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“excellent gourmet cuisine and fab service”

Lord Nelson Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 1,297 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Bowl
Description: The prominent arches and rich oak panels of the Sherwood Room are the focal architectural feature of the hotel’s original dining room. Looking up, the story of the South African colonies of the British empire adorn the pressed ceilings, and do note the minstrel gallery upstairs too. The wooden chairs were the old deck chairs used by the first-class passengers on the Union-Castle Shipping Lines. The three beautiful large-scale Keiskamma Trust Tapestries of indigenous plants presiding over the far side of the restaurant were created by very talented women in the rural parts of the Eastern Cape, using brightly coloured embroidery threads, felt and fibres. The seasonal menus have been created by Executive Chef Rudi Liebenberg who is is an ardent supporter of sustainable farming and the farm-to-fork method of sourcing and serving produce for his restaurant…so you can feel good about enjoying your exquisite cuisine, accompanied by the seductive melodies of our pianist Henry Dike.
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Planet Restaurant has excellent gourmet cuisine and fabulous service. The interior, the menu, quality of food and refined service complete the gastronomic delight (May 17)

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Food first class
Paola the manger was wonderful and accommodated my needs as Ostrich carpaccio was the started. He allowed me to choose my meal off the main menu. Thank you Paola you made my evening wonderful. Kevin our waiter was first class. He was well manner, friendly and professional. In a world where customer service is often overlooked they were exceptions

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We had dinner on a friday evening, very friendly waiters (with a natural smile), and very helpfull. Nice wines (sparkeling and Boschkloof), Very good dinner : tuna, risotto, cheeseplate. We will return.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

By chance we found the opportunity to eat at the chef's table at the Planet restaurant. As food lovers, we thought this was an exciting dining experience on our anniversary.

We were greeted like kings and queens already when we arrived and shown to our table by the manager. Exciting to have to go through the kitchen to our table! Unfortunately, we were the only guests, but Lisa the waiter watched us all evening.
The food was amazing. One dish more amazing than the previous one. Especially the seafood was superb, and the wine pairing outstanding. Very fun to observe the chefs making the food, then serving us and presenting their own dish.
It was a truly unique and different experience. We enjoyed every minute and would love to come back one day! Thanks!

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

An absolutely faultless dining experience. The Mount Nelson Hotel is a wonderful setting in itself and the Planet restaurant is of the same high standard, as is the service, food and wine.
Our expectations of a hotel owned by Belmond were high, but the Planet restaurant did not disappoint. Staff were very friendly and efficient and the food was of the highest quality and exceptionally well presented. The wine list is extensive and good value.
All in all a memorable dining experience and one we will repeat when we next visit Cape Town

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