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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
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 in time and treat you like your are special. The price is reasonable, dress for... More 

Thank Clan_Nisbet
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MagdaM138
Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 does enhance the experience. Introduced last year we were pleased to see he is still... More 

1 Thank a20hol
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
1 review
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 sitting there for an hour before our food order was taken. Secondly, and the most... More 

Thank Barbara M
Bath, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 the Planet, is still the nearest to perfection one is likely to find. The Staff... More 

Thank elliven_9
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 a week for dinner. We know some of the waiters since many year and it... More 

1 Thank santander66
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 us feel comfortable from senior management to the waiters. I loved it and was overwhelmed... More 

1 Thank harryd007
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 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 apologised to multiple times by different members of staff. The second time we visited the... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth P
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Highchairs Available, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
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?