The uncompromising evening-only policy and space for just 40 guests means The Test Kitchen is always booked up months ahead of time. And no wonder, since it’s South Africa’s most internationally awarded restaurant.
The changing menu crosses continents. Pork scratchings from celebrated chef Luke Dale Robert’s birthplace of England. Korean-style vegetables from his five years in Asia. Ethiopian berbere curry for its fine flavour.
The set-up crosses boundaries. A brooding ‘Dark Room’ where hushed conversation focus the mind very much on the food. A more formal ‘Light Room’, where diners complete the fine-dining tasting menu.