We first visited the Pot Luck Club a few years ago in its original incarnation adjacent to the Test Kitchen. We have on occasion visited the Pot Luck Club at the new location at the top floor of the old Silo building and have always enjoyed our meal(s).
Our recent visit was no exception; we were yet again impressed by the excellent service, delicious food and the sheer energy of the space. The menu has evolved (entirely expected from an establishment with such a reputation and capabilities) and is now divided into sections listing the primary taste (sweet, salty and so forth).
We took guidance from our knowledgeable waitron and thus ordered portions enough for our table of 7, enabling us to taste most of the dishes and have a decent meal at the same time. The wine list is comprehensive and not as crazily priced as you’d expect. We played around and found a few interesting food & wine pairings!
Prices range from R35 for Chrisna olives to R110 for the beef fillet with black pepper and café au lait. Our share of the bill for a super evening with a lot of wine was R600 per person – extremely reasonable for an establishment of this caliber and with this pedigree. The Pot Luck Club is definitely not resting on its laurels, the food was exceptional; we did not receive a dish that was not delicious and the wow factor was present in every one of them.
I would advise booking for the second seating during the evening, as it is a great spot to linger over the last delectable morsel and drop of wine. This is a restaurant that has to be experienced – do not be deterred by the long waiting period for a reservation; DO IT. You will be awed and you will be delighted.
Please note that we visited the Pot Luck Club entirely by our own design and the entire meal including drinks were settled in full.