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The Test Kitchen Restaurant

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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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375 Albert Road | Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
+27 21 447 2337
19:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a dining experience of the highest order, but delivered in such a professional and informal manner that you felt as comfortable eating here as you might in your own kitchen at home. The setting was incredible, the food was so good and interesting that I couldn't do it justice by even trying to describe it here, and the... More 

Thank baillie123y
Henderson, NV
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216 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall, this is an outstanding, innovative dining experience. A must go in Cape Town. The experience is divided into two if you will. The dark room is the mysterious cocktail room with sweet, sour, salty, and bitter cocktails-try them all if you can! They are accompanied by several appetizers. The presentation is innovative and the food wonderfully delicious. An example,... More 

Thank NikkoHenderson_NV
Stockport, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Words alone cannot do this establishment justice, we have tried for 3 years to get a table reservation, we now know why this is - the service is perfectly delivered, the cuisine is unexplainable excellence and is quite simply a journey of delight, even for the most discerning palate! This truly was a "Theatre" of dining at it's best! This... More 

Thank Darran B
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have dined 3 times here before. Being from the wine industry of South Africa, I realise that wine (and fine dining) can be intimidating to people at times and to be honest, sometimes, we that are in the industry, do not help to make people feel at ease with our product by sometimes shaming and exposing those that do... More 

Thank NeilBuchner
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was an exceptional culinary journey. From the initial experience in the Dark Room right through to the last dish, this restaurant ticked all boxes. I particularly loved the fact that this place has such high quality food and service but is also cool, quirky and laid back. The Test Kitchen is exceptionally hard to get into and I feel... More 

Thank cribby
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have many friends that are foodies that have visited Cape Town Those that managed to get a Table at The Test Kitchen could not stop talking about it It was our honeymoon and this was the place a planned for the most and after getting online at 6am UK time which is 8am South African time on February 1st... More 

1 Thank TomDyerUCF
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing evening of food exelence we experienced last night. When we arived, we were met by the very down to earth top sjef and owner Luke Dale Robberts, who told us if we would like to see the inside of his other Restaurant The Potluck Club, we could. So the evening start of well and then just went... More 

Thank Jan hendrik V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one of those experiences you'll talk about for years to come. The food was brilliant. The service was really good and the whole experience was amazing. It really was exquisite.

1 Thank Willem B
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those that didn't enjoy this, I'm gutted for you. This was the most amazing meal we have ever had. The service, food and dining experience are something I will never forget, Luke, thank you for the experience and hopefully you will come to UK one day to demonstrate what good restaurant food can really be. For those that are... More 

Thank Clarkie63
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351 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s expensive and you’ll need a lot of luck to get a table but the experience is unforgettable. Effectively there are two rooms – the first has a unique artwork, very difficult to photograph but highly memorable. The ‘pass’ between kitchen and front of house was amazing; the front of house manager was brilliant given the extreme complexity of getting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?