The Shortmarket Club

Fans of The Test Kitchen and The Pot Luck Club probably already know about this offering from Luke Dale-Roberts and his mentee Wesley Randles, not least because the restaurant welcomes foot traffic! Yes, if you’re willing to wait you are a guaranteed a table.

The restaurant space has been conceptualised and designed by Sandalene Dale-Roberts, Luke’s wife, and her vision is a powerful one creating an uncompromisingly opulent feel. She designed the vast banquettes that form the centrepiece of the dining area.

Headed up by Wesley Randles, this new spot moves away from the Asian-style tapas of The Pot Luck Club and embraces more classic dishes – steak, duck-fat potatoes, and chocolate soufflé – with a twist. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


  • Open kitchen with braai/barbecue section
  • Unique design and atmosphere
  • Creative menu