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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
19:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In short: for us the visit to The Test Kitchen was our best dining experience ever. Even more impressive than Gaggan (Bangkok), Kiin Kiin (Copenhagen) and Tim Raue (Berlin). At this level it is no longer about the taste of food, but about overall culinary dining experience. Which is memorable... The evening began in the dimly lit Dark Room. We... More 

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Munich, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... we had a great evening with more than delicious food- the service was great and the 16 courses all special. We didn't like the pork though. The "but" is around the costs - we had the wine accompanied menu - and it was a total around 2200 ZAR which is quite expensive for South Africa- I am happy being... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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353 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a food lover, eater, traveller and diner, I have come to absolutely hate tasting menus. I am tired of Chefs trying to tell me how well they can cook. Just get on with it and make some great dishes, but stop giving me a taste and then never offering me a full dish! I vowed that I would never... More 

1 Thank Ian R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No problem booking online but you have to be organized Food fantastic start to finish. One or two starters in dark room a bit superfluous. Light room was superb. A fantastic restaurant

Thank Rhona C
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

service and presentation is outstanding. You may find that not all pieaces of meal incredible, but some are really sublime, If you like unique fine dining, this is it. Be aware it is pricy.

Thank Naziraw
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This experience - going to TTK is not going to a restaurant, it's a full blast experience ! - is simply fabulously great! I can only use superlatives ... and this means quite something as we go to top rated and exclusive restaurants all around the world. The experience, the setting, the location, the food, the service: wow, wow, wow!... More 

Thank Olivier O
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had the privilege of visiting the Test Kitchen over a number of years, just been back post re-boot & have been blown off my feet. The 2 stage experience is interesting & beautifully executed. Perfectly balanced cocktails on offer to accompany a variety of local ‘bar snacks’. After being ushered through the porthole from Dark to Light, we... More 

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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a 9, yes nine months, waiting list for this restaurant; so if you want to go; book well before you leave the UK. We managed through our hotel concierge to get a cancellation; we were lucky. When you arrive, you arrive in the "dark room". Now I don't know about you, but when I go into eat food... More 

Thank Chris W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "new" Test Kitchen involves two rooms, first, on arrival, a "dark" room where one can choose two cocktails and is served some small snacks. An interesting concept, but one drink might be more appropriate along with an ability to control the time spent on one's pre-dinner drinks. Diners then move into the "light" room for the main dining. Dinner... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been fortunate enough to dine at many amazing restaurants all over the world and this may have been my best experience to date. The tasting menu was interesting and keeps you captivated throughout the entire evening. The wine pairings were very well paired and interesting. I am typically not a cocktail drinker, but the cocktails that were paired... 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?