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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off, It's not cheap. But it is SO worth it. We went for a wine tasting menu, and were lucky enough that there was room at the chef's table. This meant dining IN the kitchen, where the chefs would introduce the dishes, and there...More

Thank petelars
Reviewed September 2, 2017

We had a delightful meal in this beautiful setting. The room is one of the most beautiful dining rooms I have been in. The staff was attentive and the food was excellent. Definitely worth a visit, whether or not you are staying at the hotel.

Thank KarenPNJ
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I previously reviewed this restaurant 6 years ago. I attended a business dinner in a private room at the Mount Nelson this evening. So my review is not of the restaurant but of the food made in the restaurant's kitchen and served in one of...More

Thank poleinahole1
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Many people believe you can only use the Planet restaurant if you are staying at the Mount Nelson, not true. Make the booking via your own hotel or simply call them, you will not be disappointed. The food is great, the staff take you back...More

Thank Clan_Nisbet
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Great carpaccio! Lovely fresh fried calamari!Fantastic burgers and the best cream brûlée I ever had! Highly recommended!

Thank MagdaM138
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Ate twice as hotel residents; on our first and last nights. Absolutely faultless. Lovely food offering and again their resident(evening) pianist was in attendance.I am not normally a fan of musical accompaniment whilst eating (it can inhibit conversation) but believe me,it works and he really...More

1  Thank a20hol
Reviewed March 5, 2017

A very pleasant evening with helpful and courteous staff. The restaurant has its tables very well spaced out which adds to the relaxed atmosphere. The food is excellent.

1  Thank NMB_West_London
Reviewed February 27, 2017

My partner and I went to the Mount Nelson for, what we hoped was going to be a very special Valentine's dinner. The venue, the live pianist and the food were out of this world. Sadly the service was a massive disappointment. Firstly, we were...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed February 10, 2017

Although I have not srayed at the "'Nelly' recently I always enjoy dining there on my annual visit to the City. It is the Grand Old Lady of Hotels Internartionally and has an ambience like no other. The restaurant, originally called the Colony Room, now...More

Thank elliven_9
Reviewed January 13, 2017

We are coming since many years to the Planet restaurant respectively former Cape Colony. We really enjoy the ambience of the Hotel,Bar,Garden and of course restaurant. As we are staying for more than 2 month every year in Cape Town we use to come once...More

1  Thank santander66
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Restaurant Details

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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
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Romantic, Special occasions, 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
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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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