Stanford Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Stanford

July 15, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

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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1. Marianas

12 Du Toit Street | Stanford, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch +27 28 341 0272
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 192 reviews

Marianas

Reviewed By Dale W - Cape Town Central, South Africa

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.

2. Tikka Palace

19 Queen Victoria Street, Stanford, Overstrand 7200, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +27 76 101 8738
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Tikka Palace

The Tikka Palace Restaurant Situated at 19 Queen Victoria Street, Stanford Authentic Indian & Pakistani cuisine, come try our award winning and mouth watering dishes.

Reviewed By Leean W - Hanoi, Vietnam

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.

3. Graze Slow Food Cafe

21 Queen Victoria Street, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch +27 76 243 1930
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Graze Slow Food Cafe

Locally sourced and seasonal menu

Reviewed By Max H

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

4. Havercrofts

R43 Main Road, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch +27 28 341 0603
Excellent
92%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 381 reviews

Havercrofts

Reviewed By AndyCPT - Cape Town Central, South Africa

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.

5. BARKE Restaurant

R326 Rivier Street, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch HK$47 - HK$118 +27 28 341 0116
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

BARKE Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By Philippa M - Stanford, South Africa

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.

6. The Tasting Room

Stanford Hills Estate, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$47 - HK$94 +27 72 639 6135
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

The Tasting Room

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.

Reviewed By Macs250 - Overberg District, South Africa

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

7. Springfontein Eats

No 8 Wortelgat Road Soringfontein Wine Estate, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$31 +27 28 341 0651
Excellent
87%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 369 reviews

Springfontein Eats

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!

Reviewed By BobBeams - Caledon, South Africa

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.

8. Coffee Corner

2 Morton Street, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Cafe, Contemporary, Gastropub, British, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner +27 28 341 0034
Excellent
42%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Coffee Corner

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.

Reviewed By RalphDill - Cape Town, South Africa

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!

9. Stanford Harvest

Elandsvalley Farm, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Private Dining Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks +27 83 409 8126
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

Stanford Harvest

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.

Reviewed By Tweet G - Hermanus, South Africa

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

10. YUM Eat Cafe

19 Queen Victoria Street, Stanford, Overstrand 7210, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 79 468 9060
Excellent
54%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

YUM Eat Cafe

In the business of making you smile with 'seriously good food'.

Reviewed By James T - Brentford UK

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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