Agrilla Meet and Cocktail Bar: Time Square’s New Meet & Eat Spot


There’s a new restaurant on the block at Time Square Casino in Pretoria! With an emphasis on friends gathering to enjoy great food, Agrilla Meet and Cocktail Bar is a must-visit when you’re in Jacaranda City. If you love grills and hearty meals, then this is just the place for you and your family and friends.


Visit Agrilla Meet & Cocktail Bar

A play on the word meat, Agrilla, at Pretoria’s largest entertainment and hotel complex – Time Square – is an upmarket South African grill house and cocktail bar. The restaurant’s unique offering creates engaging entertainment with a ‘theatre of dining’, using butcher blocks to slice a customer’s meat at their table.

We make our own drywors and biltong, our steaks are 21-day wet-aged in-house, and we offer the best pap and sheba,” said Agrilla executive chef Justin Jonah, who ironically is a former Executive Chef for Time Square. “We are a steakhouse for adults and our menu is based upon what South Africans like to eat best – meat – with delicious dishes with sides of pap and sheba.

A New Must-Visit

With a track record of success across several Sun International properties – Agrilla owners, Paul de Jager and Jon Sarris, operate Trader’s at Time Square, Maltos restaurants at Wild Coast Sun and Sun City resorts, as well as the popular The Shebeen. The upmarket restaurant is sure to find favour with locals, as well as visiting international guests.

What’s On The Menu?

The menu is influenced by the Afrikaans and Greek roots of its owners. Theyoffer dishes such as chicken livers, trinchado and grilled halloumi. Starters include mushrooms, bruschetta rubbed with garlic and topped with black pepper cream, heirloom tomatoes and onion salsa, American-style buffalo chicken wings, tossed in a smoky barbeque sauce, and marrow bones with toast.


Our steaks are made in the most authentic possible style to show the quality of the meat, using natural rubs, salt and pepper which do not camouflage its flavour. We cook over coals on an open flame, and use methods such as rubbing our picanha with bay leaves, which is a great way to flavour meat,” Jonah said. Steaks are rested in butter, thyme and garlic after being cooked.

Specialities include a four-and-a-half-hour slow cooked short rib, served in a red wine gravy, and a 1kg rump steak.

Chicken dishes include a flame-grilled, baby chicken marinated overnight with paprika, white wine, garlic, and peri-peri, as well as a barbecue version. There is also a chicken espetada, made with chicken thighs and grilled Portuguese-style.

The restaurant also does a mixed grill for sharing, with steak, boerewors, chicken wings and a choice of sides including twice-cooked potato wedges, buttery parmesan mashed potato, wedges, and creamed spinach.


Whiskies & Cognacs

In keeping with its patron’s requirements, Agrilla has a wide selection of whiskies and high-end cognacs.

We want people to get together and enjoy cocktails inspired by top mixologists around the world,” said Sarris. “Think old school flavours with modern influence – instead of a whisky sour, we have a blueberry sour, made with tequila, for example.

Customers can be seated at the dedicated bar area which seats 10, and interact with one of three barmen to personalise their drinks orders.

For More Information


Agrilla is open Tuesday to Friday from 14:00 until 23:00, and on Saturdays from noon.

Don’t forget to follow Agrilla on Facebook and Instagram.

You can also contact them by calling 012 003 5848 or emailing

Address: 209 Aramist Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Time Square Casino, Pretoria.


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