I visited this restaurant for lunch on Sunday the 8th September, the place was fairly busy, but this is no surprise given the restaurants location in P C Hooftstraat, which is full of designer shops, and I have to say there are some beautiful and expensive shops in this street.
Having said that, Maxime is not that special. Tables are so close together you really can't get in to sit down and the service, if you can call it that, is slow.
We sat for what seemed a long time before someone actually brought us the menu. The menu is fairly basic and expensive for what you get. We ordered soup, and then to follow we ordered the club sandwich. Well, it all appeared at the same time and the club sandwich which usually consists of the sandwich with ham, egg, chicken, cheese etc was no more that a cheese and ham sandwich served on its own, there was no side salad, no fries or crisps that usually accompany this dish - so basically a very expensive sandwich!
We had asked for a bottle of mineral water, a 75cl of San Pellegrino duly arrived that you can buy in the local shops for around 1.5euro, when the bill came, we were shocked to see the price for this was 8 euro! This in my opinion is a complete rip off, to charge this much for a bottle of water is shocking. Beer on the other hand was cheaper!
Maxine's lunch was around 50 euro and really not worth the money. It was not a peaceful experience, the place is small and very noisy, staff seem to be running around but not doing that much. They seemed to be spending more time checking their mobile telephones.
All in all in terms of quality and value for money this place failed on all accounts. Save your money and eat elsewhere, it may have once been the place to eat but now I have experienced this place I know to avoid it in the future.
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