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Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.closmaggiore.com
  • Phone: 0207 379 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: French, Modern European
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "We dined again at Clos Maggiore before the opera last week and absolutely enjoyed the experience. The food was amazing and the service attentive. We chose the set menu and my starter was the octopus and lobster. It was the tenderest octopus and it was delicious. My friend, who had never been, was simply enchanted. Bravo!"
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Clos Maggiore is one of the most romantic and intimate restaurants we have had the pleasure of dining at. From walking through the door we were made to feel welcome and a values guest. The terrace is one of the most beautiful dining settings I have seen, and nothing seemed to be any trouble to the maître d and his team. A very pleasurable experience which set us up for a night at the theatre."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "Had a fabulous night here celebrating my wife's birthday. Food was excellent, great choice of wines and the service was impeccable - very friendly and helpful waitress! Would highly recommend!"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "The lunch was wonderful, the service excellent and the restauarant is always to a consistently high standard. We look forward to our next visit."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "This is the fourth time I have had the pleasure of dining at Clos Magiore and was fortunate on this occasion to have a table in the conservatory which is very romantic. The staff are very attentive and the food is very well presented, delicious and the pre- theatre menu is good value for money. I will definitely be going back there again on my next visit to Covent Garden"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "We went to Clos Maggiore before watching Sky Light and both were outstanding. Wonderful food, warm attentive service, the longest lasting '1/2 bottle of wine' we've ever had served to us. a fabulous start to a wonderful evening, thank you."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "We went for a pre theate meal and, as usual the fixed price menu with wine included offered very good value. The food was good and the service excellent. Highly recommended."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "As it's the third time I have visited this restaurant I guess you could say that I like dining here. As on previous occasions the service was exemplary, the food delicious and the ambience delightful. It was an extremely hot day when I visited this restaurant for lunch but it was delightfully cool, not cold, inside. The staff were welcoming and friendly and very efficient without being over bearing. We were given a choice of a prix fixe menu, an a la carte menu and a tasting menu. My friend and I chose the a la carte. The food was absolutely wonderful and I whole heartedly recommend a visit. It is within a minutes walk of Covent garden as well which is a bonus."
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "I'm always reluctant to recommend a great restaurant because it could mean that I will find it difficult to book a table in the future! :). However, Clos Maggiore is, I think, pretty well known for glorious food, so I'll recommend it anyway! Plus there are quite a few tables in the restaurant, both on the ground and first floor, so hopefully there won't be a problem. We've been coming to Clos Maggiore for about five years now and the quality of the food and wine is outstanding. I recommend a Sunday lunch - a 3 course meal plus a half bottle of wine £29.95. Fab."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Me and my boyfriend went here for our anniversary dinner in the evening we requested a table in the conservatory and they didn't disappoint!! The surrounding were beautiful I would highly recommend this restaurant the staff were great very helpful, The ambiance was great and the food was delicious. They even bought out a complimentary pudding for our anniversary. Overall great experience."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Have visited this restaurant many times over the last 15 years or so, and as always cannot fault it. The service is excellent and the quality of the food is first class, and it's so romantic!"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant, so romantic, service impeccable. We were sat in the conservatory and the ambience was impeccable. Would defiantly recommend booking in advance to make the most of the conservatory experience."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Yet again, another excellent, well paced pre-opera dinner at Clos Maggiore. Couldn't be better. Service, food, wine and location all perfect."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "good food with a selection for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The Veal starter was terrific and my main course, the lamb, was well textured and well presented. The fish that my friend had also looked good and was told that it was prepared perfectly."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Pre-theatre menu at Clos Maggiore was highly recommended by a friend and at last I could try out. It just happened that the starter and the dessert wasn't the best choice for both my friend and I on that day, but the dishes we chose were all quite good, but wouldn't say amazing. So I wasn't as impressed as my friend who recommended, but then it may have been my particular choice of dish on the day. I will try another day to see if it is better! The service was excellent - there seemed to be lots of staff. And lovely atmosphere, though I recommend you sit by the wall, not right in the middle like us - felt a bit that everyone was looking at us!"
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was spot on for a pre-theatre birthday meal for my husband. The food was delicious and the pre-theatre menu is very good value for money. Even thought we didn't order a dessert the waiter brought out a plate for my husband with some mini dessert bites on it, a happy birthday message written in chocolate and a candle which was a lovely surprise! All in all a lovely evening"
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "Just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, Clos Maggiore is an oasis of calm. Wonderful food, excellent service and a good value fixed price menu mean that this restaurant is always at the top of our list when dining in London."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Cloc Maggoire so expectations were high,I was not disappointed.The food at service was fantastic,I would advise anyone wanting to try Clos book early as this restaurant is so popular. That speaks for itself!"
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "The food was lovely and so was the restaurant as a whole but what was totally outstanding was the staff. They were all so attentive and just gave that little extra something. I would definitely recommend Clos Maggiore to anyone and everyone. I will without a doubt come back!"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "We eat there on special occasions ( Anniversary, Birthday.... ) and we were not disappointed. Not all dishes were French ( that's OK ) but the menu was excellent and good value. By contrast,he wine included is indifferent. Could be improved.... ( being French, we are somewhat difficult customers! ). Will return !"
