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Thomas Maxwell

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140 11th Street | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 11 784 1575
12:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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Cairo, Egypt
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

I rarely rate restaurants as excellent but I love this place. The first time I visited it was great but that was a few years ago. I visited more recently and I love it even more. I love the laid-back atmostphere, the service was great - the way they tell you about tonight's specials is great :). I had the... More 

Thank Nerry_Luvs_Travel
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Johannesburg. Their service is impeccable, the food in amazing and the ambience is ideal for a romantic night out. Both my wife and I had the Lobster pasta - It was cooked to perfection and the bacon bits added a whole new dimension to the dish. It was not on the standard... More 

Thank Hemz_SA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We joined friends for an early mid-week meal at Thomas Maxwell's in Benmore. My husband ordered the tuna carpaccio which arrived with plastic still in some of the fish pieces. The chef apologized & said he would talk to the kitchen staff - we were seated right next to the kitchen & saw very little interaction between the 3 "chefs"... More 

1 Thank Caroline W
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

The owner was very rude to us and our Spanish guests and the only reason I didn't get up and walk out was out of respect for my host. The food was pretentious and tasteless. I won't be going back, there are far better places to eat in Joburg.

1 Thank Robbie_Taylor
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

I needed s restaurant where I could have an extended business lunch with a valued client. Thomas Maxwell provided the perfect venue, excellent low-key service and top notch food. They had no problem with us staying until 5pm and kept serving water and coffee long after everyone else had left. The lunch was a great business success and I have... More 

Thank Illse N
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,437 reviews
837 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

This is a small perfectly formed restaurant in Johannesburg. It is a stones throw away from Benmore Gardens Mall. Food is good (French) and the service is nice. Worth a visit.

Thank Ibadanboy
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Great welcome at the restaurant by the Chef and Staff.The food is decidedly contemporary French with a New York style ambience. The restaurant is really cozy and so a great choice for special occasions. I was celebrating my 31st Wedding Anniversary, it was an ideal choice. Wide assortment of wines and the chef usually has a four course menu of... More 

Thank Murraycharm
South Africa
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

We recently dined at Thomas Maxwell which was about our 7th dinner with them. I certainly think it deserves its high reputation that Trip Advisor has in the past shown. You won't find better mussels in many places in the world and they have an impressive wine list to match. Another big plus is the different ambiance you get with... More 

Thank Reviewer4477
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

Thomas Maxwell Restaurant is a definite for a special dining experience. Just by the bookings at this restaurant one can see that this is not your ordinary restaurant, and definitely in another class. The menu is absolutely superb with great wines on the wine menu. I can recommend any dish on the menu! From the minute you are greeted at... More 

Thank Elmarie B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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273 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I loved the decor, very fashionable and trendy - ambiance in the restaurant is really special. Every time we've gone it was fully booked and had to book a couple of days before our night out. Clearly very popular. The food was interesting and delicious. Beautifully plated. Really a great night out for fine dining and special celebrations.

Thank NashB2000

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
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?