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Restaurant The Test Kitchen in Cape Town

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About The Test Kitchen

‚ÄčLuke Dale-Roberts's new venture follows a four-year long tenure as the executive chef of La Colombe restaurant at the Constantia Uitsig wine estate in Constantia. During this time, Dale-Roberts took the celebrated fine dining establishment to new heights, culminating most recently in its winning 12th place in the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants of the World Awards 2010 and gaining the title of Acqua Panna Best Restaurant in Africa and Middle East.

Having honed his considerable skills in some of the most renowned kitchens in the world, since coming to Cape Town, Luke has consistently proven his mettle with a string of awards and accolades, the most recent being Chef of the Year at the prestigious 2011 Eat Out Dstv Food Network Restaurant Awards.

The Test Kitchen, located in the trendy Biscuit Mill complex in Woodstock, was also named number two restaurant in South Africa at the awards, which seeks to honour the best restaurants and chefs in the country


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10.0 Food: 10 Service: 10 Ambience: 10
TOP restaurant! Not many words needed indeed! If you continue this way we'll see you in the top 50 worldwide next year!
Jean-Luc B. (Paris) - Thursday 30/05/2013


8.0 Food: 8 Service: 8 Ambience: 8
We visited The Test Kitchen about three months ago. No doubt very high quality and excellent food preparing with lots of detail, but also a little too much happening on my plate for my liking. My tastebuds almost got an overkill. I would say: no need to show ALL in one dish, why not a bit more subtle? Other than that, a nice atmosphere, young and vibrant, and of course I wouldn't mind to visit again and test Luke's new menu. Hopefully I also get blown away and will understand what all the fuss is about.
C. C. - Monday 27/05/2013

10.0 Food: 10 Service: 10 Ambience: 10
K. Rupert - Friday 29/03/2013


10.0 Food: 10 Service: 10 Ambience: 10
One word: Fantastic!
Alexander Smith - Monday 25/03/2013


9.3 Food: 10 Service: 9 Ambience: 9
Not overrated at all! Everything was great. On a next SA visit we'll defnitely be back. Hopefully we can reserve through this site before we leave Europe!
Craig Smythe - Tuesday 10/07/2012

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The Test Kitchen
The Old Biscuit Mill, 373-375 Albert Road
7915 Cape Town
Phone: 021-4472337

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Cuisine Contemporary
Location Woodstock

Payment options

  • Maestro-SouthAfrica
  • MasterCard-SouthAfrica
  • Visa-SouthAfrica

Opening hours

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday closed closed closed
Tuesday closed 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday closed 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday closed 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Friday closed 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Saturday closed 12:30 - 14:00 19:00 - 21:00
Sunday closed closed closed