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Brasserie Max - Covent Garden

4.6
4.6
917 Reviews
£25 and under
English

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!

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Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Sat 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7806 1007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    The Covent Garden Hotel has two private dining rooms, the Lyric and Fortune Rooms, which have been designed by Kit Kemp. They are flexible in format ranging from an elegant private dining room, to a boardroom or drawing room. Tiffany’s Library is perfect for informal meetings or pre-theatre drinks.

  • Private party contact

    events team: 020 3478 6395

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy afternoon tea for £35 per person or £48 with a glass of Champagne. Please do make a note should you have any dietary requirements or allergies.

Menu

Breakfast

  • Toast and Preserves£5.00

    • Croissant / Danish£5.50

      • Granola, Yoghurt and Compote£8.50

        • Seasonal Fruits and Berries£9.50

          • Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs, Rye Toast£18.00

            • Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup£13.50

              • Toasted Bagel, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Lemon and Dill£15.50

                • Eggs Benedict£14.50

                  • Eggs Florentine£14.50

                    • Eggs Royale£15.50

                      • Crushed Avocado on Granary Toast with Chilli, Feta Cheese and Lemon Oil, Poached Egg£14.50

                        • Omelette of Your Choice£13.50

                          • Eggs as You Like, on Toast£11.50

                            Porridge

                            • Porridge£8.50

                              Organic - rolled and jumbo oats (Vegetarian). Prepared with your choice of milk, water or cream. Mixed berries, banana, mango, pineapple, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar and seeds

                              Featured Items

                              • English Breakfast£19.00

                                Eggs of your choice, bubble and squeak, back bacon, sausage, black pudding, grilled tomatoes, field mushrooms

                                • Vegetarian Breakfast£19.00

                                  Toasted crumpets, poached eggs, bubble and squeak, spinach, field mushrooms, spicy cherry tomatoes

                                  • Vegan Breakfast£19.00

                                    Grilled tofu, spinach, field mushrooms, sautéed potatoes, chilli baked beans

                                    Sides

                                    £5

                                    • Bacon

                                      • Black Pudding

                                        • Sausage

                                          • Field Mushrooms

                                            • Sautéed Spinach

                                              • Baked Beans

                                                • Grilled Tomatoes

                                                  • Bubble and Squeak

                                                    • Sautéed Potatoes

                                                      Drinks

                                                      • Coffee and Tea£4.75

                                                        • Speciality Tea and Infusions£6.75

                                                          • Orange Juice£5.00

                                                            • Grapefruit Juice£5.00

                                                              • Apple Juice£5.00

                                                                • Cranberry Juice£5.00

                                                                  • Juice of the Day£5.50

                                                                    • Smoothie of the Day£5.50

                                                                      Weekend Brunch

                                                                      Available from 11am till 1pm

                                                                      • Weekend Brunch£19.50

                                                                        Choose any dish from the a la carte selection, served with either a glass of Prosecco or a Bloody Mary

                                                                        Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                                        What 917 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                        4.6
                                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                                        • 4.6Service
                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                        • 4.2Value

                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                          Afternoon Tea

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                                                                        1. JM

                                                                          JacquelineM

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Brasserie Max is the perfect little spot for a lovely intimate breakfast with family and friends. The food is tasty, plentiful, and great value. The service always welcoming and the ambience simply beautiful. Definitely recommended for a nice chilled out breakfast with zero fuss.

                                                                        2. GP

                                                                          GeorgeP

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Good food, friendly service, great venue! Would definitely return

                                                                        3. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          A pre theatre light dinner, good food snd beautifully presented. It’s a lovely room with a pleasantly chilled atmosphere and well spaced tables.

                                                                        4. LT

                                                                          LornaT

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined 6 days ago

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent service, the waiting staff couldn’t do enough for us. They engaged with my 6 year old daughter, provided food that was suitable for her (not on the menu) and were attentive throughout. We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

                                                                        5. JM

                                                                          JellyM

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                          I had looked at the menus on line and understood they were indicative. The menu was different but still good choices. I had to ask for the set menu as only the a la carte was given. The waitress brought the set menu immediately. We were asked if we had a theatre booking to get to (we didn't), so I'm sure they would have speeded up the food if we had. However, we didn't wait too long at all. The food was good, perfectly hot enough, and when I asked for sides as an afterthought it was brought swiftly. The staff were attentive, but not pushy. All in all, perfectly good food in a perfectly nice setting. I'm always annoyed when service charges are automatically added, as would have paid it anyway, but such is life these days.....and I know I didn't have to pay it! There were children on an adjoining table but they were no problem.

