This post will rely very much on the visual side, as words may fall short of adequately describing the Pot luck club experience.
Luke Dale-Roberts has proved himself to be on culinary world standards with the Test kitchen, and gives himself and others the chance to experiment and enjoy further culinary mastery in his second offering to us lucky Capetonians in the guise of The Pot Luck Club, though nothing here seems quite (as they say), pot luck.
Sprawling across the top floor of the Old Biscuit Mill grain tower, the views, the food and the interior commands attention in a way that is comfortable, friendly but assertive at the same time.
Small plates speak of an absolute passion for food and highlight creative and innovative use of ingredients, flavour combinations and cooking methods, based on a rock solid foundation of food knowledge.
The menu is divided into sweet/sour/bitter/salt and umami, and served tapas style so you can enjoy an array of dishes. The open style kitchen adds to the lively atmosphere of inner city dining, and watching Luke make short work of chopping a heap of onions (without shedding a single tear) is the cherry on top. His advice? Keep the onions in the fridge.
Service is friendly and efficient, suggestions readily made to assist in the ordering process and the boutique wine list is well thought through, with a few options for every preference. An artisinal beer and cocktail menu keeps things well-rounded and in keeping with the trendy setting.
Tel: 021 447 0804
Address: Top floor, The Silo Building, The Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Road, Woodstock
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12:30pm-2pm, Sundays 12 noon – 1:30pm
Dinner: 6pm – close, Tuesday to Saturday