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Thomas Maxwell

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140 11th Street | Parkmore, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 11 784 1575
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12:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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Amman
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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Thank MaroAmman
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 

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midstream
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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...

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22 Thank Niki V
Sandton, South Africa
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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

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Thank Tzoro1
Cape Town
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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 

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Thank justordinarypeople
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Bridget R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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 

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Thank Pietsteyn2
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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 

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Thank Randy_K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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

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Thank Wanjakihii
Johannesburg, South Africa
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We heard about Thomas Maxwell through friends but we were quite disappointed after all the hype vs the service and the food. The prices are very reasonable, the food was different but average tasting. The service was wanting, the Maitre D / Hostess greeted us as if it were a chore, the waiters were friendly but difficult to find (possibly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, International, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
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?