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“Chef's table - great choice!”
Review of Planet Restaurant

Planet Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 1 288 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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 3 April 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 18 February 2018 via mobile

Head for the Beef Wellington but ensure you have room for it! It is carved table side for two people to share. A real treat as you get several, thick, juicy slices. The pastry was crisp and fillet cooked perfectly.

Loved the table side service. Accompaniments were also amazing - bowls containing a chefs salad, roast potatoes and al dente season vegetables (an interesting mix). There was also a mini saucepan of béarnaise sauce and a red wine reduction jus that was deliciously tangy. Wonderful contrast.

Brilliantly different tomato soup starter with a bit of a bite. Certainly a new level of tomato soup! Delicious battered mushroom amuse bouche.

Certainly a worthwhile treat that I look forward to repeating.

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FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Dear Andrew,

We wish to thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. Truly delighted that you enjoyed the culinary skills of our Chef's.

Best regards,
Johann L. Badenhorst
Food and Beverage Manager

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Had a decent meal in the Planet restaurant, live piano music a bonus. Lovely setting and grounds, historic feel to this grand old place.
Staff very pleasant.
Prices in keeping with the location but not the best food around.
Very good wines.

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gabrielle_palmer, Public Relations Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

We are delighted that you loved the beautiful setting of the hotel and that you appreciated its heritage and of course the live piano music accompanying your dinner. Thank you so much for your review.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Saturday lunch at the bar. What more can one ask for as a great venue, great food and a very attentive and pleasant waiter. After such a great lunch I cannot wait to be back for a dinner!

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FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we look forward to seeing you on your return for dinner!

Best regards,
Johann L. Badenhorst
Food and Beverage Manager

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We celebrated my anniversary dinner in this restaurant which is indeed very elegant and stylish within the premises of the splendid Mount Nelson Hotel.
The food was really excellent both the fish and meat dishes.
The service was also very professional but a bit cold with one of the waiters simply incapable of smiling.
There is also a very handy free parking in the hotel for the restaurant guests.

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FandBManagerJB, Manager at Planet Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear Gaetano,

Happy Anniversary from us again! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are delighted to read your feedback on the quality of the food and and the overall experience. Your feedback is duly noted and will be shared with the team.

Best regards,
Johann L. Badenhorst
Food and Beverage Manager

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