Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.closmaggiore.com/
  • Phone: 020 7379 9696
  • 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
1553 reviews since 29 November 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.6
    Value4.2
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (1169)romance (1167)pre/post theatre (709)fit for foodies (641)business meals (282)outstanding value (273)sunday lunch (183)good vegetarian options (149)group bookings (63)afternoon tea (42)brunch (32)outdoor eating (29)child friendly (10)disabled access (3)Show More
  • Nice restaurant with great ambiance & environment!
    RoGk
    Dined on 26/11/2014
    - The Restaurant itself is a nicely decorated one with fireplace and "heavy" chairs / tables. - Food is good but if i can be honest it can be better as for example i had a fish with a beautiful sauce but it was so heavy that even the following morning couldn't "get rid" of it. - One other thing that i did not like was the over confidence of the metre and the sommelier who even touched the boundaries of being "snob" whereas the rest of the people working there were absolutely fine. Either way, both the metre and the sommelier were knowledgeable and it seemed that they knew what they were talking about so they could "guide" accordingly. - Wine list was spectacular with many choices from most of the countries that are know for their wines - Food menu was not small, not big - i think it was just the optimum number of choices so from that perspective - no problem at all. - All in all, i would recommend this restaurant and i think that if they change the attitude and adopt a warmer, more genuine but still professional approach it will be even better,
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mandip Sappal
    MSS1
    Dined on 26/11/2014
    A must go to for couples. The garden room is amazing, no matter where you go you won't find an experience like it. With a wine bible as the waiters like to call it, you are truly spoilt for choice
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/11/2014
    This is the second time I have been here and it never fails to impress. It was the anniversary for my girlfriend and I so we cam for a beautiful meal. The food was fantastic service amazing and we even got a happy anniversary plate made for what a nice touch that ended such a great afternoon. Great value for money some if the best food I've ever eaten. I will be back more than once and will recommend this place to my friends. The restaurant staff are great and attentive. my only criticism is that the restaurant host (receptionist) is a little pompous. I called a few times requesting to be in the conservatory and of course I appreciate that she is busy and hears this 1000 times a day as a restaurant manager myself 8 get constant requests fir window tables it's boring however you must provide outstanding customer service at all times and unfortunately she didn't I even called to apologise I was running a few minutes late and she acted like I am wasting her time. It is such a shame as I can see that all if the staff try so hard and work so hard and give amazing service. I won't let one little thing ruin my time or make me not come back. And I'm not going to make a big issue out of however constructive feedback is imperative for any business. Any way thanks again for making our anniversary extra special we will see you soon.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As ever, excellet
    David
    Dined on 25/11/2014
    I have been to Clos Maggiores many times over the years and it never disappoints. In the past month I have been three times, once for a birthday and two retirements. My guests have all been delighted by the food, service and surroundings. All are good, but the really good thing about Clos Maggiore is that it is consistent.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another super lunch
    cotswoldchris
    Dined on 25/11/2014
    Yet again Clos Maggiore provided a wonderful venue to catch up with old friends over lovely food and wine at great value.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better and Better
    pinky
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    i have visited here 3 times and it just gets better and better. The rabbit starter is a must!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    The stuning conservatory provided a beautiful fairytale setting for my marriage proposal. The service was warm and friendly while maintaining a refined and elegant manner throughout and the food was faultless. Highly recommended for any special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful birthday meal
    Diningqueen
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    Good menu choices and a lovely ambience made this a great night out. The restaurant was cosy and the service was good. Started with cocktails before our meal. Good choices for vegetarians too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect ambiance,for very cozy dinner
    Frank
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    Beautiful and ambiant restaurant for a perfect night. Excellent food and pairing wines. The sommelier brings a nice discovery of wines that excellent match the food that is being served. The ambiance brings you back to France and has a some Mediterranean feeling. Lovely combination of excelent food, friendly service and fine wines. If you step inside, you forget that you are in the middle of a large city.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romance amour
    Adam
    Dined on 19/11/2014
    This place just oozes romance. I was really hoping to sit in the fireplace room as it was a special occasion, but nonetheless we weren't disappointed. This place is expensive for the average man, but you get what you pay for. There is true talent here with the chef. The wine list is also amazing and I look forward to returning in the near future
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal for special occasion
    Missy
    Dined on 19/11/2014
    Special occasion treat. Excellent service. Staff very friendly and attentive but not too much. Pork cheeks were divine. Sides lovely and fresh tasting, especially the spinach. Apple desert mmm. And as it was special occasion much to my surprise a congratulations had been piped onto our plates in chocolate. Very touched how much the place wanted our night out to be special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a speical occasion
    Louisa
    Dined on 19/11/2014
    Lovely place, I have wanted to go for some time and it didn't disappoint the food was delicious and the staff were excellent. Book far in advance to secure a table in the conservatory it's beautiful.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • One of the best restaurants I have been to!
