Maxim Chinese Restaurant
Maxim Chinese Restaurant

Maxim Chinese Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxim-ealing.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02085671719x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 6pm - 11pm
    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm & 6pm - 11pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Northfield Station. E2 & E3 bus from Ealing Broadway or Acton Town.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Maxim Chinese Restaurant
It’s a good sign when a restaurant is always busy, and Maxim in Ealing is bustling most nights. This long-established restaurant in Ealing is known affectionately by its customers as “Mrs Chow’s” in homage to the lady in charge of the cooking, who believes in using fresh, natural ingredients. Feeling adventurous? Swap sesame prawn toast for “shredded jellyfish with three delicacies” or “frog’s leg in black bean sauce”. If not, don’t worry – you’ll do just as well with traditional starters like satay chicken or sweet-and-sour won ton. Follow with aromatic duck, a classic of its kind with crisp golden skin and tender meat, or push the boat out with a whole lobster, halved and served with ginger and spring onion sauce. Side dishes like glossy, crispy green beans are equally good. Finish with deep-fried banana and apple, the crunchy coating giving way to soft, fluffy fruit.
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Maxim Chinese Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.4
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (22)group bookings (17)romance (12)fit for foodies (11)child friendly (9)business meals (8)good vegetarian options (7)disabled access (5)outstanding value (3)brunch (2)sunday lunch (2)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Fabulous Chinese food
    311065
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We've now been visiting this restaurant for the last four years... mostly for occasions, but lately we have been going just to get away and enjoy a quiet meal. Food is great, fresh and delicious. Seabass is absolutely wonderful. Service and atmosphere are great. The waiting staff are attentive as is the Manager... I like him.. he's always ensuring that he says hello to his regulars and just generally ensuring that we are having a good time !... it's a personal experience and I love it.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive as always
    AB2u
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Love the friendly, efficient and attentive service here. Nothing is too much bother. Excellent night out
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deeply disappointed
    CavyVIP
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    We have been going to Maxims for years and always loved it. Sadly all has changed. None of the usual waiters were evident and the service has definitely taken a turn for the worse - Perrier water put into hot sake heater not a nice bucket; hard to get attention for service. The food is still good, but the prices are now ridiculous - they must have increased by 25% minimum since we went there last 3 or 4 months ago - well over £200 for 5 of us. There is a lot of competition in the area and we will be voting with our feet! We questioned the prices with one of the suited (presumably head) waiters - he shrugged his shoulders and blamed the management!
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  • Best Crispy Shredded Beef Ever!
    Adam
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Excellent Chinese food. Forgot the greasy take away and go here for a posh dinner. Awesome.
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  • Always good
    MrsSVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Another trip to Maxim and as usual the food is good.. Better service this time than usual for a Friday night as they weren't as busy and seem to have new staff who were excellent. Menu is the same for as long as we have been going there (6 years) which is nice but would be good to see some new options.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Good as always
    TeePee
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    A good meal for my son's birthday. A Tuesday night but busy in Maxim's as always. Reliable, good quality food and attentive service.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance
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  • Early evening weekend dinner
    GraviaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had an early dinner with our two kids. Food is always fresh. The service is attentive. Keep space for the banana fritters. It's on the expensive side so we only go for special occasions.
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    child friendly, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Title says it all! ..................... Food was wonderful and service was great.
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    business meals, romance
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  • Maxims
    Munchbunch
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    A busy but very good Chinese restaurant. Stumbled upon it when regular place was shut and have not looked back. Not cheap and seems prices have creeped up over last year or so. Crispy Beef standout dish. Duck always good also. Cabernet on wine list complemented meal very well. Service always good, waiters/management very friendly.
