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Thomas Maxwell

140 11th Street, | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
011 784 1575
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Ranked #27 of 738 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Having lived in Johannesburg now for almost a year, this is certainly the best meal I have had! Great ambience, attentive service, innovative cooking and fabulous ingredients.......a unique & unsurpassed experience in this city.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Well received by professional well trained staff. Place has a great warm feel and the host / chef took the time to come and explain the menu, which had good variety. Food ordered was well presented, i had a salad starter which was great although the fishcakes i ordered for main were a little dry and hard. Maybe a bad... More

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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

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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
41 helpful votes 41 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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