    DuckingDuck13
    Dined on 19/11/2014
    Gorgeous and cosy restaurant in the middle of Covent Garden with top quality service and gorgeous food. I took my husband for his birthday dinner and went for pre-theatre set menu option which worked out very cost efficiently. We have both agreed that this is without a doubt one of the best restaurants we have visited and we do go out a lot. I have already recommended it to lots of my friends and hope to come back there soon!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clos Maggiore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Staff were absolutely outstanding - never had service even close to it. Had the Wagyu beef for the main - wasn't as good as expected. Incredibly romantic. If you were going to fall in love with someone though, it'd be here.
    Special Features:
    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Drawer
    Sully
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Great atmosphere - a cosy welcoming place. Excellent food, plenty of wines by the glass and a really helpful sommelier who chose wines that perfectly complemented the food - recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable experience guaranteed
    Chrisbee
    Dined on 17/11/2014
    Our third visit to Clos Maggiore and it is still an exceptional dining experience. Wonderful food, outstanding and exceptional service from everyone, and a beautiful, romantic setting. A peaceful hideaway in busy Covent Garden. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Treat
    DoubleDevons
    Dined on 16/11/2014
    My husband took me here for a birthday treat. I was blown away by the experience. I imagine that it is always a beautiful restaurant to visit but when we visited it was decorated for Christmas and looked out of this world. The food and the service were great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining experience of my life!!
    LeePatterson
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    I booked this restaurant for my girlfriends birthday after deliberating on quite a few choices and am really glad I did. Every single aspect was above my already high expectations. The decor and service is like I've never seen before and the food was the best I've ever had. Im lucky in my career to get to fly around the world and try some of the best foods from around the world but this is the highlight for me. If you would like to dine in London for a special occasion I wouldn't hesitate to book this restaurant you will not be sad. The wine list is huge and have such a range from £20 to thousands of pounds a bottle. The service from all the staff is exceptional, its like being in a four seasons hotel on steroids. everyone welcomes you even the bar staff. I cannot believe how reasonable the prices are also considering the location and quality of experience. 7 Star Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A romantic pre-theatre treat!
    rhino
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    We booked well in advance and requested a table in the conservatory. We were elated to find on arrival that this had been granted. The conservatory is jaw-dropping especially with the additions of the Christmas decorations. We had the most wonderful meal from start to finish. My wife chose from the pre-theatre menu and I ordered from the a la carte as the price difference was minimal. The food was perfect, my duck was cooked perfectly. We had lovely cocktails before our meal and the wine was not extortionate considering the level of restaurant you're in, as long as you put the time in to finding it in the 'bible' of options! We won't hesitate to dine here again for a special occasion as it is everything a romantic night our with a loved one should be.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4th visit and one we always enjoy
    Terry
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Superb serviece ambience one to recommend to friends already planning next visir
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning meal - highly recommend!
