Covid-19 Update: Chez Marrianick is temporarily shut for dine-in. They are open for takeaway and delivery, however. Fresh baked bread is available 10 am onwards while the pizzas are available only after 12:30 pm.
In the decade-old home of Marrianick or Chez Marrianick, French staples such as baguettes and croissants come fresh as a summer’s daisy. Throw in wood-fired pizzas, crepes, and a rustic countryside French ambience, and you’ve something that’s worth experiencing. It's as authentic as it can get when it comes to wood-fired pizzas and crepes. It's one of the best pizzas we have had in recent years with -- just simple flavours and ingredients put together and cooked to smoky perfection in the wood-fired oven. Our go-to pizza is the La Poulet, a simple tomato-based pizza topped with chunks of grilled chicken, spinach, and caramelised onions. Cheesy and you will like the lingering aftertaste of the tomato-spinach-cheese combo.
Bacon, pepperoni, and loads of mushroom-based vegetarian and meaty pizzas form the rest of the menu. Order the La Supreme for its meatiness (pepperoni and bacon) and the 4 Formages for its cheesiness -- think goat cheese and blue cheese! Crepes are of the sweet and savoury kind, with La Guyanaise and La Bele Helene our favourites. The Guyanaise is a banana and chocolate crepe drizzled with fresh cream, while the Helene had pieces of pear along with chocolate sauce and cream.
The place reminds you of a happy little French countryside with its open-air seating that has granite tables covered with blue pinecone-printed tablecloths and granite benches. Plus, completing the rustic and a picnic-like ambience are the greens, blooms, and a rather inquisitive Greyhound named Leslie rolling around in the grass. And just like Le Saule Pleureur restaurant in the novel (and movie), The Hundred-Foot Journey, there's no hoarding or anything to point to the place -- let Google Maps guide you.