Mount Nelson Hotel Debuts Revamped Restaurant

CAPE TOWN—Orient-Express’ Mount Nelson Hotel here unveiled its restyled and renamed restaurant, Planet Restaurant, following a four-month renovation to mirror the style of the hotel’s Planet Bar.
Guests are greeted by an intricate Swarovski crystal-tiled monochrome walkway carpeted with a map of the constellations. The walls of the restaurant are accented with pictures of the zodiac and enlarged windows look out onto the gardens of the hotel.

Planet Restaurant now also features three large chandeliers emulating shooting stars. A lounge furnished with sofas has been constructed, allowing diners to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner cocktail.

Outside, the terrace has been extended and under-floor heating installed. A private dining room that seats eight has been built and is surrounded by illuminated wine racks.

Changes to the menu, overseen by Chef Rudi Liebenberg, also have been introduced.