Shopping in Sandton – May 2013

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Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
Closed ~ The Checkout

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
Coachman's Crossing
Grosvenor Crossing
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
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
Sandton Court
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:
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 in Woodmead

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


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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. Nick and Johnny: 011 656-0652, e-mail

Rivonia Village Revisited

Rivonia shoppers may have noticed some changes in Rivonia Village Shopping Centre [not to be confused with the (earlier) townhouse complex of the same name, nor the (also prior-named) Rivonia Village Veterinary Clinic down Eighth Avenue].

There is a major expansion in progress to accommodate a new Checkers branch, at the opposite end of the centre from Woolworths, presumably so as to be well away and not taint its upper-class atmosphere.  Postnet moved next to Woolworths a while ago.  Clicks then moved where Postnet was, leaving its space –which is being greatly expanded– for Checkers, due to open in November.  The shops that were on either side of the entrance to Clicks, namely Wingate Computers, Vodashop, and Minuteman Press, have moved to the right of FNB, previously occupied by Maps and Travel, which has shrunk to a fraction of its former self and now has its entrance on Rivonia Boulevard.

While Lucky Moo and Rage have gone, the centre has found a use for the huge space on the upper level behind HFPA and Standard Bank: Say hello to RoomFive Private Function Venue, in  Suite 5 (obviously), an Event/Function/banqueting/cocktail Venue for Corporate clients, private clients and Weddings. It seats from 80 to 800. Catering is included.

We welcome Michele back from her long absence! So if any clients of hers from Sunninghill or Fourways are wondering where she is, come along to Dads&Lads Barber Shop, Lower level Sunninghill Village, Sunninghill and you will find her here! We are open 7 days a week Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-3pm, Sun/holidays 9am-2pm. It might be winter, but hair grows the same length as it does in summer. Let us warm you up with a fresh hair cut!  It's good for your soul! Call Fay 011 803-5015.

Funny Language, English...

If you trip, have you stumbled or are you walking gracefully?


High-end fashion jewellery. Silver, pearls and gemstones for all occasions.

Shop D9, Hobart Grove Centre, Bryanston. 011 7075268

New on the Block  Back to top

  • The 3 Little Chefs, Shop 48, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – Opened early May 2013 between Nedbank and Capitec Bank: kitchenware, baking, cutlery, tea sets, dishes, bowls etc.
  • The Deli Shop in Morning Glen Mall re-opens on 3 June.
  • The Home Industry has returned to Morning Glen Mall, as a part of the Manor Pharmacy Coffee Shop, Upper Level.
  • Lorna Jane, Shop U21a, Upper Level in Nicolway Bryanston – women's activewear: Sportswear, gym wear, underwear, footwear, Little Miss Lorna Jane.
  • BT Games, Shop L48, Lower Level in Nicolway Bryanston – Computer and video games for Playstation, Xbox, and Wii.
  • Telkom 8.ta Mobile, Shop L02, Lower Level in Nicolway Bryanston – Cell phone services.
  • Vasili's at Morningside, the Thick End of The Wedge, Morningside (Greek/Mediterranean Restaurant) is moving to Rivonia Junction next month.
  • Smartfix, Shop U10, Upper Level in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Apple phone and iPad repair centre. Repairing cracked screens, water-damaged phones, etc. Battery replacement. Software upgrades.
  • Applebee Stationers, Shop G39, Ground in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre – Wide selection of good quality, unique stationery for corporate and personal shoppers. Colourful, playful, useful and awesome stationery.
  • Other changes in Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre: The Back Shop will be moving from the ground floor store to Office 227 on the second floor. In their place, The Body Shop will be taking over from the 1st of June. Biggie Best closes at the end of May. Polka Dot Décor will be taking over the store from July. Piatto Restaurant – Opening 1st of June, replacing O'Galito's on the Upper Level where, by the way, Metro and Col’Cacchio Restaurants are getting new upper deck extensions.
  • Precioux, Shop U11, Upper Level in Morningside Shopping Centre – Designer fashions, limited editions for girls 2-16 yrs, mums (all ages). Jewellery and accessories.
  • Cottage Flowers, Shop L22, Lower Level in Morningside Shopping Centre – Florist, gifts (on the right of Pick 'n Pay).

Odd Jobs

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Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

**** Ocean Basket, Chilli Lane Shopping Centre, Sunninghill

An urgent need for fish and chips turned our tracks to the nearest Ocean Basket, which, for us, is in Chilli Lane.  We were seated quickly inside as it was quite a cool day and ordered Taramasalata to share.  The wine by the glass options are very good and I opted for the Robertson Sauvignon Blanc, which was very good.  Rick had his usual Appletizer.  The Taramasalata was good and arrived quickly.

Then the fish and chips came - cooked to perfection with the chips being really crispy.  The lemon butter sauce could have been more generous, but that our only complaint!  Prince gave excellent service.

It was good to find that this restaurant had regained its previous good standing, as I had been disappointed the last time I was there.  They have live music on Sunday lunches and are family friendly.

Contact Details for Ocean Basket.

ART BEAT GALLERY says "Thank You" for Your Support!

The Gallery has a "Winter framing special" – 15% discount on all custom framing.
Shop 70, near Woolworths in
Woodmead Retail Park e-mail

They Are No More... Back to top

Getting Help

Julius wasn't feeling good.  He went to the GP. After an extensive examination, the doctor gave his diagnosis: "You've got high cholesterol, acid reflux, and onomatopoeia."

"Doc, I understand the cholesterol and the heartburn, but what's onomatopoeia?"

"It's exactly what it sounds like."

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Public Interest:   Back to top

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The Checkout:  Back to top

Our local Pharmacy wrote to vehemently deny that their "Baby Shop" sells babies.

We keep meaning to ask them, if sunflower seed oil is made from sunflower seeds and olive oil comes from olives, what is their baby oil made out of?

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Newsletter Issued 31 May 2013 – Page Last Updated: 02 December 2014. – Contact us.