Chef Luke Dale Roberts brings The Shortmarket Club to Joburg

Guess what Joburgers… chef Luke Dale Roberts from The Pot Luck Club in Cape Town will stamp a permanent mark on the Jozi food scene with the opening of the The Shortmarket Club JHB at Oxford Parks in Rosebank. Sorry Cape Town, we’re a part of the cool club now.

Having once eaten at the original Shortmarket Club in Cape Town, lets just say we are incredibly looking forward to trying out this new Jozi hotspot.

Offering a slightly less formal (compared to some of Roberts’ other establishments), yet no less indulgent setting to grab inspired dishes and gourmet cocktails, The Shortmarket Club JHB will offer a fine-dining small plate, Asian-influenced menu complemented by a variety of succulent prime cuts of the finest meat cooked to order and decadent seafood platters.

Sorry Joburgers, you will have to be a little more patient, the restaurant is only set to open doors in October this year and will offer diners contemporary global cuisine from Head Chef, Taryn Smith in an elegant setting. The Joburg location will offer both inside and outside seating perfect for social distancing and summer dining.

The menu will offer fine dining meets bistro dishes that are simple in preparation yet complex in flavour, such as crispy calamari with Japanese pancake, yuzu dressing and a burnt honey and soy glaze as well as BBQ pork belly with coconut and lemongrass and crispy duck breast with shiitake broth, udon noodles and toasted sesame oil.

 

As for the interior, diners can expect elements such as rich deep tones, warm lighting, old fashioned touches and accents of leather, brass and fluted glass all artfully staged in a heritage brasserie and smoky cigar lounge type setting. When it comes to art, inspiration will be taken from the famous hand burnt butterfly installation by artist Mark Rautenbach seen in the Cape Town restaurant.

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