Who doesn’t love food? I have a very complicated relationship with food, I love eating it, but I also hate undoing the hard work I put in at the gym. As a result, going big is not something I do very often. However, if you find yourself at The Pot Luck Club you must. Chef Luke Dale Roberts is South Africa’s most renowned chef and his food is innovative but approachable, especially at The Pot Luck Club. If you don’t agree, try getting a reservation at The Test Kitchen, I don’t think all of South Africa foodies and critics are wrong. Getting a reservation at The Pot Luck Club is a little easier, but the experience is still incredible.
The Pot Luck Club isn’t a ten-course meal, but rather serves a tapas-style menu that encourages sharing. The restaurant is situated in Woodstock next to the Biscuit Mill. I’ve put together some shorts a small piece of some of the menu items I ate when I visited below.
P.S You can call the restaurant for reservations, but they also have an online booking service which is simpler, since you can see at a glance which dates are available. It’s still really hard to get a reservation, especially during peak times, but there are always cancellations, so keep checking the page. Book here.
Woodstock Bakery Ciabatta, Chimichurri and Carrot Hummus
I love bread so I had to have this. The bread also came with a roasted garlic. Did you know that you can cook garlic to the point where you can practically use it as a spread? I didn’t, but I’m glad I know that now, who doesn’t love garlic?
Pot Luck Club Peri Peri Chicken
Comfort food at it’s best.
Chickpea, Goats Cheese and Parmesan Fries with Aioli and Tomato Ketchup
Not the biggest fan of the flavour, but perfect chips nonetheless.
Beef Tataki, Hoisin Dressing, Coriander Pesto and Ponzu Mayo
BEST DISH OF THE DAY
Pot Luck Club Fish Sliders
Reminds me of Hout Bay and a good piece of fish and chips.
Smoked Beef Fillet with Black Pepper and Truffle Cafe au Lait
Great piece of fillet, creamy dressing.
Cocoafair Chocolate Tart, Bourbon Ice Cream, Lemon, Lavender and Coffee
Rich, deep tart.
Pot Luck Club S’mores: Roasted Frozen Marshmallow, Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Cacao Nib Biscuit
Who can resist peanut butter ice cream?