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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: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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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
Fine dining in simple surroundings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Jill H
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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6 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Last night we enjoyed another excellent meal at Thomas Maxwell's. The atmosphere is busy and cheerful, like a country bistro, this is not the place for romantic proposals but if you're looking for great tasting food, you're in for a treat. The wasabi sirloin was perfectly done but it's the mussels that bring us back every time. Try the lemon... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The menu doesn't change frequently enough so over multiple visits I have tended to order just a few choices. The food is good enough but I am not drawn for more visits due to the lack of new and interesting meal choices.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was my first visit and wow I was blown away! The food WAS EXCEPTIONAL! I had the duck livers and my partner had the emmenthal and zucchini salad both of which were awesome and then again we both were deciding on the two same items for mains. We had the wasabi sirloin and fillet medallion and both were absolutely... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I decided to visit this establishment on a random Thursday evening when we did not want to cook ourselves.The Thomas Maxwell Bistro came to mind when we scoured TripAdvisor for something rated relatively highly. The beauty of TripAdvisor is that you have an immediate rating system of restaurants - the downside -is that not everyone's tastes or... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Again I go to my favourite and get great service, ambiance, meal and such good wine. no wonder it was full again. they are doing something right. Hermit on the Hill Syrah, 2009, wow, what a good wine

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Romantic Ambience, Great Service, Great wine Selection, Last but Not Least one of the Best Meals we have ever had. The Crayfish Pasta made with caviar and a Hint of truffle Oil is Heavenly Delicious, you will end up craving more. Make sure when making the Booking to inform them that this is the Dish that you want else you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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