Shopping in Sandton – June 2012

Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter alerting the Sandton shopper to the new and interesting in Benmore Gardens, Bryanston, Buccleuch, Kelvin, Morningside, Morningside Manor, Gallo Manor, Rivonia, Petervale, Sunninghill, Wendywood, and Woodmead.  Please feel free to support our advertisers!  To subscribe, see our subscription page.

Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
All Gone ~ The Checkout

All Minor Dent and Bumper Repairs

KRP Auto Body will beat any written quote. Transport can
be arranged. T & C Apply.
 375 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia.
Tel: 011 234 0160 - 079 408 7892

Links to Other Pages:
Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Northern Sandton.

Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
The Square
Sunninghill Village
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre

Do you need a new venue for your book club, coffee morning, ladies lunches?

Chislehurst is situated in a quiet, leafy suburb of Rivonia, and the tranquil outdoor setting under the lovely thatched lapa provides exactly what you need for a private, fun occasion.

We offer whatever catering you require, from cupcakes to caviar! The venue cost varies according to time required, but you can guarantee it won’t break the bank. We are very flexible and will work around your requirements.

Jenny 083 271 5958

Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Coachman's Crossing
Grosvenor Crossing
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops and Shopping in Woodmead

Home of Beauty
Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in Bryanston

Experienced therapist specialising in Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in a quiet and cosy space. Other beauty therapies available: Facials, Pedicure, manicure, slimming, chakra balance.

Ladies Only!
Call Rita 082-210-0606

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Square
Rivonia Village Centre
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Cambridge Crossing
Petervale Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in
Greater Morningside:

Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Morning View
Shops in the Morningside Area

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

Pizza Perfect / Burger Perfect - Upper Level, Morning Glen Mall

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, e-mail

Short Shop Review by Judith:

Simply Gorgeous Lingerie, Sunninghill Village

When you are well-endowed and can't find bras that feel right - this is the  place to go!  Wonderful service which included measuring and then being presented with a gorgeous bra which fits like a dream.  I bought two and have enjoyed the pleasure ever since!

They stock regular and larger sizes: S–6XL. Contact details for Simply Gorgeous.

New Generation Pulsed Light providing fast and effective treatments

Hair Removal   Skin Rejuvenation   Pigmentation      Book your FREE consultation now
Urban Escape, Riverside Shopping Centre, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston – 011 706 9822 or 083 254 1447

New on the Block  Back to top

  • Oasis Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant in Sunninghill Village has become Blu Curasao Fine Dining & Cocktail Lounge – North Indian food, drinks and take-aways.
  • Little Hero's in Sunninghill Village Basement – Sportswear for infants and juniors.
  • S.W.E.A.T. Café, in Morningside Shopping Centre in the S.W.E.A.T. 1000 studio: Fresh juices, smoothies, coffees, protein shakes and snacks.
  • Copper Chimney Take Away & Family Restaurant in The Bridge Shopping Centre – Halaal Indian Restaurant: Chicken tikka, Biryani, tandoori, curry, seafood, bunny chow, burgers, chips, pizza, Chinese dishes.
  • Boltex Perfumery and Cosmetics upstairs in The Bridge Shopping Centre – Generic perfumes, Lipstick, nail varnish, body products. Perfume essences. Organic head lice treatment. Mosquito repellent.
  • 08Homecare in The Bridge Shopping Centre – Handyman and Home repair and renovation.
  • NDinX Lady's Fashion, Shop 12 in Sunninghill Village – "Every week a new stock" (but not much English).

Dads & Lads Combo during Winter Specials!

Come in with your son/sons or Granddad and receive 15% discount on your haircuts. Bring a friend/colleague and receive a FREE Tea Tree Treatment in our back-massage chair. Call Fay 011 803-5015. No Appointment Required. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK in Sunninghill Village Basement.

Odd Jobs

The man who fell into the upholstery machine is now fully recovered.

Beauty Boudoir July Special

Book your 30 minute back and neck massage, manicure and pedicure (nail colour not included) for R350 (you save R110) and we will shape and wax your eyebrows for you at no charge. Booking is essential. Call Beauty Boudoir on 011 326 0406, 078 752 4462 or e-mail

Restaurant Reviews by Judith Back to top

**** Kong Tai Chinese Restaurant, The Wedge Morningside

Been there for a long time and we have bought other things from them but not gone to the restaurant.  So in search of something new, we went there.  Service was good, delivery was unusual.  The starter was cancelled when we received the main course first.  However the calamari and vegetable stir-fry was great and the chicken and coconut was also good.  The tea and the wine were excellent.

We would go again.  They are expanding into bigger premises to include Minamoto, the Japanese restaurant, as well.

Contact Details for Kong Tai Chinese Restaurant.

***** The Maharaja, Sloane Square off William Nicol

We went there on a cold evening wanting warm curry!  The great thing was that we were seated overlooking the wonderful view across to the Magaliesburg!  Unfortunately, they no longer do rice flour poppadums, which was a disappointment.  We ordered a Kali dhal and a vegetable briyani, plus Lassi and wine.  The lassi and wine were spot on as was the mild Kali Dhal.  The vegetable biriyani was not as it consisted of frozen vegetables not fresh.

It was replaced with a hot Kali Dhali - which was great.  All in all a relaxing evening and good food - just don't order vegetable Biryani!

Contact Details for Maharaja Restaurant are on our page of Restaurant Reviews for Sandton.

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Funny Language, English...

Radio 702 is celebrating its thirty-second birthday.  Congratulations, 702!

But please feel free to celebrate for longer: Take thirty minutes, or even twenty-four hours... thirty seconds seems way too short!

Left and Gone Away... Back to top

  • Shaolin Martial Arts Centre has moved from The Bridge Shopping Centre in Buccleuch and now does kiddie classes only, at the Montessori Primary School, Muller Street.
  • Blagodats in Rivonia Village – (Russian for "bliss") ladies' and men's fashion boutique with local and imported clothes.
  • Café Strive in Morning View – Health food café (Now S.W.E.A.T. Cafe in the S.W.E.A.T. 1000 studio in Morningside Shopping Centre)
  • Dr Dolittle's Cat & Dog Parlour, Basement Shop LL15 in Sunninghill Village; pet grooming.
  • Women's Outdoor Fitness Training in Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre.

The Halt to e-Tolling is saving YOU up to R550 a month!

Please give OUTA (the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance) some of it to pay the legal costs, at!

Getting Help

The family decided to go to the psychiatrist:

"Doctor, we are asking you to see Julius: For the last year he has been thinking he's a chicken."

"You've done the right thing coming to me, but why did you wait so long?"

"Yes Doctor, we're sorry.  The truth is, we needed the eggs."

Culture Page Going Strong  Back to top

Sharmini Brookes, our theatre and movie contributor, has given us a lovely new crop of reviews: Popcorn in the Theatre, Snow White and the Huntsman, and The Raven.  Please see our  Culture Reviews page.  Thanks, Sharmini!

At the Checkout:  Back to top

Annalie goes to the butchery counter and asks for a chicken: They are just about out of stock.  The butcher finds his last, a really scrawny bird, and puts it on the scale: "One kilogram".  "That's too small", says Annalie, "do you have anything bigger?"  The butcher takes the bird off the scale, pretends to hunt around a bit, then puts the same one back and covertly presses down on the scale: "One-and-a-half kilograms: How about that?"

"Still a bit small", says Annalie, "I tell you what: I'll take both of them".

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