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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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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best Mussels in Jozi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Antony-Zelda
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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, South Africa
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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UAE
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Elegant dining, fabulous food and menu - rabbit and steak tartar! - 2 rare items on a restaurants menu in JHB! Great for a "occasion" dinner - we were there for a 40th. Though they did not have the champagne we wanted in stock, they have a wide range to choose from and a fabulous selection of wines. Had starter... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The restaurant is consistently "pleasant" yet the acoustics make it quite noisy. The menu is pretty static and whilst consistent quality can be a little monotonous for a vegetarian.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

With very few restaurants in Johannesburg (let alone South Africa) serving Steak Tartare this made Thomas Maxwell a real treat. We started with the courage the crisps before our main meals. Everyone is freshly prepared so you may wait a little longer - but it is definitely worth it. Parking closeby is difficult but not impossible and the area is... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This resturant is very nice. Nice in decor, nice in ingredients, nice in staff, So if u looking for a peaceful dinner, this is the place. Teh food was very delicious . Everything was done with care and pride. Can't say a bad word about this place. Only downfall was teh cupcakes given to people as they pay are slightly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Another french-inspired spot in Johannesburg that I absolutely love! Do not be put off by one of the managers - he appears rude, but is not. I love the cosy setting, the non-invasive yet vibrant atmosphere and the food - every bite is memorable. The best steak tartar in Johannesburg! Great selection of wines!

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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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