We are excited to introduce “The Shortmarket Grill” opening 10 November 2020, showcasing an upmarket, brasserie-styled menu that lends itself seamlessly to the venue, décor, and location. Prior to the original launch of the Shortmarket Club 2016, this very concept had been considered but ultimately a different direction was taken. The LDR team is meeting the challenge with the same philosophy of quality and detail as is applied to everything under the LDR umbrella.
The menu, consisting of a la carte options, is simple in theory but accomplished in practice. The focus on top quality, locally sourced ingredients skilfully cooked to perfection is the key philosophy.
“I think there is an opportunity for a no frills, honest grill. ‘The Shortmarket Grill’ will fit in well with our cluster of restaurants and offer diners a comforting experience in a lavish environment”says Luke.
Examples from the grill will include local Wagyu Rump, Grass- fed Fillet, 4-bone French-trim Lamb Rack, and Market Fish of the Daygrilled on the bone, all served with Luke’s iconic sauces such as Lemon, yuzu and garlic butter, Black pepper and truffle café au lait, and Wild mushroom.
Soup of the day, Crispy Calamari and Pan-seared Duck Breast are amongst your pre-grill options, finishing with classic desserts and South African cheeses showcasing the best small producers.
“The Shortmarket Grill” aims not to emulate but take inspiration from iconic and institutional restaurants from around the globe to create a comfortable, accessible, and somewhat nostalgic environment that is both understated and decadent. Leather-lined booths, stained glass, wooden accents, and the distinctive wall of butterfly art created from Luke’s very first menus, create a feeling of warmth and ease while enjoying your meal.
“The Shortmarket is a beautiful restaurant and I feel it moulds effortlessly to the simplicity of excellently sourced meats and fish, simply prepared, and provides an everyday reprieve from complex food.”
The Shortmarket Grill is open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner only, Please click here to make an online reservation or call us on +27 072 382 8664 to book your table.