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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • 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 4 days ago

To get a booking, you have to be ready the moment reservations open. From the dark to the light room, each dish is wonderfully inventive and creative. Had the tea pairing which was good as it helped keep the palate clean after each course. Price...More

Thank MMLA64
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been before but a few years ago and this was well worthwhile the effort. Great great food and wine, friendly and relaxed service, amazing experience all round and well worth the cost.

Thank alimagraw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our evening at the Test Kitchen was an exceptional birthday gift from our son and daughter-in-law and was a very special gift. We consider ourselves to be quite experienced around "designer food" but this took it to a level way beyond our expectations. The food...More

Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get reservations to this small, exclusive restaurant while spending just 3 nights in Capetown - so glad that we did! The meal is split up into two different experiences, the dark room (cocktails and appetizers) and light room (main dinner). The...More

Thank opalkramer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was able to get a reservation for our group who is traveling for a 70th birthday. Everyone agreed it was one of the best meals of our lives (including the chef in our group). Each room and each course was better than the last....More

Thank Bruna26
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been planning to go to The Test Kitchen for the past three years, and finally managed to get a dinner booking for a Saturday evening. The dishes combine unique flavors and are beautifully presented, but the taste of most dishes (especially mains) were slightly...More

Thank taz2506
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing. The booking system & their customer service are behind the times. They really should focus more on how they treat the customer & the service that they give people.

Thank AngieMT88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was lucky to dine at TTK whilst on holiday in Cape Town. From start to finish it was a truly memorable and exceptional experience. Whilst it may be the higher end for Cape Town prices the level of astonishing is exceptional. Extra courses and drinks...More

Thank nickr1089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I have never managed to even get a reservation at this amazing eater, but by sheer luck I called and there was a cancellation for the same evening ! The 'Dark Room' is the first experience full of some many surprises, including cocktails and...More

Thank 23Mikey23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have read that they are one of the best places in the world. But when we tried to make reservation they were all booked with in 5 minutes of opening. Will try again.

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julio g
14 July 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
10 June 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
26 April 2017|
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Response from Junia A | Reviewed this property |
We paid with credit card
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
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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