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Planet restaurant

mount Nelson hotel, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
2 May 2017
“Poio old Nellie”
6 Feb 2017
“Drinks on Terrace”
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
mount Nelson hotel, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Superb all round. Attention to detail, service and overall experience were outstanding. Kevin has to be the finest waiter to have served us - his attention to all of us was exceptional. Food was great and the little extra's very much appreciated. Needless to say,...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Mount Nelson Hotel is classic Cape Town. Owned by the Sea Containers group (now name-changed to the more attractive 'Belmond') it's wonderfully evocative 'Cape Colony' restaurant changed name and design to become 'The Planet'. In so doing it lost it's charming identity and entered...More

2  Thank Petrus136
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Had drinks on the Mount Nelson's beautiful terrace overlooking the hotel gardens, before dinner in the wonderful Planet restaurant. The waiter Sim was very attentive and took good care of us. Drinks menu was extensive and prices OK given the service and luxurious setting. Recommended,...More

Thank savvy_dave
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had lunch here and even though we ordered sandwiches, the presentation was as elegant as if we were having a gourmet meal! We ate on the terrace in the sun and it was a perfect setting. The price was of course much higher than...More

1  Thank cmack51
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner and evenings entertainment at the chefs table at the Mount Nelson. It wasn't cheap in R but in £ it was fab. If you have never done it it is definitely worth it but make sure you go early as...More

Thank G457
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your money in this restaurant - NOTHING they served was worth what I payed for it. We - family of four - were shown to "the chefs table" which I now assume is the local posh word for kitchen table. The "alcove" they...More

2  Thank MortenOlesen
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

The reception was friendly and the ambiance stylish but relaxed which was complimented by the fabulous piano music in the back ground. The menu was interesting and our dishes full of surpises. The portions were rather small but enjoyable. They have an excellent wine list.

Thank Johann S
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We had hoped this would be one of our better dinners in Cape Town but sadly it was not to be. On arrival we were told that they had had electricity issues so there was a reduced menu. I realise that the power problem may...More

2  Thank Paul C
LouisePheiffer, Manager at Planet restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Dear Client, Thank you for your review and we understand your frustration. Unfortunately the power failure effected our systems, computers etc, and the hotel was running at 100% occupancy. We tried our utmost best to accommodate all our clients over this stressful time. We apologize...More

Reviewed 10 December 2015

Overall a very nice restaurant. We sat inside. The food was great and service very good. The menu had a selection of a couple of meat/fish and vegetarian options.

Thank UKLondonTravellerN
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I have given Planet many visits, the last of which served Tableside Caesar Salad into which they did not season with garlic at all and which was consequently not a proper Caesar and quite tasteless. Ok, so that's their take on it.....but try and go...More

LouisePheiffer, Manager at Planet restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Dear Cordelia P, We do apoligise for not reply sooner, but Trip Advisor's guidelines have been rejecting our replies and we just noticed that it was never posted in the end. Please find feedback from Chef Rudi below: I would like to apologise for your...More

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  • Address: mount Nelson hotel, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
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