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Clos Maggiore
Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.closmaggiore.com
  • Email: enquiries@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 WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Good points : amazing places , super food , hudge wine list Bad point : service should be more attentive "
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "Myself & partner dined here in Clos Maggiore, we found the experience to be a delightful one. The food was excellent from start to finish"
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "I went to Clos Maggiore for lunch with a friend. As it was Saturday, the set lunch was three courses rather than the weekday two courses. Both starters and mains were very good and as usual the service was impeccable. I opted for the half bottle of house wine which is very good value for money. Unfortunately by the time desserts came I was to full to enjoy one and just ordered ice cream, although I did eat the petit fours with coffee. I have been to Clos many times and it is consistently good, I will certainly continue going there."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "As ever Clos Maggiore was a great experience. Top value with cracking food. I will be back :)"
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "I've deducted 2 stars for value and 1 overall because the cost of 2 gin and tonics was the same as for a two course meal with wine! If I recommend to a friend I'd warn him to avoid an aperitif. Everything else was just perfect."
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "Went for the seasonal tasting menu with 5 courses and it did not disappoint. Was the second time at the restaurant and it is always a lovely experience there. Cannot wait for my next visit. "
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "Went as a group of four. We virtually all had different dishes, everybody thought the food was very good there was a lot of tasting of other dishes going on. Always a good sign when you are spoilt for choice"
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "A surprise dinner for my wife on our 25th Anniversary prior to the theatre. Very attentive service from the moment we arrived, no lack of staff, each with their own responsibility. A very informative Sommelier who knew the vast wine list, sensible recommendations if required. Although we had a'la carte the theatre based menu appears extremely good value based on the quality we saw. Food was delicious, highly recommended...."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "We did not get into the back area as they said you have to book months in advance which was a shame. However, where we sat did not take away from the outstanding service and food. Highly recommended."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "Lovely ambience, understated but highly attentive service, great food. What more can you ask?"
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "We came to the this restaurant expecting something along the lines of the best, and that's certainly what we got. "
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "This restaurant is always such a pleasure to go to. Staff are respectful, attentive, engaged and knowledgeable. I feel special when I go here. Food and wine delicious, as I have come to expect here. Atmosphere delightful. Thank you, Clos Maggiore."
    dined on 20/04/2014
  • "I came to this restaurant for my birthday and was not disappointed. I was spoilt for choice on the A La Carte menu and really feel I must visit again to try other dishes. However, my starter and main we're so good I'd probably have them again!!! I'll just have to keep coming back to work my way through such a great "
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "From the moment my husband and I arrived we found the service to be impeccable; polite, cheerful and just attentive enough but not at all intrusive. We had pre-dinner drinks while perusing the menu which was varied and well thought out - it made choosing difficult! The food was sublime (seared tuna, tortellini, rack of Welsh lamb and Iberico pork loin) and their wine list is encyclopedic. My husband chose one very good red which we thoroughly enjoyed and we also had a glass each of the house red which was also very good. The surroundings were lovely, we had a cosy corner table and we could see through to the conservatory area which looked delightful. I am now planning a return visit in a few months and I'm already looking forward to it! "
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "The service is great. The waiters are very professional and they take the time to explain every questions we have about the food. Will definitely be back again."
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "This is an well established restaurant with a very good reputation and we were made welcome from the moment we arrived. Quiet but attentive service, beautiful food, well presented, the best lunch I have had in a London restaurant for a long time."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Relaxing atmosphere, very competent staff. A great experience. The wine 'book' is so large it dwarfs the Encyclopdia Britannica. "
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "I never fail to be impressed when I come here, which it is why Clos Maggiore is our favourite restaurant ever (RIP Sonny's in Nottingham). It was quiet to begin with On Good Friday lunchtime, when it seemed such like our own place. Everything was fabuluous."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "My wife and I had a lovely meal served by extremely attentive and friendly staff. The wine list is the most comprehensive I have ever seen."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "The service was excellent and food was really great. I got the roast glazed duck and asparagus for starters. We were given complimentary mini desserts as it was our anniversary."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "First class, will return next time we are in london"
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Again an excellent lunch at Clos Maggiore. It has become our favourite London restaurant. The slow cooked veal and pasta starter was delicious - a great balance of rich creamy sauce, flavoured meat and succulent pasta. The fish main course with fennel and the apple and nut crumble all mouth watering. We will return."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "The perfect place for a romantic dinner. Classy, sophisticated, elegant, outstanding. If you are looking for a place to celebrate your wedding anniversary this is it."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Chose Prix Menu made to feel welcome, fantastic value & service in a great setting & location."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "Attentive service, attractive dining room and delicious food - what more could one want? Oh yes, I have coeliac disease and need a gluten-free diet; this was mentioned when booking and confirmed by the restaurant the day before our visit. Great attention was paid to my requests and special adjustments made to dishes so that I could eat them. What a treat when such requests are often met with total misunderstanding. Would highly recommend to fellow coeliacs."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "Amazing food in a lovely restaurant. It is quite small so you need to book a table WAY in advance (for weekends at least). The tuna starter was amazing. Fairly large portions, well priced for what you get. We had a started and a main and were too full to have dessert. The vegetarian tasting menu also looked very good. Unfortunately they didn't accommodate my request to sit in the conservatory even if I booked several months in advance, but that didn't spoil the evening."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "We went for a pre theatre meal from the fixed menu, which was excellent, Service and ambience in the conservatory were very good, and we completed the meal in an unhurried manner, in good time. A very enjoyable and relaxing experience."
