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TTK Fledgelings

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  • Gourmet Guide Plated
  • Reviewers' Choice 2022 - Top 50

An upliftment program. Empowering people to LEARN to cook. Serving delicious food. Creating opportunities. TEACHING hospitality skills. Done with LOVE.

Gourmet Guide Description

Set in what was previously The Test Kitchen in The Old Biscuit Mill in
Woodstock, Cape Town, the reincarnation is vastly different. The Test
Kitchen Fledgelings is a platform for fine-tuning talent, borne out of
synchronicity and necessity during Covid.

When Luke is not chaperoning the aspirant chefs it’s chef Nathan
Clark who harnesses the talent and vitality in the room. The brigade is
young, engaged and enthusiastic, brimming with passion both behind
the pass and serving tables. Diners feel the energy. There’s lots of
laughter and a steady hum of kitchen noise that may be interspersed
with the clang of a lid or utensil being dropped! It’s human and the
energy is contagious. Here there is soul.

Comfort welcomes you, the trademark Test Kitchen touches remain.
Your handbag is placed on a rest that discreetly slides out from below
the seat on your funky chair. Thank you Sandalene Dale Roberts, who
has not only created the space, but been instrumental in starting this
movement. The old dark and light rooms are united. You can indulge
in the a la carte menu which has a wide array of casual and sumptuous
fare, from dim sum to burgers – or treat yourself to the set menu of
five courses, a worthy investment. Pairings are prime, and the dishes
worthy of acclaim, from the first bite of vetkoek and smoked snoek
pate, you will wax lyrical. Over-zealous service makes you smile –
know that filling the water glasses endlessly is obviously part of the
brief from the captain.

It’s got that sophisticated, urban feel of the former The Test Kitchen,
with the excitement of promise. The future of food is in happy hands.

Reviews (890)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.7
Value 4.6
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.7
  • George K. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Gerry M. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 04 Feb 23
    Perfect!! The food, the wine, the pairing of the food & wine, the service, the atmosphere! All absolutely spot-on. Do try the Tasting Menu with the wine pairing! It's definitely worth the price!

  • Cecilia P. Dined: 22 hours ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 04 Feb 23
    We have wanted to go for years and where not disappointed! The staff were energetic and helpful and the food was was gorgeous. We would have given higher score if the staff had not lost track and served desert before the main course, but the recovered quickly and topped our wine pairing to compensate.

  • Greg D. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 04 Feb 23
    We had a superb time. Great to see Luke there having a good time. Such an excellent model. Couldn't recommend it more.

  • Stephan M. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 04 Feb 23
    We had a wonderful evening and amazing food with TestKitchen. We will definitely come back again. Thank you very much and keep on the good work and especially supporting young people.

  • Geoff F. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 03 Feb 23
    Wonderful atmosphere. The staff were very enthusiastic. The food, very enjoyable

  • Alan P. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 03 Feb 23
    Great experience. Only downside was speed of serve 20/30 mins for initial drink cost an additional bottle wine sale as only turned up just before starter. Did not detract from otherwise very good service and food. Everyone we spoke to was wonderful, helpful and engaged. Would love to return one day! Keep up the good work!

  • Floor V. Dined: 1 day ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 03 Feb 23
    We loved it it was amazing!!!!

  • Erica B. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 02 Feb 23
    Amazing atmosphere and very warm welcome. Great food with beautiful flavours. Very good wine pairings. A great experience and we had one of the best Dinner experiences in times!!

  • Huyb v. Dined: 3 days ago
    2.5
    Food 1.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 02 Feb 23
    I am very sorry but it was very disappointing! Except the menu there was hardly a choice! So we went to one of the best restaurants in SA to eat an Hamburger!

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 18h00 - 20h00
  • Wednesday 18h00 - 20h00
  • Thursday 12h00 - 13h30, 18h00 - 20h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 13h30, 18h00 - 20h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 13h30, 18h00 - 20h00
  • Sunday CLOSED