Brasserie Max - Covent Garden

4.5
851 Reviews
£25 and under
English

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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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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

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Starting Dec 31, 2020

Say goodbye to 2020 and see in the new year with us at Brasserie Max. More details on menus etc are to follow.

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

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Starting Dec 25, 2020

Join us this year for our Christmas feast of 4 courses with a glass of Champagne and canapes to start for £145 per person.

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3 courses and a glass of house wine £25

Oct 16, 2020-Nov 30, 2020·Daily 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:00PM-8:30PM

3 courses and a glass of house wine £25.

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vipPeter
London
91 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive service! Good quality food...in a nice cosy environment! Would recommend it ;)

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CLBS
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and service. Love this place, always a great atmosphere and lovely service

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vipAlexK
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was extremely good, the staff were friendly & very attentive .
The food was excellent and good value.
The location was perfect.

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LibbyD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect pre-theatre meal. The set menu is excellent value with a good selection which both my daughter and I enjoyed. The Chicken Schnitzel I had was especially good and my daughter particularly liked the Lemon Tart. Everything was delivered promptly so we were able to enjoy a 3 course meal in less than 90 minutes and get to our show on time.
Love the atmosphere at Brasserie Max and hope to return again sometime soon.

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vipRebeccaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely tea for four. Enjoyed the service, the setting and the food. Would definitely return for tea at Brasserie Max -- Covent Garden or for another meal!

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KevinE
Wales
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

unfortunately they seemed to be too busy and were unable to serve us two courses despite having a pre arranged pre theatre booking for 5.45 we were still waiting on our second course at 7.10 and had to cancel it in order to be in Theatre by 7.30. Our waitress explained it was because their " special pre theatre menu`s" had been so successful!!! Which is kind of ironic!

Kevin Evans

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value meal in nice ambience situated near seven dials. Good service and price very good. We had to ask to see set menu which included glass of wine for 3 courses and was excellent standard. I would recommend this restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and drinks

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LorraineB
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent location and good value for money. Atmosphere was busy and bustling and vibrant which is what we enjoyed for a girls night out in London! Lovely attentive staff, very friendly. Service slick and yet unobtrusive!! Really enjoyed evening here!! Would recommend and come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Unfortunately sat next to a very noisy table, which spoilt the ambiance as we could barely hear ourselves speak. Shame as beautiful place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food but the wine was overpriced.

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CompanyMealer
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Had a lovely time. Food was delicious and waiters were fast, friendly and attentive. Drinks are pretty pricey with £15+ for a glass of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, food was perfect, george our waiter was very approachable and just good fun! Best restaurant I’ve been to for a long time.

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DaveT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great coffee and breakfast
Great place for a business meeting and service excellent

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OliS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday lunch in between theartre shows.

It was not busy for a Sunday afternoon, which made a perfect setting for afternoon lunch with my partner.

From arrivind through to departing, the staff were professional and genuinely welcoming and not over the top, leaving us to enjoy our meal in peace.

The menu, although limited, produced some fantastic food. My partner settled for the lamb which was not fatty and melted in your mouth. I ordered the duck breast medium rare which was cooked beautifully.

The sides that we ordered complimented the mains and were not swimming in butter or oil.

We ordered the Argentinian Malbec, (Although I am no wine connoisseur I do enjoy a glass of red) while it accompanied the dishes beautifully, I can not recommend on its own.

Overall the whole experience was wonderful and we would return.

Cheers guys.

CS
CarolineS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit noisy in bar for pre dinner drinjs; this improved once the pre theatre crowd had left and we were seated at our table which was very well situated with plenty of room around it.

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vipFloseda
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Took my mum here before the theatre. The pre theatre menu is very good value but the food was pretty average and a little bland. The staff were lovely and the restaurant is beautiful.

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BethC
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pre theatre dinner! Had the 3 course set menu and glass of wine deal for £25, every course was delicious and good choice on the menu

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HarryA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and excellent service
Bit expensive but very enjoyable

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vipTaSo
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything is perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb, service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went for breakfast on a Sunday. Service was slow, although everyone was very polite and friendly. The food was fine but ridiculously expensive for what it was. One plate came with 1 rasher of bacon while the others came with two. Wasn’t consistent and was just a fine breakfast - certainly not worth the charge.

