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12 Du Toit Street | Stanford, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 28 341 0272
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East London, South Africa
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

For long, lazy lunches, Mariana's ticks all the boxes. Down-to-earth, but with a twist; the menu will seem comfortingly familiar but the dishes are modern and fresh at the same time. Peter is entertaining and Mariana does magic in the kitchen while guests relax in this refreshingly child-free space. Book early! It's super popular.

Thank ninakriel
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had a great lunch with a group of our friend.. The menu was sò well put together that everybody could find something special to eat! We were there for the whole afternoon with fantastic food and enough wine.

Thank RHINO10
Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Mariana's appears from the outside like the homes you remember passing by in the Karoo and in Namibia - quaint and hospitable. From the time you step in and are greeted by Peter, you've crossed from a restaurant into someone's home. You can take off your watch, turn off your phone and enjoy the hours with friends as dish after... More 

1 Thank Jonathan H
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

an absolutely stunning experience. Boyfriend begged and pleaded for us to get squeezed in as it was for my 30th. Peter very kindly obliged. Everything on your plate is edible and so much comes straight from the garden overlooking the veranda, think little beautiful flowers decorating the plate of cheese that are actually garlic blossoms etc. Food was very very... More 

Thank zahra m
Stanford, South Africa
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Always fresh and imaginative food- great ambience. A home from home where Stanfordians meet Capetonians . Lots of laughter and chatter. Wonderful long lunches in the glorious Summer of the Overberg.

Thank LadyPamelaT
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

the food is fresh and appetizing. it feels like your own back stoep. the garden atmosphere and house like set up with different rooms filled with guests makes for a special experience. patrons go back there all of the time. for a new person to get a booking is not that easy! a lovely experience all over.

Thank Timsnon
Hout Bay, South Africa
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We visited a few years ago and really enjoyed the homeliness of the food and its honesty. This time round we were a little underwhealmed. The meat was very tough and had no sauce/gravy or jus to lighten it. I found it difficult to choose from the menu as nothing really appealed. I am fully aware that the menu is... More 

4 Thank Solvej
Stanford, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I have yet to be disappointed by the delicious food and the wonderful atmosphere at Marianas. Mariana's sensitive mixture of flavors and simple but delicious dishes always deliver.

Thank MarcelledP
Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

worth traveling to eat at this small town eatery- peter as front of house, tempts you with the description of each dish- then you have to make your choice- what Mariana and her staff produce is exceptional- and if you are unable to return-buy the recipe book- memories of your meal, and try the ones you did not eat

Thank elisabethdevmoss
Cape Town
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

In all, this is a charming and special place. I tried the chicken pie which was a delicious trip back to a time when comfort food was amazing. Heartening and heart warming come immediately to mind. The chocolate souflé set a personal best, for me, however. The most delicious dessert I have ever had. The pears in red wine also... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?