All four of Luke Dale-Roberts’s restaurants in SA featured prominently at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards last week, with the heart of his culinary collection, The Test Kitchen, winning the top spot for the sixth year running. The Shortmarket Club was placed at number eight, while The Pot Luck Club clinched the number 10 spot. His X The Saxon came in at number 19, placing all four of his restaurants in the top 20. Internationally, The Test Kitchen is 22nd on the World’s Best Restaurants Awards list and it was named Africa’s best restaurant on the same list. Last year Tinashe Nyamudoka of The Test Kitchen won top place at the Eat Out wine service awards. The Test Kitchen underwent a significant décor overhaul last year, with some menu changes to reflect the new mood. At the annual Gourmet Restaurant Awards earlier this month Dale-Roberts scooped joint winner for Best Tasting Menu at The Test Kitchen.

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