Brasserie Max - Covent Garden

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778 reviews
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£26 to £40
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English

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Pre/post Theatre
Buzzy, upbeat hotel brasserie located in the oh so pretty Covent Garden, the heart of London's theatreland. The interior is predictably theatrical therefore, but not overpoweringly so. The traditional design of the main Drawing Room has been lightened up with quirky furniture and bright groovy coloured soft furnishings whilst in the Brasserie itself you could act out your very own thriller or WWII resistance drama. This is a fab place to take just about anyone - teenage sister, maiden aunt, overseas visitors or a business contact. Go there for a first date if you want to set the right scene but don't want to look as though you're trying too hard. What's Cooking? Rock oysters, vine tomato and chilli salsa, roasted quail with puy lentils, fig and anchovies, Dover sole with warm potato and grain mustard salad and delicious Pear and apple crumble with ginger and vanilla ice cream to finish!

Special Offers

Thanksgiving: 3 courses £55

Celebrate Thanks Giving this year at Brasserie Max with a mouth watering 3 course menu at £55 including thyme roasted turkey, chilli cornbread stuffing, cranberry and orange relish and Maple glazed pumpkin and pecan pie.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 28 November 2019

Ends: 28 November 2019

Availability: Thu 17:00-23:00

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses & a cocktail £32

Brasserie Max Bar team have created The Equation of Time signature cocktail after looking back into the history of the Seven Dials, to celebrate 30 years of Seven Dials and in honour of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands who unveiled the renovation in 1989.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-22:00

2 courses & a glass of wine £23.50

...from a set menu (three courses £25)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 24 April 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:30

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Celebrate Christmas Day with us this year at the Brasserie Max. We are serving a mouth watering 4 course menu and Champagne at £130 per person. Available all day from 12.30pm

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Celebrate New Years Eve at Brasserie Max with our mouth watering 4 course dinner with Champagne at £105 per person

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 778 People Are Saying
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KL
London
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first visit with a group of friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were impressed with the London restaurant festival menu. This represented very good value for money with a good choice of dishes. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We shall certainly return.

DA
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely venue and waitress very pleasant. Festival menu was disappointing. The chicken was very dry and real shame as token jus was delicious. A glass of Pinot Grigio wine at £10.25 each plus a coffee and service atomatically added at 12.5% meant it was nearly £53 a head for an average meal.

KB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Ambience and service good, easy access to theatres and provides quiet haven away from crowds. All our food was delicious although portions could have been more generous? We have enjoyed afternoon tea here before which we felt was excellent value.

LQ
London
202 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Brasserie Max before going to the Donmar Warehouse and had a really lovely pre-theatre meal. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They knew we were time limited, but never let us feel rushed. Just a great evening, and the glass of wine included with the meal was a real bonus.

TR
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and service but the food was quite tasteless and overpriced.

SB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

most of our meal was cool or cold - we did complain and the cost of the meal reduced but no excuse for cold food.

r
London
55 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I recently remembered Brasserie Max not having been there for some time. It is in an excellent location and has a very good set menu at lunchtime. The staff are attentive without being obtrusive. One issue is that when they ask if you want still or sparkling water they automatically bring bottled Evian @ £5.75 a bottle rather than offering tap water as an option (which they do serve). This was the second time I have eaten there in three weeks. The set menu starter of (I think trout) with creme fraiche was excellent. The chicken escalope was very tasty but sadly overdone and rather cool. The hazelnut and chocolate mousse was very sweet and not to MY personal taste but I am sure will suit many. I had to remind the server that a glass of wine was included in our booking so they had to "go and check". Having said that still a cut above many other set menus and the surroundings are stylish and comfortable . Will I go back again? Yes I certainly will.

L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Initial impression was great, very welcoming but from then on everything went down hill. The service was no existent. We had to keep stopping staff as they went by but then they would forget what we had asked. The cocktail that came with the set menu was awful according to my friends.

An additional portion of chips ordered never arrived. We complained and whilst the apology was genuine all that was offered was to remove the chip from our bill and waive the service charge which we would never have paid anyway.

Will not be going back.

S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I had a lovely Sunday evening dining at MAX Brasserie in Covent Garden with a friend. I was very pleasantly surprised by the exterior and interior of this lovely brasserie. Very sophisticated but not over the top and a perfect place to dine on a date or with friends. The service was also spot on and very friendly. I had the very good value set menu which was a good portion size and the chocolate mousse dessert was amazing!!!

CD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service by all the staff especially the wine waiter

B
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Have had 2 pretheatre dinners here with timely service, great food and wonderful atmosphere.

