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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was devine ,we where 17 people so a variety of dishes.Everone was pleased. Service was all done well and with a smile.The beef Wellington was my choose and exceptional.

Thank Sandy2350
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the restaurant week dinner here this evening. I was disappointed with the food. The carpaccio had croquettes, which although tasty, really was too heavy for this dish. Salty chickpea puree spoilt the dish. Some rocket leaves would have been good. The main meal was...More

Thank mullchantal
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 November 2017

Planet Restaurant I’ve been to the Mount Nelson before, but not the Planet restaurant so this was to be a real treat. We were early for dinner and chose to wait in the lounge while our table was being prepared. The lobby was filled with...More

Thank Mario A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We chose the restaurant because we were guests in the hotel. We had a delightful meal with great service and a good choice of wines. We only went elsewhere on the other nigh because we thought we should explore a bit

Thank Elaine S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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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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