The suburb of Bryanston has everything you need when it comes to treating yourself to a well-deserved shopping spree in the city! Offering only the best in fashion and footwear, along with unique items, home and décor inspiration or beautiful accessories, there's a plethora of shopping destinations to choose from when you visit this part of Joburg.
With over 40 choice stores to wander, browse and shop through, Bryanston Shopping Centre offers their visitors everything they may need all under one roof. This centre provides a superb shopping experience in a tasteful, relaxed and beautiful environment, complete with a wide range of tenants. Discerning, high-end shoppers will enjoy browsing through the centre's selection of designer goods, fashion and footwear, grocers and delightful restaurants, and much more. The centre also offers free parking, 24-hour security, well-maintained and equipped restrooms and baby changing facilities, paraplegic parking, as well as wheelchair ramps.
Complete with three supermarkets – namely Checkers, Food Lovers Market and the country's first new-concept Woolworths store – and over 86 impressive shops focusing on health and beauty, home décor and more, Nicolway Bryanston is just the place to get your monthly grocery haul or retail therapy sorted. There's also a carefully hand-picked selection of restaurants and coffee shops available at the centre if you're looking to rest your feet after a long day of shopping. Nicolway Bryanston offers its visitors convenience, quality products and services in an exceptional setting.
Located 1km from Bryanton Drive and 1.2 km from William Nicol Drive, you'll find the charming and convenient shopping destination of Bryan Park Shopping Centre, which boasts a niché community-based retail experience for all who visit. This centre offers the residents of Bryandale and surrounding areas a number of favourable shops for effortless shopping and absolute convenience, as well as easy access and ample parking. They also house professional offices from their first floor. A few stores open and trading at this centre include Woolworths, House of Envy, Skin & Nail Lounge, Checkers, Virgin Active and The Flower Boss.
Offering everything from the usual everyday retail needs and a spot to relax and unwind, to services for your medical and health needs, Hobart Grove Centre situated located just off William Nicol Drive on Grosvenor Road is a little local shopping haven. With a mix of tenants ranging from practical and convenient to quirky and charming, this centre is an unexpected gem for residents and locals, as well as those passing through or working in the area. Stores in the centre include fashion outlets such as Frank Bespoke, Out of the Blue and From Twain with Love; lovely dining spots such as Doppio Zero, Barazza and Wombles Steakhouse; and beauty services and pamper sessions from Urban Escape, The Hair Colonel and Renaissance Hair.
Named after the nearby, renowned French fine dining restaurant, Coachman's Inn, this neighborhood retail centre on Peter Place offers 24 stores to satisfy all retail and dining needs. It's also an ideal meeting spot for families and friends. Stores at Coachman's Crossing Shopping Centre includes Pick 'n Pay as the anchor, Andreas Salver Manufacturing Jewellers, Fingers & Toes Beauty Salon, Polly Potters Toy Store, as well as an electric mix of restaurants such as Ocean Basket, Mugg & Bean, Andiccio 24, Steers, Debonairs, and Fishaways.
A distinctive retail boutique destination that has been operating for over 35 years, the well-known Riverside Shopping Centre offers customers a lovely selection of over 140 exciting stores and restaurants to explore. A few stores that this centre has to offer includes a large and very popular Woolworths Food, The Daily Coffee Café, Chateaux Gateaux and Sorbet. And as for restaurants, pay Jintara Thai Sushi Dim Sum and Riverside Caffé & Bistro a visit in between shopping and errands.
With over 35 stores including chain stores, boutiques, restaurants and services to choose from, The Wedge Shopping Centre offers shoppers convenience and a unique and sophisticated outdoor retail experience, all within 5 minutes from Sandton Central. Customers will enjoy a range of interesting stores and dining spots, including Jozi Gin, Sorbet Nail Bar, Woolworths, Polpetta, Kong Tai Restaurant, Kitchen Vibes, Epilio and more.
For a quick stop to grab a few things for dinner or a short shopping spree, the long-standing Sloane Square Shopping Centre on the corner of Sloane Street and William Nicol Drive has a mix of stores and restaurants ready and waiting to serve the local community as well as passing visitors. This is the ideal stop if you're looking to order some Indian, Asian and Soul Food on-the-go. Get your pantry and freezer essentials at the Meat Market and Fruit & Veg, grab a coffee fix at Roast Republic, get a hair cut at the Hair Colonel, or sit-down, indulge and enjoy the atmosphere at a selection of restaurants including Dong Sheng Chinese Cuisine, Chicken Licken and Angelo's Pizza.
Stuck in traffic on William Nicol Drive just before the N1 Highway? Why not beat the traffic and take a pit stop at Epsom Downs Shopping Centre? This is the ideal place to do some daily errands and shopping before you get home at the end of the day. This centre offers various stores covering a wide selection of lifestyle needs, including health and beauty, home décor and groceries. There's also an array of takeaway hot spots if you're looking to grab some fast food on-the-go. Epsom Downs offers 280 free open air parking in front and at the back of the centre.
At present, there are no known wholesalers in the suburb of Bryanston. However, if you're looking for wholesalers in suburbs surrounding Bryanston, including Randburg, Sandton, and Fourways to see what they have to offers when it comes to wholesale products, items and more, click on the links below for more information:
At present, there are no known factory stores in the suburb of Bryanston. However, if you're interesting in visiting and shopping at factory stores for the best deals at unmissable prices within neighbouring suburbs including Randburg, Sandton and Fourways, visit the links below:
Here's a hard and fast guide to the Hobart Grove Centre in Bryanston. We've intentionally left out some of the places so that you can tell us all about it... you know, to start a conversation instead of us telling you about stuff you might already know?
Rockets Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
From pizza to prego rolls, Rockets Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is a top breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner spot completed with a drinks menu that will make a mixologist blush. We recommend you try out their Rocket wings served tapas style and washed down with silk panties... the drink, you weirdo. The vibe is relaxed and laid back and a great spot to start or end an evening. Oh, their salads are good too! In fact, it's so good that they opened a stand-alone "express" shop at Melrose Arch.
Great for first dates, solo eating marathons and all things tequila, Perron Bryanston is a rocking place to stuff your face with soft shell fish tacos (made in-house) and pork belly slow-cooked with chilli, lime and agave, and served with Mexican potatoes, re-fried beans, crema and tomatillo salsa verde. Do yourself a favour and go check them out if you haven't already... and if you have, why not go back and experience Perron all over again?
Wombles Steak House
Every boot needs a heel and every shopping centre needs a steakhouse. The Hobart Grove Centre just so happens to have one of the top steakhouses in Johannesburg. Wombles Steakhouse is a family run business with Executive Chef Nesberth Nhabura at the kitchen's helm. It goes without saying that the house of Wombles is predominantly built on pillars of beef... and lots of it. With that said, don't expect them to serve ribs. Fair enough. What they do have is much more... satisfying. Patrons can expect different cuts of steak, beef stroganoff, steak tartare, gammon steak (yeah, it's not beef but it is steak), and a variety of sauces and side dishes (including pap).
Electro Muscle Stimulation, or EMS for short, is what BodyTec specialises in. How does it work? They suit you up in something called an electrode vest, causing muscles to contract as you do a fair amount of basic exercises such as lunges, standing crunches and bicep curls. BodyTec says that it's not a cheat code to lose weight or look good but a safe and quicker alternative to the gym we're used to. Why not check them out and decide if it's the right fitness fit for you?
The Urban Escape sisterhood (as they like to refer to themselves) offers a well-deserved escape into their relaxing world, far away from the hustle and bustle of big city life. All that matters in this safe space is self-love and me-time. They celebrate the beautiful and unique individual that you are. At Urban Escape visitors can expect experienced skincare, top-notch nail technicians, laser hair removal, and cappuccinos, cakes, popcorn and wine!
Do you want to know the secret behind almost every great hairdo in Bryanston? We're spilling the beans! With almost two decades of experience, Renaissance Hair has become a popular spot to get those luxurious locks on your head chopped. This unisex hair salon specialises in colouring and cutting, stocking top products and hair extensions.
Joburg is the sneaker capital of the world – sorry, Tokyo you’ll have to wait your turn on the throne. We want to introduce you to Sneaker Shack, the dudes who keep your favourite kicks in tip-top shape. Think of Sneaker Shack as a dry cleaner but for your shoes... except it's a lot cooler. Their prices are affordable and service great - our graphic designer collects sneaker so he can testify to their awesomeness.
Any top spots that you think we missed? Let us know below!
By Shawn Greyling
What better way to delight your senses during the winter than with a bottle of fine wine paired with a plate of authentic Italian goodness? Pomodoro Ristorante serves up top-notch pizzas and pastas that are sure to satisfy those winter cravings. Check out their Specials menu for some further indulgence.
Where: Shop U36, Morningside Shopping Centre, Corner Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside, Johannebsurg.
For some of the very best steaks in our city, you can’t go wrong with The Hussar Grill. Pay this elegant, but comfortable spot a visit for a night filled with red wine and world-class meats. The service is remarkable.
Where: Morningside Shopping Centre, Corner Rivonia & Outspan Roads, Morningside, Johannebsurg.
Perfect for a cold winter’s night, Bellagio is an excellent higher-end restaurant. It serves up some of the best seafood, meat and pasta around! Pair your dish with a quality wine from their cellar and you’re all set for an intimate evening of indulgence.
Where: Unit 1 Oxford Manor, 196 Oxford Road, Illovo, Johannesburg.
Wombles is a well-loved establishment. Now located in the Hobart Grove Centre, they’ll soon be serving your favourite fragrant meats and superb seafood dishes! They have a stylish bar area if you’d just like to pop in for a drink. How divine.
Where: Hobart Grove Shopping Centre, 88 Hobart Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
By Candice May
Do you have any other great restaurants you’d recommend to keep warm this winter?
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