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The Test Kitchen

375 Albert Road | Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
+27 21 447 2337
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  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
375 Albert Road | Shop 104 A / The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock 7925, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting restaurant. Start in the dark room with a tour around the world with tapas (peru, UK, SA, Korea, China, Japan); takes roughly 45 minutes. From here you go to the main dining room/kitchen for dinner. Small portions with either tea or wine pairing.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Dark Room experience was such a unique and interesting experience! The setting, even the smell of the room, all worked together to create something magical. The food combinations (like pork crackling with Guinness mousse) were out of this world! I really enjoyed it so...More

Thank Katya-tjie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Book well in advance. Stunning food, lovely decor and not too crowded. Waiter was attentive and experienced. He name dropped a few celebrities that had dined there previously, but we were made to feel just as important. Food as expected - delicious, small very tasty...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and the wife managed to get a table last minute due to another local couple we met dropping out last minute, well their loss was our gain. We went for the tasting menu, mine traditional and the wife went for the vegetarian both with...More

Thank Stepneydave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this to live up to all expectation. Visited with a group of 6 and had an excellent evening with an amazing range of taste sensations and accompanying wines.

Thank deonredman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nearly impossible to get into TTK. We were fortunate with a last minute waitlist opening (2pax). All the mystery, patience and resulting experience was worth the price. A true tour de force of the culinary dark arts. As a South African living in Hong...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was totally worth the long wait to book. The food was something I have never experienced and I would liken the evening more to a food show than just a dinner. Evening started in one room with various cocktails. We were give a map...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great restaurant in Cape Town. Managed to get a cancelation on a Tuesday evening. The experience starts in a dark ante-room where "snacks" and cocktails are served. Both are very good - the snacks come from themes across the world and you are give a...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing night at The Test Kitchen. It is really an amazing combination of a wonderful experience and great food. It is properly expensive and getting a reservation is very difficult, but it is one of those things that you should just go...More

1  Thank marinusk2015
Reviewed June 21, 2017

We were lucky enough to be able to get a booking while visiting Cape Town,. From the moment we walked in the door it was WOW!!!! The first part of the experiment is in a dark room,the waiters were very friendly and explained every bit...More

1  Thank Pauline H
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julio g
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Simon C | Reviewed this property |
Yes when I ate there in may there was a lady dinning alone sitting at the bar
Sarah K
June 10, 2017|
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Response from VAH0 | Reviewed this property |
As The Test Kitchen has a very long waiting list, it's no problems for them to sell out these extra seats... though if you have paid deposit, please check with them if the part of these 4 people can be used for paying for... More
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Junia A | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 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 21 447 2337
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