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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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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 weeks ago via mobile

Visit with my daughters . That was their first time experience in fine dining restaurant. We all love the dark room and light room experiences. Attention to detail is phenomenal, the iconic wine paring is a highly recommended. Service is perfect 👌 The journey of...More

Thank 86nicob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost inpossible to get a table at this world class restaurant, but me and my wife got a table in Febrauri this year and had high expertation of it. It was alright but i felt i could been better. The staff was realy freindly and...More

2  Thank MattiasGun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before trying to make a booking on 1 Nov I e-mailed the restaurant to enquire about lunch bookings. I received a standard reply that didn't answer my question. When bookings opened, lunch bookings were an option. I got half way through making my booking when...More

4  Thank DoddsP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a dining experience of the highest order, but delivered in such a professional and informal manner that you felt as comfortable eating here as you might in your own kitchen at home. The setting was incredible, the food was so good and interesting...More

Thank baillie123y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, this is an outstanding, innovative dining experience. A must go in Cape Town. The experience is divided into two if you will. The dark room is the mysterious cocktail room with sweet, sour, salty, and bitter cocktails-try them all if you can! They are...More

Thank NikkoHenderson_NV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Words alone cannot do this establishment justice, we have tried for 3 years to get a table reservation, we now know why this is - the service is perfectly delivered, the cuisine is unexplainable excellence and is quite simply a journey of delight, even for...More

Thank Darran B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dined 3 times here before. Being from the wine industry of South Africa, I realise that wine (and fine dining) can be intimidating to people at times and to be honest, sometimes, we that are in the industry, do not help to make...More

Thank NeilBuchner
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was an exceptional culinary journey. From the initial experience in the Dark Room right through to the last dish, this restaurant ticked all boxes. I particularly loved the fact that this place has such high quality food and service but is also cool, quirky...More

Thank cribby
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I have many friends that are foodies that have visited Cape Town Those that managed to get a Table at The Test Kitchen could not stop talking about it It was our honeymoon and this was the place a planned for the most and after...More

1  Thank TomDyerUCF
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing evening of food exelence we experienced last night. When we arived, we were met by the very down to earth top sjef and owner Luke Dale Robberts, who told us if we would like to see the inside of his other Restaurant...More

Thank Jan hendrik V
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Are credit cards accepted?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Junia A | Reviewed this property |
We paid with credit card
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Travis H
How long is the dinner experience? We have reservations at outrage of modesty afterwards and wanted to give enough time.
27 February 2017|
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Response from Finemaster | Reviewed this property |
For four of us, with wine pairings it took 4+ hours, it was an incredible experience, not to be rushed!
Malcolm R
Can someone give me an idea of how much dinner costs - and is the wine flight an integral part?
18 February 2017|
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Response from Ian R | Reviewed this property |
I can tell you exactly because I have the receipt. We were a party of 6, I had to pay a deposit on booking, and the total for the dinner and the top end wine pairing was 17,808 Rand with the service charge, just over £1,100... More
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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 Occasion Dining
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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