Discover the best restaurant in Stanford, South Africa including Marianas, Tikka Palace, Graze Slow Food Cafe, Havercrofts, BARKE Restaurant, The Tasting Room, Springfontein Eats, Coffee Corner, Stanford Harvest, YUM Eat Cafe
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5 based on 192 reviews
Seasonal, local and beautifully crafted dishes from the one and only Marianas country kitchen.
This visit Mariana elevated a humble Angel fish fillet, lightly smoked, into a flavour burst starter dish with marinated red onion in white balsamic, home baked ciabatta, fennel floret anis bombs of intense flavour and finely sliced apple. Inspired, clever cooking.
Confit duck never fails to satisfy with her own enviable preserved clementines.
Lunch ended with 4 tables of guests switching chairs and interacting with each other. Like minded in so many ways. More than just a meal. Food, an inspiration and a catalyst for bringing so much pleasure.
4 based on 180 reviews
What a wonderful surprise at the Tikka Palace! not only was the place light, bright and beautifully furnished in a tranquil spot in Stanford, but the food was amongst the top 3 restaurants ever eaten in world-wide. My husband and me are Brits and have almost been brought up on Indian curry as it is so popular in the UK. We have eaten in literally hundreds of Pakistan and Indian restaurants in the UK and abroad and can honestly say that the Tikka Palace is amongst the top 3 Indian restaurants that we have dinned in. The Vindaloo was very spicy but still exceptionally flavoursome, the Jalfrezi too, and the basmati rice was firm but cooked, non-sticky and the Peshwari nan was sweet and a pleasant balance for the spicy curries. Our friend had Chicken Kurma and although she doesn't really love mild curries, she finds the spicy curries too spicy for her liking. The waiter overheard this and offered to ask the chef to make the Kurma medium spicy as opposed to mild. When it arrived she said that it was the best Kurma ever eaten, not inedible spicy but a delicious tasty Kurma with quite a kick to it. For starters we all shared some very tasty vegetable samosas. The waiter service was also perfect. Friendly, professional but not intrusive. He also served our table speedily and effectively. There isn't any alcohol served here but to be honest the food is is super tasty that we didn't notice the lack of alcohol and of course we could always have gone for a drink afterwards if we had wished to. What a pity we live in Vietnam and have to wait such a long time before returning here to holiday again.
4.5 based on 164 reviews
Locally sourced and seasonal menu
The staff and management were friendly and accommodating. Choices were limited as lunch was almost over. Perhaps some generic menu options would alleviate this. But I do feel that R185 for pork belly swimming in a broth isn't really good value. The coriander was a...MoreOnes tries ones best to read walk-ins but gauranteed this time of year a spur customer falls thru the cracks
5 based on 381 reviews
Had the pleasure of celebrating my recent birthday at the ever wonderful Havercrofts. Innes and Brydon have created a truly special restaurant which is by far my favorite in the Overberg. That Kerelan Fish Curry makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Thanks for a great birthday lunch and for that extra special birthday cake - you are just the best.
4 based on 9 reviews
BARKE restaurant is situated on Blue Gum Country Estate - a working wine farm and guest house in the beautiful countryside of the Overberg. The vision for this restaurant, and always a top priority for the talented chef team, is to create delicious country cooking with a fine dining twist using the freshest, local and organic ingredients. BARKE aims to be a family friendly destination restaurant – the perfect setting for a leisurely afternoon get-together.
We had a unique and marvellous meal at Barke to celebrate my husband's birthday. The local wine sundowner on the verandah was followed by an elegant and indulgent meal of modern classics. Our hosts made our evening such a treat experience that we can't wait to go back again.
4.5 based on 158 reviews
The tasting room provides excellent food in a beautiful setting, not to mention a range of award-winning wines from the Estate. The chalkboard menu changes daily according to what is freshly available, and always includes options for children and vegetarians.
Louise Carver and Ard Mathews are a magical combination with this fine venue and restaurant. Beers and wine are well chilled and parking is plentiful
5 based on 369 reviews
Lunch served at 12:30 pm Thursday thru Sunday Dinner served at 06:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday Set on a working wine farm, we keep things down to earth, in all senses of the word! Home grown and foraged herbs and veggies, locally sourced fish and meats. Throw the white gloves out the window, and keep all the flavour and finesse a Michelin starred team brings to the table! No BYO, as we have put together an extensive wine list, with South African boutique wineries, overseas gems, and our own Springfontein wines, including older vintages, so everyone should be able to find something special to appeal to their palate, and pair with their meal! We look forward to meeting you, treating you, and showing you what we are all about!
We celebrated our wedding anniversary with Lunch. The pleasure started with the welcome at the door - here are staff really pleased to see you. A beautiful location, well worth the 5 km dusty drive out of Stanford village. Beautifully set tables, enthusiastic waitrons. Choices of 3 or 4 courses from the delightful menu, all interestingly different from the norm. A glass of Springfontein Sauvignon Blanc with a 'surprise from the kitchen' was a delightful entree to our lunch.
Go with a budget of R1,300 for two, and if in that league, you will only be impressed.
The kitchen surprises continued between courses and at the end, and added to the enchantment of a special meal on a special day for us. Superb.
Well deserving of their #1 Status in Stanford.
4.5 based on 42 reviews
Start your day in an authentic, Village 'Coffee Shop' serving the BEST COFFEE in the OVERBERG. Famous brekkies (including gluten free options), and even more FAMOUS delicious fresh bakes like CARROT and BAKED LEMON CHEESE CAKES. We also serve beautiful light lunches.
So Coffee corner shuts down at four, only for the surreptitious "Stanford Republic" to open at five! This is where we went, two nights in a row, mingling with the creative and eclectic Stanford locals and having a real bucket of fun... Thanks for the Oak lads!
4.5 based on 57 reviews
Stanford Harvest Restaurant and Gallery is located on a working Sheep Farm 2 minutes from the centre of town. Stanford Harvest is OPEN from Wednesday to Sunday for Breakfast and Lunch. The restaurant is also always OPEN on Public Holidays and for functions. Sunday lunch is a buffet, and people are travelling from far and near to enjoy the delicious roasts, curries and lovely fresh and interesting veggies. The Ala Carte Menu is relatively small but still varied to cater for many different tastes. The food is traditionally South African such as Bobotie, Curries, Beer Battered Hake, Burgers and Prawns. The Staff are all young and energetic and are blossoming into great chefs and waiters. All who are from the Village Stanford.
This is more than a restaurant set on a farm just outside Stanford. With big grounds and lovely views it could be a great place for families with children.
Mead, a fermented honey drink that goes back to medieval times is produced here so give it a go.
We found the service both friendly and efficient during a recent lunch time visit.
There were 2 babotie options , one served on a waffle.. Feeling adventurous I opted for babotie served on a waffle. The babotie was good , but I wouldn't choose it with a waffle again.
We went during the week so it was very quiet, but at weekends it is probably a different story.
There is an onsite shop selling a variety of preserves, jam and of course mead.
As the owner is an artist there are some interesting artworks with a retro feel on display
4.5 based on 102 reviews
In the business of making you smile with 'seriously good food'.
This well presented cafe with white interior is a very pleasant stop for either a morning
coffee or tea. In our case it was poached eggs bacon on a chibatta bread which was pleasing on the eye and very tasty. The fruit parfait with granola was also very tasty.
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