Luke Dale Roberts to take The Potluck Club to Joburg

After his restaurants racking up a number of stars at the 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Awards, Luke Dale Roberts is seizing the opportunity to make bold changes to the group’s landscape within the next few months.

“After an incredibly exciting year, I have made the decision to expand the highly successful Pot Luck Club brand within the country, reinventing The Test Kitchen Carbon in Johannesburg as the brand’s first location outside Cape Town,” says Luke.  “The Pot Luck Club’s energetic, fun atmosphere and excellent high-level offering is the perfect recipe for the city’s dining scene. It will also give guests the freedom to order what they love and allow the team to fully exercise their creativity.”

The restaurant will be headed by chef Jason Kosmas.

The Pot Luck Club Johannesburg and The Shortmarket Club (headed by chef Taryn Smith), will cement the group’s presence in the City of Gold.


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Chef Jason Kosmas, executive chef and driving force behind The Pot Luck Club Cape Town, will head up The Pot Luck Club brand, working closely with Tyron Gentry, to create innovative new dishes for the Johannesburg location.

Jason says, “The Pot Luck Club’s menu has always been easy and accessible while remaining high-end. We will honour much-loved Cape Town classics on the Johannesburg menu but will also be adding inventive new plates, allowing Tyron to express himself. He is hungry to learn, and I have great faith in him to lead
the team at The Pot Luck Club in Johannesburg.”


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Also joining the Johannesburg team is Grey Tawanda, who will take on the role of restaurant manager. Grey was the longest-serving manager at The Pot Luck Club in Cape Town before the pandemic, and his return is greatly anticipated.

“I am very happy to have Grey back and taking on the challenge in Johannesburg. He will bring his inimitable style and energy to the experience,” says Kosmas.

The Pot Luck Club Johannesburg will begin trading on 1 May 2023. Bookings will open 3 April 2023 and can be made online. The restaurant will be located at Shop 14 ground floor, 6 Parks Boulevard, Oxford Parks, Dunkeld.

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