    dined on 15/04/2014
  • "Our first visit to Clos Maggiore did not disappoint ! Service was welcoming and exemplary throughout the meal, the food was fully up to our high expectations (bread choice was delicious and generous), crab starter quite delicious and pork cheeks just melted in the mouth. Coffee arrived with lovely Petit Fours. The whole atmosphere of the restaurant was intimate, cosy and classy with beautiful decor and flower arrangements. We could not have been happier and are already looking forward to the next visit."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "First time we had gone for the early prix fixe menu though the restaurant is an old favourite - great atmosphere and ambience, and service efficient but very friendly. Extremely good value for a pre theatre menu of high quality - substantial portions and good quality half bottle of wine included. Would highly recommend"
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "Excellent food, as always and very good value. I have always been lucky enough to be seated in the conservatory which is so pretty, at any time of year. Always enjoy dining here and rate food, service and ambience highly. "
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant on 01/04/14 for Sunday afternoon 13/04/14. When booking I requested a table in the conservatory, I received confirmation that our request had been noted and tables would be allocated on first come first served basis. We turned up and were led to a table inside, they had to pull the table out to enable us to squeeze onto a bench seat, then the table was pushed back in on us! We said this was not satisfactory and asked to be seated in the near empty conservatory, we were told it was not possible, they were so rude that we left. They did not tell me when booking that they had been taking conservatory bookings since January, therefore they must have know that they could not fulfill our request. Disgraceful attitudes."
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "My only criticism is that, despite booking many weeks in advance, and requesting a table at 2pm in the conservatory area, I was telephoned two days before the event and (a) it was suggested 2pm was too late because they wanted to close at 4 (b) we were too many for a table in the conservatory area Why couldn't they tell me straight away?"
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "If you like a restaurant with a charming dining room, great food, attentive service and a happy buzz, then you'll love Clos Maggiore. My second visit this week and, as always, a great experience."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Most eating places here are tourist traps. Clos Maggiore serves good food with professional service and fair prices: £30 each for two courses, a half carafe of wine, coffees and petit fours and a (£5!) bottle of sparkling water."
    dined on 08/04/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful evening, food, service and atmosphere fantastic"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "This restaurant never fails to impress me. Food, service, ambience is always perfect! The lunch time or pre theatre menu is such excellent value for money, not what you would expect in the centre of London! I will return here again and again!"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "The Clos Maggiore is an amazing restaurant with excellent food ( try rabbit, foie gras and lamb!) in alocation very romantic and lovely. The servers are very kind...all is perfect for a special dinner."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Clos Maggiore was an interesting experience of lunchtime dining, although I would think that it could also be pleasant to go there for an evening meal. Being French, it had a prix fixe menu, which turned out to be very good value, although next time I might try the "tasting menu" with accompanying wines already chosen. Drinking wine by the glass, which is possible, seemed the wiser choice, but prevented me from going very far into the extensive wine list, which is more like a volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Altogether a great occasion!!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "I chose Clos Maggiore for a meal with my girlfriend as it had been voted the most romantic restaurant in London and, following reading the 5 star reviews, it was a no brainer. It did not disappoint. The service from start to finish was faultless. We were talked through all of the options on the menu by our French host (most of the staff are French giving it real authenticity) which was very helpful in deciding as all the options on the menu looked amazing. The food was spectacularly presented and was delicious. We were given free breads and mini cheese scones which was a nice touch! One tip I would give to a couple is to try and get a table at the rear of the restaurant as the scenery is stunning (it is nice everywhere else too though!)"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "Great restaurant, everything was above expectations (which were quite high) from food to service and atmosphere! I will come back for sure!"
    dined on 09/04/2014