Mariana’s, Stanford

Set in the quiet town of Stanford, in a beautiful garden, Marianas is a little restaurant that has a lot to offer. Run by Mariana and her husband Peter you are guaranteed excellent attention and real home cooked food.

The wine list has a lovely variety of local wines that are well priced and use the Platter rating as a guide. Included on the list is a ‘house’ wine that is superior and worth sampling.


The menu changes often and is written up on a chalk board – starters and mains on one board and desserts on another. The meals are varied and there will be something to cater for all tastes. Out of the 4 starters (R36 – R42) we chose two barley salads, a melon salad and a gruyere tart. For mains we chose fish curry, springbok pie and skaap en dinges (sheep and ‘things’, being vegetables). The 6 main courses ranged from R85 – R110.

We were given the choice of 5 desserts (R32 – R50) and  my mom has boeremeises (the word is very similar to the Yiddish bobbameises which means fairy tails). I off course had the crème brûlée. My dad had the panforte and Dave had the figgin cheese (figs and cheese).


This venue is perfect for a get away meal – and if you chose to have supper there, be sure to book into one of the local B&B’s as the drive back is not that pleasant at night.


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