My great brunch at Pot Luck Club

I had the chance to try the Sunday Brunch at Pot Luck Club last week-end.

In one word : Brilliant!

Still located at the Biscuit Mill, the New York Loft style restaurant is now settled at the top of one of the buildings (6th floor) and offers amazing views (Table Mountain on one side, the ocean and the harbour on the other).

About the food, you can choose between 2 options : A regular starter/main/dessert for R150, or a full menu (all items on the menu!) for R350.

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We started with a complimentary shot of Spicy Bloody Mary (Peanut Butter smoothie for the little ones).

Then were proposed and please hold your breathe : Home made ciabatta, smoked and pickled olives, almond and sundried tomatoes pesto, confit garlic, miso and soy sauce edamames, tempuraed celery leaves, oysters with dashi jelly, toasted brioche with mushrooms, porcini dust and lemon, mussels in a coconut, ginger and lemongrass broth, fried polenta with figs, duck spring rolls with tamarind sauce, watermelon with Campari jelly and blood orange sorbet, raw yellowtail tacos.

Before tasting the meat with a rare lightly smoked beef fillet with Helson Blumenthal style roasted potatoes, a whole melt-in-your-mouth lamb shank with root vegetables and rosemary cream.

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We finally enjoyed a small cheese platter, and an almond and peach tart with honeycomb and popcorn ice-cream and a yuzu panacotta.

For R 350. Needless to say I skipped my dinner..

Let’s talk about the wine. The wine list offers a narrow choice with (expensive) wines by the glass. But, they do have an unusual option : The bottomless Cape Classique. In other words, you choose between Pierre Jourdan Brut or Rosé, and for R150, your glass will never (ever) dry up!

Just one negative comment : the lounge music reverberates on the glass and metal frames, which makes the restaurant a bit noisy..

Anyway, great food, nice and efficient service, stunning views and modern decor… A winner !

Laurent Soragna

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