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“Appalling service! Avoid like the plague.”

Maximini Chinese Restaurant
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Ranked #5,532 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Price range: $61 - $115
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Like shoe designing, whipping up a great dish is an art,��� says Jimmy Choo who has ventured in to the world of food with Maximini, an oriental restaurant near Hyde Park where the celebrity shoe smith is bringing a slice of his Malaysian home to Britain. As beautifully dressed as any of Jimmy���s A-list clients, Maximini is simplistic and chic with a hint of old fashioned colonial style which perfectly suits it���s fabulous Bayswater address. The irresistible Malaysian dishes are fused with more familiar Chinese flavours by master chef Albert Koh, to produce an innovative and exciting menu which, like a timeless pair of heels, looks set to become this season���s must-have.
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Maximini is Jimmy Choo's foray into the restaurant industry so one would assume a certain standard. Words cannot explain how horrible the service and food are. On a Tastecard (the only reason we went) you get 50% off just the tiniest selection of food. Everything even faintly interesting is under ''Chef's specials''. One chef, a 100 specials - hmm. In any case the service is just to be seen to be believed. Rude, brash, flinging bills, shoving menus, I mean I literally am speechless. The food is 3/10 and the ambience, well I can't rate that as on a Saturday night we were 1 of 2 occupied tables. That is all.

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Reviewed January 27, 2012

Twice we ate here (and that's a lot with only a weekend to spend in London ;-). First time we entered the restaurant rather late (10pm) and actually as an alternative to the Victoria pub next door where we were too late for the pub food. Luckily, our late arrival was no problem at all because both staff - absolutely friendly and welcoming - as well as the food was very nice indeed. In fact, we were very pleasantly surprised. The second time around was no dissapointment either. We also liked the decor and the background music (bit jazzy). Different than your usual Chinese bits and pieces (mix of Chinese and Malayan) and good wine too. In short, to be recommended!

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Reviewed November 17, 2011

The food was sub standard I have had much better Chinese food. The service was poor.
It is expensive, so be prepared to pay £60 upwards for a meal for two.
We had a taste card, we had rung up to book a table and to inform them we had a taste card. They had confirmed it was fine to use, and that we would get 50% off our bill, which we thought was reasonable.
When it came to getting the bill we gave them our taste card, and they said they would not accept it. The only reason we had gone to this restaurant was because of the taste card. We stood our ground, which resulted in a waitress shouting and swearing at us in Chinese. It was extremely humiliating and we were made to feel like criminals. They kept us waiting for an hour for the bill, which was eventually thrown at us. I have never been treated so badly at any restaurant.
I would strongly urge people not to go to this restaurant.

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We were staying at a hotel close to Maximini and found it by chance. We both found the food very tasty and nicely presented. Tables are a little close together but the overall ambience was pleasurable. Some of the staff could smile a little more but it was a very pleasurable meal and we would certainly go back there again. Next door is the Victoria pub which is a brilliant place for a pint of good beer after your meal..

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Thank Gordon J
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Reviewed October 21, 2011


Disappointed after all those reviews here I've read.
Terrible service!!! To be precise there were NO service at all!!!
I celebrated my 30th B-day there with 10 guests.
As I said the service was terrible, inattentive and even rude. Every time we had to ask for something. We poured a wine ourselves. A waitress pointed on a menu when we asked her to recommend something. Finally we brought a cake with 2 packs of candles and asked (3 times!!!) to put 30 candles. They put 25 candles using only 1 pack.

Though I must admit their nice decor and good food. Obviously these things without a good service cannot make a restaurant fabulous!

Thanks for almost ruining my night guys!

P.S. Duck and sea food are not discounted for the taste card holders.

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Thank GallaLondon
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