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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 2013
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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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This was one of the best, if not the best, meals I have ever had. The food was delicious and very inventive, all of the wine pairings complemented the meals beautifully, and the service was excellent. The waiters were very good at explaining each dish and the paired wines. This was our best meal in Cape Town and I could... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Our second visit here we sat at the bar having the gourmand menu. Service was excellent the waiters were so friendly, sitting at the bar did not detract from our enjoyment, in fact it was good to see how the food was put together and the pains they go to in order to ensure you get the best food and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to the Test Kitchen, for dinner this time. I was just as satisfied. The food is sensational, both to taste and to look at. The belly pork and king klip were outstanding. I love the industrial atmosphere and the fact that you can see the kitchen staff, working in perfect time. This time I did... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We chose the wine pairing option and were happy with the wines and delighted with the food, which was imaginative, delicious and superbly presented. However, despite having booked 5 months ahead, we were given the worst table next to the open door - on a cold wet night, so in the end had to ask for a blanket. When we... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The Test Kitchen is truly more of an experiment than a meal so don't show up ravenous and don't make any plans for after dinner either - it really is a full-evening experience; our meal didn't finish until 11:30pm. We fortuitously landed a group table at short notice when someone cancelled which I understand is almost unheard of so make... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I'll keep it short: This was one of the best food experiences I ever had. Excellent food, wine and service. This restaurant is the best and made our stay in Cape Town even more special.

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Ayr
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Over 4 weeks in South Africa, we tried a few of the best restaurant's and the Test Kitchen easily stood out as our favourite. Nothing we disliked, great service and excellent food. We took the 5 course option with wine pairings. Good choice as a few of the wines we'd never have chosen but matched up really well. At one... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I have never been this disgraced by a restaurant. I don't care what their rating is across the world, how many awards they have won, it’s how a restaurant treats their customers from the minute you book to the minute you walk out that counts. Whether I pay R100 for my meal or R1500, the food, service, atmosphere and experience... More

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I'm sure this restaurant does not need more flattering comments... but who could resist ! Fantastic cooking, presented so beautifully on the plate that, as each course arrives, you feel a pang of regret in taking your first mouthful. I enjoyed watching the activity in the kitchen too: a model of teamwork as each component of a dish passes through... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very stylish restaurant situated at the Old Biscuit Mill Market in Cape Town. We went for the 10 course menu with wine pairing. Every dish was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The staff was lovely and the atmosphere was great. Not to miss when in Cape Town but booked up a month in advance! We were lucky to get a... More

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