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The Test Kitchen

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375 Albert Road | Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
+27(0)21 4472337
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not quite sure how their reservation system after taking hours contacting them 3 months in advance. They gave me a date to book/contact them which was closer to my date - at which point I was told they could not book over the phone (!) and I should use the online system which had availability. The online system showed no... More 

Thank tedkot
TheTestKitchen, Manager at The Test Kitchen, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry for the frustration caused. As of July this year we have switched to an online booking system, all bookings are dealt with on a first come first serve basis giving all our customers local and international a fair chance to dine with us. Bookings open one month in advance e.g 1st November you are able to... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic experience. Lucky to get a reservation for dinner - had to book 6 months in advance, but managed to get the Friday evening we were going to be in Cape Town. Great table overlooking the chefs at work, and the waiters were very friendly and knowledgable about the food. Enjoyed the tasting menu with matching wine flight.... More 

Thank Elizabeth T
Sandton, South Africa
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no words that are sufficient to describe this experience! The food preparation and the 8 or 9 different servings matched by excellent wines by a very experienced somelier with a very good feel.

Thank Tzoro1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our second visit and we were a party of 6. It will be very difficult to explain the very intriguing combinations of food we ate here actually it's more art for the mouth. A thoroughly exciting decadent and delicious experience not to mention a bonus of Ethan Hawke at the table in front of us. Here it's not... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is, hands down, the best food I and my family have ever eaten. The standard is out of the world, and an absolute steal for what you get - restaurants like this in the UK cost at least 3x. You are presented each course with a detailed description, and you can see the chefs at work in the kitchen.... More 

Thank Anna C
Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My husband and I went while on our honeymoon. We sat at the bar, as we decided to try to get in last minute. Excellent experience, delicious good and drinks! I would highly recommend!

Thank Samanthaabelson
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

WoW.... Speechless if someone is looking for perfection in an informal uncluttered setting that's the place to be... An awakening of the senses

Thank Sergio1918
washington dc
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The entire experience from start to finish was amazing for all of us. Upon arriving in Cape Town, we called to see if there was any room. We got lucky! We were amazed by the incredibly friendly service, and how relaxed the atmosphere was... One of us has quite a restricted diet, and the kitchen didn't blink an eye at... More 

Thank hmsounds88
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We heard about this restaurant through the Top 50 restaurants from Eaters.com. I planned to visit months in advance but you really have to time your reservation right so you can actually get a table. We couldn't get in to dinner but was lucky enough to get a late lunch spot and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere, ambiance was... More 

1 Thank Chalitta C
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We are real foodies, and were so happy to be able to get in here for lunch. The food and service speak for themselves and are world-class, on a par with any Michelin-starred restaurants in the world. And, given the exchange rate, the price for a full meal with wine pairings is actually considerably less than in similar restaurants anywhere... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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(0)21 4472337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?