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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 11
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  • 4
    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
Lovely Evening

Excellent meal and for me a really lovely restaurant ambiance. Elegant, but still relaxed. Great for a special night out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Donna-Rae P
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent meal and for me a really lovely restaurant ambiance. Elegant, but still relaxed. Great for a special night out.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had not been to Thomas Maxwell in about two years and were pleasantly rewarded on our return visit. Four of us each had three courses which is unusual - normally we have two at most - all of which were excellent. Their wine offerings are interesting and comprehensive. The service was professional and helpful; the atmosphere was warm and... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A popular yet overated restaurant. There are one or two dishes they do well eg. the steak with the foie gras, but otherwise a lot of the menu is a miss. Furthermore the menu has not changed much in yrs. For a more creative/ experimental dining experience you are better off popping around to The Eatery which is just aroud... More 

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SouthAfrica
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Used to come a lot to Thomas Maxwell a number of years ago, then stopped as I found the menu was never changed and with the growth in seats things slid a bit. I however wish to say after recent visit that I will definitely return, the food was excellent and the service good The whisky selection is a bit... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Old habits never die. As a monthly visitor of J'burg I never seem to skip a visit to Thomas Maxwell. Setting is fantastic, indeed NY meets Paris casual enough for pleasure, formal enough for a business diner. Personally I prefer the fact that they do not change its menu often. Nothing worse than your favourite dish being replaced. So my... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant had a bit of a 'Marco Pierre White' vibe to me. My colleague and I stumbled upon in while looking for a nearby shisha lounge which had shut down but ended up at TM for dinner instead. I liked the fit out and the food was of a high standard and there is a good wine list available... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Delicious cuisine with a flair for the unusual. We had the ostrich and pasta ains which we shared - glad we got to taste the different options and will definitely revisit

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

What a lovely place and buzzing on a cold Tuesday winter's night! Charming staff and nice eclectic decor. The food was lovely especially the lobster pasta which my husband had. We shared a heavenly fondant with some good coffee. The madeleines that came with the bill were super crap and should be banned from being consumed by anyone or anything... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

An over-extensive menu and a wine list that'll take a year to work through. Thoroughly forgettable and somewhat dated, unfortunately.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My family and I went to this restaurant for my birthday. It was one of the worse experiences I have ever experienced at a restaurant. We arrived at 8 and we were basically rushed from the very beginning to order our food. Being told that the kitchen closes at 9:30 and was told "That's the way we run things here".... 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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