                                                                        6. BA

                                                                          BenitaA

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          It's always such a treat to go here; nothing is too much trouble & all the staff are a delight.

                                                                        7. TN

                                                                          TraceyN

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on January 3, 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Excellent ambience, service and food. Luca, our waiter, was particularly professional and friendly.

                                                                        8. A

                                                                          Amelia

                                                                          London

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          We had afternoon tea and it was perfect. We arrived early, and they seated us anyway. The staff were just so lovely and interacted with my young daughter. The baby chair they had was a Stokke Tripp Trapp, and super stylish and comfy. The afternoon tea was wonderful, and the whole thing was just great. Thank you so much for the great time.

                                                                        9. s

                                                                          stevel

                                                                          Kent

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great food, great experience overall and would definitely return. Service and staff were excellent. In particular the lady who served us at our table at 4pm New Years Eve was lovely and enhanced our visit

                                                                        10. LJ

                                                                          LynneJ

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          We went for afternoon tea which was served on fabulous crockery designed by Kit Kemp in keeping with the hotel interior. The food was delicious,plentiful and the presentation of the pastries was an art form! The service was friendly,efficient and very welcoming. Our table was by the window giving a lovely view on to the Xmas lit street outside. When we asked to see the lounge upstairs to admire the decor, the concierge couldn’t have been more helpful and knowledgeable. The location of the hotel is central to Covent Garden and all the boutique shops that abound. A great Xmas treat!

                                                                        11. MB

                                                                          MarianB

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                          Perfect afternoon tea with American visitors - and the champagne was delightful - and cold 😊

                                                                        12. LC

                                                                          LornaC

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Lovely spot for a quiet lunch and wander around Covent garden

                                                                        13. CL

                                                                          CatherineL

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 28, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Incredible service and lovely atmosphere - we had a wonderful time

                                                                        14. J

                                                                          Jools

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Absolutely lovely place to have afternoon tea! Staff were lovely, ambience and decor great, and in a lovely part of town 😊

                                                                        15. F

                                                                          Food4thought

                                                                          London

                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 24, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great service and excellent Christmas turkey lunch - with roast potatoes crispy on the outside and soft on the inside which is rare to find when dining out!

                                                                        16. L

                                                                          Londonbymarlene

                                                                          London

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 21, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Nice place for our wedding anniversary ! Delicious meals and amazing atmosphere. Loved it!

                                                                        17. M

                                                                          Maryam

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 21, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          I loved it so much! Service was excellent! The place was beautiful and had the best scones ever! Would definitely recommend it to all my friends and family! Thank you for the wonderful experience! 🥰

                                                                        18. CG

                                                                          CourtenayG

                                                                          Bath

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          My wife, daughter and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast last Monday with excellent personal service.

                                                                        19. PJ

                                                                          PenelopeJ

                                                                          London

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Lovely meal, staff were really great with our kids too

                                                                        20. JP

                                                                          JPG06

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                          overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                                          The value for money isn’t there… Not impressed by the food sadly

                                                                        21. MB

                                                                          MariaB

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          The food and ambience were absolutely perfect - but must mention the exceptional service. Special mention for Simoni who made us feel so special and looked after - with the bonus of a surprise birthday cake. What a wonderful experience - we will now always come here to eat when we visit London. Thank you so much.

                                                                        22. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          A great place to eat. Wonderful menu presented in an atmospheric restaurant. The service was excellent and the Maitre D’ couldn’t do enough. He even suggested a better table in a quieter area when the area we were in became busy. I can recommend the Cornish Seafood Stew and the Pear Tart Tatin was fantastic.

                                                                        23. CM

                                                                          ClaireM

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Pre theatre afternoon tea. Made very welcome, great service. Food was fresh and very tasty. Had a lovely time - thank you

                                                                        24. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great venue. Great atmosphere. Great service: attentive but not intrusive. And good food. Not cheap but worth it for a social occasion.

                                                                        25. PP

                                                                          PaulP

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                                          overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                          I like brassiere Max having eaten there many times and although my recent visit was good the service wasn’t up to usual high standards there simply was not enough staff,

                                                                        26. MW

                                                                          MaureenW

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                          The experience overall , food, service and ambiance made it a perfect night out.

