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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
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Vienna, Austria
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let you be surprised at the chefs table , sitting and observing the action of a huge professionally run large hotel kitchen , whilst enjoying fabulous and creative food as pre- set menu ( not a la carte). Very pleasant. - see it as an activity !

Thank toversti
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I could not possibly recommend and commend The Planet Restaurant enough after spending a magnificent evening there last night! Reserved a table to celebrate a special occasion and everything was just perfect from the start - this might also have something to do with my companion... Lisa was the most spectacular waitress/hostess, guiding us expertly through options and recommendations! The... More 

Thank AJ G
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I decided to treat a friend of mine to a special dinner at the Mount Nelson on the 2nd June 2016. One doesn't often get the opportunity to spend a night out and spoil yourself, but this was definitely worth it. The welcome was warm and friendly, with the professionalism expected from such an esteemed establishment. The atmosphere was relaxing... More 

Thank Cathuria
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

What a stunning treat for a birthday celebration! The restaurant's decor is in line with its name; from the beautiful glass planets and glass stars that are suspended from the ceiling in an ethereal way, to the detail in the carpets and table lighting. The staff are friendly and welcoming, passionate about the restaurant and it was refreshing to hear... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I enjoyed my dinner at the Planet Restaurant. The deserts are nice and the service to. Highly recommended

Thank priscilla426
Cairns, Australia
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The most enjoyable part of the evening was the pre-dinner drink on the terrace. Ambiance by the spade and a great spot for some people-watching. However, I have to say, dining in the Planet was a truly strange experience. The restaurant was almost empty and staff scurried to and fro with quite a lot of unordered "interim" offerings. Silence seemed... More 

Thank Leeanne M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have a last dinner in a fancy restaurante so we chose planet. Highlights: beautiful location, nice piano music, great starters Lowlights: wine list was REALLY overpriced, main dishes were just ok, and service so so... They wouldn't leave the wine bottle on the table and it took too long for them to refill the glass In total,... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

During my recent stay at the Mount Nelson Hotel we enjoyed two dinners at The Planet restaurant. I greatly enjoyed the Butter Poached Crayfish Appetizer and my wife loved the Cumin Spiced Springbok Loin. We also very much liked the Karoo sunset goats cheese with the thyme honey, beurre noisette pecan nuts and dried olives----as well as the Peaches and... More 

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JohannLBadenhorst, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for the wonderful review and great recommendations on your favorite dishes at Planet Restaurant during your stay with us. We are delighted to read about your experience and will definitely share with our entire team. Hope to see you back soon! Best regards, Johann Food & Beverage Manager More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. Friendly and adept staff. Alas...there it ends. Terrible food. Once again, Planet fails to impress. It has become the go-to restaurant if one needs to organize something quick-notice, because there is always space...(pun not intended). I have visited this establishment quite a number of times, the most recent this march...one has to commend them on being consistent, if... More 

Thank Edward D
JohannLBadenhorst, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Edward, We wish to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review and feedback. All points noted are currently under review with our Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager. Best regards, Johann Food & Beverage Manager More 

Doha, Qatar
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This fine dining restaurant offers a spacious and uncluttered environment, which provides an unrushed, calming aspect that is both tastefully charming and relaxing. The menu selection was excellent and the food served was prepared to an exceptionally high standard. We spent an enjoyable evening in the planet restaurant, enjoying great food and exceptional service.

Thank OilandGas_13
JohannLBadenhorst, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you enjoyed such a relaxing and gastronomical experience, we hope you will enjoy in the very near future again. Next time, join us for the Chef's Table in the heart of the kitchen, this is truly an experience. Best regards, Johann Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, 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
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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
  • Neighborhood: 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?