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The Test Kitchen

Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill | 375 Albert Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa (Woodstock)
+27(0)21 4472337
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Woodstock
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nottingham
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176 reviews 176 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The food was outstanding. We had the Dinner Gourmand, 10 course option with wine pairing. The menu currently on the web isn't the up to date version, which had changed the day we went. It is innovative and almost every dish blew us away. I've eaten in a few really top class joints and this can compete with the best.... More

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Me and my family went to The Test Kitchen for my birthday last week. What a experience!! It was by far the best restaurant I've ever been to! Every course was special. The staff were very friendly and the waiter explained every course in detail to us. This noght was just amazing. If you are looking for a special food... More

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic lunch with our 2 daughters - enjoyed the tasting menu. Great fun to watch the chef's prepare the food and absolutely everything was delightful. Highly recommend! Service was outstanding as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent food , menu was not big but good variety Service was outstanding The ambiance is really great

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brenton-on-sea
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This has to have been the finest culinary experience I have ever had. We could not get a table for dinner (booked up for 6 months), nor could we get a table for lunch. They said we could sit at the counter if that was ok with us. We accepted. If you are seriously interested in cooking. As to sit... More

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Vienna, Austria
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The food quality is really good you look at least at 700 R per person including drinks. The food is latest fusion style european type. very fresh ingredients and tasty. So why not a 5 star... on the food end there is nothing new and amazing on an international scale. You can find this cuisine in other major cities. The... More

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sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Food was average. The amuse bouche was good. The service was a bit erratic. Had a few different waiters throughout the whole night. Sitting at the bar to see how the chefs in the kitchen worked was good

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is one of those hyped places that tries to make you feel eternally grateful for being granted access. The booking date I requested for dinner was not available so I made a request for a day they informed me would be available, for a lunch. The next day I was informed without apologies that this day was actually not... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I enjoyed the lunch menu with the wine pairing. I was so impressed by the complex flavors and beautiful plating. The staff did an amazing job explaining each dish and how it paired with the wine. This was my absolute favorite meal during our three week vacation in South Africa (maybe my favorite meal ever...) Bonus: The... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First fine dining experience for us and it was very memorable and delightful, food was beautiful and very tasty!

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