5 Main Road, Bryanston
Tel: 073 230 6531
Woodmead Commercial Park
Waterval Cres., Woodmead
Tel: 083 923 2306
Links to Other Pages:
Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Sandton.
Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre
Every Business Needs a ‘Breakaway’ Day!
And Chislehurst, is the heart of Rivonia, is just the place.
An elegant, private guest house in a tranquil setting close to
the vibrant hub of the village centre, we offer a 10-seater
boardroom, covered patio for coffee breaks, and a lovely large
thatched lapa with dining table and bar for relaxed lunches. We can
provide whatever catering you require, from cupcakes to caviar! Hire
of our venue for a full day is R1 000, catering is quoted to
you separately, and we will undertake to hire in any equipment you
require at the best possible cost.
Jenny 083 271 5958
Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Village Shops
Rivonia Oriental City
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Petervale Shopping Centre
Shopping Centres in
Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Shops in the Morningside Area
Convenient Conference Café:
From a one-hour business meeting for 5, to a week-long indaba for 42
with all audio-visual aids, food and coffee.
5 Dunwoody Shopping Centre, 147 Western Service Road, Woodmead.
Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops in Woodmead
Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre
Be a Modern Hero
– Donate Blood!
The Colony, cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall. Tel: 011 447-6665 / 880-4994.
Restaurants in Rivonia,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Morningside Restaurant reviews
Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop
The "Perfect" place for salads, subs, pasta, pizza, burgers, chips, soft drinks.
Open 10:00-21:00 every day. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km. Johnny: 011 656-0652,
We hear a little about endangered animal species, but even less about endangered
types of shops.
In this issue we carry an advertisement for yet another art and framing shop
closing down. This means that in the whole of northern Sandton, you have
to travel to
Morning Glen Mall to get your picture framing done or buy a
Florists appear to be a gradually dying breed. There are still several
in various centres, but the only new one to open recently is Rosy Posy.
Corner greengrocers have long been replaced by supermarkets. The only
butchers that haven't disappeared are in the smaller centres:
Sandton Butchery in Petervale Shopping Centre
(where they are the supermarket) and Morningside Butchery in Wendywood Shopping Centre
(competition: a KwikSpar), who survive by offering quality products with personal service.
On the other hand, fast food, nail bars, hair salons, and expensive ladies'
seem to be able to survive in almost every centre.
I wonder what this says about us? We (or the ladies, anyway) are
adorning ourselves, but not our homes...
Hot and Sweaty? It is the "Summer Bizz Super Special"
at Dads&Lads Barber Shop on the LOWER LEVEL for Dads and Lads Hair cuts
from Monday to Friday. Come together and receive 15% discount. on your
haircuts! No Appointment Required!
Open 7 days a week in Sunninghill Village Basement. Call
Julius went to the Doctor, but he wasn't happy
with the diagnosis: "Doc, I want a second opinion!"
"OK, come back and see me on Tuesday."
fashion jewellery. Silver, pearls and gemstones for all occasions.
Shop D9, Hobart Grove Centre, Bryanston.
- Senza in Petervale Shopping Centre – Grill, pizzeria, cocktail bar, restaurant - opened end February 2013. Unusual Mediterranean-Japanese menu. Basement room for private functions. Likely to become a destination of choice. See review below.
- All About Fish, Shop 3, Rivonia Corner, 362 Rivonia Boulevard,
corner Eleventh Avenue (Rivonia North Shops) – fresh fish, sushi, and seafood shop, with a small restaurant section (eat in or take away).
- The Inky Shop, Shop G04, Ground in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Original and alternative cartridges for inkjet, copier and laser toner machines. Opening 1 April.
- Correction: Final Phase Hair Studio has not closed, but moved from Cambridge Crossing to Pineslopes Centre, Cnr Witkoppen and the Straight, Tel still 011 807 2612/3
(Thanks, Lesley King, for the info: We hope they give you a free styling!).
- Hair Colonel, moving from Shop G04 to G52 in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Hairdressers, barber and unisex hair stylist.
- Show on Stage - Fashion Design of China in Cambridge Crossing – another dress shop, run by Chinese who can't be bothered to learn a local language.
- This month we put up new pages on the Megaplex site for two centres,
Parkmore Mews (which seems to be
thriving) and Rivonia Crossing 2 in Paulshof (over 50% empty).
There is the electrical engineer who adds a note
at the end of his e-mails explaining Ohm's Law. He says it's his "P.S.
advert has been removed due to non-payment by the advertiser.
Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top
***** Senza, Petervale Shopping Centre, off Cambridge
The new kids on the block! Went there for coffee in the morning and
suggested we return for lunch. The coffee was great and the breakfast menu
looked really good. If you like early business meetings, this could well
be the place to meet.
We did go for lunch and were blown away by the service and the management!
Great wine list and a lunch menu which just increased my desire to eat!
Such exciting combinations of herbs and other things - failed to ask for the
This is a really different place to eat at and their menu has star rankings
for me. We ordered Salmon fish cakes with cabbage and fennel salad plus
the Senza burger with crispy chips. The fennel was a bit shy in the
cabbage salad but we were thanked for drawing attention to this. The fish
cakes were excellent and the burger simply magnificent with really crispy chips!
I can recommend the Wildekrans Chenin Blanc - hadn't come across it before
but it is a really good wine.
Service is five star and their lower level can be booked for parties - there
is a bar down there as well. This is a restaurant that deserves to go far!
Contact Details for Senza.
The well-known blind physiotherapist
Leigh J. Grundlingh from Warmbaths now offers his services in Rivonia:
Massage therapy; acupuncture; Reflexology stress relief; “hands-on”. WE CARE! Call:
011 234 8827 or 082 646 1680.
Leigh’s wife, Ronell, is also blind, and offers Massage therapy (full and
half), Aroma therapy (full and half), hand and foot massage; Indian head massage; hot stone therapy, sports massage. Call: 011 234 8827 or 079 396 5217.
- BP Gallo Manor, Bowling Ave near Morning Glen Mall – temporarily closed for an "extreme makeover" that involved razing everything to the ground.
- La Palma Pizzeria, closed in Codfather Village of Restaurants – no longer "the best pastas in Johannesburg".
- The Nutri-Balance Centre, Shop G52 in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Health Shop. Health Consultants, vitamins, minerals and herbs.
- Le Papier Du Nord, Shop G39, Ground in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre
– Gifts, Flowers, Arts & Crafts. Books, Cards, Gifts & Stationery. To be replaced by Applebee Stationers, end March.
- Nibbles and Kibbles Pet Deli, Shop G03, Ground in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Vet-quality Pet Food. Pet supplies.
- O’Galito's Restaurant & Coffee Shop, Upper Level in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Portuguese food.
- JHB Grill in Rivonia Crossing 2
– Classic Steakhouse and seafood.
- Perfect Car Wash Paulshof, in Cambridge Crossing in the parking area.
ART BEAT GALLERY Closing-Down Sale!
Specials on framing and artworks from 25 March to 25 April ~ 15% Discount on all framing ~ All artworks at bargain prices.
Shop 70, near Woolworths in
Woodmead Retail Park – phone 011 656 0601, Fax 011 656 9561
"Thank You" to the reader who gave us a large bottle of
tonic to strengthen our weak jokes...
Public Interest: Object to your Joburg Rates by 3
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The Joburg City General Valuation Roll is now out. Property
owners have just over a month, until 15:00 on 3 May, to object. You can check
your valuation at
rates bill for the next four years is based on this valuation, starting
from 1 July 2013.
Hate e-Tolling? OUTA Fought for You, Now Support
Visit OUTA (the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance) at
www.outa.co.za and donate to fight the e-Trolls.
Civic Beat: Meet your Councillor Next Saturday
Councillor Andrew Stewart of Ward 91 invites you to visit his table on
Saturday 6 April from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Grayston Shopping Centre, Grayston
Drive and Helen Road. Come and meet your City Councillors, complain about
the Rates and the potholes, and join the DA.
Curry Favour with the Democratic Alliance on Friday 12 April!
Come and join DA Ward 109 to learn to cook curry on a Friday evening.
Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely last year. First we learn to cook Indian
style, then we eat the magnificent food. As a bonus you will get 30 recipes
to take home.
The cost of the evening (excluding drinks) is R250 and the venue is Karma Restaurant,
Greenside. We have only 26 places, so early booking is essential:
Please book with Neil Whysall, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 083 652 2640.
Green Spot: Paper and Cardboard Collection
Recycling helps our environment by reducing the need for landfill,
and in the process creates jobs for your fellow Africans. Mpact Recycling
(formerly Mondi Recycling) will collect clean waste paper and flattened cardboard
boxes from your gate every week, for free. In the Morningside area the collection day is
Tuesday (except for public holidays and the end-of-year break); for other
areas phone 011 538 8600, or look out for the day your neighbours put out their
bright orange "Ronnie Bag". No plastic, polystyrene, waxed cartons, dirty
containers, food wrappings, or tissues, please.
We went to the "Baby Shop" at Manor Pharmacy last
weekend. Sadly, they didn't seem to have any in stock.