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Planet Restaurant

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City Bowl
Contemporary, British
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76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
+27 21 483 1000
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The glittering Planet Restaurant and Planet Bar are chic, contemporary...
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. From the conservatory to the cellar, Planet Restaurant's unique spaces can also host the perfect private party. Open: Monday-Saturday, 6:30-10:30pm
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overpriced and disappointing

We were a party of 4. Just 2 had starters a Caesars salad and abalimi bezekhaya plate which was an interesting salad Our guests chose 200g fillet and the line fish which was Angel fish. I selected the pork belly which was very good and my wife opted for the Karoo lamb fillet and shank with a... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
John J
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Castlebar, Ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Castlebar, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 4. Just 2 had starters a Caesars salad and abalimi bezekhaya plate which was an interesting salad Our guests chose 200g fillet and the line fish which was Angel fish. I selected the pork belly which was very good and my wife opted for the Karoo lamb fillet and shank with a bean salad. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Had the most beautiful supper here...staff were incredibly attentive and food was outstanding. Would definitely stay at this hotel when we next come to Cape Town!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed dinner here with my parents at the start of our two week holiday travelling in South Africa. We were staying at the Mount Nelson, Planet looked very impressive and turned out to be so. The meal was excellent, great service and beautiful surroundings. I had asked for a particular table when making the reservation and this was arranged... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Not to be left purely for special occasions, this restaurant is always a treat! The food and ambiance is exceptional, as is the intricate attention to detail. Chef Rudi and his talented staff create a vegan menu which is surely South Africa's best.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The best thing we like about this restaurant was its atmosphere. Unlike many restaurants, Planet Restaurant is a peaceful place where you don't have to raise your voice in order to converse with you partner sitting next to you.... The place is cozy, quiet, and peaceful. The food was also very nice. The staff is extremely pleasant... I would definitely... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Having never been to the Planet Restaurant before, we were excited to finally get there while visiting Cape Town recently. We were immediately surprised by the (not so)cool-kitch decor of the venue, which I can appreciate might appeal so some, but to us felt rather dated. The compact menu features modern classic dishes, but unfortunately our first choices were not... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Mount Nelson (or "Nellie" to the locals) is a lovely grande dame of a hotel set in fabulous gardens. The Planet Restaurant is a large elegant room with unusual touches here and there which adds to the planetary theme. Our waitress could not have been more pleasant or enthusiastic and made the excellent meal all the more enjoyable. You... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Simply amazing! The good is brilliant, wine selection like no other and the Beef is out of this world!

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Blockley, null, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

"The Old Nellie" confirmed the taxi driver, and The Mount Nelson Hotel is one of the grand institutions of Cape Town. Reached through a soaring gateway, and set in its own grounds overlooking the city on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, the hotel was a pillar of the British Empire.Here passengers bound for England on the long sea voyage... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The famous pink lady of CTown - the grand Mount Nelson Hotel has one of the best restaurants in the world! The service is exceptional, the food exquisite with a wide variety of fare. The wine list is endless and no unreasonable for a 5 star restaurant. We were prepared for small portions at hefty prices but were very pleasantly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighborhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 483 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, British

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. From the conservatory to the cellar, Planet Restaurant's unique spaces can also host the perfect private party. Open: Monday-Saturday, 6:30-10:30pm
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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