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Thomas Maxwell

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140 11th Street | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
011 784 1575
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A much changed menu, still keeping some of the classics which formerly made them great such as the white wine mussels and chips, working in some new classics and their specials menu which is no longer the same old. The menu and my experience made me want to return at least 3 more times in the next 2 months. From... More 

Thank Reviewer4477
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going to TM for years and standard has been so good - the staff just know what to do to make the event great - not really a fish eater but try the Monty's Fish Cakes - really good - also very extensive wine list - I much prefer over the sister restaurant, Red Rabbit with only drawback being... More 

Thank Fingus
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Positive: 1) Lovely French Bistro style restaurant 2) Extensive wine list - decanting on request (see areas of improvement) 3) Excellently sourced produce 4) Classics to try: Wasabi Steak, Crayfish pasta (when available, pricey but worth it) Areas of improvement: 1) Some decanters are chipped and seem over used - patrons pay enough to have a decent decanter. 2) Cupcakes... More 

Thank King_Size8888
Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We love this spot for special occasions and their creative bistro style menu. Service is always spot on, and meals are presented beautifully. Food is great, too. My only issue here is the wine list - it's absolutely impressive, but many of the selections aren't available. Last night we went through four choices before finding one in stock. This also... More 

Thank Craiggers
Lusaka, Zambia
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Noodles over cooked. Great tartar. Shrimps small but very tasty and fresh. Rabbit ragout not spiced enough with onions to big cut and bay leaves still in source.

Thank africantraveller02
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,449 reviews
840 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Thomas Maxwell restaurant is on 11th Street in Parkmore. A smallish restaurant, it serves excellent meals. Lovely

Thank Ibadanboy
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Thomas Maxwell is a large restaurant but never feels too big because it occupies what appears in the past to have been three adjacent premises. The food is always superb and reasonably priced for the quality served.

Thank Bignick263
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Food portions are not what they used to be. The ice cream and Chocholate sauce was a big disaster. The Chocholate sauce was so hot and boiling that you can't handle the container to put the sauce on your ice cream. Nevertheless my husband burned his hand horrible trying to get the sauce onto the ice cream and all the... More 

Thank Erika E
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A bistro, warming and romantic atmosphere. open kitchen, which allow you a chance to see the great skill of chief. My dish Pumpkin and carrot soup a little be sweet, but covered with a little salty (i presume not salt) great taste. Prawn Pasta thinner that Spaghetti, cooker with olive oil, not tomato mixed in there (I dislike tomato source).... More 

Thank Lnacelot
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Inventive menu and excellent value for money compared to more central Sandton restaurants. Friendly staff and good surroundings to enjoy a meal.

Thank MaxwilG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
International, European, French
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 11th Street | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 011 784 1575

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?