Rockets Bryanston

Rockets Bryanston Revamp: A New Era Of Luxury Dining & Nightlife

Rockets Bryanston recently reopened, heralding a new era of dining and nightlife at this popular leisure spot.


  • After seven years, Rockets Bryanston has undergone a complete transformation driven by the desire to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving scene.
  • The venue now boasts three distinct floors, each offering a unique ambiance that blends urban sophistication with innovative design elements.
  • With the offering of an array of 15 theatrical dishes incorporating elements of smoke, fire, and ice, the dining experience at Rockets Bryanston also reaches for new heights of theatricality.
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Drawing inspiration from Rockets Beach Club Umhlanga, the venue seamlessly marries elegance and modernity, looking to appeal to both local and international guests.

The inspiration for this revamp was a natural progression. Over time, we noticed many similarities from new competitors in terms of the elements of our design, making it crucial for us to innovate and set ourselves apart once again. Our goal was to create something unique on every floor that couldn’t be replicated, bringing Rockets into a new era.

// Rockets Founder and CEO, Sean Barber


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Rockets Bryanston marked its grand unveiling on 23 May 2024. Image: Rockets

The top floor has been redesigned to offer an ambiance that aims to blend urban sophistication with the natural beauty of the surroundings. Influences from beach clubs and international trends imbue this floor with light, airy elements, providing a serene escape for diners.


The middle “club floor” has been significantly extended, offering a state-of-the-art experience with the latest sound and audio-visual technology. The space is now 30% – 40% larger, featuring a 360-degree DJ booth and an 18.5m by 4m LED screen that spans the ceiling, making it the largest ceiling screen in the Southern Hemisphere. This floor aims to redefine nightlife with its cutting-edge tech and immersive atmosphere.

Customer feedback played a crucial role in shaping the revamp. Our regulars were vocal about their concerns that many places looked like Rockets. Listening to our patrons, especially those who experienced the Rockets Beach Club, was key. They emphasized the need for Bryanston to have a facelift that matched the innovation and uniqueness of the Beach Club and the Rockets brand as a whole. Our customers deserved a fresh, cutting-edge experience, and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered.

// Rockets Founder and CEO, Sean Barber


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With influences from beach clubs and international trends, this floor features light, airy elements, providing a serene escape for diners. Image: Rockets

Accompanying the restaurant renovation is the Rockets Bryanston‘s culinary offering. Their new menu, crafted under the guidance of their executive head chef Driaan Van Niekerk, is set to tantalize the senses. With an unwavering dedication to Rockets’ signature fusion of Mediterranean delights, tapas, and sushi, this culinary escapade looks to please every palate.


The new menu invites diners on an immersive gastronomic journey, with standout selections including the cherished Neapolitan-style pizzas, transformed in a state-of-the-art oven, and the Rolls Royce of Tomahawk steaks, the renowned Thor’s Hammer—a 3kg meat masterpiece.

We’re excited to welcome you back to Rockets Bryanston. While our DNA remains the same, we’ve turbocharged our design and technology to offer an experience that rivals the best in the world. It’s Rockets 2.0—bigger, better, and bolder. We’re proud of our South African roots and talent and we can’t wait for you to experience the revitalized Rockets Bryanston.

// Rockets Founder and CEO, Sean Barber


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Set to rival Ibiza with its cutting-edge design and unparalleled experience, the venue aims to maintain its renowned status as the ultimate destination for culinary delight and vibrant nightlife destination. Image: Rockets

Another addition is a cutting-edge recording studio, heralding the launch of Rockets Media. Formerly the members’ lounge, this space has undergone a total transformation, blending Rockets’ contemporary design with the practicality of a professional studio. It stands as a distinctive draw for visitors, seamlessly merging Rockets’ realms of music and lifestyle. When inspiration strikes amidst flowing drinks and vibrant vibes, there’s no need to search far to capture that idea – you simply descend downstairs to manifest your creativity.


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