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Planet Restaurant

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Mediterranean, 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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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
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.

The unique, intimate atmosphere of the Planet Restaurant cellar is an ideal venue for a perfect private party.
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  • 224
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    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
elegant surroundings and wonderful food

I had ravioli with wonderful nuts and filling-I lost count at fifteen on my plate, the salad was also exceptional-the room is aamazingly decorated a blend of old and new-great experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
gay e
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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262 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had ravioli with wonderful nuts and filling-I lost count at fifteen on my plate, the salad was also exceptional-the room is aamazingly decorated a blend of old and new-great experience

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Thank gay e
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess was quick and courteous, as was the rest of the service. Edwin, my table's waiter, was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to suggest dishes and wine that fit my palate, everything complemented everything else wonderfully during the meal. My appetizer and entrée were appropriately spaced out, and the bartender was the only one to nail a... More 

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Thank Michael G
Singapore
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Excellent food, service & ambiance! For a restaurant that is in the compounds of the 5 star Mt.Nelson Hotel, it is very reasonably priced! Worth every penny!

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Thank gilliancartel
Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

All it takes is a short walk in Cape Town to stumble into a trendy, vibey spot with great food. Well I was at the Mount Nelson hotel and I didn't want to walk anywhere, so I went downstairs and sat on the patio at Planet. Perfect Cape Town weather - blue skies, warm and the sun setting over the... More 

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Thank Beechman1
London
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here while staying at the Mount Nelson. A beautiful room creatively decorated. The menu was interesting and the service was prompt any attentive; a little formal but perhaps not surprising in such a venue. Only disappointment was that they were out of stock of the first two of our wine choices. Profuse apologies, and sincere concern to find... More 

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Thank AlanDMLondon
Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Welcome back Miss Nelly, I so missed you since my last visit. On my last trip I did not have a very good experience and was so upset I wasn't very complementary, this time around you have so delighted me and my party I just had to write and tell the world. The service we received was first class, the... More 

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1 Thank JamesANisbet
Cape Town, South Africa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We tested the restaurant in March 2015 and we were impressed so we decided to use it for our conference with delegates from the US, Europe and Cape Town. The management team worked well with us in creating a wonderful experience for our 60 guests. The food and wine was very good and they allowed us to organize our own... More 

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Thank Rob K
Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I went to the Planet Restaurant with a friend for my birthday dinner. We had oysters, shared a few starters and a had a nice main course. Everything was very good, although service could have been faster and more attentive. Unfortunately, when I washed my hands in the bathroom, I took my favorite ring off and forgot it there. A... More 

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Thank bschanze
Somerset West, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Excellent service from the butler at the front door to the waitress on the patio that informed us about our special drinks. Exceptional service in the restaurant. Good live music played throughout the dinner. Such a pleasure. Food was great, canapes a treat and the watercress soup delectable!

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Thank DedreTrip
Manchester
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If you are planning on a really special meal in South Africa with friends or family and you don't come here your just wasting your time. Recently refurbished and what a stunning job they have done! Highly recommended. Food is mind blowing

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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: Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions

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.

The unique, intimate atmosphere of the Planet Restaurant cellar is an ideal venue for a perfect private party.
Open Hours
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?