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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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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Head for the Beef Wellington but ensure you have room for it! It is carved table side for two people to share. A real treat as you get several, thick, juicy slices. The pastry was crisp and fillet cooked perfectly. Loved the table side service....More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday lunch at the bar. What more can one ask for as a great venue, great food and a very attentive and pleasant waiter. After such a great lunch I cannot wait to be back for a dinner!

Thank Cptfuntraveller
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we look forward to seeing you on your return for dinner! Best regards, Johann L. Badenhorst Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 12 January 2018

We celebrated my anniversary dinner in this restaurant which is indeed very elegant and stylish within the premises of the splendid Mount Nelson Hotel. The food was really excellent both the fish and meat dishes. The service was also very professional but a bit cold...More

Thank gaetanop204
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Gaetano, Happy Anniversary from us again! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are delighted to read your feedback on the quality of the food and and the overall experience. Your feedback is duly noted and will be...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Having booked a round table for 6 we were seated at one end of the restaurant, at an ideal table. The atmosphere in the hotel was superb, and the staff attentive and pleasant. It must be said that our sommelier was a little over attentive...More

Thank Matt C
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Matt, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review and we appreciate the detailed mentions on specifics that always assist us in follow up with the team. We kindly note all feedback and will invest greater attention to product specific...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

An anniversary dinner spent in classic elegance! The food was superb and so well presented like a fine piece of art. We could not have selected a better location to spend our evening. The emptiness of the restaurant on the night only added to the...More

Thank 99RyanM99
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Dear Guest, Happy Anniversary! And thank you for taking the time to share your amazing dinner experience with us. Our team will be delighted to see how much you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you very soon again! Best regards, Johann L....More

Reviewed 19 December 2017

Such a memorable evening - the service, food, setting and ambiance was superb. I was just surprised that the restaurant was not busier. Apart from my table there were only 3 other parties at the restaurant. Set in beautiful grounds, the restaurant is very spacious...More

Thank Joe3117
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Dear Joe, We are truly great-full for the great review and our team is delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Johann L. Badenhorst Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 10 December 2017

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
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Dear Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to share your dinner experience with us. We hope to welcome you all back very soon. Best regards, Johann L. Badenhorst Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 30 November 2017 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
FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Chantal, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on the Restaurant Week Dining Concept Menu that was on offer during your visit. This menu is totally different on comparison to our regular A'la Carte menu. We will share your...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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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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