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“It got better.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Planet Restaurant

Planet Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 1,142 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: City Bowl
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.
Shanghai
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“It got better.....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

At first as hotel guests we thought a free dinner meant mediocrity...but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Aside from the over-salted alligator credo...the rest of the meal was quite nice. The somm was a bit stiff but really into his craft so his introductions to the Cape wines were enjoyable. Dessert was a highlight as light and delicious. Retire to the famed bar for an after-dinner drink as the perfect nightcap to a fine hotel experience.

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Patrick F, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear ChinaLive,

Thank you for your valued feedback with regards to your dinning experience. We have noted your comments and will action accordingly.

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,

Patrick Fisher
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were in Cape Town for 5nights, and ate here twice as the food and the service were outstanding. Emmanuel was by far the best server we have ever had and that is one of the reasons we had to go back for a second time. The 5 course dinner was outstanding with the right portions. Don't miss out on going to Planet Restaurant for an amazing experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Stellenbosch
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“Soooo pretty!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Mount Nelson Hotel is soooo pretty, food and service is great, but remember to make a reservation in advance, they are to busy for any walk ins!

Visited January 2012
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BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A surprise 5 star experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had read about this restaurant in Frommers but did not connect it to the review as when you are walking on KloofvSt it looks rather non - description with a sign at a parking lot entrance. However the walk through the parking lot and then past a renovation of the hotel brought us to a fabulous dining experience. We only wish we had discovered it earlier in our stay.the food was excellent and all of the professional wait staff ensured we had acgreatvdining experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Tea experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Did not stay at the hotel, only had high tea, but it was quite an experience. It is not like the Ritz where you are served your food, but is a buffet, although a very grand one. You can eat as much as you like and are served different types of tea at your table. We tried 3 different types of tea, the last being made with all milk! All in all a good experience, not as good as the Ritz but not as expensive either.

Visited September 2012
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