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "A return visit to Clos Maggiore after an absence of a few weeks. They still maintain their very high standards and the food, as always. was very good. It is so popular it is often difficult to get a table."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "I booked to come here for our 6th Anniversary and although I booked a month in advance I still didn't get to be in the conservatory! We arrived after the Ballet and were seated promptly. The restaurant is lovely and the food is absolutely delectable, value for money is outstanding. You will need to be careful with the wine, it's larger and more expensive than the food menu. If you are a wine connoisseur it is amazing, my wife chose a Pinot Noir that was light and delicious. All in all Clos Maggiore is a lovely restaurant and only falls short of five stars because I didn't get to experience dinner in the conservatory on such a special occasion. Will definately be going again but next time will wait for the conservatory."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "I had booked this restaurant well in advance as I tickets for my husbands favourite opera and wanted a very special place to dine. The location is perfect, the service is superb and the staff are so attentive. We had a wonderful evening, nothing was too much trouble and we were seated in the conservatory. I won't hesitate to dine at Clos Maggiore again."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Booked this restaurant for our anniversary lunch. Very disappointed as the restaurant had been recommended as a lovely place for a special occasion. We arrived 30mins before our reservation at 2pm and were quite happy to wait as our table was not ready. I had requested a table in the conservatory but was told on arrival there was not one available so accepted the table on offer at around 2pm. From then on it was as though we were in a race. I would like to go into detail but there is not the space so have had to delete. In and out in almost an hour at £50per head for lunch will definitely not return to this restaurant as many more good restaurant with relaxed service to choose from."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I always enjoy my experience here. So much so it is my first choice when inviting friends from overseas to dine to show them what London has to offer."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Delicious food, polite service, reasonably formal atmosphere."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "The perfect venue to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary - in the light and airy conservatory. It is rather like eating in the middle of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and just as magical. A faultless experience in every way - beautiful, stylish, wonderful food and wine and friendly respectful service. It is not a restaurant to visit because it is cheap - nor should it be - hence only 3 stars for 'Value' because that is not what I was looking for on this occasion."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Clois Maggiore was a pleasure! Second time dining there. The food is lovely, the service leaves nothing to be desired. Favourite meal of the year."
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "In terms of food quality, this is a Michelin star level type of food and service for a fraction of the price (for a full meal, dessert, bottle of wine, fancy drinks for two we paid £110!!!). Outstanding service, very private. Veal absolutely rocks, house red is also delicious. Goes to the top of my favourite restaurant list."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "London's most romantic restaurant is also one of the most welcoming. With a late reservation (9:30pm) we were a little disappointed to be sat in the bar area next to the entrance but were moved into the famous conservatory as a table became available without requesting same. Staff were knowledgable and friendly in a non familiar way. Menu choices were adequate, value was good and portions plentiful, although sauces a little on the rich side for our preference. Staff didn't rush us out despite being last to leave. Romance continues after dinner as you walk through the cobbled streets around Covent Garden... Would return in winter when fires are lit for a different romantic experience."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "If u book via Toptable hoping to get the romantic trees.. they omit to let you know that you will get a seat upstairs in a lovely room... (dont get me wrong!) but not where you expected to be! you need to book in APRIL for June for one of the 7 tables in the conservatory. bar that a gorgeous meal just wanted to be in the romantic bit! Defo would og again though!"
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "For the kind of reputation and pretense I expected more. Food was ok to good but certainly not amazing. Small illustration: when my 14 yo son ordered a gazpacho, the waiter said - "You know it's a cold! soup ..." looking very sophisticated himself."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "We had a lovely anniversary meal here. The decor was fantastic, the staff was phenomenal, and the food was amazing! Highly recommended for anyone looking for a nice romantic meal."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "We went for lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday and were promptly shown to our table in the conservatory. Waiters were wonderful, very attentive and polite. We had the weekend fixe prixe menu which had a good choice. All courses were presented to a very high standard and more importantly tasted wonderful. The fact that this restaurant is fairly small only adds to the feeling of being special and that you are fortunate to be such a special ambiance. There is a very special atmosphere here and we overheard one couple say they were celebrating their engagement while another lady actually was proposed to during the meal! We felt very fortunate to be sharing such a very special moment with couple. We shall return."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "Excellent service, great choice of fantastic food, and if you can get the conservatory room you'll be in a beautiful and romantic place."
    dined on 06/07/2014
  • "The choice of dishes was impressive and each course was freshly cooked and served in a timely manner - we were not rushed and not kept waiting either. The staff were attentive without being over the top or adopting a chic arrogance. We were able to enjoy a special birthday treat and talk and hear each other too!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "In my experience one of the most consistent restaurants in the Covent Garden area.... food, service & wine on this last visit, as always, top notch"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "I booked lunch at this restaurant to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday and retirement. It was absolutely wonderful. The "courtyard" setting was lovely and the food delicious. The lunch was a fixed price which included a half bottle of wine each -excellent value without compromising on quality. We will certainly be going again!"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Clos Maggiore in Covent garden is reliably outstanding. The service was excellent and the ambience was just right. The interior is beautiful with the impression of being in a woodland. The food was delicious, with the scallops to start and the chilled nectarine salad for dessert being notable highlights."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Delicious food. Excellent service. Reasonably priced."
    dined on 04/07/2014