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Marianas

  • 12 du Toit St. Map It
  • Stanford
  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Gruyère soufflé
  • Overberg lamb
  • Decadent lunch

Published 05/20/2009

Fodor's Review

Mariana and Peter Esterhuizen started out selling organic vegetables at the Hermanus farmers' market before converting a house in the little village of Stanford, just 25 minutes away, into a restaurant. Produce from the garden dictates the menu, and ingredients are sourced from local producers, with dishes that lean toward a Mediterranean style with a strong element of Cape cooking present. The Gruyère soufflé is a sublimely light, cheesy concoction served in a pool of tomato cream. Starters like springbok rillettes and fresh broad-bean salad are served in season, and main courses such as the confit duck with preserved clementine and slow-cooked falling-off-the-bone shoulder of Overberg lamb have a firm following. Last orders are taken at 1:30 pm, so don't be late. Capetonians regularly make the trip here for the excellent food, local wines, relaxed setting, friendly hosts, and seasonal organic produce grown behind the restaurant.

Restaurant Information

Address:

12 du Toit St., Stanford, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa

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Phone:

028-341–0272

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon.–Wed. No dinner

Published 05/20/2009

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