Back in the saddle! Cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Arch Cycles (previously Concept Cyclery) has reopened with a new name, new look and new range of bicycles. Arch Cycles is now the first Trek bicycles concept store in Africa, stocking one of the most sought-after bicycle brands in the world. The store also offers a service centre, knowledgeable staff and a customisation section where riders can build the Treks of their dreams.
Details: 0861796757 | Store Number H21B – Whiteley Road | https://archcycles.co.za/
Another season looms with the latest sneakers already making waves in conversations around the globe and, as always, Shesha is ready to bring them right to your feet, so to speak. If Shesha hasn’t got it, you don’t need it. From July to September, sneaker lovers can expect new kicks from Nike, Jordan and Puma. Check out Shesha’s #Ministry Of Swag launch calendar for more details.
Stylebound brings jet-set, celebrity red-carpet stylish elegant wear to Melrose Arch. This boutique evening gown store hand-picks top international designer wear from abroad and brings it home at affordable prices. As the name suggests, they are uncompromisingly bound to style through a ‘less is more’ approach. Fresh off the tailor’s tack, head to Stylebound today to experience the lastest imports by Sue Wong, Monique L’huiller, Adrianna Pappel and other top international designers.
Details: 011 684 1559 | Store Number H55EF | https://www.stylebound.co.za/home
As the changing of the season comes, so does the changing of our wardrobes. With their finger on the pulse of international trends, Nicci Boutiques offers by-weekly updates of their in-store looks sourced from top European and American designers. Swing by and take a peak at beautiful floral designs, bright accessories and footwear fit for a Spring queen.
Details: 011 684 2957 | 30 Melrose Blvd | https://www.nicci.co.za/stores/
Playful patterns and one-of-a-kind prints are finally here to carry us into Spring! Get out of the cold and into our bright and bold Aldo Martins Spring Summer 2019 collection. Aldo Martins offer some of the most strikingly innovative knitwear in the world. Every season, prints get more beautiful, styles get more unique, and Colourbox continue to be more and more inspired by this magnificent brand. Visit them in-store to see what all the hype is about.
Details: 065 532 1327 | Store Number H68EF | https://colourbox.co.za/
The eagerly awaited Mr George has opened its doors! The emphasis at this eatery is on relaxation and taking time to savour one’s meal. The green décor, with its ample foliage, creates a calming atmosphere, encouraging diners to linger and enjoy the food, while outside, comfortable seating in booths inspires long, lazy lunches as you sip on a cocktail or prosecco, savour some sushi and watch the world go by.
Details: 011 684 2999 | 3 The High Street | https://www.facebook.com/mrgeorgeza/
Ex Moyo, Kitamu is a feast for the soul. The restaurant’s menu is wholly African, with dishes like Mozambican chicken, North African bread, ostrich steak, kudu skewers, crocodile pies, fried mopane worms and springbok shank pie to tantalise the taste buds. Maputo chicken curry is cooked pole pole (‘slowly, slowly’) as it is in the Mozambican capital to maximise the flavour, while the Hout Bay fish and chips will almost have diners believing they can smell the sea. The Moroccan slow-braised lamb shank can only be described as kitamu.
Details: 011 684 1477 | 5The High Street | http://www.kitamu.co.za/
It’s been barely a month since Rodizio joined the Melrose Arch culinary fraternity and it’s grown into a popular lunch and dinner spot on The High Street. The restaurant offers an appetising and varied lunch and dinner menu which will include a range of tapas that have a Brazilian spicy flair; as well as burgers and traditional prego rolls and vegetarian dishes. All meals are prepared fresh daily.
Details: 011 483 1910 | 10a The High Street | https://www.rodiziogrill.co.za/
With a fresh new look and a vegan eatery to boot, The Grind has evolved into so much more than just a coffee hangout. Take the spiral staircase to the Grind Greenery, a wood-finished bistro serving up freshly created, plant-based dishes that not only look good but taste the part too. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages to see what’s coming out of the kitchen at The Grind Greenery.
Details: 072 754 8705 | Store Number H21B – Whiteley Road | https://thegrindgreenery.co.za/
The intimate Melrose store still holds a rebellious presence like the other locations within the brands stable and has been highly anticipated by residents and businesses within the area as a new go-to lunch, dinner and after- work drinks spot. Known as the best destination for a killer grub and rocking vibe – you can expect a menu of mouthwatering burgers, handcrafted pizzas, succulent ribs and the best sharing platters around. Some must tries include the Amazeballs, the Moaning at Midnight and the Pepperoni Pizza – we guarantee that you’ll leave wanting more.
Details: 010 035 6707 | 4 The High Street | https://tigersmilk.co.za/