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Thomas Maxwell

140 11th Street, | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011 784 1575
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Ranked #24 of 736 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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Unique ambience, rustic feel, great French bistro food and a nice touch at the end with a tray of 'complimentary' cupcakes. I'd take two servings of the Mussels & Chips and skip the main course, it was that good a starter dish.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We've been a few times now. It's always been good. On the last occasion, there was some renovation being done. It was very loud which detracted a bit from the usually great ambience, but to be fair, I was warned when we made the reservation which I appreciated. The food is always well presented. The specials are always worth considering,... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Thomas maxwell remains one of the most consistently high quality meals in town. French onion soup was absolutely magnificent!! Yum. I'll be back ...

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a member of staff at a game lodge we stayed at and were not disappointed. Very attentive staff looked after us and the food was very good. We were there early but it soon filled up - a real mix of people, some business some families and couples too. Reasonably priced cocktails, beers and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
136 reviews 136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
73 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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