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Planet Restaurant

) #130 of 910 Restaurants in Cape Town Central ₹₹₹₹ Mediterranean, European,
76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 483 1000
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 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 11 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
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We are coming since many years to the Planet restaurant respectively former Cape Colony. We really enjoy the ambience of the Hotel,Bar,Garden and of course restaurant. As we are staying for more than 2 month every year in Cape Town we use to come once...More

1  Thank santander66
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Was sceptical at first about the place as most fancy places such as these restaurants are seldom value for money. However, very soon after being seated my scepticism faded completely. Service was fantastic, we had friendly staff who went out of their way to make...More

1  Thank harryd007
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice for dinner during our visit to Cape Town. On both occasions the food was incredible. Service was friendly and attentive although on our first visit the restaurant was busy, which delayed our main course. This didn't bother us, but we were...More

3  Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

Thank Hlengiwe Z
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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