After nearly four years of waiting since the news hit the ground that a world-class casino resort will be opening in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, the wait finally came to an end when Time Square Casino Menlyn Maine officially opened for the first time on April 1, 2017. Termed as the second largest casino development in South Africa after the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World, this massive entertainment complex is nestled in the Menlyn Main District and is a property of South Africa’s most reputable casino developer, Sun International Group. The resort is set to open in Three Phases within two years after the iconic ribbon breaking ceremony in April that saw the opening of a world-class casino with top-quality casino games and more than 12 dining options. Phase II which is set to complete in Nov 2017 will see the opening of an 8,500-seat theater, and Phase III is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018 ushering in the 18-floor Maslow Time Square Hotel.
Overnight guests at Time Square Casino will have to find lodging services in nearby hotels now that its hotel complex is yet to be completed. Set to open before the end of 2018, Maslow Time Square Hotel is expected to boast 18 floors and will feature 3 to 5 star rated accommodations appointed with advanced technology and modern amenities.
Gaming enthusiasts are welcomed to Time Square Casino Menlyn Maine for paced gaming action at its casino floor which spans in two levels and offers an extensive collection of slot machines and more than 60 gaming tables. Complete with high-tech finishes and exterior décor that blends with the surrounding, this venue guarantees all gambling enthusiast an experience like no other.
Gourmet connoisseurs will have a moment of their life at this newly crowned South African jewel which boasts several dining options ranging from casual to upscale dining options. Here, they will find more than 12 restaurants and bars serving local dishes as well as global cuisines. Dining options include Guy Fieri’s Kitchen and Bar which serves American cuisines, Kung Fu Cowboy which blends Asian and American favorites, and Something’s Cooking which boasts an interactive kitchen concept that combines bites and music. Others include The Brew Monkey, Forti Grill, The Globe Bar, Etas, Candylicious, Tatso, The Buffet, Bar Time, and Altitude.
Drawing inspiration from the horology concept which entails the study of time and watches, Time Square casino’s interior boasts modern high-tech finishes while its façade features a design that blends with the green aesthetics of the greater Menlyn Maine. Sprawling in two new floors, Time Square Casino features world-class facilities which include high-end gaming machines and cutting edge gaming tables.
Slots players will enjoy every minute here since this venue boasts 2,000 gaming machines offering slots, video poker, classic reels, and jackpot progressives. Some of the slots you’re likely to find on this casino’s ground floor include Bejeweled, Crystal Dual, Plants Vs Zombies and the new, exclusive Game of Thrones slot.
Patrons will also find over 60 gaming tables spread between smoking and non-smoking zones. In the smoking zone, patrons will find one Raise’em poker table, three Blackjack Tables, and six American Roulette tables. In the non-smoking area, there are two Raise’em Poker Tables, four Blackjack Tables, and twelve American Roulette tables.
Patrons who prefer private gaming can navigate to the intimate Sun Lounge at Time Square Casino which boasts a selected collection of slot machines as well as two American Roulette tables and two Blackjack tables.
On the other hand, high rollers who want to enjoy both worlds- that of playing high limit games and enjoying luxurious amenities- can access the upscale and high-end Sun Prive at Time Square Maine. This area offers full beverage and dining service and features 5 Blackjack tables and 8 American Roulette tables.
Perched on the first floor at Time Square Casino Menlyn Maine, Etas Restaurant is the perfect spot to meet with friends for a delicious meal inspired by favorite flavors from Spain and the Mediterranean. This chic, ambient, and relaxed tapas restaurant and bar is where guests come to enjoy delicious culinary delights that range from garlic infused prawns to paella. It also serves fine wine pairings making sure they create a fabulous dining experience that combines great food and excellent wine that is shared among real friends.
Buffets have become an integral part of any dining experience and there is no better way to start your day than filling your plate with delicious culinary items from Tatso, one of Time Square’s buffet restaurants. Conveniently carved near this resort's entrance on the ground floor, Tatso excites diners with cold and hot dishes which are served in a chic and relaxed atmosphere. If you have cravings for an all-you-can savor dinner treat when in Pretoria, no other place fits the bill more than Tatso Buffet restaurant. Combining a cozy atmosphere with a casual dining, this is without a doubt one of the nicest buffet eateries around. It opens for lunch and dinner every single day.
Find Kung Fu Cowboy on the ground floor and enjoy their authentic cuisine prepared by fusing authentic flavors from the East and those from the West. This grab-and-go restaurant combines authentic dishes from Asia with staples from America, proving that two can combine to create a sumptuous fare. Whether you want to savor hot dogs along with hoisin sauce or Asian noodles with Texan burger, there is no better place than Kung Fu Cowboy. This fast food restaurant operates round the clock and you can be sure that no matter the time you hunger pangs start calling, you will find something to calm your taste buds at Kung Fu Cowboy.
Helmed by New York Times-bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning host, restaurateur, and Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri, Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar is one of the most popular culinary destinations in the world. Making its debut in South Africa, Guy Fieri’s restaurant is tipped to become an instant hit in the city of Pretoria. His joint excites guests with culinary specialties with an American-Italian influence and when the night comes knocking, it makes sure you wear your dancing shoes as it features live performances and DJ sessions that will demand that you shake it up on the mechanical bull. This restaurant is situated on the first floor of the Time Square Casino.
Combining beats and bites, Somethin’s Cooking displays the culinary passion of J’Something and his view of life. This venue serves fresh twists on classic dishes in an intimate space that celebrates life and times of the Executive Chef J’Something. Every recipe served here is created from J’Something’s personal story making this spot a home away from home. All food items are carved with a personal memorabilia and are complemented by its chief chef's favorite tunes from Portugal, West Africa, and South Africa. This culinary joint is nestled on the second floor of Time Square Casino Menlyn Maine.
Perched on the upper most level of Time Square Casino and overlooking Menlyn Maine precinct, Altitude is a stylish, contemporary, and high-class rooftop bar and restaurant. Guests at the casino can navigate to this venue and enjoy light snacks and an excellent collection of cocktails, craft beers, and specialty drinks. Altitude is an ideal spot for private functions, post dinner celebrations, and parties.
Specializing in global novelty and candy brands from around the globe, Candylicious is a top-tier concept store in Pretoria. It blends merchandises and confectionery brands from the UK, US, and Europe to create one of the first growing concept stores in South Africa. Guests will enjoy a vast array of items from this store including soft drinks, candies, groceries, chocolates and novelties from brands such as Starbucks, Coca-Cola, and Reese’s among many others.
Conveniently nestled on the ground floor at Time Square Casino, Megusto Coffee is your one-stop destination when want to enjoy premium coffees or coffee infused drinks. Whether it is a cappuccino, Ristretto, espresso, macchiato or any other coffee fix, this joint has got you covered. Drinks are also complemented by an excellent menu serving your favorite light items including gourmet sandwiches, burgers, salads and other sweet treats.
Poised to be one of the hippest and hottest destinations in Pretoria’s nightlife scene, The Globe Bar is top-quality imbibing zone that fuses molecular gastronomy with innovative mixology in an attractive, sophisticated setting. It serves revelers with premium items ranging from top-quality spirits to Cuban cigars.