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Chez Max Restaurant - CLOSED

The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 852 8209
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Jan 12, 2015
“Chez Max a timeless classic”
Nov 27, 2014
“Farewell to Chez Max”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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31 - 40 of 61 reviews

Reviewed April 14, 2013

Chez Max is in Somerset West and is a hidden jewel. It is run by Candice Murray as hostess and her chef husband, Scott. My friends and I sat outside in the beautiful courtyard. It was the best meal I had on my entire trip.

1  Thank Mary D
Reviewed April 5, 2013

A varied lunch menu was provided for the diners. Although it was a fairly large party and we arrived very much later than anticipated, we were made to feel very special and most welcome. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We will keep returning...More

Thank gaySomersetWest
Reviewed March 2, 2013

I had one of the best springbock I've ever eaten at Chez Max. We all agreed: The food is just delicious! The service was attentive and friendly, too - so this far, Chez Max is a really recommendable restaurant. However, the atmosphere wasn't as nice...More

Thank Nicola J
Reviewed February 28, 2013

On all three evenings that I ate at Chez Max, the phone rang repeatedly with people trying to make bookings, but in vein. This restaurant is always full. Forget about dropping in or reserving a table on the same night. Many patrons eat there regularly....More

1  Thank Reasonable_Fellow
Reviewed February 24, 2013

As usual, Scott produced excellent food. The service is also excellent and their wine list has everything we require. As a regular at Chez Max, we generally visit them at least once a week, I have to say the "Swallows" can really spoil an evening....More

Thank Al D
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We ate outside on a lovely summer evening...had a marvelous dinner! We would happily return at any time...truly delicious food, excellent wine, and wonderful ambiance. Thank you , Maurize, at Albourne House, for such a great recommendation!

Thank Katie N
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Mid-sized Somerset West restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating. Don't bother to sit outside if you want to taste your food - it's smoking! Very hot evening when we ate here and although the dining room was apparently air-conditioned, it was uncomfortably hot. This was...More

1  Thank grahamee
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Out of the several restaurants i had the opportunity to go during my stay in Cape Town, this remains my favourite. This is because the cooking was simply delicious, fine and imaginative. Sprinbox and steak were awesome, but special mention to "Calvas liver served with...More

Thank TheEmptyQuarter
Reviewed January 31, 2013

I agree with others, this is probably the best restuarant in Somerset West, but the steaks are amazing. Perfectly cooked and delicious. Will be back.

Thank yumyum1979
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This restaurant continues to provide excellent food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. You must book to get in as it has got busier and busier.

Thank Rob H
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 852 8209
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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