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Thomas Maxwell

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140 11th Street | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 11 784 1575
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and different, not your run-of-the-mill stuff. The chef took care in preparing each dish. The service was excellent.

Thank Kevin_Yeh
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The atmosphere is very nice! the food, wine and service are perfect. I highly recommend this place which is so French...

Thank MaroAmman
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55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

I've previously eaten at and thoroughly enjoyed the unique Thomas Maxwell experience - especially as it's a unique one in Johannesburg. This time around was a major not inexpensive disappointment, as it did not live up to the previous occasions, whether in terms of the food, the service, and the general atmosphere. Overall it seemed a bit (very) tired, both... More 

1 Thank Ohjaygeen
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

We booked and paid for a function here weeks in advance. We were called yesterday to say that they are closed and that we should speak to the lawyers to get our money back. The lawyers claim to have no knowledge and I think that we have been duped. Phone just rings and the emails remain unanswered...

23 Thank Niki V
Sandton, South Africa
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a small to medium restaurant with a lot of french flair. Very consistent, reliable and creative...reservation is essential.

Thank Tzoro1
Cape Town
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We were undecided whether to go in as we only saw the place driving by, but Thomas met us at the door and very charismaticly convinced us to try them out! We experienced great service from all staff, including from Thomas who came to take our order. The atmosphere is amazing, you can just relax and let time melt away.... More 

Thank justordinarypeople
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Loved the warm atmosphere of this bistro. Limited but superb menu, beautiful wine selection, incredible service and good company. Memorable evening

Thank Bridget R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Setting, ambiance and and service makes up for the average culinary experience. Our table was at the window and the weather god blessed us with a few drops of rain on the road, giving us that unmistakable smell of rain on African dust in the rain. Soft music in the background was nice. We could easily engage in discussion, which... More 

Thank Pietsteyn2
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

This was the second time in a year that I had dinner at Thomas Maxwell and they both were a great experience. The small rooms make the restaurant seem intimate, the food was terrific, the service was comfortably paced and (best of all) the wine selection was varied enough to get what we wanted. All restaurants everywhere promote bottled water... More 

Thank Randy_K
1 review
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Gave away our table and may as well not have made a reservation. Promised complemetary drink or any other token of apology did not materialise. Food was mediocre too! Disappointed

Thank Wanjakihii

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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: +27 11 784 1575

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