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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: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Excellent

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Fiona_and_Mark_RSA
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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194 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 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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New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My wife and I popped in for dinner on Monday night. Given that Thomas Maxwell is one of very few restaurants open on a monday night in Johannesburg I guess we should have expected less, but having dined there a few years ago we thought it a safe bet. Alas much has changed over the years we have been away.... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

this place is super expensive. the food is great, but not worth the price. wine prices are insane too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I had heard a lot about Thomas Maxwell but had never been until last night. Everyone raves about the restaurant and food and service, but as with most things you never truly understand until you experience it yourself. We decided on a whim to go and considering it was a Saturday night I expected them to tell me to jog... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was really disappointed in the taste of the food. I found the dishes we ordered were bland and tasteless. We ordered a starter of duck in phylo pastry which tasted like it had no flavour whatsover - for mains we had the fillet with truffle and caviar - not sure what the chef was going for here - as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A foodie friend and I had lunch here. While it looks so unassuming from the outside, the interior decor and ambience really suit the menu. The staff were friendly and attentive and had us seated within minutes. We ordered a series of entrées including the warthog carpaccio (smokey and sublime), the sirloin with crust and the duck filo with truffle... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My wife and I had an amazing dinner. To be fair throw truffle on it and we are happy. Iain had to help us through the menu, we could have ordered it all but the fillet and mussels won. We'll be back just hope it will be available.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My wife and I love French cuisine and are very finicky about our food. For my birthday, I wanted to treat myself with an exceptional dining experience. We had a great Bordeaux wine off their extensive wine list, my wife enjoyed the seafood bisque and I had duck livers. Love the rustic style, excellent service and delicious food. Planning to... 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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