There’ve been some updates and physical clean-ups at this well-established Paarl eaterie. Floors are sanded and walls painted, there’s a new section for conferencing and an attractive bar area. There’s also a patio section on the street and a pizza oven newly built. Otherwise, the attraction of its garden out back is still high, as is the attention to wines – many by the glass and decent knowledge on the floor (the owner a sommelier). Service is a strong point here. The menu is a collection of Mediterranean mezzes and classic mains with a grill section, along with French bistro options. On this last visit the quality of the mezze platter was not as impressive as its range and portion generosity; while the rib-eye was well-cooked and served with frites and a side salad. Marc’s remains a comfortable option with its heart in the right place, the food down-the-line solid, not stellar.
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