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                                                                          aaaa

                                                                          London

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          3.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                          overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                          We have been to Brasserie Max a few times and had always loved our experience there. Sadly we had a disappointing night there this evening. We were hoping to have the set menu as seen and described on OpenTable, however this was not offered to us upon arrival, we had need to request the set menu specifically. To add, the prices of the set menu has also been increased, unfortunately such update was not reflected on OpenTable website to inform customers,; felt this was misleading. When making our reservation, we enquired if it would be possible to include a candle to my friend’s dessert for her birthday (which on previously reservations, this was kindly arranged for us without any reminder required), disappointingly we had not been informed this was not possible or otherwise, and simply wasn’t arranged this evening. We hope the service at Brasserie Max will improve going forward, as it is a lovely place that we look forward to visiting.

                                                                        28. NB

                                                                          NaomiB

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Staff were attentive and personable. Well paced and delicious meal. Excellent ambience, candles and lighting along with interior design of restaurant made for a warm and cosy evening.

                                                                        29. HL

                                                                          HiLa

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 29, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great food and fantastic atmosphere. Staff were very friendly. Highly recommended!

                                                                        30. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 29, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Amazing! What a beautiful place and wonderful service

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                                                                          typz

                                                                          London

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                          overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                          Went for afternoon tea, sandwiches were relatively dry and lacking. For example, there was a cucumber sandwich with an incredibly thin slice of cucumber and some butter. Macaron was chewy. Service was friendly but my requests were often forgotten.

                                                                        32. GG

                                                                          GGMay

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Amazing service and beautiful food - will definitely be going again!

                                                                        33. SG

                                                                          SGB337

                                                                          London

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Brunch to celebrate 70th birthday and the birthday girl was spoilt and staff went above and beyond to make her feel special without us even having to mention it was her birthday. Ballon probably gave it away :) Great food and surroundings relaxed but beautifully decorated. Very good pricing and recommend a visit as the team make you feel welcome, comfortable and like you are the only people in the room. Will return and have already told other friends to visit. Thank you all as made a lovely end to a fab weekend of friends and family visiting

                                                                        34. E

                                                                          Ellie

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          From stepping into the lobby onwards the service was excellent. Table in the window for two not too close to neighbour well placed. Excellent choice of teas and sandwich, patisserie and scones more than adequate, Good value for central London location. Great ambience as busy not overbearing.

                                                                        35. CL

                                                                          CatherineL

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food and cocktails.

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                                                                          JulieC

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Thoroughly enjoyed a brunch here with my friends. We always choose to come to the Firmdale hotels when we are in London. Convent Garden Hotel did Not disappoint. The service is exceptional but warm. Food fabulous in lovely setting. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you Brasserie Max.

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                                                                          Loubella

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                          overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                          As beautiful as the Covent Garden Hotel is and Brasserie Max equally elegant, we felt quite let down by the service and overall attention. Upon arrival we were kept waiting as they had not noted the change in number of diners and it took over 20 minutes before we were served and another 10 minutes to get our drinks. The afternoon tea was nice/average. It was an equally long wait to get the bill. Such a shame.

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                                                                          Paul

                                                                          Surrey

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Was lovely

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                                                                          David

                                                                          London

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          What a great place for an afternoon tea. Nice service, good sandwiches, very nice scones with two different (and both good) jams. And quite reasonably priced. If I had to have some small criticisms I would say the tables are slightly too close together and the choice of cakes was (for me) perhaps a touch too sweet - but I would stress that's a completely personal view - others will probably enjoy them.

                                                                        40. G

                                                                          Gemma5

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          An amazing afternoon tea in the hub of covent garden, great value for money especially in London with lovely hosts.

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                                                                        Brasserie Max - Covent Garden is rated 4.6 stars by 917 OpenTable diners.

                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                                        Booked 11 times today
                                                                        Experiences are available.
                                                                        Google Map for Brasserie Max - Covent Garden

                                                                        Covent Garden Hotel 10 Monmouth Street London, WC2H 9HB

                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                          Leicester Square

                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                          Breakfast
                                                                          Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
                                                                          Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm
                                                                          Lunch
                                                                          Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
                                                                          Sat 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
                                                                          Dinner
                                                                          Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
                                                                          Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                          English

                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                          Smart Casual

                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                        • Additional

                                                                          Bar/Lounge, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                          020 7806 1007

                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                          The Covent Garden Hotel has two private dining rooms, the Lyric and Fortune Rooms, which have been designed by Kit Kemp. They are flexible in format ranging from an elegant private dining room, to a boardroom or drawing room. Tiffany’s Library is perfect for informal meetings or pre-theatre drinks.

                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                          events team: 020 3478 6395

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