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Thomas Maxwell

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140 11th Street, | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011 784 1575
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Finest Bistro in Jo'burg

I've been frequenting Thomas Maxwell Bistro for 5 years. The food is always very good, with friendly staff and a good wine selection available. I've never been disappointed. One suggestion: please update the menu more frequently.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Werner_Lindemann
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been frequenting Thomas Maxwell Bistro for 5 years. The food is always very good, with friendly staff and a good wine selection available. I've never been disappointed. One suggestion: please update the menu more frequently.

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Gersau, Switzerland
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177 reviews 177 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My best friend, boyfriend & I ate lunch at Thomas Maxwell recently. I simply love this place! We had the warthog, tomato tart & salmon tartare for starters. I tasted them all and they were fantastic! For mains we had prawns, mussels and ribeye with porcini sauce. And we added the Picasso's salad. Of course this great meal had to... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The ambience is cosy and very welcoming. The food and service were very good. Their signature Mussels and Chips are amazing. Such a pity the Chocolate Fondant was finished by the time we ordered dessert. Definitely some more things to try on this menu!

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We recently celebrated our birthday here and the food was out of this world. Everything from the starters, mains and desserts was amazing. The chef ran through the specials and they had some tempting choices. I had the rabbit risotto as I wanted to challenge myself and try something new and I was not disappointed as I loved every bite.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant is so unassuming from the outside. Walk in and you are engulfed in warmth and homely ambience. It is welcoming in all seasons, light in summer and glowing fires in winter. Business or family celebrations, it's the place for you.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

First time at this restaurant. Traditional style bistro with food to match. Extensive but overpriced wine list, could do with some more choices for wine by the glass as well. We all enjoyed our food. Chef recommended the rabbit and lamb sausage dish to me. I enjoyed it. The food is fresh and well made and the atmosphere lovely. I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Been there a couple of times in the last few weeks and I haven't been impressed. The specials stay the same, they might as well add it to the menu and get it over with. If you are going to charge people for a prime steak, then you should serve a prime piece of steak, not a piece of stringy... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This high street fine dining restaurant is astonishing. It is incredibly popular so its difficult to get a table without booking way ahead. Pricing is mid range, but the food is absolutely superb. The surroundings are basic, simple and unpretentious. You are greeted at the door by a chef, who welcomes you and shows you to to your table. After... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Thomas maxwell is a little famous amongst my friends and I as one of the best places to go to for a romantic dinner. Having come here a few times I'm somewhat of a repeat offender and a massive fan of the place. The restaurant is situated just next to benmore gardens shopping centre, in a slightly iffy looking road.... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Thomas Maxwell is always consistant, and that what makes it great. You always know what you going to get in terms of food, service and vibe. I find it a great spot for the wife and I to enjoy dinner and a great glass of wine. If you haven't tried it yet, do yourself a favour and book!

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Address: 140 11th Street, | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Phone Number: 011 784 1575
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
Cuisine: International

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  • Address: 140 11th Street, | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 011 784 1575

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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