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Planet Restaurant

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City Bowl
British, Contemporary
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 215
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Perfect chefs table

We had the experience of the chefs table. It was absolutely fantastic. We went there with my whole family and had the best time ever. I would recommend it to everybody. It is so great!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
vivian r
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We had the experience of the chefs table. It was absolutely fantastic. We went there with my whole family and had the best time ever. I would recommend it to everybody. It is so great!!!!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our quiet dinner in the Planet Room. A delicious ceviche and Springbok and kob were a chance to sample and enjoy truly local food at its best. We were so impressed we booked the chef's table dinner for our group.

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Cape Town
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a top restaurant. One cannot fault the food and service, which is world class. I chose it for our anniversary. Maybe rich people like to sit far from each other and eat in relative silence and privacy. If this is so, then this is the place to go. I prefer a bit of a vibe. The tables are... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Service can be better, but the food amazing. Had to ask for the bill on more than one occasion. Waiter would like to take the food order but the wine order was not taken yet.

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the complement on our amazing food! We are aware of a few service concerns in the restaurant, a few new staff members have joined the team and we have brought your service complaint to management's attention. Our apologies that the service was not up to standard but glad that the food made up for... More 

brenchley
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nothing special not worth the price tag.No real dress code therefore if your looking to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary this not the place.OK for an ordinary supper withe va PRICE TAG

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We have not felt it necessary to apply strict dress codes at the hotel, as we firmly believe that our guests and visitors appreciate a slightly more relaxed dress code, which allows them to express their individuality. The Planet Restaurant is rated as one of the top 20 restaurants in... More 

Dormagen
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146 reviews 146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We were here for the second time. Situated in the Mount Nelson's hotel, a british colonial-style hotel, you will find it with around 20 tables in a great hall, but nevertheless with atmosphere. For me it was a little bit too dark inside. The welcome is warm, the service attentive, we found the same waiter working here as 18 months... More 

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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mchenchef, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent Planet Restaurant experience with us. Please do accept our apology that you had a disappointing meal. I consulted with the Chef, and he assured me that he does not season with MSG, but he uses soy and this naturally contains MSG; also the pork belly is a fatty... More 

Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place is a treat no matter the occasion. The ambient and the quality of the food is top notch. I recently had a group dinner and we ordered a few seafood platters and springbok, lamb rack, and steak. Everybody was super happy with the food. The desserts and wine were up to par too. Must place to eat if... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was very impressed with the restaurant service. Of course I knew it was five star. However the staff truly exceeded my expectations. As a lady, I received a little bench to place my handbag on - what a lovely gesture and attention. I also had special dietary requirement and was a bit nervous but the waiter reassured me and... More 

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Castlebar, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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LouisePheiffer, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear John J, Thank you for sharing your review with us. You menu choices were really excellent, some of our Chef's signature dishes! I contacted Chef Rudi as soon as we received your review, and he extends his apologies - he tasted the bean salad and it is terribly salty. Is enough to ruin your meal indeed. The service you... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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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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: British, Contemporary
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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