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The Test Kitchen Restaurant

375 Albert Road | Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
+27 21 447 2337
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (122 reviews)
“foie gras” (40 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (35 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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375 Albert Road | Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner in the Test Kitchen at Easter and gave the restaurant a 4 star review that should have been a 5 had the menu been tweaked a little. With this in mind, we were really keen to come again and try to have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this reservation because I heard it was one of the top 50 restaurants in the world. I'd set a reminder on my phone to make a reservation a month in advance since I noticed you weren't able to make the reservations any sooner...More

Thank TravelUsername
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole evening was very pleasant. Being a chef myself I thought it would be an experience to see why they charge so much and why they are number one. Their standards are so much higher than other restaurants. They aim for perfection and that's...More

Thank Lile P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried desperately to get a table at this restaurant earlier this year when we were in SA. We had eaten there three times before and loved it. They clearly weren't interested in our business and refused to enter into any meaningful communication about a booking....More

Thank Wringtonian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting restaurant. Start in the dark room with a tour around the world with tapas (peru, UK, SA, Korea, China, Japan); takes roughly 45 minutes. From here you go to the main dining room/kitchen for dinner. Small portions with either tea or wine pairing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dark Room experience was such a unique and interesting experience! The setting, even the smell of the room, all worked together to create something magical. The food combinations (like pork crackling with Guinness mousse) were out of this world! I really enjoyed it so...More

Thank Katya-tjie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Book well in advance. Stunning food, lovely decor and not too crowded. Waiter was attentive and experienced. He name dropped a few celebrities that had dined there previously, but we were made to feel just as important. Food as expected - delicious, small very tasty...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Myself and the wife managed to get a table last minute due to another local couple we met dropping out last minute, well their loss was our gain. We went for the tasting menu, mine traditional and the wife went for the vegetarian both with...More

Thank Stepneydave
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I found this to live up to all expectation. Visited with a group of 6 and had an excellent evening with an amazing range of taste sensations and accompanying wines.

Thank deonredman
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It's nearly impossible to get into TTK. We were fortunate with a last minute waitlist opening (2pax). All the mystery, patience and resulting experience was worth the price. A true tour de force of the culinary dark arts. As a South African living in Hong...More

Thank Gary S
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julio g
14 July 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Reviewed this property |
Yes when I ate there in may there was a lady dinning alone sitting at the bar
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Sarah K
10 June 2017|
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Response from VAH0 | Reviewed this property |
As The Test Kitchen has a very long waiting list, it's no problems for them to sell out these extra seats... though if you have paid deposit, please check with them if the part of these 4 people can be used for paying for... More
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Pkhach
26 April 2017|
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Response from Junia A | Reviewed this property |
We paid with credit card
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 375 Albert Road | Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +27 21 447 2337
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