Luke Dale Roberts rebrands The Test Kitchen with new accessible menu…

Luke & Sandalene Dale Roberts announce The Test Kitchen Origins

As an uncertain year finally begins to open the economy for businesses in the hospitality industry to once again ply their trades, it is with great pleasure, thanks and humility that Luke Dale Roberts announces the reopening of The Test Kitchen, reflectively rebranded with meticulous considerations as The Test Kitchen Origins.

The Test Kitchen Origins is the culmination of the efforts put in to re-imagine and acknowledge the dining experience that today’s restaurant guest is wanting. A paired down yet undoubtedly luxurious fine-dining experience, going back to the origins of what delicious food is, as well as providing the opportunity for more people to try The Test Kitchen in its more manageable form.

“The Test Kitchen was ready for a change, with people wanting to spend less time in the dining room, while still feeling comforted, pampered and well fed!”

“Cooking from the hip”, as espoused by a mentor, has always resonated with
Luke and it is this somewhat ironic philosophy that underpins the new menu for him. Reduced courses yet the full Test Kitchen experience, less elaborate yet as luxurious as ever, shorter yet more impactful.

The dishes will consist of seasonal produce, with a distinct focus on the use of small purveyors and suppliers who have enhanced The Test Kitchen experience since the beginning. Traditional English and French techniques will highlight each dish and allow patrons to savour the inherent qualities of each ingredient.

Items on the menu include Starters of “Leeks Confit” with lobster “Arnold Bennet”, bisque reduction, tomato fondant and lemon thyme mousseline and Mains of “Apple, Smoked and Roasted” with slow-cooked pork belly, confit red cabbage, bacon and gewurztraminer jus.

There will be a focus on making the stellar collection wines stored in our cellar available by the bottle to enjoy with the 3 or 5 course menus on offer, with daily specials available too.

The Restaurant will be open for Lunch and Dinner, Mondays to Fridays from 1 October.

Reservations can be made via on the first of each month at 08h00 SAST for the following month.


Information from LDR Communications


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