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Travellers' Choice2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant after seeing the reviews on TA. We were not disappointed. This restaurant is located approximately 10 mins from the waterfront area in an old biscuit mill with security on the gate to welcome you in and amongst other venues. When we...arrived via Uber we were greeted and taken to the Test Kitchen venue. There were 2 menus to choose from, tasting and a la carte. We decided after having a late-ish lunch that we would have the a la carte. We were not disappointed. The food was fresh,creative and flavoursome all served with a smile by the staff. A must if visiting Cape Town.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is by far one of the best restaurants on our entire trip to Cape Town and the surrounding area. The menu and cuisine are exceptional, and the staff are smiling and very attentive. The open kitchen creates a very pleasant atmosphere; the cooks...turn it into a show where you can discover the good atmosphere. The value for money is one of the best. Go there with your eyes closed; in my opinion, the cuisine is worthy of a Michelin star.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The test kitchen is now known as TTK fledgling. It was absolutely wonderful. Top-notch service and top-notch food. I would say upscale casual with a joyful atmosphere. Reservations are a must. Don’t miss this wonderful place.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

Amazing place with great food and drinks,i also love the set up,very classy place with great food and friendly staff,i will definitely be going back

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

Such a fun night! Seats right by the kitchen to watch the show! Delicious blue cheese soufflé and the vegan pumpkin pie - with a glass of Chardonnay- perfect! Love the mission of this place.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 March 2024 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to get a table without a booking and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Food options were delicious. Highly recommend the beef! They help to up skill staff who were very good, and understood the menu! The chef staff even make a fuss...each time a new customer arrives to add to the experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

We were actually quite disappointed. The service is great. The ambiance is fun. But it's a coverup for the quality of the food. The chef left to the Salon and allthough still the owner, it has changed. Very salty sauces. (too much reduced). Flavours not...impressive. Red wines too warm. All in all: expensive show which little fine dining experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

This is the place to be I enjoyed this place so much I was alone on a lunch date after a meeting best place ever the food their place and the atmosphere of this palace the best....

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

We had the most amazing time at TTK for my 30th birthday! The tasting menu with accompanying wines was exceptional, some of the best food we have ever had. The whole concept of the restaurant is brilliant and we loved the open kitchen, Daniel, who...looked after us for the evening, was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble and nice to chat to him and his sister who is a chef (forgotten the name!) when service quietened down. Thank you TTK!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

The set menu provides you with innovative and tasty courses, including wine pairings. Friendly staff in a boisterous atmosphere in an old industrial building makes it informal and enjoyable. The facilities offer secure parking or Uber drop-off/pickup inside the guarded gate.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

The place was amazing and I enjoyed everything about this place the food was divine and the service was out of this world I would recommend it toy friends

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

My dining experience at TTK Fledgelings was truly exceptional and is a must-visit for food enthusiasts in Connecticut. The 5-course meal with wine pairing was a gastronomic delight, showcasing the chef's expertise in every bite. The flavors were perfectly balanced, and each dish felt like...a culinary masterpiece. The restaurant's concept, coupled with its inspiring backstory, added a unique and meaningful touch to the overall experience. The meticulous attention to detail in presentation and taste elevated the dining experience, making TTK Fledgelings more than just a restaurant—it's a destination for those seeking a memorable and inspiring food journey in Connecticut.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

Utterly incredible. So well looked after by Daniel and all the team. Food was utterly exceptional and just amazing service. Amazing value as well

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

We recently visited the test kitchen and from start to finish it was absolutely incredible. The staff are fantastic, special mention for our lovely waitress Rose- she was so attentive and knowledgeable, gave in-depth descriptions of the dishes as well as recommendations which helped a...lot! The food is world class, one of the most fantastic meals we’ve ever had- from the starters to desserts, we couldn’t fault a thing. The open kitchen concept meant we could watch the chefs at work which was great, seeing the detail each dish got was wonderful. We are in Cape Town for a week and are desperately trying to fit in another dinner here. Cannot fault the restaurant at all!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

The premise of this restaurant is that the test kitchen is used to develop talent through training staff and chefs in fine dining. The restaurant was set up by the head chef of the sister restaurant in the old biscuit mill. I would say that...this team could easily teach other restaurants how it is done. It was bloody fantastic, in every respect. I can't wait to come for a dinner sitting for a different ambiance, but I can't complain as a lunch with the matching wines was a fantastic way to spend some time here. The wait staff of Daniel and Joseph were a great combination; personable, professional and knowledgeable. The kitchen team was amazing, the food was really first rate and we have eaten at some of the finest restaurants all over the world. The delicate balance in ingredients demonstrates real skill from the chefs, truffle that doesn't overpower, the delicate kudu carpaccio, the delightful duck with perfect sweet and savoury flavours, lobster sliders, incredible South African wines that complemented each of the dishes and were poured generously. I couldn't fault a single aspect of the meal whether it be quality, the timing, the portions, the pairings - it is just a great team who produce a fantastic experience for a diner. Well done and we can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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