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Brasserie Max - Covent Garden

4.5
4.5
895 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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Booked 9 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

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy afternoon tea for £30 per person or £42 with a glass of Champagne. Please do make a note should you have any dietary requirements or allergies.
  • Brasserie Max December Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2021
    December set menu 2 courses £35 & 3 courses £40 Available daily 12pm-3pm and 5pm-11pm Table is booked for 2 hours Maximum party size of 6 guests

Menu

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What 895 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West End London

    Afternoon Tea

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  1. NB

    NaomiB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. HL

    HiLa

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! What a beautiful place and wonderful service

  4. t

    typz

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  5. GG

    GGMay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. SG

    SGB337

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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

  7. E

    Ellie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  8. CL

    CatherineL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food and cocktails.

  9. JC

    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.

  10. L

    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.

  11. P

    Paul

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was lovely

  12. D

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food! Went for afternoon tea with my friends!

  15. G

    Gezza78

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had booked for brunch but they had us down for lunch. All sorted very quickly and we had a lovely brunch with a glass of Prosecco. Great service from everyone there.

  16. D

    David

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and surroundings Food was amazing would certainly visit again

  17. RB

    RasaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always happy to come back :) beautiful place, good service and delicious food!

  18. L

    Louise

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, attentive but not overly so. Really great food ( guinea fowl was superb), well priced wine list. The ambiance is very relaxed but quite sophisticated. Looking forward to eating here again. 5*

  19. MD

    MariaD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food2service3ambience5

    We loved the restaurant but unfortunately the food did not live up to the surroundings. My fillet steak was very dry and my husbands slowed cooked lamb was dry and chewy. My sister’s fish was good.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The restaurant is quoted as ££ but in reality is ££££. Really good the main dishes but both entrees really disappointing. The wine and the desert were also really good. Impeccabile service and really special ambiance. Perfect for a date or a special occasion.

  21. V

    Vee4u

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Good for corporate lunches/breakfast/ hotel guests/ families

  22. A

    Annie

    London

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A lovely evening. Gorgeous restaurant with excellent waitress who was really friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. I’d definitely recommend and go back again.

  23. TA

    TomA

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    It was my first visit to Brasserie Max. The ambiance and the waiting staff were a positive feature of this experience. Even if the waiters were on a slow side - I’d imagine they were probably understaffed (but I’m just guessing). We had a booking for 90 minutes but it took 2 hrs to serve 2 courses (I’m glad we didn’t go for starters!). The food was pleasant enough but overpriced for what it was. A real disappointment were so called “seasonal greens”, in a form of cabbage with a touch of kale. I’d say the venue was pretty nice but the food, prices and a long waiting time didn’t make any of us feeling we would be back for more.

  24. DN

    DNlondon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service . Friendly staff. Lovely venue. Cosy but classy .

  25. D

    Denise

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Food was good but not amazing but we had lovely service in a really lovely setting

  26. T

    Tank

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to Max Brasserie a few times now and have always enjoyed our meals there and especially as they serve meals after a theatre show up to 11.30pm which many restaurants in London do not do. The staff always treat us with respect and are friendly and charming. We have no hesitation in recommending Max Brasserie in the Covent Garden Hotel.

  27. B

    Betta

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great afternoon tea. I would definitely recommend it!

  28. A

    Anjbee

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely intimate setting with delightful service and delicious food. A great find amid London's bustling Covent Garden area.

  29. TS

    TaSo

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    love halibut very much see you soon max team

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and excellent service. Perfect if you are going to the theatre or actually anytime. We stayed in the hotel and enjoyed our breakfast very much as well.

  31. GW

    GinnyW

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall2food4service3ambience5

    We are regulars here and it was a great pity that our order was mislaid, or wrongly passed on and we waited 90 mins to be served. The side dish arrived so late that the meal was almost finished. The waiter was charming and tried hard to make amaends, but we ended up running to our next appointment, after what should have been a leisurely theatre interlude.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Super friendly but not intrusive wait staff, really made you feel welcome. Loved the soup, guinea fowl, crumble in particular.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Staff were wonderful

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We love Firmdale and have stayed and dined in many of the restaurants. Our meal was absolutely lovely - service was in the slow side this time but the waiting staff were lovely.

  35. m

    markp

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Couldn’t fault anything, the food,service and ambiance all fantastic

  36. JW

    JohnW

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Personal service, conversation with Maitre’D about their COVID experience!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    The server could not speak English- they didn’t have wine- blamed Brexit and just an awful experience- realize it was Monday night - no specials. This is really a shadow of itself

  38. LC

    LucyC

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    This beautifully designed restaurant offers a cosy retreat from the bustle of Covent Garden. The set menu offered excellent value, and featuered varied choices, perfect for pre theatre. Our waitress was friendly and helpful making for a lovely dining experience overall

  39. G

    Globalbyr

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most wonderful relaxing romantic space with exceptional service. We will be back regularly.

  40. l

    lewren

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brasserie Max offers a comfortable, quiet, calm and embracing dining experience. (In contrast to it’s siblings Ham Yard and ReFuel.) Everything we sampled was well-prepared; the wines very well chosen and the service unobtrusive.

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Brasserie Max - Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 895 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 9 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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