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Thomas Maxwell

140 11th Street, | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011 784 1575
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Ranked #16 of 692 restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is one of my top Johannesburg restaurants - somewhere that is serious about good food and service without being stuffy or charging outrageous prices. Although located on an inauspicious side street in Benmore surrounded by lower end restaurants, mostly, the atmosphere inside -- exposed brick and concrete with low lighting and good set up -- is more than pleasant.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you love Truffles then this place is for you! Personally I can't stand Truffles or Truffle Oil... you can smell them as soon as you step into the restaurant. We were a table of 5 and all our meals arrived together, I ordered the fillet steak 'medium', but when it arrived it was medium rare - it had to... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great service and delicious, unusual food in a unique and sophisticated setting! Definitely worth a visit!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Amazing food, great whiskey selection and fantastic for a romantic evening out, without too much pressure. The wasabi sirloin is a must and the mussels are delicious. You can't go wrong!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant would be a five star if it wasn't for the unsavory area in which it is. The parking is on the road with no lighting and you get the loiters hassling you went you get to your car. This somewhat detract from the excellent food and the lovely atmosphere that the restaurant has.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This little restaurant has great decor and even better food. We really enjoyed our evening at this intimate restaurant. The tomato and goats cheese tart is sublime as well. Worth every cent!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Thomas Maxwell has succeeded in establishing a restaurant that makes one want to go back for more. An interesting menu that is backed up by the quality of food, top class silver service and a lovely ambiance. It is difficult to single out items on the menu as they are all moreish.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been to TMB on a number of occasions and I have never walked out disappointed. The food is excellent, the service unfaltering and the atmosphere is what you want in a restaurant of this type - classy and elegant. At a place like this, price is not a consideration.

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Chef Patron Thomas Maxwell has been going at it for around ten years now. His insistence on overall quality has paid off: the place is now three times bigger, and always full. Be sure to book before you go.

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Lexington,KY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful food and ambiance just a few minutes walk from Nelson Mandela Square. My wife and I were in Sandton for a few days staying at one of the hotels near the Square. Looking for something more sophisticated than the restaurants there, we wandered a few blocks and stumbled upon the Thomas Maxwell Bistro. Just a glance at the menu... More

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