Chinese style pork rib with dark beer and doenjang glaze.
The Pot Luck Club is an award-winning favourite with food lovers in Cape Town. 

Owner Luke Dale-Roberts decided to spread his culinary tentacles to Gauteng with The Pop Luck Club, a pop-up restaurant at The Marabi Club in the vibrant Maboneng precinct.

Dale-Roberts took Pot Luck Club head chef Frederico Dias on this gastronomic journey. 

The Pot Luck Club Head Chef Freddie Dias & Luke Dale-Roberts.


Dias revealed how the small-plate dining came to Jozi. “I pitched the idea to Luke and he had already heard about a venue that could work. He met Dale de Ruig, an old high school friend of mine, who was opening a jazz bar in Maboneng, The Marabi Club.”

“The response has been positive. I always knew this would do well in Joburg, being a Joburger myself.”

When it came to settling on a menu, he added: “It is basically The Pot Luck Club menu but smaller.”

Churros with tonka and melted chocolate, pop corn shake and miso and orange cheese cake with pretzel crumb.

They wanted the menu to complement the ambiance: “There are two dishes we designed for the Pop Up.”  The mouthwatering additions
are fresh fish crudo with granadilla-tiger’s milk, sea bass with tiger’s milk made from the offcuts of the fish, onions, ginger, chilli and finished with fresh granadilla; and a classic Cuban sandwich with ibérico ham, roast potato, Raclette cheese sauce and a strong apple mustard spread
over the bread, topped with pickled carrot, cucumber and smoked jalapeño.”

The Pop Luck Club runs until the end of August.It is open 6pm to 10pm on Thursday to Saturday and from noon to 3.30pm on Sunday. To book, mail: [email protected] com