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12 Du Toit Street | Stanford, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 28 341 0272
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a friend there a week ago and were a bit disappointed. I choose the beetroot soup ( very good )as a starter as I felt it was the most original dish of the 3 offered which were , meze ,more a greek speciality than South African and a fig and goat cheese salad ,not exactly the most original... More 

Thank 408Laurence
Swakopmund, Namibia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The experience was disappointing after all the hype that had been made. Thefood was OK but bland and needed spicing. The waiting time was too long - (2 hrs for a 2 course meal)

Thank SecretGarden36
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It's not often one comes across a restaurant like Marianas. This is good , wholesome country cooking at its very best. Everything is seasonal and homegrown in Peter and Marianna's garden. And it's not only all about their fabulous food. They're wonderful hosts who serve up warmth and generosity in abundance. The overall experience is simply the best. Don't miss... More 

Thank DudleyFeebish
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We booked for Mariana's a good few months in advance and arrived one Thursday lunch time in early January 2017 to be warmly welcomed by Peter, obviously a raconteur and institution in and of himself. We sat outside on the sweetest vine-wreathed stoep, with lovely views of the garden and vegetable garden beyond. The old house in which the restaurant... More 

Thank Brian S
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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252 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

What a gem! Tucked away in the small village, Stanford. Do not miss a visit to Mariana's. Book well in advance! Friendly and personal reception and service with the chef visiting the tables at the end of lunch to chat. The Chevre Tart as starter was excellent and the Springbok pie fabulous.

Thank Johann S
Montagu, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

An absolute Delight ! A charming tiny little house , simple with a natural bit of decor and absolutely delicious food and wine ! We had a lovely afternoon , extremely quaint - food beautifully presented , very entertaining host and the lovely chef herself - worth the trip ! Just book in advance as they are mostly fully booked

Thank 173alexandra
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great place for a long lazy lunch with great food. Just a mission to have to plan so far ahead to get a booking. My son cant wait to go back for Mariannas venison pies.

Thank CgStell
Nice, France
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had a leisurely Sunday lunch and were blown away at every turn. Mariana and her husband Peter's generosity comes through their food, their service, and the time they spend talking to each table. The food was to die for. Book three months in advance though.

Thank STH2014
CapeTown : South Africa
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were not disappointed , after a too long absence we revisited , everything on the small menu is exceptionally enticing , a lot of the veggies homegrown - the initial explanation of the menu is simple the execution and combinations , complex and delicious ... many thanks Mariana, Peter and the Team for yet another exceptional lunch

Thank FairCape
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived at this unassuming looking cottage to a wonderful welcome. We did book well in advance and it was every bit the amazing lazy lunch with excellent service and outstanding cuisine that was recommended !! From starters to dessert it is a delicious adventure of familiar food cooked and presented with passion. Highly recommended 👍🏻

Thank Tracey l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Du Toit Street | Stanford, Stanford 7210, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Stanford
  • Phone Number: +27 28 341 0272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?