    JuliaS
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    My boyfriend and I did the tasting menu with matching wines... wow, an absolutely amazing meal. The food was phenomenal, ambience is like your own oasis... the service was so friendly and relaxed. It's great value for what it is!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Two
    SomebodysSpecialPerson
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    Great place for a special treat, waiting staff were informative and attentive, and the table in the conservatory was fantastic as the roof decoration and fireplace add to the occasion.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • A Wonderful Surprise
    PhilR
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    I had heard that Clos Maggiore was a special place but had not expected it to be so intimate, beautifully decorated and welcoming. An extra bonus was the Christmas decorations. The quality of the food was also a revelation. We had eaten at The I** earlier in the week and it was of course top notch as you would expect. Clos Maggiore was just that little bit more special. Service was also immaculate.Very handy for the Opera House, The Colisseum and several theatres. A real gem. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romance
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An experience to savour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/11/2014
    Simply a lovely place in which to share a romantic evening. Perhaps a little cramped, but then intimate and delightful.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just excellent
    Wallonie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We came for the second time ; close to the fire place between flowers in a cosy atmosphere and loved our evening again. We are found of the capionatta and the wagiu beef. The service is kind, discret and natural at the same time. The only regret is the need to book so long in advance to get a table. :)
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sheer heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The most romantic setting for a meal we have ever had and the restaurant is tastefully decorated for Christmas. Exceeded our expectations especially as we were lucky enough to be seated in the courtyard. Staff attentive but not intrusive. Food to die for. Varied menu choices and a fabulous wine list. A great experience after seeing a fantastic show for our 25th anniversary. We will definately return; a rare find for London dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    cbnthfc
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This is THE PLACE to go to impress any woman. Book well in advance to be sat in the conservatory area and you won't go wrong. I've not had better service anywhere and will keep going back time and time again. The wine list is amazing also. If you are thinking of going here then stop thinking and just book.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Youarewhatyoueat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wasn't quite the table we expected but I've heard you have to book in advance to have a table in the conservatory. Saying that we could not fault the table we had. Overall the service was outstanding the staff had very good knowledge of the wines on the wine list. Food was also amazing loved every part of the dining experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience
    Jac4food
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, wonderful food and very attentive service. We would definitely recommend Clos Maggiore and will return in the future.
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    special occasions
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  • Wonderful
    boyadjy
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Wonderful experience. Highly recommended. Most romantic place i've seen for a while, in the perfect central district of London.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • excellent!
    girl
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    we had the tasting menu. 4mains plus dessert. the servings were just right. they seem like not enough but at the end of the whole course, you'll end up popping a button or two. there was an optional cheese and biscuit course but we decided to skip it as we don't have enough room to stuff it in. the waiters were very prompt, attentive, and knowledgeable. we don't even have to wait for them to come to our table and serve the next dish. as if they have psychic powers. haha! the ambience was so cosy. as if i was in a home of a posh person. definitely a must visit for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless for a special occasion
    colliersfood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I chose this restaurant for our anniversary meal based on reviews citing the lovely setting and great service. To this I can add beautifully prepared food and an amazing wine list, which all contributed to a perfect evening.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Clapham
    Clapham
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I took a friend for a pre-theatre birthday dinner. She was thrilled with the food, wine, ambience and service as we were but I was also pleased with the value! We go often and it never fails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ambience award goes to...
    Kazakh
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Clos Magiore! My mrs and I loved the room with the fireplace, flowers and lamps. Sophisticated and cozy. Food and the selection of wine was great as well! Definitely going back for a special occasion :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good option for a dinner.
    Juliana1977
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Good service and food. Lovely ambience and amazing wine list.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely PreTheater Dining Experience
    Jody
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    In London for our anniversary, lhad dinner and a show. The pre-theater menu was absolutely great, and the staff made sure we were fedd in a prompt but not rushed pace. The food was excellent, the entire experience was delightful.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Blackvelvet
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The staff was very kind and friendly. The food was excellent and the atmosphere of the restaurant was amazing. I definitely recommend it!
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    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Vende
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We had a lovely and romantic dinner, perfect service, wonderful food. We loved that dinner.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but some issues
    Chappers
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Really good food, friendly service and great atmosphere - perfect for couples. Requested to sit in the conservatory (this is the place to sit) but this wasn't fulfilled so slightly disappointed - it appears there is never a guarantee of being seated there. Wine is quite expensive so if you do want wine be prepared to splash out a bit!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing Sunday Lunch
    KGFoodie
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We tried the Weekend Lunchtime tasting Menu with classic wine pairing All courses well presented and delicious Wines matched very well, even the red with cod. Cheese board a nice mix of traditional French and unusual English Service impeccable The only downside was that the food was so good we would have preferred to have the normal tasting menu with the extra course which was not available on a Sunday Lunchtime. It would have been nice to have this option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.