Casual Dining

Chez Mariannick

locationWhitefield

A Doggo, Rustic French Village Ambience & Wood-Fired Ovens: This Pizzeria Is Whitefield's Best Kept Secret

Sreepathy posted on 09 April

Ten-Second Takeaway

In the 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.

The 100-Foot Journey

Just like the novel {and the movie}, The Hundred-Foot Journey, if you are to experience authentic French, you must be willing to make the journey to this brick-and-mortar crepes and boulangerie place located just off Varthur Road in Siddapura, Whitefield. And truly just like the Le Saule Pleureur restaurant in the novel, you will see that there are no hoardings or signboards that scream “Chez Marrianick”. Google Map is your saviour. Down the dusty road and on your right you’ll see a piece of land fenced off with creepers, bougainvilleas, shrubs, and trees. Walk under the canopy of greens and welcome yourself to the open-air seating of Marrianick that has granite tables covered with blue pinecone-printed tablecloths and granite benches. Completing the rustic and a picnic-like ambience is the greens, blooms, and a rather inquisitive Greyhound named Leslie rolling around in the grass.

Wood-Fired Goodness

The pizzas are perhaps the best we’ve had in a while. Nothing is spicy, masala-laden, or paneer-full. Just simple flavours and ingredients put together and cooked to smokey perfection in the wood-fired oven. Maybe a bit bland for the palette of many, chilli flakes, oregano, and even Tabasco is there for you to pillage to your palette’s content.

Our pizza for the day was the La Poulet, a simple tomato-based pizza topped with chunks of grilled chicken, spinach, and caramelised onions. Cheesy to the right amount, we loved the lingering aftertaste of the tomato-spinach-cheese combo. Bacon, pepperoni, and loads of mushroom-based vegetarian and non-vegetarian pizzas form the rest of the menu. The La Supreme which consists of pepperoni, bacon and mushrooms, and the 4 Formages that has goat cheese and blue cheese caught our eye.

The French Revolution

Having started almost a decade back as a bakery selling croissants and baguettes to the Whitefield neighbourhood, today, Sashi Halai and his French-born wife Marrianick’s restaurant serves 6-days a week thick-crust wood-fired pizzas, fluffy crepes and galettes, and a few French desserts along with bakery items. During our lunch here, we could see that the regular patrons were made up mainly of expats and residents, with a just a handful of first-timers like us promising to come back for the pizzas and crepes.

Oh, we almost forgot about the crepes that we had. Always the one for sweet crepes over savoury ones, we ordered the La Guyanaise and La Belle Helene crepes. 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. Barely able to finish both, we were left high and happy. Oh, and if you are into savoury crepes or galettes as they are called, do try the La Bergere that has goat cheese, cream, and onion jam.

So, We Are Thinking...

We love the set menu that comprises a salad, bread basket, mains, drinks, and dessert. All you need to bother is about choosing between pizza or crepes while munching on the fresh bread and fresh greens.

#LBBTip

They deliver baguettes, bread, and croissants in certain pockets of Whitefield every day except on Sundays. In case you are staying around Prestige Ozone, Palm Meadows, and surrounding areas, do check with them. Another thing, be sure to carry cash as the place does not accept cards. Paytm and direct bank transfer are also available.

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Casual Dining

Chez Mariannick

    Location Details
    locationWhitefield

    1-A, Anjanappa Building, Behind Sorbet, Siddhapura, Whitefield, Bengaluru

    Casual Dining

    Chez Mariannick

    locationWhitefield