Clos Maggiore

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French
Clos Maggiore is an oasis of calm in the heart of Covent Garden. Influenced by the stylish country inns of Provence and Tuscany its unique interiors create a warmth and intimacy enjoyed by both business and private parties. The conservatory has a fully retractable glass roof creating a bright and airy dining space, particularly lovely during the Spring and Summer seasons. It is transformed at night by candles, starlight and a crackling fire during the Winter months. Head Chef Marcellin Marc cooks sublime Provençal inspired cuisine with contemporary panache. Marcellin is committed to using locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create perfectly balanced menus which were awarded three AA-rosettes since 2008. Our extensive cellar at Clos Maggiore includes over 2,000 labels and was extended earlier this year to include an additional 400 wines at a low – mid price range. We are very proud to have been awarded the “Best of Award of Excellence” consistently since 2003 by Wine Spectator.
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4.7
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4.7
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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had their weekday set lunch. Good choice, wonderful food and pefect service. Cannot recommend highly enough. Very good value for a special restaurant

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening! The food — the veal in particular — was out of this world!

AC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great venue with very friendly and welcoming staff . Service was very good as was the food. The bill was reasonable. Yes, we would return.

RW
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing as always. Such a romantic restaurant with amazing food, top notch service and a wonderful ambience. Highly recommended!

SP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. The decor inside was wonderfully done. Great place to go for a date!

MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants we have been too, can't wait to return again!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cadre magnifique typique londonien
Décoration superbe chaleureuse
Très bon serveur d une grande aimabilite et surtout attentionné à la juste mesure
La cuisine égale au cadre
Une adresse qui restera maque dans l esprit

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A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit to Clos Maggiore and we were NOT disappointed. The reason for our second visit is mainly for the excellent food but closely followed by the great service and ambiance. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a any special occasion or before or after a theatre/cinema visit. Look Forward to our next visit.
last visit 09/12/19.

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Cute small intimate place, but some blaring issues. I reserved well in advance for my boyfriends birthday. Although I understand this restaurant is small we ended up at a tiny table that was wedge awkwardly angled against the side wall between two more normally placed tables also for two people. This was right off the bar so made for an awkward view of either the table of people right next to us or a an open slot to showing back of bar. Couldn’t see any of the lovely restaurant so might as well been dining anywhere else. The service was excellent with very attentive wait staff. The food was average however. My veal was over sauced and salted and the chicken crusted pistachio was as expected, aggressively average and not very exciting even though highly recommended. Our starter of soup and tagliatelle were fine but nothing I couldn’t have made at home. Dessert was the shining star, but they missed my birthday note and request on the reservation, and it was too hard and awkward to get up again in our area to remind our waiter. Overall I can see why people come especially for the lovely ambiance, as long as you don’t get the possibly the worst seat in the restaurant. This should really just not have been a table. Food wise, maybe it was just what we ordered so perhaps venture out to other items on the menu , but I feel consistency is important. Pricing was fair.

AK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, location, ambience!!! Highly recommended!

C
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect evening, as expected. Attentive and informed waiters. A classy restaurant.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great weekend lunch menu - excellent value

RT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant and so well decorated for Xmas. Food was gorgeous and staff couldn't have been better

AD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very central location, based in Covent Garden.

Nice ambience, although I was sat directly below a speaker which made it a little noisy.

Overal the food was a little rich for our liking.

NR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a super dining experience, have already recomended to friends which is a chef. we,ll be back

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience and beautiful food and ambiance. Highly recommend

AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It really is the most romantic restaurant, perfect for a date

AT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had originally booked a table for my partner and I as we were celebrating our 10yr anniversary but I had to cancel due to a family matter.

I then rebooked during the festive period and requested to be seated in the conservatory (as per my last reservation). The staff were fantastic and were able to find us a seat in the conservatory which made us feel special.

The food was amazing and presented beautifully and the atmosphere was perfect. They also presented us with an anniversary dessert which was a lovely thought.

I would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming here - nice food great wine, beautiful surroundings. Highly recommended.

FV
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The dishes are delicious but the time between the courses was too short for us. It should be longer for a romantic evening.
We also loved the interior and the service was very good. We‘ll come back if we visit London again.

K
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible experience all round - visited at the beginning of December and the Christmas Display was beautiful.

The food was very reasonably priced and absolutely delicious, the cocktails were superb and the staff were very attentive and made sure our glasses were never empty.

