Exciting New Social Club-Style Restaurant Livy’s Set to Elevate the Rosebank Dining Scene


A vibrant new addition to the culinary landscape is about to burst onto the scene which embraces a ‘sip, savour and socialise’ ethos. Introducing Livy’s, your new favourite all-day bistro and bar, which brings a fresh twist to the term “social club” in dining. With pop art cocktails and a menu that screams fun, Livy’s is the brainchild of the talented duo that masterminded renowned establishments Babylon and The Greenhouse.

Livy’s is more than just a restaurant; it’s a sensory (and sensual) experience focused on three key elements: sip, savour and socialise. Located in the heart of Rosebank, just a stone’s throw from office parks making it perfect for mid-week sundowners and some of the most sought after addresses in Hyde Park and Sandton making it accessible for a weekend night out. This charming venue retains the architectural beauty of the grand old house with its arches, floors, and staircase. The French casual-inspired decor, coupled with its striking hot pink exterior and pop art elements, transports you to a Carrie Bradshaw-esque summer in the Hamptons. The designer drew inspiration from his travels and has crafted a design that’s nothing short of extraordinary.

40 is the new 30… and Livy’s welcomes a diverse audience, primarily catering to those in the over-40 age. However, it’s a place where everyone can feel at home. Livy’s aims to offer a refreshing alternative for those who prefer high-energy sound while still being able to hold a conversation. The owners have invested in state-of-the-art Function 1 sound which delivers crystal-clear sound without the teeth-chattering base. On Saturdays and Sundays, well-known DJs will keep the vibe lively.

As Brad Cilliers, co-owner of Livy’s, explains, “We saw a gap in the market for the over-40 crowd who still want to dress up and hit the town somewhere with a fabulous atmosphere just not at 11pm! That’s what Livy’s is all about – an inclusive space where everyone can unwind, enjoy fantastic food, and have a memorable time. Of course, the younger crowd are also catered for, but Livy’s would probably be the pre-cursor to their night-clubbing until the sun comes up.”

The culinary genius behind Livy’s is none other than Chef Tyron Gentry, who boasts an impressive background, having worked at JAN in Nice and under Luke Dale Roberts, most recently at Shortmarket Club. His menu for Livy’s is a testament to his artistry, featuring approachable yet quality dishes made from locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. With a focus on fresh, local produce, Livy’s offers a wide range of delectable options to tantalise even the most refined palate. From the crispy perfection of Arancini to the comforting warmth of Coal Fired Soup, and the savoury delights of Crispy Calamari and Beef Carpaccio, Livy’s culinary offerings are intended to gratify and be shared. The menu also features an exquisite selection of salads, hearty sandwiches, and a Signature Grill with sumptuous choices like Chalmar Beef Fillet and Norwegian Salmon. To round off your meal, indulge in delightful desserts such as Crème Brûlée and Gelato, ensuring every visit to Livy’s is a culinary celebration you won’t want to miss.

Livy’s doesn’t believe dining out should be a special occasion; it should be an everyday pleasure. You can expect good quality food that doesn’t break the bank, served in a lively and comfortable atmosphere.

Get ready to embrace Livy’s, your new Rosebank go-to for a fantastic dining experience. They are thrilled to announce that Livy’s will open its doors in early November, so mark your calendars!

For more information, please call 062 686 0573, visit the Livy’s website on www.livysza.co.za or just drop by, you will find them at 49 Eastwood Road, Dunkeld.