Quickly becoming a regular on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants annual list, Cape Town’s The Test Kitchen rose from last year’s 28th spot to 22nd, jumping six rankings, and continues to lead the field in Africa.
In the last three years, The Test Kitchen has climbed 26 positions, steadily solidifying their prescence on The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list.
According to The World’s 50 Best Restaurant, “Chef Luke Dale-Roberts is the closest thing Cape Town has to a rock star chef – and with good reason. Combining culinary braggadocio and classical technique, his food would stand out in any of the world’s gastronomic capitals, but in the South African city it’s pretty much unique.”
Known as an experimental food theatre in Cape Town, some of the dishes that you will typically see at The Test Kitchen will arrive with a theatrical flourish but the “Light Curry Glazed” signature is the most memorable on the tasting menu: the local fish first arrives, steaming between two concrete flowers pots, sitting on charcoal, before it is plated and brought back atop a carrot and cashew purée, finished with carrot beurre noisette.