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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Clos Maggiore reviews from OpenTable diners
1570 reviews since 21 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.6
    Value4.2
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romance (1177)special occasions (1175)pre/post theatre (729)fit for foodies (646)outstanding value (288)business meals (287)sunday lunch (194)good vegetarian options (156)group bookings (63)afternoon tea (42)brunch (36)outdoor eating (29)child friendly (11)disabled access (4)Show More
  • 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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    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
    • Food
    • 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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    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    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
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambience
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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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    • Ambience
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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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    • Ambience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theatre dinner
    DavidB
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    The pre-theatre menu at Close Maggiore was excellent. There were 3 choices for each course - the vegetarian was excellent - and the service was prompt.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    • Ambience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience 10/10
    Chris
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was great, the pre communications were efficient, the polite e-mails and telephone calls. We arrived 10 minutes before our booking time, great friendly reception - had asked for a table in the conservatory, and whilst we were seated in the centre of the conservatory, all the tables looked good - we'd not have been disappointed with other tables. Very attentive yet not in your face service from very knowledgeable waiters. The service was impeccable throughout, never a dry glass, not too short a gap between courses, never felt rushed. As to the food, a gastronomic delight, top notch produce cooked very well - certainly the best meal we have had in London, one of the top 3 in the UK for us. We'll be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • hsiantin
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    the taste and flavour of food, pork and fish, is very good, however a little bit too salty to us.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance
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    • Service
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, amazing, amazing
    DinedAndWined
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Clos Maggiore for a special date last Saturday. It was just what we needed, and some more. A romantic setting with the stunning flower-filled courtyard, soft music, impeccable service and perfect French food - portions were even bigger than we expected. A magical night, overall. Five stars!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Magically Amazing
    Ouzeki
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Its a very Romantically Decorated restaurant. The service was excellent, the recommendation of food and wines are perfect. By Far the best meal and fine dining we have had in london during our stay.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Great place
    Alicia
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went for a romantic dinner and we loved it. The space itself is beautifully decorated and appealing, the food is excellent and the service very good. We would really recommend it for a special occasion, anniversary...etc. Overall, one of the best dinning experiences in London.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Lunch
    hoggy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Lovely food, surroundings and great value as always
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Always a great meal
    FrancesF
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to Clos Maggiore on so many occasions and have always had an excellent meal. We have taken friends and relatives of different ages and they have all agree that this is a very special restaurant. Always a different menu and the service is friendly, attentive and never 'over the top'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most romantic restaurant in London
    246poppiesatlondontower
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Clos Maggiore is our favourite restaurant in Europe, it is intimate, beautifully decorated with almond trees, mirrored reflections give it depth and enhance the beautiful surroundings, the almost invisible waiters attend to every wish, with food and wine so mouth-wateringly delicious it is sad when it is time to leave. Out of all the restaurants in Covent Garden the taxi dropped us right on the door step, an achievement in itself. We cannot wait until we are in London next year and we know that we have to book at least two months in advance to get a table. My choice was terrine of partridge followed by Venison, medium rare, from the Queen's deer park my husbands choice was beautifully tender pork. An experience to relish.
