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Planet Restaurant

76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa (City Bowl)
+27214831000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
Neighborhood: City Bowl
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Espoo
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went to the Planet Restaurant in the Nelson hotel for the ambience, at it looks very nice. However, we were the first guests in the restaurant and due to some miscommunication they didn't know that we were there for my wife's birthday, so nothing really happened. But after I had ordered a 1996 Dom Perignon Rose and told them... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Our family went to the Planet Restaurant for dinner recently, as my wife was celebrating a big birthday. I had informed the reservation lady of this when making the reservation. On our arrival, the man leading us to our table congratulated my wife, a good start to the evening. We had been allocated a private room/alcove off the main restaurant,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Food amazing. Wine list superb. Staff delightful. Lovely décor and right inside hotel. Price reasonable.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Fine dining at its best. Service outstanding and food could not be faulted. A special place to dine.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

From the moment you walk in, from the doormen to the host to the waiters, the service is the first thing you notice. Friendly, friendly staff!! The next is the decor, the ambiance, the setting, all incredibly well set in a trendy and colourful environment. The drinks list seems endless, so many incredible options and some amazing champagnes on offer... More 

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Additional Information about Planet Restaurant

Address: 76 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Phone Number: +27214831000
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
Cuisine: Contemporary, British

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