The Test Kitchen is the best restaurant in Cape Town. Dinner here is elaborate and involves 16 courses, complimentary cocktails, and surprises like homemade, infused gummy bears or vintage South African brandy. Your table even relocates halfway through. But despite the fact that you’ll eat things like “lime-compressed apple,” the Test Kitchen feels more like an extravagant holiday dinner at a friend’s house than a stuffy restaurant. It’s the hardest reservation to get in the city, so set an alarm for 8am SAST on the first of the month, three months prior to your trip and make sure to be on your neighbor’s extra-fast WiFi.
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