The Shortmarket Club promises a fantastic culinary experience for patrons who visit from its opening date in June. And with Luke Dale-Roberts heading the enterprise, it’s sure to make waves in the South African food industry.
Dale-Roberts has partnered with his wife, Sandalene, his top chef, Wesley Randles, and manager Simon Widdison in opening the restaurant just off the iconic Bree Street.
“I’m extremely excited about what this will bring to the City Bowl,” he says. “The restaurant is unique in its design and it’s a place to relax and really lap up the feeling of luxury that surrounds you – and the delicious food, of course!”
Randles will be heading the kitchen, bringing years of experience from working with Dale-Roberts to the table. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, adding contemporary twists to classic favourites. The open kitchen will also feature a braai section.
“We’ll start you off with perfect West Coast oysters, with Asian accompaniments, or beef carpaccio with a miso-cured egg yolk,” he says. “It’s the type of place where we want people to linger, have fun; where lunch turns into drinks at the bar, or an after-work get-together turns into a languid dinner.”