LUKE DALE-ROBERTS, award-winning chef and owner of The Test Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town, will bring his signature style to Africa’s finest hotel, The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in Johannesburg.
A brand-new pop-up concept, embodying The Test Kitchen’s unique qualities, will open on 21 January 2016.  About this new venture, Dale-Roberts says: “The Saxon is an iconic hotel and the perfect home for us to set up a new creative space.” With his ground-breaking and meticulous approach to cuisine, Dale-Roberts is sure to make his mark on the Jo’burg food scene. “I’m excited to venture into the Jo’burg market and see how diners there react to The Test Kitchen style of food,” he adds.
Currently holding the number 28 spot of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The Test Kitchen has also been awarded as its Best Restaurant in Africa for two consecutive years. South Africa’s annual Eat Out Awards have voted The Test Kitchen as the country’s Best Restaurant of the Year for the past three consecutive years.
Dale-Roberts is no stranger to the pop-up restaurant phenomenon.   His other restaurant, Pot Luck Club, had a successful session in Verbier, Switzerland during theski season in 2012. This pop-up at the stylish ski lodge, Hotel Farinet, was a massive hit and filled to capacity all season long.  There is no doubt that The Test Kitchen pop-up experience at The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa will set a new gourmet trend.
More information on the menu and décor will be made available closer to the time. For booking enquiries call 011 292 6000 or email Quote “Luke’s pop up”.

Luke Dale Roberts