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The Test Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every couple of years you bite the bullet, extend your mortgage, and shuffle over to The Test Kitchen (TTK) to see how the other half live it up. Eating at TTK is like going to the opera. As Richard Gere once told a pretty woman,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Brettv146
Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably the most amazing experience you can have with food. Have now taking it to another level. We ate here 4 Years ago on our last visit to S A and the memory still lingers But now with the re-vamped restaurant it's moved on to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank petite_friture
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Test Kitchen This is a remarkable treat and experience. Ranked as the best restaurant in Africa and with an exceptional international ranking this is no small feat and is a result of the culmination of chef and owner Luke Dale Roberts lifetime of a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michaelbO499MK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the more unique dining experiences in this foodie’s life. The combination of textures, tastes and array of foods is amazing. The experience begins with an array of unique spiced cocktails and nine courses plus an amuse bouche in the dark room and proceeds...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank barry p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best meal experiences of a lifetime. A tough restaurant to get a reservation, but we’ll worth the effort. Superb service, looks expensive, but for the effort they put into every dish, just incredible. The wine flights are amazing choices, and terrific value,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table for 3 during our stay in Capetown. What can I say guys? It was the perfect experience. I am so glad and thankful I had the chance to go there. The service was outstanding. Every meal and plate...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stritz87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People here are complaining that it's expensive, but this was actually a reasonably priced tasting menu compared to the city that I reside in, so it's all relative! They were so sweet to seat us down at this outdoor table because we got there like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank zappsfriend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I remember a perfect place instantly this place come to my mind, everything is perfect, the ambiance, the waiters, the food is amazing and the view is something unforgettable

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Safiyabeatrice2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well and truly the best food i have ever had an explosion of taste and unique experience all round!! The dark room creates a bit of underground ambiance of the 1920s while you wait for the light room to blow you away. Worth every penny!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Schenck83
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

The evening with friends and family turned out to be a once in a lifetime experience. Pricey by South African standards, the incredible number of greetings from the kitchen in the dark room coupled with lekker cocktails, followed by a virtually endless, delicious sequence of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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3 September 2018|
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Response from Lori W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is the frustrating part! When we last visited Cape Town in 2014, we were unable to get a reservation. So when we planned another trip in 2017, my husband made sure he knew exactly when the reservation period would... More
20 June 2018|
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Response from ajnaro | Reviewed this property |
Well, if the 10-12 year olds can appreciate unusual food with novel ingredients, I am sure they would be welcome. The atmosphere in the restaurant is not at all stuffy, but I can't recall seeing that particular age group... More
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