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“Fantastic service & great setting”
Review of Planet Restaurant

Planet Restaurant
Ranked #112 of 1,202 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 22, 2014

On the terrace overlooking the gardens on a beautiful summers evening, what a luxury with world class cocktails & a Bar Manager (Benson) who is top notch, try his speciality, true bliss!
Service is top notch as one would expect from a five star establishment. Great reception welcome as well. Unfortunately we had dinner plans at another top restaurant but will definitely be back.

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Thank Russ D
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Gundula W, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2014

Thank you for your compliments - our Planet Bar team will be happy to read them.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Planet Restaurant on your next visit!

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

It's truly very old fashioned British styled, but lovely, high rooms with decor, we liked that. After having had a good drink at the hotel's bar (I enjoyed that, because they made me a fine strawberry margerita which wasn't on the menue) we entered the restaurant. The staff was always very attentive. We had a five course surprise menue with pairing wines. The food was excellent, well prepared, carefully seasoned, the kitchen chef mixes traditional African food together with spices from India and elsewhere, really delicious. The paring wines were well choosen, of good quality and served in the best wine glas series from Spiegelau. The cheese platter I had was with a "drunken pecorino", a fine experience; but also my wife's sweet desert was very good. Overall, the atmosphere was distinctive but not cold, we felt very well. Coming back is just a question of time.

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Gundula W, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review and lovely pictures you took! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, we hope.

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We came here after a dinner in town and had a couple of evening drinks out on the terrace. Great atmosphere, good service and knowledgable bar staff. It is pricy, but it is worth it.

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Thank Oggen
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

My wife and I had dinner here on our anniversary and were not disappointed, having been regulars at the hotel we wanted to be close to home for some casual fine dining. It has been a year since we were here and it was fantastic the menu selection has changed somewhat but I would say for the better,it now also caters for the more casual diner. Service excellent and we had a very nice bottle of red the mount Nelson reserve , pushed the boat out here. The new sommelier was fantastic and the service all round was great. It made it a very special night and we can't thank you enough. My tuna tartar was sublime as wax the aged rib eye my wife loved her duck terrine and springbok .

Well done to all

Thank Jonty13
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Good: food, service, wines, atmosphere and location
Con: -

Very nice price/quality. Real level up dining.

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Thank Rbrench
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