There’s a new restaurant manager and mixologist on the ice block at Clico Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Conferencing who is putting his own spin on the cocktail menu and raising the bar at the vibrant restaurant and venue on Sturdee Avenue in Rosebank.

Born and educated in KwaZulu-Natal, Sandile honed his mixology skills over several years at various well-known hotels, but really started shaking things up in the vibrant suburb of Rosebank in Jozi which is enjoying a reawakening as a food and drinks hotspot.

Sandile’s skillset and rise through the mixology ranks was spurred on when he began participating in Diageo Reserve WORLD CLASS competitions and workshops. He was able to tap into a range of activities, skills and methods that have allowed him to pour himself into becoming a creative but cost-effective mixologist.

Sandile MavusoAn opportunity at Clico presented Sandile with a platform to apply the multitude of skills he has expertly honed over the years to collective use in the multiple areas his role now entails – mixologist, barista, sommelier, restaurant manager and beverage control. His experience at hotels including the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani and InterContinental Hotel at OR Tambo has also provided him with the solid foundation to move his career up a notch.

This focused and determined young man says of his future: “I intend to keep learning and studying further which will empower me to utilize the skills I pick up along the way. My ability to work under pressure has been a huge plus factor and I intend to keep using my initiative to work smart, not hard, in creating an experience for our guests they won’t soon forget.”

Ask for him by name at Clico, you’ll only need to do it once. Sandile Mavuso’s liquid libations will make sure of that.


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Opened in 2006, Clico Boutique Hotel is perfectly situated in the tranquil, leafy and upmarket suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg, South Africa. Clico’s convenient location is just 900 metres from the Rosebank Gautrain station which means business hubs such as Sandton can be reached within five minutes by train and OR Tambo International Airport is only 20 stress-free minutes away. Ideally and centrally located, Clico is within walking distance of the newly refurbished Rosebank Mall as well as the Rosebank Clinic.

Poised to accommodate corporate guests as well as leisure seeking tourists, this 70-year-old Cape Dutch building is an engaging mix of old and new. Guests who prefer a more intimate, somewhat unpretentious establishment which offers attention to all the important details, as well as personalised interaction with staff, find Clico to be their restaurant and hotel of choice.

Clico meets your needs by offering comfortable rooms, 5-star cuisine and exceptional conference and function facilities. Rates are highly competitive (weekend and room only specials available) with free fibre Wi-Fi and coffee & tea making facilities included in all rooms. Bed & Breakfast rates include a full breakfast served in Clico Restaurant which offers uniquely refined dining and menus which can be adjusted to accommodate personal dietary requirements and allergies. Clico Restaurant prides itself on unique seasonally inspired menus. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, we are open seven days a week. Hotel guests and non-guests are equally welcome.

Clico’s conference facility is unique, diverse and ideal for smaller and more intimate events and conferences, fitted with the high-quality AV equipment and featuring sliding doors that open onto the garden with an outside patio area for drinks and canapés.

Clico offers nine comfortable and beautifully appointed rooms of various sizes (five king and four queen/twin-bedded). Tastefully finished in understated warm earthy browns, creams and soft greens, each room features a mini-bar, safe, flat-screen TV with DStv (satellite TV), a desk / dressing table and air-conditioning.