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“Simply superb”
Review of Marianas

Marianas
Ranked #7 of 36 Restaurants in Stanford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We last lunched here several years ago and during a relaxed month of February in Hermanus we had the chance to go back. What do you say? Some of the best food again that we have eaten anywhere, much of it from the garden, flavours incomparable- whoever thought of of clementimes with confit de canard?- with great service and Peter, husband and maitre d' adding, humour, spice and a special explanation of all the food on offer. Absolutely wonderful way to enjoy a relaxed lunch- that is what it is about as you cannot hurry the pleasure.

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Thank David C
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Repeat visit , we knew to expect the best and were not disappointed.
In addition to Mariana's exquisite dishes we get entertainment as a bonus:Peter is a born raconteur. This A team creates a very relaxed, joyous ambiance, the weather usually obliges too After lunch we are even invited to visit the garden ,from which Mariana picks vegetables and herbs for her dishes to complement other highest quality ingredients.
When the meal is over the clientele tends to linger on, talk to Mariana and Peter as though we were at friends party. Perfect!

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had heard so many good things about Marianas and booked early to make sure we got to see what all the fuss was about. It is worth all of the fuss and more!! Peter is a fantastic, easygoing host with a story and a smile for everyone and Mariana came out of the kitchen often to check on and chat to all of her guests (new and regular)share a recipe tip. The restaurant has a warm, homely feel and I want to live in a home that serves food like Mariana! The white gazpacho was amazing, my lamb was so tender that I didn't need a knife to cut it (and the salsa verde that was served with it was delicious) and the creme brulee was the best I've had in recent memory. This is a place to come back to time and again and we will definitely be doing that,

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Thank Lindsay_CB
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

My first at Mariana's was in February 2013. Returning to Stanford in December I was really disappointed that there was no room at the inn.
Mariana offers a great menu with fresh garden produce. So good is the food that we had to order everything on the menu between three of us. It was a serious challenge, but we where in no rush. Fantastic!

Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Ok, I am totally biased....been a constant guest for 9 years and eaten there +/- 40 times and have never been disappointed. Mariana and Peter have just the magic touch: with food and décor. Join the queue to get a reservation.

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Thank MichaelTCapeTown
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