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Luke Dale Roberts Brings The Shortmarket Club To Joburg!

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After a series of successful pop-up restaurants in Joburg, award-winning chef, Luke Dale Roberts now stamps a permanent mark on the Joburg foodie scene with the opening of the The Shortmarket Club JHB at Oxford Parks in Rosebank this October.

Introducing The Shortmarket Club JHB!

The original Shortmarket Club in Cape Town has seen much success and raving reviews, including placing in the 50 Best Discovery category for Restaurant & Bars at the World’s 50 Best Awards and being selected as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Eat Out Restaurant Awards.

Offering something slightly less formal, yet no less indulgent setting to grab inspired dishes and gourmet cocktails, The Shortmarket Club JHB will offer a fine-dining small plate, Asian-influenced menu complemented by a variety of succulent prime cuts of the finest meat cooked to order and decadent seafood platters.

Co-owned by internationally recognised chef, Luke Dale Roberts from award-winning The Pot Luck Club and The Test Kitchen, and property and entertainment entrepreneurs, Heinz Rynners and Brad Cilliers of The Greenhouse JHB and Babylon Bar, the Joburg location promises to deliver in the same vein yet with a few unique differences.

The Shortmarket Club JHB, image by Claire Gunn

Left: Acclaimed Chef Luke Dale Roberts. Right: The Shortmarket Club JHB, image by Claire Gunn.

I’m extremely excited to finally lay permanent roots in Joburg with the addition of The Shortmarket Club JHB. It’s been a long time coming so to make this move during a global pandemic and multiple lockdowns makes this achievement all the more special!” comments Dale Roberts.

The restaurant aims to open in October and will offer contemporary global cuisine from Head Chef, Taryn Smith, in an elegant setting. The Joburg establishment will offer both inside and outside seating perfect for social distancing and summer dining.

The Menu

The menu will offer fine-dining-meets-bistro dishes that are simple in preparation yet complex in flavour, including crispy calamari with Japanese pancake, yuzu dressing and a burnt honey and soy glaze; as well as BBQ pork belly with coconut and lemongrass; and crispy duck breast with shiitake broth, udon noodles and toasted sesame oil.

The philosophy behind my cooking is more about discovery. With food there is always something new to pursue. With an Asian twist, my aim is to make simple food taste complex and intricate.” Says Taryn Smith.

The Shortmarket Club JHB, image by Claire Gunn

Source: The Shortmarket Club JHB, image by Claire Gunn

The Décor

The interior designer of the The Shortmaket Club in Cape Town, Sandalene Dale Roberts, says The Shortmarket Club JHB will offer a similar look and feel of stylish comfort as the Cape Town establishment.

Diners can expect elements such as rich deep tones, warm lighting, old fashioned touches and accents of leather, brass and fluted glass all artfully staged in a heritage brasserie and smoky cigar lounge type setting,” comments Sandalene. “When it comes to art, inspiration will be taken from the famous hand burnt butterfly installation by artist Mark Rautenbach seen in the Cape Town restaurant.

From the decor to the choice of water glasses, The Shortmarket Club JHB is a place for a unique and bespoke experience. Opening in October 2021. 

The Shortmarket Club JHB, image by Claire Gunn

Source: The Shortmarket Club JHB, image by Claire Gunn

For More Information

For more information about The Shortmarket Club, visit

You can contact them on [email protected] for pre-bookings.

Don't forget to follow and like them on Facebook and Instagram.

Address: 1 Oxford Parks, 199 Oxford Road, Rosebank, Johannesburg.


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