The 2015 Traveler’s Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the World was released recently and Cape Town’s The Test Kitchen claimed 22nd place on this esteemed list. It certainly seems that Chef Luke Dale-Roberts can do no wrong and his Woodstock eatery continues to make waves in international circles. The Test Kitchen, currently sits at the number 28 spot of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Although there’s a long waiting list to get into this establishment, TripAdvisor readers definitely agree that it’s worth the wait.
“Booked six months in advance. It was worth the wait. The menu was incredibly inventive and well-prepared. The different tastes and flavours were incredible.” TripAdvisor website
The TripAdvisor list includes some of the finest (and most popular) restaurants on the planet and it’s a great honour for South Africa and The Test Kitchen to be included among the world’s bests. The TripAdvisor awards always hold gravitas because winners are selected by bona fide travellers. The Test Kitchen’s experimental approach to food, under the magicianship of Dale-Roberts, continues to wow international travellers and with the advent of this hugely talented chef opening up a pop-up restaurant in Johannesburg next year, diners from near and far will be able to sample his delicious dishes in not one, but two of South Africa’s cities.
In addition to booking your space at The Test Kitchen, if you’re planning on eating your way around the world, then the latest TripAdvisor list is definitely one to consider. Here’s a quick look at the top 5:
Restaurante Martin Berasategui in Lasarte-Oria, Spain, claimed the first place. This famous Basque chef has three Michelin stars to his name and is known as culinary royalty around the world. He was trained as a pastry chef in France and ran his family’s restaurant in the ’80s, gaining a reputation as one of the finest chefs in the San Sebastián region. He is known for his incredible dedication to technique and the tasting menu is legendary.
Europea in Montreal, Quebec, took 2nd place on the TripAdvisor list with one diner exclaiming that the dishes at this restaurant are something of a “celestial experience”. Maison Lameloise in France, strolled into the 3rd spot with Chef Eric Pras who seemlessly marries tradition and modernity and makes the dining experience a work of art. Adams in Birmingham, UK, claimed 4th place. Run and owned by Adam and Natasha Stokes, this eatery offers the best of contemporary British cooking. Another British contender, Restaurant Sat Bains in Notthingham, took fifth place.
See the full The 2015 Traveler’s Choice Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the World list.