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“amazing food with an excellent ambiance”
Review of Marianas

Marianas
Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Stanford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This was our second visit to Marianas in three weeks with friends from Capetown who had been looking forward to a meal at Marianas for weeks. They were not disappointed, neither were we. The barley salad and the soup starters were really well presented and absolutely delicious. There is a good choice of main courses and the fish curry and the springbok pie's were really good. The vegan chick pea and spinach dish was fantastic. And the puddings were also great. The whole process took quite a long time - you don;t need to be in a hurry - but that is the whole objective of a fine, gourmet meal served in a relaxed atmosphere.
We're already planning our next visit.

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Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I love the menu, the wine list and the service. It does pay to arrive early or you may wait a little for the individual service you receive. I wish it was not so popular. I make my reservations by email in December for February!

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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Drive to Stanford for lunch at Mariana's. DO it. It is a life affirming experience. It makes you grateful for wonderful country hospitality, simple food honestly and respectfully prepared and served with love.

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Thank AmeliaK
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Lovely setting, excellent service and sublime food.
Peter and Mariana have got IT exactly right.
This is Michelin star food, and very reasonably priced.
The ingredients are local with most being sourced close to Stanford.
I wish that I could eat there more often.

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Thank MJHowlett
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I read that Capetonians readily make the two hour drive to Mariana's..and now I know why.Eating here is like being invited to have lunch at a friend's house where the wife is a legendary cook and the husband a wonderful host. Don't expect to rush, instead enjoy the leisurely (but highly professional) ethos of the perfect country restaurant. This is shabby chic in a good way; a lovely old cottage in the picture perfect village of Stanford with an electrically furnished shady terrace overlooking the kitchen garden. The abundance of garden and local ingredients and wines are a feature of a daily changing menu. It isn't fussy gourmet overload but the sort of delicious, imaginative food you wish you could eat every day. Everything we ordered was fabulous however the most homely choice; chicken pie (made to Mariana's granny's recipe) was the star turn. Outstanding food, engaging hospitality and incredible value for money. I'll be getting my reservation in early for next year.

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Thank Amanda P
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