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The Test Kitchen

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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
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Worthing
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our third visit to TTK, but first time since the changes to the menu, WOW! We were not disappointed... we have eaten in many fine dining restaurants and think we can honestly say this was the best meal we've ever eaten. We chose to do the iconic wine pairing and it was well worth the extra cost, the... More 

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Thank Finemaster
Seattle, Washington, United States
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A restaurant like no other! We enjoyed several apperitifs and appetizers before moving into the resaurant for a several course dinner with dessert, each with spectacular wine pairings. We sat at the chef's table, watched the preparation and spoke with the chef's staff. Each course was outstanding. One flat rate per person, price depending on if you chose wine pairings... More 

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Thank Gayle V
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate to get a booking for my wifes birthday and our party of 4 were treated to an evening that will long live in the memory and was one of the highlights of a holiday in the Cape Town area. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and prissy as can be the case in a UK restaurant... More 

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Thank ianturner73
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was incredible. Worth the journey for the food alone. We did the wine pairings and it was the best dinner we have ever had. It was an experience and a must visit if you go to Cape Town. We sat at the bar to watch the chefs and had so much fun with the chefs and servers as... More 

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Manchester
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While I do share some of the frustration with the online booking system it is rather unfair to review this restaurant on that basis alone as these one star reviews skew the ranking of this fantastic restaurant. Having missed getting a booking on the first of the month for our meal just over five weeks later we were massively fortunate... More 

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Thank TimManchester
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously, their website can't handle everyone trying to book at 8 am on the 1st of the month. The site either crashes, is not accessible, shows the dates as fully booked and not yet open in 10 second intervals once you do get on. They need to come up with a better system.

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1 Thank PatrickMuesse
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the same old story. Called months before from the UK... tried to book in advance.... unhelpful person on the phone directing me book online. Despite having the fastest internet about and getting through to entering the R500pp deposit. The booking system crashes because their server is overloaded and I lose my spot. I try again for 30 minutes to... More 

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1 Thank Daniel K
Tbilisi, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm posting my story here as The Test Kitchen never responded to my experience of their terrible customer service. Four of my friends and I had dinner at The Test Kitchen on April 8 (we made the reservation in August, this was the first date available, and we planned a Cape Town trip around the dinner as we live in... More 

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TheTestKitchen, Owner at The Test Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Liza, I have looked into your complaint and I was actually on the pass on the night in question. When the waiter brought your request to my attention I clearly stated that we would not be willing to take the money for the chips you requested. Your group insisted and I said if you really wanted to you could... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard all about how great it was and was not disappointed. Amazing food, great service and not a bad thing to say. Will definitely make a point of going back as often as I can.

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Thank danders212
Bruges, Belgium
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were Lucky to be able to book a table but is was very difficult! The Test Kitchen has changed a lot since our last visit. We were surprised! A very original concept with a dark room (apéro) and the Light room (the restaurant itself). Food was outstanding, service excellent. Luke and his team do an excelllent job. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?