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Max`s Bar and Brasserie

40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
+44 23 8022 5227
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (26 reviews)
“corvina” (7 reviews)
“linguine” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, British, Seafood, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow what a find.!!! Without a doubt the best Italian food I’ve tasted in years. The monkfish was just mouth watering. Great food, great service & a great atmosphere - not cheap but worth every penny.

3  Thank chipsmith31
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited again with a colleague at lunchtime. As before, we were the only diners, although the restaurant was fully booked for dinner that day. The lunch menu had gone up by £2 to £15.50 for 2 dishs, £17.50 for 3, but the owner was...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Max's fr the second time on Saturday night with a group of friends and just cannot believe we have left it so long to return. The atmosphere was great and Max and his wife do a tremendous job in looking after you and making...More

3  Thank Mayfair999
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had heard excellent things about this place so finally booked in I was surprised how small it was but still lovely & homey .Max was a great host & the food was spot on Everything tasted so fresh All 4 of us here were completely...More

3  Thank mercmonk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After a shopping trip to West Quay, we opted against eating in one of the chain restaurants there, and instead we ended up in Max’s. What a great choice....both the mains (veal and risotto) were top drawer and the staff were fantastic also. Will definitely...More

Thank matt w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Proper proper proper Italian food! It does not get more authentic. The owner Max is super friendly and welcoming, and makes you feel completely at home. ENJOY!!!

Thank alex g
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here last night with friends, can’t recommend this place enough. Food, drinks, and staff were all amazing. I had scallops to start which were to die for followed by the Veal which was so tasty. We also had octopus and the black ink linguine...More

Thank maria B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend and the food was amazing I had the scallops for starter and they were mouth watering. I would highly recommend this place for food and customer service all the staff were very friendly although they were very busy.

Thank tizzyHampshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. Relaxed atmosphere. Have been a number of times and never disappointed.

Thank rmcp04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Italian and Mediterranean food, featuring a superb wine list! Max’s is a great place to have a romantic dinner or to share a good evening with friends. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed! Max & Jana always make you...More

Thank FrancoDom
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24 July 2017|
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Response from Maxromano77 | Property representative |
Hello dear You can parking atJhon street also at Bernard road opposite Jhon street 30 seconds working true max Many thanks
20 February 2017|
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Response from Maxromano77 | Property representative |
Hello Jerseytony, yes it's me max ex lime wood , please give as a call will be great Max
10 July 2016|
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Response from Maxromano77 | Property representative |
dear Nancy thanks for your message we do a la carte menu. you can order 3 course also we do our special board I am looking forward to meet you soon Max
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Oxford Street, Southampton SO14 3DP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8022 5227
  • E-mail
Max's Bar and Brasserie is situated in the heart of Oxford Street that it is the site of Southampton's cosmopolitan. About Max's Bar & Brasserie There are many Italian or Italian style restaurants in the UK. In our mind there are two types. There's the national chain where everything is decided at head office and made to a particular price point. Then there's the authentic Italian run and owned family restaurants where food is passion and a way of life. We have nothing against the chains but we do things differently at Max's. When you visit Max's you're treated like a family member. You'll often find adjacent tables talking to each other and making friends. This isn't a marketing gimmick. It's just the Italian way. In the kitchen we have Gennaro from Napoli in the Campania region of Italy. Between them they have more than 30yrs experience in the kitchen. Everything on the menu is created with I don't forget to try the world famous Balsamic G&T ,,,
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