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Chez Max Restaurant

The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
0027218528209
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestled in the Trading Post Complex on the corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street is the Restaurant Chez Max serving quality continental fare owned by Candice and Scott Murray since January 2006. Chez Max cuisine, explains Scott, is a mixture of classic and modern with a ‘bit of everything for everyone’. Some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes include The Ultimate Rosti, Veal Specialities, Pork Belly and Seafood. The Chez Max business philosophy is clear and unpretentious – much like the food. “In delivering simplicity,” says Scott. We understand that we must provide the best produce and service within traditional surroundings. A well considered wine list complements the menu and caters to all tastes designed with the flavours of the food in mind and fuelled by a desire to offer wines a cut above the average. Chez Max offers an excellent selection, and the friendly and well-trained staff, all of them who have been there a minimum of 3 years and more, which adds to a culture of community. (What we try to do here is make everyone that comes to Chez Max leave feeling contented and happy with what they have experience, explains Candice.
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Strand, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Have been frequenting this restaurant for many years - Never had a bad meal in fact quite the contrary Not an enormous menu but they have definitely perfected each and every dish. Seasonal specials are super. My Mother is a very fussy eater and she thoroughly enjoyed her meal.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

With great regret we are saying farewell to Scott and Candice who ran Chez Max for the last nine years. Scott was probably one of the best chefs in this town, but due to the way reviews are done in this area, he never really got the recognition he deserved. Had he been reviewed by Egon Roanie (Apology for misspelling),... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Chez Max no longer exists. Due to family problems it has closed it's doors. We are so sad. It was always a favourite with us and our friends.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

scott and candice murray have had to close their immensely successful restaurant chez max in somerset west. this loss is simply irreplaceable. not only were they the no 1 or no 2 restaurant here and fully booked all the time they had a very large and loyal gourmet following. scott trained and worked on the QEII. a superb chef makinf... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Chez Max is one of our favorites. Candice is such a superb hostess. Quietly efficient at all times. The food is good. We highly recommend it.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fabuous "home" style restaurant probably only seating 40 people. Excellent service and wonderful food. Will definately go again.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a fabulous meal and evening at Chez Max. Food was delicious and service excellent. I read a previous review about the Chinese food not being good and was quite astounded as Chez max does not serve Chinese. We will definitely return and recommend Chez Max to our friends.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wow! The owner of a restaurant is seldom also the person who takes your order but Candice did just that! We had calamari (very tender) / camembert (crispy) for starters, chicken curry (flavourful and not too hot) / pork belly (very tender and tasty) as mains and finished off with crème brûlée (oops! slightly too black..) / and Lindt parfait... More 

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dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The restaurant atmosphere is a little cold--high ceilings and art for sale on the walls; but the hostess couldn't be warmer and more friendly. Her husband is the chef and he elevated a pork belly to something beautiful. The top was crisp but detached from the rich pork underneath so you could eat as much or little of that part.... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Once again Chez Max came up trumps. We were a group of 25 and had booked for lunch. The food was excellent, well presented and the service unobtrusive. This restaurant is really a gem. Candace and her team are quick and efficient. Thank you all so much!

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Address: The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
Phone Number: 0027218528209
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
Cuisine: European, Continental

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