I mentioned in my booking that it was my girlfriends birthday and so they bought out a plate of mini desserts at the end of the meal with a beautifully penned "Happy Birthday" written in a chocolate sauce - a small touch that made her feel even more special.

Just a heads up - I booked the table a month before we visited and requested to sit in the conservatory (where the Christmas display is at its best!) however they had reserved the last table back at the beginning of September!

If you are planning to celebrate a special occasion here, book as early as you can!

I highly recommend this restaurant and I will certainly be back in the future.

Thank you for a special evening.

DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great food, would throughly recommend.

VN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant in a great location. The food is excellent. Wine list is extensive if you buy a bottle, not enough choice of wine by glass. It is very pricey, especially for wine. The service was attentive however i was feeling the waiters were pouring wine way too fast and filling our glasses over enthusiastically! Nice touch to give us chocolates on a plate with Happy Birthday - i ticked what the occasion was when i made the booking. Will come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant .. excellent service, went for pre theatre set menu which was delicious, only very slight negative is that we did not get offered the bubbles that was part of the set menu but everything else was great and very Christmassy .. lovely night out!

BD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was outstanding and so the ambiance. We were treated very nicely. On the other hand, despite being a nice wine, the Italian one from the post-theater menu was a screw-cap one. As a Spanish consumer, I do not conceive wine bottles withouth a cork.

I would totally recommend the experience. Very romantic and worth the occassion.

Thanks a lot for everything

G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Exquisite atmosphere. Lovely experience.

JS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant ! Always consistent , great food ,great service and beautiful Christmas decorations.
Also great value ! Love it

RR
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, ambience and service in a fantastic location. Excellent value especially if you opt for the set lunch menu with a bottle of wine. They even baked a fresh GF loaf for my girlfriend and provided added touches for our anniversary. Would highly recommend.

VG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything about our experience at Clos Maggiore, would definitely come back

RF
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always praise Clos Maggiore to other people. Been there many times and always enjoy food, atmosphere and friendly service. A lovely intimate place to savour a good meal. Hope it continues.

C
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We found the service too quick. Would have appreciated more time between the courses.
Dessert menu was missing something with chocolate (only available for 2 pers)
Otherwise all was perfect. Staff really welcoming and kind.
We spent a really good moment !

AC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time we’ve been - absolutely love it! Service is outstanding

RL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we absolutely loved our diner in Clos Maggiore and the service was amazing! we will come back soon!

PU
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Perfect ambiance, beautiful decoration. Hit and miss service, the maitre d' was a bit over-familiar and I don't like the fact they just drop the bread on a basket on the table, Id rather they bring out fresh warm bread rolls for youto choose from. Rabbit and crab starters were very very good, pan fried foie gras was disappointing (very very small and over cooked), Turbot and beef mains were superb, Parpadelle was a bit heavy but desserts let us down, the chocolate sensation is not that chocolate at all, milk chocolate and white chocolate moussey emulsion make for a sickly blend dessert, chocolate financier with cappuccino foram was also a bit blend, did not like the coffee granite. Savarin was very good. Would not say it's good value for money because it an expensive restaurant. They need to work on their desserts, there are many other restaurants in London in same league with better offer.

A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing place! The food is fantastic, only surpassed by the service. I would recommend getting a table in the conservatory, totally worth it.

JL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, attentive and professional staff. Loved this, our first, visit. I had forgotten I noted in the booking that it was a special occasion for my wife and the chef provided a most welcome surprise for her after our meal. A memorable experience for all the right reasons. Thank you.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant and sophisticated. The restaurant is very discreetly located near Covent Garden so easy access. The food was superb, beautifully presented. The wine list is fun - bottles for £18,000 seemed a bit tippy but the £40-£50 range was very good and service impeccable.

b
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a table at your restaurant every Xmas and the food is always great value and quality as is the service. I do not believe there is any where else in London to match!!

EM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing restaurant. Was recommended by a colleague and will most definitely come again. It’s perfectly placed between super fancy and just fancy (as only french restaurants can). Beautiful interior, lovely staff and amazing food.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Had their set lunch menu-as good as I remembered from previous visits.
The Xmas ambience was lovely with a quiet buzz.
However a black mark for the (head waiter) who asked if we’d like coffee &
at the same time looked at his watch! He obviously wanted us to leave to set up
for the next customers.
What has been a special place was instantly ruined by this split second action.
Also another waiter could not speak or understand English very well.
I truly hope this is not the start of going downhill.