Maison Sax

4.3
127 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British
Welcome to Maison Sax. We look forward to serving you soon!
What 127 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
D
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit for Sunday lunch; really friendly staff and the Roast outstanding.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Was seated and waited 20 mins to be served at which point we left the restaurant and found breakfast in Penn hill.

Report
Helpful
DB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb meal in a vibrant atmosphere. Have been once before and cannot wait to visit again. #Recommended

Report
Helpful
JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening. Great food
Bar area noisy for a while

Report
Helpful
SL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here for food we’ve popped in for coffee before and we absolutely loved it! The food and service was brilliant we will definitely be back!

Report
Helpful
HP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again a fabulous Sunday roast. Staff are fantastic...we just pop in for a quick lunch...they are super efficient at serving us quickly and very friendly. We love it.

Report
Helpful
S
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Nice garden. Staff were friendly but inattentive. Had to call them over every time. Preserved lemon totally overpowered the sea bass and was unpleasant to eat. Veg extra. Dessert was nice. The noise level (of diners chatting etc) is very loud and uncomfortable.

Report
Helpful
JC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous menu and food, staff are friendly and professional making our night feel special.

Report
Helpful
FA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We had a lovely lunch, the food was delicious and great value. The restaurant is beautiful and we’ll definitely be back. The staff were wonderful and great with the kids however, it was very slow. I struggled to get anyone’s attention at all, we had to ask for the dessert menu some time after everything had been cleared away and ended up paying at the bar as we left because no one came with the bill. If it had been busier I’d have understood but it was very quiet. I can’t take away from anything else. And I don’t generally leave reviews. It’s such a lovely place and maybe it was an off day.

Report
Helpful
SE
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here a few times and what stands out for us is the food consistently superb. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Report
Helpful
SM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed with the food for the price we paid. The belly of pork was not expected just a lump of pork and the curry had no sauce typical to conventional Thai curries. The seating was very crowded between tables and lacked intimacy for the expected standard of restaurant. One of the service staff assigned to our table were a bit surly. Disappointed sorry.

Report
Helpful
P
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal and excellent service, although it was a quiet day. The only slight downside was the wine we chose was not available. However, our second choice was very good.

This was our third visit to the restaurant - all have been very good.

Report
Helpful
HH
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Lovely ambience and welcome from the owner. Our waitress was keen and helpful but another very inexperienced waiter brought wrong food order to table and had to ask twice for condiments. The roast was ok but in comparison to price, we’ve had better elsewhere. We would visit again but for drinks in the sunny garden terrace.

Report
Helpful
DS
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First visit to Maison Sax. Staff were very welcoming and enthusiastic. Menu imaginative and varied. Although the restaurant was very busy, the service was very good and attentive. When the dishes arrived, they were delicious and piping hot with ample portions. So ample we couldn't manage desert. The only negative was the noise. It was very noisy with two parties. I understand it is difficult to manage to loud and raucous groups, but it did detract from a most enjoyable dining experience.

We will ho back but perhaps will avoid Saturdays.

Report
Helpful
JM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good value for money. Staff very attentive and helpful.

Report
Helpful
SU
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food & service was great, they do the best cheese souffle, will definitely be going back.

Report
Helpful
D
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday lunch was excellent, staff friendly and welcoming.

Report
Helpful
S
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food is very well presented and cooked to a high standard. We have enjoyed both lunch and dinner at Maison Sax and on both occasions the food and the staff have been a good experience. In the week we found that the restaurant was not at all busy, in fact on 2 visits we were the only customers.
Although the food is good value, the wine list is good but there does not seem to be a house wine, so putting the price of a bottle of wine with your meal proves rather expensive, in fact the wines are more expensive here than the competing restaurants.

Report
Helpful
PR
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with the family. Attentive and friendly staff.

Report
Helpful
RM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy and noisier than usual as it was Mother’s Day but the service was great and very tasty roast beef!

Report
Helpful
B
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant good food, with are only concern that our ‘table for two’ seemed to be an afterthought in its positioning and was located close to the passageway to the kitchen.

Report
Helpful
NB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I booked Maison Sax after hearing mixed reviews from friends but wanted to try it for myself. We were seated at our table just after 8pm. We did not receive our food which was two burgers and a vegetable curry until 9:30pm. This was after enquiring twice about the delay to our food. The waitress said the delay was due to the fact that we were the last table to be seated (we weren't there was at least one table which arrived after us). She then went on to say that it was the customers fault as everyone wanted to book tables and eat at the same time. We suggested that it might be a good idea to stagger their table bookings in future if everyone was arriving and ordering at the same time. But to be honest the restaurant was busy but not insanely busy for a Saturday night. In terms of service and value for money there are better options to be found in Ashely Cross.

Report
Helpful
SA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday roast was amazing. I ordered the pork which came with crispy crackling and the meat was so tender. Huge home made yorkshire pudding, 4 roasties and plenty of veg. Staff are welcoming and attentive. Would highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
N
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The main courses were presented beautifully, arrived promptly and tasted good.
The cheese board could have been better presented with more extras and more cheese selection and bigger portion

Report
Helpful
EM
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with a group of new mums for coffee, really helpful, brilliant service. Definitely planning to return.

Report
Helpful
HP
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Sunday roast around and ‘the best we’ve ever had’ 10/10 review from my kids on the chocolate brownie!

Report
Helpful
BB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

getting better, not great acoustics, but best roast locally

Report
Helpful
MD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food once again. We were looked after really well

Report
Helpful
j
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and wine at a reasonable price. Excellent staff. A tad noisy but restaurant was busy as it was a Saturday evening.

Report
Helpful
JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent evening

The food delicious
Service brilliant
Great atmosphere
We shall look forward to going again

Report
Helpful
F
Oxford
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although a busy Saturday Night we had good service and helpful suggestions for our choice of selections and wine. Excellent food we shared a Chateaubriand - cooked to perfection. We’ll be back very soon

Report
Helpful
E
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great food and service. Drinks expensive. Too noisy.

Report
Helpful
AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and great decor, very noisy though

Report
Helpful
C
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been looking forward to dining at Maison Sax since it re opened from the previously being The Brit. WOW!... what a transformation. Wouldn’t even recognise the place. The ambience was just right for a Sunday lunch time (enough going on but not too noisy)
I had the cheese souffle to start which was fantastic and probably one of the best I’ve had. Boyfriend had the fish cake which was again lovely.
Onto the mains, We both had heard lots of great things about the roast dinners so we decided to have Beef. It was lovely and the gravy was just beautiful!
The staff were very friendly and welcoming, however the only criticism I would have is they didn’t come and check everything was ok with food etc and could have been a little bit more attentive. Not a major annoyance though.
We were too full for desert so asked for the bill. The value for money is excellent considering the portion sizes( 2 courses for £20.95) is great in my eyes!
After we finished we had a look around and went to the garden which was amazing! Like a large Mediterranean style courtyard. Very pretty.
Overall we were really happy with our experience here and can’t wait to come back for an evening meal!
Thanks x

Report
Helpful
SW
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great but you need to install some sound absorption products. Any acoustic engineer should be able to help out. We curtailed our meal just to escape the noise. Four of us couldn't hold a conversation across the table.

Report
Helpful
G
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food & the service is first class. So good with my 12 year old son too. Can’t recommend enough!

Report
Helpful
OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely relaxing Sunday roast. Great food and service.

Report
Helpful
PW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Staff very attentive. Good food. The only downside is that considering the restaurant was only half full was the high noise levels. Presumably this was just down to the decor - very few "soft" furnishings to deaden the noise. Would certainly visit again.

Report
Helpful
MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Valentine's Day treat. Food was excellent and the service impeccable. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
MB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife expressed she’d had the best meal of her life!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4