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Planet Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
City Bowl
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76 Orange Street | Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 483 1000
18:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:30
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Bath, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the Planet, is still the nearest to perfection one is likely to find. The Staff... More 

Thank elliven_9
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 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 a week for dinner. We know some of the waiters since many year and it... More 

1 Thank santander66
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Was sceptical at first about the place as most fancy places such as these restaurants are seldom value for money. However, very soon after being seated my scepticism faded completely. Service was fantastic, we had friendly staff who went out of their way to make us feel comfortable from senior management to the waiters. I loved it and was overwhelmed... More 

Thank harryd007
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice for dinner during our visit to Cape Town. On both occasions the food was incredible. Service was friendly and attentive although on our first visit the restaurant was busy, which delayed our main course. This didn't bother us, but we were apologised to multiple times by different members of staff. The second time we visited the... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth P
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Being in this restaurant made me feel like I was in England. My husband and I will definitely be returning

Thank Hlengiwe Z
Hugo, Minnesota
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234 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was an exquisite dining experience. The service was perfect and the food was outstanding. Planet is located inside the Mount Nelson Hotel. I was hoping to have high tea the day before, but they were totally booked. If I visit CapeTown again, I will dine at this wonderful restaurant.

Thank 7wonderstraveler
Ellicott City, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Opulent, stylish, and the food is outstanding. The wine selection is very good, the wait staff are excellent without being intrusive. If you're coming from the US, prepare yourself for a slower pace, not just here but throughout South Africa, in my experience.

Thank TowsonTiger96
El Cajon, California
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Planet Restaurant is a fine dining establishment within the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. There is a dress code , but fairly relaxed (long pants, collared shirts), as my husband only had sneakers. It offers a good selection of locally sourced food and a good list of wines. We stuck with the local wines, which we found to be exceptionally... More 

Thank Susan B
Cape Town
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

As a default option for Special Occasions I tend to choose the tried and tested Planet Restaurant at the Mount Nelson. Not only is the food superb but the service is impeccable and the ambiance is one of understated luxury. We recently celebrated our anniversary at the Planet and were served by the same person who helped us last year... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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103 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Let you be surprised at the chefs table , sitting and observing the action of a huge professionally run large hotel kitchen , whilst enjoying fabulous and creative food as pre- set menu ( not a la carte). Very pleasant. - see it as an activity !

Thank toversti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
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, Highchairs Available, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
18:30 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 483 1000
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?