The Pot Luck Club Jan ’18 – Mario Arendse

Luke Dale-Roberts it seems is literally the goose that lays the proverbial golden egg. With everything he seems to touch, turning to gold. He’s award-winning restaurants; I believe have set the benchmark for quality dining in Cape Town.


I was lucky enough to grab a late lunch at one of the establishments, The Pot Luck Club on what turned out to be a stunning Saturday afternoon. Be warned the Biscuit Mill area and surrounds were positively chaotic with what seemed like hundreds of locals and foreigners mulling around the craft stalls and eateries. Parking can be a challenge, so come early and come prepared.


The Pot Luck Club venue itself feels quite industrial, with its exposed brick and steel but done in a tasteful fashion. The views and backdrop from the venue is jaw dropping, offering diners a unique 360 degree of the city.


The dining experience is unique and diners are encouraged to immerse themselves in the tapas style experience. The menu was quite extensive but we gladly accepted the challenge.



I’m a sucker for good bread and theirs was delicious, accompanied with dips

Yoghurt marinated chicken, cucumber raita, cashew and tomato curry

Chickpea, goat’s cheese and parmesan fries with aioli and tomato ketchup. This course was amazing; it was so good we ordered refills. You will never look at chickpeas the same way

Seafood tagine, saffron rouille, cauliflower and almond cous cous.



Springbok tataki, beetroot relish, ash baked beets and goats cheese croquettes.

Beef tataki, hoisin dressing, coriander pesto and ponzu mayo.

Liquorice glazed sweetbreads, pancetta, tahini and lemon cream and pine nut granola



The Pot Luck Club Fish sliders are an absolute “must have” they were sublime, and we were only too glad to get seconds too!

Next was the Tuna bordelaise with chimichurri and smoked bone marrow

Finally, the smoked beef fillet with black pepper and truffle café au lait



Then there was the delicious fish tacos ceviche, black bean puree, avocado and sour cream.9999

Peri Peri Prawns, lemon butter and a prawn cracker.

Sesame crusted salmon, doenjang mayo and pickled cucumber


There was just soooo much good food we chose to give desserts a miss. All the courses were truly on point and impossible to criticise. The Pot Luck Club must be on your “must do list”

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Restaurant Info:

The Pot Luck Club

The Silo,

The Old Biscuit Mill,

373-375 Albert Rd,


Cape Town


Tel No: 021 447 0804


Telephonic reservations are taken between 08:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday and Saturday between 09:00 – 17:00

Bookings open on the 1st of each month at 08:30am South African time for the following month.

For Private function queries kindly send an email to

Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by  Mario Arendse

Photography for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jason “Dubbz” Petersen

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