49 Eastwood Road, Dunkeld      +27 62 686 0573     19 Jun 2024
Situated next door to Joy Jozi, and facing the Oxford Parks complex on Eastwood Road on the Rosebank side of Dunkeld, Livy's is the sister property of Joy Jozi and an adult equivalent. It's a play-all-day space with a sports club featuring Africa Padel courts and an upmarket bistro and bar that spills outdoors. The owners are well known for creating play spaces, whether for adults who enjoy racy entertainment – their club Babylon in Illovo is a famed nightspot – or for kids. 

The restaurant is named after Livy, the daughter of the two owners, and is a French twist on the name Olivia. 

The venue is a beautifully restored house and the décor is French-inspired. It's a delightful space, utterly tasteful and welcoming. It's designed for an older crowd; think of 40 as being the new 30. On weekends, it has plans to be a party spot with DJ sets and a state-of-the-art sound system. If you are not a fan of noise, this is not your place. 

Co-owner Brad Cilliers says they 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 [when clubs open]".

In the kitchen is Chef Tyron Gentry, who comes with quite a pedigree, having worked at JAN in Nice, in the south of France, and under renowned Chef Luke Dale Roberts. The menu has a wide range of options from small plates to fancy dishes. We loved the prego roll and the fillet steak sandwich, both served with perfectly crisp skinny fries. Pricey options when compared to the average – but definitely not average. These are excellent.

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Livy's is a short drive from the Rosebank Gautrain station. See our guide to the Gautrain here and download the Gautrain app for real-time updates on when the next Gautrain and Gautrain midi-bus is due. Visit for more information on the timetable and fares. #YourGautrainJourneyStartsHere


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Open 08:00-21:00, Fri-Sat 07:30-22:00. Kitchen open 11:00. The earlier opening hours are for Padel.


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