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vipaaaa
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A big thank you to the full team at Brasserie Max for the thoughtful arrangement of my mum’s lovely birthday surprise. We had a wonderful family celebration this afternoon, and shall return again very soon.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant pre theatre dinner on a Friday night. The food from the 3 course set menu was delicious and all good portion sizes. It was our anniversary and we received a complimentary glass of champagne which was a lovely extra. I’d definitely return to Brasserie Max.

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RobertT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Booked the 5* Covent Garden Hotel restaurant for a birthday lunch - just the two of us. The service was excellent, friendly, un-rushed and professional with "specials" explained. We had a nice table at the window and had no qualms about paying the service charge. The restaurant was busy but not too noisy and seemed to have a mix of hotel residents, business customers, families and girlfriends having an afternoon tea. We ordered from the A la carte menu. They do set meals too. A starter of lobster and crab linguini was a bit expensive but very tasty, as was the boar pappardelle. Lamb shank with cheddar mash was very good as a mains but, and this was disappointing, the monk fish wrapped in Parma ham was dry and far too salty. One dessert between two of us. A nice touch was a complementary cake/candle at the end on a chocolate decorated plate. We thought it was a bit expensive ( lobster/crab linguini was £23 as a starter) but we knew it would be when we booked it because we had already seen the menu online. With a couple of beers it came to £120 including service. Now, this is not bad considering the excellent service and it is in the heart of the West End - and it is much cheaper than both Claridges and The Savoy for lunch; which have a bit more panache - but you certainly pay more for . Absolutely nothing wrong with The Brasserie and if you are in the area we would recommend it.

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LaContessa
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at brasserie Max – the service was exceptionally good. The food was also really tasty. The only quibble I have is that the set menu is good value but any extras are expensive. For example £8.99 for a rocket and parmesan salad - which was actually quite small. So be prepared!

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LindaB
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat here when we are in London. Just love it can’t find anything to complain about. It’s all so good

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AnettaT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Quality food in Central London - worth the experience!

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BernardJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Service is deficient
To noisy
Wine references very limited

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ShadA
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had dinner here for my sisters birthday. Before dinner we went to the Theatre to watch Thriller Live. The restaurant is a 5 min drive from the Lyric Theatre or a 10 min walk, very good location and less than 5 mins walk from Covent Garden tube station. The restaurant is beautiful inside, lovely for an intimate meal for two or afternoon tea or a meal with the ladies or with family. The service was lovely, we were made to feel very welcome on arrival and the food was lovely, staff were friendly and the ambiance was relaxed but formal. When it was time to leave, our coats were brought to us from the clock room and a lovely member of staff even held it whilst I put it on, very chivalrous. The only let down was the pudding, I ordered a chocolate fondant but it wasn’t soft in the middle and we were left to eat it as if that was how it was supposed to be. On the whole an excellent experience, will definitely visit again.

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Pauly
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing eclectic interior in bistro, great friendly service, ambience and atmosphere. Wasn’t too busy when we went but recommend to Book table In case which is easily done online. Food and cocktails were really great and no issues at all but we loved polpo more as it was more our style. Taking nothing away from this place though. Would highly recommend for dinner or drinks at the bar. Never had the chance to have lunch there but assume it would be terrific. thanks for a great evening.

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MarkFitzrovia
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love Firmdale hotels so decided to try Brasserie Max for breakfast. Usual lovely setting and good quality food. The breakfast buffet was of the usual high standard.

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Sharan
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you great experience food was small but enough as it was a three course meal!
Very good and smooth service

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vipMadMadrid
London
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food good or average. Pasta with boar was overcooked and, consequently too dry.

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Outstanding
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is very cosy! the menu offers delicious plate. On Sunday, the traditional "roast" is on the menu. The service is friendly and professional.

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KR05
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were met with a very warm welcome, excellent friendly service throughout.
The food was fantastic and the portion sizes perfect.
There was nothing we did not like about our visit and would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent relaxed atmosphere

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BenW
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Expected a great service but was disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm by the staff apart from the main host who was the manner of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ontbijt. Was goed, wel prijzig maar zeer mooie sfeer

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Brasserie Max - Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 851 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.