PL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service, would highly recommend it to friends.

d
Surrey
40 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful find!
Brasserie Max is a delightful restaurant offering great value for money, a lovely atmosphere in which to meet friends or lovers and a gentle level of service - helpful without being overpowering. We are friends who enjoy meeting over a nice meal - we like to talk and to hear each other: B.Max wins a gold star for this.
Our visit to Brasserie Max was a first for us and we found a menu with a good selection - a healthy portion of salmon for me (both starter and main) yes I enjoy my fish, and for pud I had a lovely chocolate mousse. One of the best, 'value for money' menus I've eaten in London for years.
The restaurant itself has been well designed with attractive furnishings and a very interesting bar: it forms part of a hotel but don't let that deter you: it really is not old world hotel.
Will we return? Most definitely. Will I recommend B Max to friends? I already have.

CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great staff. Perfect location if you’re going to the Theatre!

d
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Disappointed to receive an email from Open Table stating I did not show....why?

c
London
52 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great pre theatre meal and good gluten free options

SW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great evening, nice atmosphere, fantastic service and wonderful food. We were very full and happy when we left, will be coming back again soon.

AW
London
20 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thought excellent. A good choice of food and staff were helpful in modifying dishes if you didn’t like one of the ingredients. (I didn’t want clams with the cod so they substituted mushrooms). Great wine list as well. The tables are well spaced so you don’t feel that you’re in someone else’s conversation. The staff were great. They never bothered you but were always available when required. It’s not cheap but is good value

J
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Formidable ! Très bel accueil. Personnel très sympathique ! Nourriture excellente. Diner aussi tard après le théâtre à Londres, c’est exceptionnel ! Bravo

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IB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant in Covent Garden, food is delicious, staff very kind, decoration cosy and beautiful.

SM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere. Service was very friendly and cocktails were delicious! Nice not to be rushed as well.

W
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our reservation was pre-theatre. On arrival the staff were extremely welcoming and showed us to our table straight away which was by the window looking in to Monmouth Street. The restaurant is terribly pretty and furnished beautifully. Our meal was delicious we both had a starter and a main. The service was excellent and attentive. Without hesitation we would definitely return.

PH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great find. A lovely place and ambience, great service , very friendly and helpful, and good, well cooked food. Wine a bit expensive but then it was Covent Garden.

AM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Great for pre theatre drinks - meal would recommend for that 100%

S
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place-went there for pre theatre meal. Have been here once before and was as impressed-as I was this time. I have a gluten free diet-staff were aware of this from my booking and provided GF bread without being asked. The waiting staff make this place-they are unobtrusive yet attentive. I will definitely be back!

t
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd time for me to have dinner at Brasserie Max with friends.
I was again very pleased with the restaurant atmosphere, excellent service and the set menu which is very good value for the food served.

L
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, delicious food. Pre-threatre menu excellent. Just perfect for our evening out.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have visited this venue with friends a number of times and have never been disappointed. It has style, comfort and a great ambience. We love the bar for a pre-lunch drink and the set menu is good value. It's an easy stroll from Covent Garden which makes it a great day out.

S
London
30 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice for brunch

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really good service.

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu choices, in a lovely setting. Food and presentation was amazing, would definitely recommend. We will be back.

E
London
40 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My mum and I had the most wonderful lunch at Brasserie Max on Saturday. We had made a reservation via open table for midday with the 2 courses and a glass of wine for £23.50 set menu. When we arrived at 11:45, the hostess mentioned they were serving brunch until 1pm and couldn't honour the offer until that time. We were going to see a show so asked if it would be possible to sit down to lunch earlier. It was cleared with the kitchen whilst we had a drink a the bar. The maître de came over to let us know that we could sit down whenever we were ready, wherever we liked and would have access to the set lunch menu. The barman was amazing and told us all about how he made certain cocktails and gave us a little taster of the bloody mary. Our apperol spritz was one of the best I have ever had. The Maitre de was so sweet and friendly. He knew we were going to the theatre so gave us updates on how long our food would take. Even our waitress was so sweet. When you have service like this it really does make your dining experience that much better. I can't thank Brasserie Max enough for such a wonderful dining experience. Mum and I loved it and I will certainly be back!

MB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

First time I've eaten here. Booked a table for a birthday meal for 5 (one turned up late). The ambiance, waters were excellent. I was disappointed with the food. The triple fried fries were like burnt crunchy crisps. I can't even remember what main I ordered it was that unmemorable. At face value the food looked good value, then I saw the wine prices. They start at circa £40 a bottle.

Overall: great location, venue, design (Kit Kemp), ambiance, service.
Good wine
Poor: Food

RG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely, clean environment to eat. Nice ambience and welcoming to all diners. Good mix of locals and tourists.

HB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely brunch with nice quiet table.
Very good service and food.

All good and definitely will return.

SQ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Lovely service. Great portion sizes and great tasting food!

N
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I understand from the attendees that all was great, food, service and venue. Thank you very much .

NT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect London brunch spot. Charming staff, delicious food, fabulous decor. Loved it :)

MC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely meal and service. Nice relaxed atmosphere and great food. Would definitely recommend and return.

YB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food in a beautiful restaurant. We had the pre/post theatre set menu which was good value for money. The staff were attentive and friendly. All in all a great meal in a lovely setting. Highly recommend it.

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