We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Best Food In A Long Time”

Marc's Mediterrean Cuisine & Garden
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Food In A Long Time”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

As a girl living in res at Stellenbosch University, good food is a luxury. Exceptional food is rare. I had is this at Marc's restaurant. Between the calamri, the Kingklip and the apple flambé - absolutely delicious. What a treat!

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
4 Thank Peachie15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

66 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“True love”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had our first date at Marc's restaurant, got engaged in the beautiful garden and got married under the pergola. We save Marc's for our special wedding anniversary and birthdays. The food is amazing and the owner so friendly.

Visited October 2013
3 Thank Michelle D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sandbach, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Best steak in Paarl”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Having eaten in Paarl for several consecutive evenings, we were unanimous in voting the steaks at Marc's the best we had all week. Served simply but superbly cooked, the fillet with peppercorn sauce was delicious. The dessert menu was a treat too. The only criticism I could possibly offer is that the chairs in the courtyard area are not comfortable for a leisurely dinner. Can't fault the food though.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank 534HappyExplorer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A sad show for Valentine's dinner”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Marc's was recommended to us by our hotel to enjoy our Valentine's dinner. At almost ZAR 300 per head excluding drinks and service charge you expect a top class dining experience, but this was not to be. On arrival a glass of bubbly with watermelon was served, and we were seated outside in a beautiful garden setting. We waited 15 minutes before any waiter brought us a wine list or paid any attention to our needs, and the drinks order took even longer (bottle of wine and glass of craft beer). No one opened the bottle and poured for tasting, it was just unceremoniously dumped on our table - even the Spur staff does it better. But no problem, I opened the wine and poured our glasses. My starter was excellent - a cold beetroot and berry soup - very innovative and compliments to the chef. The other starter (as per set menu) was 3 small prawns on crispy noodles. The mains were scallops and clearly this was frozen for a while and definitely not fresh - a disappointment as we adore scallops! The service staff included inexperience minors - who had no idea how to treat a paid customer. Maybe it was just biting off too much for commercial gain on this romantic evening. And to complete my list of gripes: the local musician should have been briefed to provide background music and allow couples to communicate, not having a solo performance to his fans.

  • Visited February 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Desmond v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Zug, Switzerland
Level Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Swiss guy in South Africa.”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

It was really "funny" to end up having dinner at a restaurant run by a Swiss owner in South Africa when you are coming from Switzerland.
The restaurant was recommended by our Hotel in Paarl.
Food was excellent, staff very friendly, wine very good

Visited July 2013
2 Thank CAMuller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Marc's Mediterrean Cuisine & Garden also viewed

Paarl, Western Cape
Paarl, Western Cape
Paarl, Western Cape
Paarl, Western Cape

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing