Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.closmaggiore.com/
  • Phone: 02073799696
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 7 days 12:00PM - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00PM - 10.45pm
    Sunday 5:00PM - 10:00PM
    Kindly note that we try to accommodate all requests for seating in the conservatory; however this is always done on a first come first served basis and therefore it may not always be possible to accommodate all requests.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, French
  • Executive Chef: Marcellin Marc
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bedford Street
  • Public Transit: Underground: Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Leicester Square
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: After 6:30PM parking is free on parking meters and single yellow lines
A word from Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore is an oasis of calm in the heart of Covent Garden. Influenced by the stylish country inns of Provence and Tuscany its unique interiors create a warmth and intimacy enjoyed by both business and private parties. The conservatory has a fully retractable glass roof creating a bright and airy dining space, particularly lovely during the Spring and Summer seasons. It is transformed at night by candles, starlight and a crackling fire during the Winter months. Head Chef Marcellin Marc cooks sublime Provençal inspired cuisine with contemporary panache. Marcellin is committed to using locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create perfectly balanced menus which were awarded three AA-rosettes since 2008. Our extensive cellar at Clos Maggiore includes over 2,000 labels and was extended earlier this year to include an additional 400 wines at a low – mid price range. We are very proud to have been awarded the “Best of Award of Excellence” consistently since 2003 by Wine Spectator.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Clos Maggiore reviews from OpenTable diners
1563 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.6
    Value4.2
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romance (1176)special occasions (1172)pre/post theatre (726)fit for foodies (649)business meals (287)outstanding value (283)sunday lunch (193)good vegetarian options (157)group bookings (63)afternoon tea (44)brunch (37)outdoor eating (30)child friendly (11)disabled access (4)Show More
  • Maxi
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    Food excellent, location good , would recommend this to all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    Genuinely blown away. Impeccable food, service and vibe. Will be returning to this place very regularly.
    Special Features:
    romance
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  • Lovely venue in Covent Garden
    Eat4pleasure
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    A delightful experience as usual with attentive and friendly staff and excellent food - highly recommended for business or pleasure.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Friends meeting
    Visitor
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    I met two friends for lunch, was greeted, seated and made comfortable while I waited for my friends. Was given the menu immediately which was good as I was nervous in anticipation offering those I had not seen for sometime. After that disappointment the lunch was perfect, well priced beautifully delivered, bill split perfectly between the three of us and fast to get me out in time for the afternoon theatre. I think it is one of the best restaurants in London a,d I lunch there every time I go to London.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • great place for a date
    CharlesOsborn
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    Went post theater - last minute and was great. Lovely place - surprised there wasn't more in London!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Clos Maggiore
    David
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    Have used this restaurant for many years now for special lunches/dinners, business. It never disappoints. The service is always fantastic and the food excellent. Every guest has loved it. I recently took someone who was vegetarian - who thought it was amazing. Lots of restaurants can be good. Clos Maggiore is consistently good - it is the consistency that makes it stand out. The ambience is amazing, whatever the time of year, it is always such a comfortable restaurant. I have dined mainly in the conservatory, but the small dining room upstairs works equally well.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • 5 étoiles !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    Ce restaurant est une pure merveille, très bien accueillis, la nourriture excellente et le cadre époustouflant. Nous reviendrons sans aucune doute Bravo et merci beaucoup, nous avons passé entre amis une très belle soirée
    Special Features:
    romance
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  • Favourite restaurant
    AliC
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    I dine here almost every time I come to London and have recommended to friends who have also loved it. The food never disappoints- the only problem is I want to try everyone else's choices as well as my own! Looking forward to my next visit already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
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    • Value
  • Husband's 40th
    Birthday
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    It was an amazing restaurant with food and the service was spot on!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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  • London Birthday Treat
    BirthdayBoy58
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    My husband and I dined in Clos Maggiore on a beautiful Saturday evening as a birthday treat for him. From the moment we entered the restaurant until we left we both felt that this restaurant was very impressive. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was faultless and the whole experience was very, very pleasant and just what we were hoping for. We will recommend it to friends and family who may be visiing London.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clos Maggiore
    WYSYDGVIP
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    As always a delight - service, food, wine & atmosphere spot on
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Clos Maggoire
    donnaVIP
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    From the moment you arrive to the friendly greetings from the lovely staff, to seating in the beautiful Conservatory, the whole experience is a treat. The food was sublime, a taste sensation with each course. I would most definitely recommend to anyone looking for something very special, and I look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Simon
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    I've eaten here half a dozen times. Not for those on a budget, but outstanding food and ambience, with a superb winelist and menu. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A firm favourite
    SophieMich
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    From the moment we entered Clos Maggoire, I was besotted! Add the romantic atmosphere to the incredible food, impeccable service & a wine list to die for ... I was in heaven. We have already booked a table for our anniversary in February. I feel this becoming a firm favourite & a lovely treat for special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific place for a business lunch
    Nina
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    We went with colleagues for a business lunch and had a great meal! We opted for the prix fixe menu, which included a starter, main, pudding and 1/2 bottle of wine for £30 - incredible value for money! The food was delicious and the service faultless. Although we were not able to sit in the conservatory, we had a wonderful lunch (and probably were better able to talk as the room upstairs is not as noisy as the conservatory). Would highly recommend this as a place to go for business lunch to anyone! Thanks for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Completely perfect restaurant
    FoodBear
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Clos Maggiore's reputation is well deserved, the setting is perfect and the staff have impeccable manners, they are attentive but not overly so in that you are being bothered too many times to see if your meal is okay. They are very polite and never make you feel awkward, even when I asked half way through my main if I could order a side as I realised I needed to (this only happened because the menu is so amazing its hard to concentrate on one meal!). Whilst the menu is expensive, it is only slightly more expensive than restaurants such as Cafe Des Amis, another french one in the area, but the food, staff and ambiance are exponentially better, which is why I gave it 5 stars for value. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pretty and intimate dining
    Holidayshoes
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    gentle and attentive service. Food was very good and the ambience for a pre theatre meal was perfect
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Such a wonderful restaurant. Have been here a couple of times now and is just stunning. The vegetarian option is always incredible, service and attention to detail is second to none and the ambience just spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Siblings lunch
    Quasi
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Our biannual family lunch is always an auspicious occasion. So we were recommended Clos and it came up trumps. Excellent dishes, served with great character.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous!
    eateralex
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Honestly wonderful. Food was amazing. The chef is worth his/her weight in Gold. The food was rich and extremely tasty. Small portions but the quality of flavour more than filled me up. Although note of warning - if you want something light AVOID even the soup is is truffle-filled, which I love but not for everyone. Staff were attentive but not overly so and very knowledgeable. The wine recommendations were great and the list rather comprehensive. Great for Romance - superb experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very lovely quiet restaurant
    MarriedandBroke
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    I ate here many years ago also for pre-theatre and it was as great this time as it was the first. I would highly recommend it and I must remember to go more often myself. I haven't given the service 5 stars as we were on the pre-theatre menu hence we were on a tight timescale. Food arrived very promptly from ordering, lovely and hot and delicious but the staff could've got us out the door a bit quicker. However, the staff are very well trained, polite and friendly.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • AndyVIP
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Lunch at Clos Mzggiore, after an absence of two months, reminded us how good this retaurant is. One hesitates to recommend it to friends because it is always full and difficult enough now to get a table. The chef continues to excel. I had the best soup have ever eaten and only hope it is on the menu tomorrow when, once again, we are dining at the prettieist restaurant in London.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really recommend this restaurant
    judith
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Lovely restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Romantic. The perfect place for an special occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dined on 20 October 2014
    Papa
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    Four of us enjoyed a very good pre-theatre dinner. 3 ate a la carte and enjoyed crab starter followed by breast of duck cooked to perfection. I myself had the set menu of char filet followed by beef cheek both excellent. We skipped desert as we were running short of time. No fault of restaurant service which was excellent. Extensive wine list but very pricey. Ambience lovely and I certainly recommend this place to any discerning diners.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    EfiN
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    amazing food and service, all great, we go very often with my wife
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    The restaurant made a special effort to help make a silver wedding anniversary really special. The staff were warm and attentive - the restaurant had none of the pretentiousness you get in some other high end restaurants. And the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fantastic meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Once again the quality of the food, service and ambience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent Service, Good Food
    TRICKorTREAT
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful 10th anniversary meal together. Service was attentive, our somilier in particular shared a range of excellent options with us, including a unique and delicious grappa that rounded our evening off perfectly. The food at Clos is always highly competent and presented to a high standard, without being dramatic. The beef in particular was delicious and our desserts were great fun. As we all know however, it is the ambience that makes Clos so special. Beautfully lit, not too light, not too dark, with decent separation between tables to allow for that special tete a tete that makes this restauarant a real winner. Recommended for lovers everywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • In town tonight
    Roger
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    After having tried for over a year to persuade my girl friend to eat in town rather than in the country we had a very pleasant and successful evening at Clos Maggiori. The food was excellent and the ambience in the rear room brilliant.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place, food and service
    Wayne
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    This is a hidden gem in the heart of Covent Garden, the food is amazing and the service is outstanding. The waiters are at hand for your every need, from explaining the menu, recommending wine and every little detail is taken care of. Make sure you book way in advance as this is definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic resaturant
    ld261
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Food was lovely and the tables were spaced nicely apart so you didn't feel on top of others. Would recommend to couples for a dinner night out
    Special Features:
    romance
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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Aussiediner
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Lovely food, excellent service. Very happy with our experience, look forward to coming back one day.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday 17th October
    Njc74
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Absolutely fantastic, restored my faith in good dining, mixed and matched from a few menu's which wasn't a problem to the staff. Great afternoon
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick if you want to be
    Alan
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    My guest could not come at the last minute so I decided I would have a quick lunch myself. The staff delivered an outstanding two course lunch in 30 minutes and were brilliant
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • as good as ever
    pff1804VIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    I went to Clos Maggiore for lunch with a friend. We both opted for the set menu which was very good and with the half bottle of wine represents good value for money. The dining room is lovely and the service impeccable. My only criticism is that there are only three choices for main course on the set menu, one meat, one vegetarian and one fish. The vegetarian dish did not appeal and my friend doesn't eat meat, the only fish dish on the set menu was at a £5 supplement. In view of the limited choice, perhaps the restaurant should offer a fish dish included at the set price.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Book early for conservatory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here last night. The food and service were exceptional, but beware if you want a room in the conservatory you need to book months in advance and call the night before to confirm. We were fortunate enough to at least get a table with a view of the conservatory, which did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance
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  • lafillegourmande
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    We went pre-theatre and experienced faultless service and ambience even so early in the evening.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for dinner post theatre
    sureshot
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Clos Maggiore is a stone's throw from the Royal Opera House, and offers a lovely post-theatre dinner option. Staff was extremely accomodating and helpful, serving up a very nice meal at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience
    claire
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Really enjoyed the service and ambience in this restaurant. Nice and relaxing atmosphere to take in delicious food after a day of hustle and bustle in busy London. Impressed with the little touches and the food is not too pricey considering the quality. Would definitely recommend to anyone either for a romantic evening or a nice chilled out meal with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Pre-theatre delight
    sga44
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    It wasn't just the conservatory seating that made Clos Maggiore such a pleasant place to be: the service, the presentation and the general ambiance all contributed to the experience. We had an early curtain at the National Theatre and might have had time for dessert had we not been too full to want one. The foie gras terrine was especially memorable and the halibut was delicious as was the autumn soup. The Welsh lamb shank is not something we would order again because we tend not to like braised lamb. On another less rushed occasion we would order from the main menu because the lamb tends to be one of the three available choices on the lunch/theatre menu. We plan to go back with friends and more time!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.