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Thomas Maxwell

140 11th Street, | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011 784 1575
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Ranked #23 of 734 restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was highly disappointed on my first visit and most everyone you speak to will have only good things to say about the Thomas Maxwell bistro, so i sucked it up and went again! i am so happy i went back, this time, everything was different, the service was good and the food was even better. i started with the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Sandton has a lot of restaurants mainly geared towards tourist and business people. This place is a great, it's small and cosy. An escape from the commercial replication they call food. Area is a bit dodgy but the restaurant makes up for it. Excellent service from the time you walk through the door. Food is great. Tried the mussels and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant is really in the backstreets of Sandton and to be honest I was not impressed with the area. It is however a great surprise once you enter the restaurant. I love the atmosphere within the restaurant. The food was brilliant and they have a massive wine selection. The desserts were brilliant. I will most definite visit them again.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is not in the most attractive part of Sandton and parking is always a nightmare but once you're inside this place is brilliant. The decor is rustic but tasteful, the service really good, the wine( and French champagne) list brilliant and the food is very, very good. I had fresh salmon tartare to start and prawn pasta for main-... More

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Take here by a colleague fro dinner whilst in Jozy on a business trip. I had eaten here a number of years ago and the memory was still true. Good food well presented and good service. Having made a choice from the menu the chef emerged and told us the specials - this changed our minds and it was well... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We went to Thomas Maxwell for a birthday celebration. We had reasonably high expectations from what we had heard from other people and it didn't disappoint!! The whole ambiance was fantastic! It's a cute place, with interesting decor that adds to the whole bistro atmosphere. The service was very friendly, and we enjoyed the personal attention of the manager in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were invited to Thomas Maxwell by friends. As we had read a lot about them we were excited about seeing what they were all about. Well what a let down!! The managers/chefs wandered around in their chef whites, when they did come over to inform us of the specials it was like a primary school kid reciting it in... More

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ppbirkett
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Is it possible to be over serviced? If so, then this place is just that. The place is amazing. Good vibe. Great food. But I wasn't left alone for one second. However, I would go back any day.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went for a very late dinner with business partners. Kitchen was closing but the chef prepared a meal of his choice for us. Can say it was some of the best food i've had in South Africa, wine was excellent and service was friendly (they politely asked us to leave after all other customer were long gone).

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were looking forward to something special for our Good friend's birthday, which was booked well in advance and asked for something special to be presented. ...all 6 of us were not impressed with the food as starters ,fried camembert ,tasted of old oil...The salad was not dressed. ..not something you would expect. Mains were bland and flavourless. ..and desert... More

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