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The Test Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With high expectations, I and a work colleague went to TTK for dinner. I really haven’t the words. I’ve visited 50 countries and had meals in Hong Kong, Dubai, Manhattan, Tokyo, you name it. This was without doubt the finest dining experience I’ve ever had....More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard about gastronomic experiences but WOWZERS this is the best!!! From arrival with complimentary unique designed cocktails to a trip around the world with flavors and joy! This has been a real privilege to be able to experience!!! If you can just do...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good, the menu was playful and inventive. Some dishes were incredibly salty. One dish that had “sushi” rice was drowned in soy sauce. They take a heavy hand with their seasoning here. We enjoyed the dark room/ light room transition but the whole...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

After many years of trying I finally managed to get into the Test Kitchen, and it was worth it absolutely. Don't make this a business dinner, when you come here you only focus on the experience, no distractions, as you could miss out. The menu...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

Thank you Sidu for the outstanding welcome and excellent service tonight. The dish you recommended was out of this world_Best lamb shank ever. Thanks a million dear!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

We have enjoyed many 3 star Michelin restaurants in the States; Benu, Saison, Eleven Madison Park, French Laundry and we would have to say that The Test Kitchen deserves to stand amongst the World’s best restaurants. Your dining experience is literally a journey to many...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank majoresq
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

The Test Kitchen is the best restaurant in South Africa, it has no competition 👌🏽! Food presentation is tops - from the dark room to the light!! The service is outstanding. Meal pairing with wine or tea lovers with tea, is recommended.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank 32lulum
Reviewed May 8, 2019

My wife and I have visited many top quality restaurants in different places around the world. This was something a bit different. The first few courses of their taster menu are served in an atmospheric, low light area, with dishes from different areas around the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed May 7, 2019

On arrival make sure you have washed your hands. You are expected to et the introductory dishes with your fingers. We felt rather rushed and the waiters were rushing through the explanations of what we were tasting. A little pretentious, rather dark and the ambience...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Sharon W
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

This was my second visit to test kitchen and I have to say it left alot to be desired. The dark room felt very rushed and when we asked to stay longer they said that we have to move as the next guests were due...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from Lori W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is the frustrating part! When we last visited Cape Town in 2014, we were unable to get a reservation. So when we planned another trip in 2017, my husband made sure he knew exactly when the reservation period would... More
June 20, 2018|
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Response from ajnaro | Reviewed this property |
Well, if the 10-12 year olds can appreciate unusual food with novel ingredients, I am sure they would be welcome. The atmosphere in the restaurant is not at all stuffy, but I can't recall seeing that particular age group... More
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