“It’s only twenty seats, how hard could it be?”
“How do you get such wonderful flavours in such a small kitchen?”
“Mapo Tofu? Never heard of it. Can we all get an order?”
The Marans opened it’s doors in 2019 at 222 Main St. It is owned by Chef Guerin Sykes and Jessica Sykes. At only 20 seats and 650 sq ft, it was a BIG restaurant tucked into a tiny space. It did not take long to realize that The Marans was going to outgrow the cozy space next to the Regent Theatre. In January of 2021, The Marans began construction on a larger space, just up the road, at 165 Main St. On July 1st, The Marans opened it’s doors once again, in it’s new home. It is a restaurant that serves Internationally inspired dishes, prepared with local flare, using fresh local ingredients.
Surrounding the town of Picton lie the many vistas of Prince Edward County; scattered with farmers fields, breweries and wineries, all contained within the shores of Lake Ontario. The farmers have a connection with the vegetables they grow and the animals they raise and they all have a desire to share their experience and products with good people.
The Marans concept could not be complete without all the local suppliers that fill the County; farmers, potters, carpenters, wineries and breweries. You will find a little piece of each one when you visit The Marans.
The Marans features two separate dining rooms. Our front dining room has soaring ceilings with large windows to let the light pour in. Chandeliers hang from the original shiplap ceiling. Our booths are named for the seven wards our lovely County is divided into. Looking for dinner and a cocktail in a more relaxed setting? Meet us in our newly renovated lounge where we’ve combined velour sofas with concrete accents. It also features a live edge Chef’s Table that seats 6 for any special occasion. During the summer, enjoy the bustling town from your table on our patio. Although it is not covered, each table has an umbrella to keep you comfortable as the sun shines down.
We strongly recommend making reservations to ensure availability. We also pride ourselves on being accommodating to any dietary restrictions and allergies, so please let us know at time of booking any special requirements you may need. Finally, The Marans is an accessible restaurant for those with mobility issues; single level dining, wide spaces, wheelchair friendly tables and a fully automated washroom.
YOU CAN FIND US AT:
165 Picton Main Street, Picton, Ontario, K0K2T0
in the heart of Prince Edward County, Ontario.