The Pot Luck Club

John and I returned to South Africa in January 2014.

Before we left home, we made reservations at Chef Luke Dale-Roberts’ restaurant, The Pot Luck Club, winner of the 2013 Eat Out Boschendal Style Award.

The Pot Luck Club

It is the sister restaurant of The Test Kitchen, Eat Out’s Restaurant of the Year.


Luke Dale-Roberts opened The Pot Luck Club on the top floor of the historic Silo at The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock.

The Pot Luck Club

The Pot Luck Club

The artfully designed restaurant offers an amazing 360 degree view of Cape Town.

The Pot Luck Club

The steel tabletops, wood furniture, unique lighting, and open kitchen give the restaurant a warm and inviting lofty vibe.

The Pot Luck Club

The Pot Luck Club

Pot Luck’s creative menu is separated into distinct taste profiles: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, umami.

The Pot Luck Club

The Asian fusion small plates are constantly changing with the seasons.

Deciding what to order is the hard part. I wanted one of everything!

We finally decided on 8 dishes to share.

The Pot Luck Club

And a bottle of wine.

The Pot Luck Club

I didn’t capture pictures of everything we ate — I was too busy oohing and ahhing — but here are a few of the dishes we enjoyed for lunch.

Ceviche Fish Tacos:

The Pot Luck Club

The Pot Luck Club

Grilled Local Fish:

The Pot Luck Club

The Pot Luck Club

5-spice Glazed Pork Belly with Cured Roasted Apple:

The Pot Luck Club

And cracklin’, oh yeah!

The Pot Luck Club

Mushrooms on Toast:

The Pot Luck Club

Moroccan Lamb Ribs:

The Pot Luck Club

And last, but never least:

The Pot Luck Club

Malted Chocolate Fondant with Ginger Ice Cream.

The Pot Luck Club

W o w ! W e e !

Every bite was paradise.

Another thing I really enjoyed was the pace of the lunch.

Our waiter strategically brought the dishes to our table allowing us to enjoy each plate without feeling rushed.

The Pot Luck Club is a must.

You’ll need a reservation, so call now.

The Pot Luck Club

Thank you so much, Chefs!

The Pot Luck Club

We look forward to eating with you again.

The Pot Luck Club
Address: The Silo, The Old Biscuit Mill
373-375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 447 0804

Reservations are taken between 08:00 and 17:00 Monday to Saturday.

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