLLeuven
Reviewed 14 October 2017

First off, It's not cheap. But it is SO worth it. We went for a wine tasting menu, and were lucky enough that there was room at the chef's table. This meant dining IN the kitchen, where the chefs would introduce the dishes, and there...More

Thank petelars
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had a delightful meal in this beautiful setting. The room is one of the most beautiful dining rooms I have been in. The staff was attentive and the food was excellent. Definitely worth a visit, whether or not you are staying at the hotel.

Thank KarenPNJ
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I previously reviewed this restaurant 6 years ago. I attended a business dinner in a private room at the Mount Nelson this evening. So my review is not of the restaurant but of the food made in the restaurant's kitchen and served in one of...More

Thank poleinahole1
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Many people believe you can only use the Planet restaurant if you are staying at the Mount Nelson, not true. Make the booking via your own hotel or simply call them, you will not be disappointed. The food is great, the staff take you back...More

Thank Clan_Nisbet
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great carpaccio! Lovely fresh fried calamari!Fantastic burgers and the best cream brûlée I ever had! Highly recommended!

Thank MagdaM138
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Ate twice as hotel residents; on our first and last nights. Absolutely faultless. Lovely food offering and again their resident(evening) pianist was in attendance.I am not normally a fan of musical accompaniment whilst eating (it can inhibit conversation) but believe me,it works and he really...More

1  Thank a20hol
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A very pleasant evening with helpful and courteous staff. The restaurant has its tables very well spaced out which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The food is excellent.

1  Thank NMB_West_London
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My partner and I went to the Mount Nelson for, what we hoped was going to be a very special Valentine's dinner. The venue, the live pianist and the food were out of this world. Sadly the service was a massive disappointment. Firstly, we were...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Although I have not srayed at the "'Nelly' recently I always enjoy dining there on my annual visit to the City. It is the Grand Old Lady of Hotels Internartionally and has an ambience like no other. The restaurant, originally called the Colony Room, now...More

Thank elliven_9
Nearby Restaurants
Nelson's Eye
956 reviews
.16 km away
Arnold's Restaurant
684 reviews
.19 km away
95 reviews
.29 km away
Afternoon Tea
755 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
South African Jewish Museum
540 reviews
.52 km away
Cape Town Holocaust Centre
74 reviews
.31 km away
Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium
292 reviews
.45 km away
The Labia
80 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Planet Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing