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Thomas Maxwell

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140 11th Street | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
011 784 1575
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We invited friends to celebrate her birthday and we had a light lunch. The steak tartare was exceptional and really good. The duck rilettes also outstanding. The setting with all the eclectic decorations is very unusual and the service was good. Cute idea to have a very small creme brulee just to end off with something sweet

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a belated Valentines dinner and the food was good. We went a few years before and much preferred that visited. The recent visit was not the same. Not the same level of service or food. Perhaps it was just an off night...

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Thank Lobbmich
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on Saturday 6 August, for dinner, after a recommendation from a friend to try the Wasabi steak. Food: I had the wasabi steak, which was dry (even though I had requested for medium done). Excellent concept lacking in execution. My partner had a sirloin steak I think in pepper sauce. He got stones! Stones in his steak. We... More 

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Thank ReenuVerma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Thomas Maxwell on Saturday, 6 August 2016 after a friend recommended the Wasabi steak. I had a mediocre experience and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Mains: Wasabi steak and something Sirloin. I ordered the wasabi steak, and my partner ordered the sirloin. My steak was a bit on the dry side even though I ordered... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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258 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the more popular fine dining etablishments in the northern suburbs (Sandton). It has a very good reputation. While the food was good, it was not as good as we expected given its reputation. It is very expensive for the experience. A nice place, intimate, well run, with very good food. Just something missing.

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Thank TravelOften1968
South Africa
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Johannesburg
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

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Thank Fingus
Johannesburg
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
International, European, French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
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?