    Special Features:
    romance
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  • An absolute must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Just had to experience the 'most romantic restaurant in London' for pre theatre dinner and so pleased we were able to secure a table. Staff were very attentive without being intrusive and the food was incredible; dare I say 'simple food' but done brilliantly, the flavours were just mouth watering! I would definitely recommend Clos Maggiore as a must do, we will definitely be returning. The only small disappointment was that we weren't in 'blossom filled conservatory' but on asking, apparently that area gets booked up 2 months in advance, and we had booked just 10 days prior. It certainly didn't affect the atmosphere and wonderful dining experience but thought I'd make you aware.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Great Prix Fixe
    CollyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Once again excellent food, a great value meal, the fixed price with wine is one of the best deals in London, you can understand why it is so busy.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Clos Maggiori
    WYSYDGVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Another enjoyable business lunch, service, food, wine & ambience spot on. Prix Fixe menu also great value Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • very romantic place amazing food
    David
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    we went for our anniversary the ambience is very romantic. the food is amazing above all the pasta with wild mushroom with truffle
    Special Features:
    romance
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This was booked for a birthday celebration and I have to say that from start to finish it was a a truly romantic experience. There was nothing that we did not enjoy. We felt that the attention given by all members of staff was excellent. The waiters etc were there but not there if you can understand that. My husband and I will certainly be returning to Clos Maggiore for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    MrsH
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We loved our evening at clos maggiore. The food was incredible, the wine was perfectly selected for us, the staff were so friendly and went out of their way to make it a perfect evening. The only thing that was in any way less than perfect was our table not being in the beautiful conservatory area, but this is really a very small detail. We would definitely return and will do very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Consistently high quality food, service and value. Best restaurant by far for pre-theatre in Covent Garden area. Made to feel very welcome from reception.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Minnie001
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We had the fixed price lunch in the conservatory which was lovely and as romantic as the reviews state. The food was not quite as good as i was expecting and our parfait was frozen but the staff were very good and gave us all a complimentary glass of wine, cheese and biscuits plus some petit four.
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    romance
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  • Thank you clos maggoire!
    Pj86
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Booked for SO birthday meal. Rich, tasty food. At the end they brought a little treat with a candle and happy birthday written on it.. A very nice touch!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine
    londonfoodie2013
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Wow. Every aspect of our dining experience here exceeded expectations. I treated my husband to dinner for his birthday on 3rd October and we were so amazed by the food and service. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the enormous wine list too! My husband dreamt about the food that night and I woke up thinking about how delicious it was and how I wish it didn't end! Yes it is more expensive than the average place obviously but it is such a stunning restaurant for an occasion. I suggest booking in advance by a few weeks though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion perfect
    londonexplorer
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We had a lovely lunch to celebrate a special occasion. It was perfect. Would love to be in the conservatory next time
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Outstanding quality and value
    PoetAviator
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    A very good pre-theatre offer (limited dinner menu at about £30 per head including decent wine). Vegetables were extra but the total bill for two was £87 including service. The service was perfect and every part of the meal was remarkably good - evidence of great attention to detail. This restaurant is better than a number of more famous Michelin rosette holders, in our humble opinion.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Clos Maggiore
    RRYY
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    We visited on a Tuesday lunchtime and had the set menu which was good value and included half a bottle of wine per person. The restaurant was fairly busy and had a nice atmosphere - the food however wasn't as good as I had there previously.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Enjoyable evening
    Agnes
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I took the pre theatre menu. The dishes were savoury, the white and red wine that went with the menu were good picks by the restaurant. Overall the pre theatre menu was a great deal for money. The service and the ambience were very good too. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely memorable experience
    angeleyes8
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    We had a lovely romantic dinner as we were celebrating our first wedding anniversary. It was truly special and romantic. The quality of food is great- really good Chef, we loved presentation as well. The service is outstanding. Everyone made us feel welcome. A special thank you to Manager David as he assisted us with our request. We will definitely be back again as this is one of the nicest restaurants in London. Best wishes.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little place of heaven
    VAB63
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    This was our second visit and was every bit as heavenly as the first. Perfection in every way. The staff were exceptional, friendly, welcoming and professional in all aspects appearing magically to assist with menus and wine choices and refill glasses etc. I noticed their exceptional communication skills with individual diners providing relaxed quiet humour and information which enhanced the whole dining experience. Once again the food was melt- in -the-mouth divine and the wine exquisite. The presentation, combinations and taste were second to none. Each dish is a work of art and a taste paradise. This is a capsule of perfection. We remember our experiences there with beautiful memories and eagerly look forward to our next visit.
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    special occasions
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