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12 Du Toit Street | Stanford, Stanford 7210, South Africa
+27 28 341 0272
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here recently and we were drawn to the homely, Mediterranean styled offering. Mariana and Pieter run an excellent restaurant, pampering their guests with personalised service, and every plate we saw was dished up with love and care. They rely heavily on their formidable herb and vegetable garden and the menu varies depending on what... More 

Thank Travelnut064
South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

From the minute you sit down as one of 6 tables on the charming patio with exquisite garden and view, one is entranced. Peter and Marianna are delightful hosts. The food is beyond delicious. The only negative was that we weren't aware it was cash only-thank goodness we had some on us!

Thank KathrinSouthAfrica
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Very Busy so must book, but totally worth it. Love it there, love the people, miss them when I'm away. And the food my lord... worth booking and waiting for.

Thank DIJolly
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I had lunch here last Saturday with friends and I can say that without a doubt this was one of the most delicious, flavorful, satisfying meals I have every been served. Everthing from the starters, to the lamb and beef, to the incredible dessert was absolutely incredible. Mariana is a true artist and her husband Peter is a delight. We... More 

Thank HelenHS
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Now being a local to Stanford I am lucky to have the opportunity to have lunch at Mariana's on a more regular basis, having been enjoying Mariana's food for a couple of years now, it was always was a treat when here. Always a short menu but never a problem finding more than one dish I want to eat, it's... More 

Thank Alex J
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Just love returning to this little Gem of a place with honest and unpretentious good food and genuine Hospitality -

Thank crawfordct
Cape Town
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We discovered Mariana's a few years ago, via TASTE magasine. Since then, it has become our absolute food home. We are very fortunate to be keen restaurant and market goers throughout the Western Cape, and without a doubt Mariana's features in our top 3 destinations. Mariana's deceptively simple approach and use of local ingredients creates flavour combinations that are truly... More 

1 Thank Michelle D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed meals at Mariana's over the years and must give praise where praise is due. The food is exquisite. The location is stunning. The service impeccable. Every meal is a surprise. Truly food from the earth as so many of the ingredients are produced on site. Mariana has an earthy feel for food, bringing out flavours with her... More 

1 Thank Kathleen k
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

This was such a wonderful lunch I am not sure where to begin! This is a real Mom and Pop restaurant, everything from the cooking, waiting and wine explanations are done by this wonderfully hospitable couple.We made a reservation but the orders are taken in order of your arrival, this is due to the fact that everything is cooked by... More 

2 Thank SimonWB
Arniston, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

If you can obtain a booking.....the food , hosting , wine list and ambiance are all superb. A special place in a beautiful country garden.

1 Thank Davina K

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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
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?