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    special occasions
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  • Can't cope when they're full
    Maximsfan
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    I have loved Maxim for years. As always, their food was fantastic - brilliantly cooked and seasoned, and a wonderful combination. As always, it was not cheap. We went on Mothers' Day and the restaurant was completely full, and I'm afraid they sacrificed quality of service. Table was too small. One dish was forgotten - they eventually gave it to us for free, but I'd rather have been honestly told they'd forgotten it. They placed the white wine in a bucket (excellent!) just out of the reach of the obviously frailest member of our party, and then did not pour it for us. If you don't have time to pour it, put it in our reach! Starter was cleared before we'd finished. Don't go to Maxim on Mothers' Day: they can't cope when they're full.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely High Quality Chinese
    Adam
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    7 of us went for a birthday meal. We ordered set menus for 6 which was enough to feed 9 people comfotably. Great dishes.
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  • Too busy to cope?
    MrsSVIP
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    I love Maxim but everytime I go on a Saturday night I am disappointed with the service.. it can be painfully slow and abrupt at times. But the food is great and we'll keep going back.. maybe on a week night in future.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Great food, service and atmosphere
    WR31
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    I booked a table on the Saturday morning for 8pm that evening for 12. It was relatively short notice for such a large group but the restaurant managed to accomodate us. Having been to Maxim's quite a few times in the past, we knew what to expect and as usual, they didn't disappoint. The food here has always been excellent, it is a little on the pricey side but the portions are generous and worth it for the quality and flavour. Someone in our group also let our waiter know that it was my birthday so he bought over toffee apples with ice cream (if I remember rightly) with a candle and sang happy birthday to me. A great touch which really topped off the evening. Would always happily recommend Maxim's to anyone!
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Tyrelle
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    The prices were ridiculous,they overcharged me by £10.00 & when asked they didnt answer,they cant speak or understand english properly,i dont recommend this overpriced restaurant to anyone.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent!
    Smilis
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Had a celebratory meal at Maxim's. We had a set menu and everything was beautiful.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food
    Viki
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was very good, the staff were friendly. Would recommend the restaurant to friends and happy to go there again.
    Special Features:
    outdoor eating, fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Chinese New Year dinner
    FunkyMummyVIP
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Fantastic food again at Maxims and while the service was a little slower than normal, to be fair the restaurant was packed and the staff had to work around the New Year Dragon! Terriffic night!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly
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  • Oh dear
    elliemaybelle
    Dined on 30/1/2014
    Four of us visited on the evening of Chinese New Year, I expected something special to be happening in the restaurant but there was no special menu or anything to be honest. Service was very good, our waiter was funny and made up in a little way for the food. We had the platter starter, prawn toasts were nice, the ribs were dry, the spring rolls were greasy and the chicken satay was tough. For main the duck was dry, the sweet and sour chicken which was inedible, the noodles were nice but the rice was soggy. Bill was £130 with one drink each, one being a soft drink, so as you can imagine we will not be back, I have had better food from my local takeaway to be honest, the ambience is good and the decor is nice, they just need a new chef.
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  • Good night out
    rssealing
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Good night out; good food and lots of other diners providing a good atmosphere
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, even better service
    Neha
    Dined on 28/12/2013
    Went for birthday dinner. First time at Maxim's, so impressed. Waiters were so personable and friendly. Didn't feel like we were being rushed with our food. Food came in a timely fashion and everything was delicious. Personal recommendations: crispy chilli beef or the sea bass. Highly recommend this place. Will definitely be going back.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for foodies
    Foodiefromealing
    Dined on 28/12/2013
    Maxims is the best Chinese restaurant in west London. Four of us went for dinner and we had the set banquet meal as we were hungry and it looked like a great menu. We weren't disappointed, the starters were delicious ,ribs, prawn toast, seaweed, satay and a cold salad with a wonderful mustard sauce. The mains were equally good, crispy duck and pancakes followed by chillie beef, lamb and chicken. What's particularly good is that the food is very fresh and the taste and quality of the main ingredients shines through. There's a reasonable wine list for those with discerning palettes and the house wines are good too. We polished off the meal with apple fritters - all very delicious . Its a good night out and we will be going again soon.
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  • birthday celebration
    Blondy4
    Dined on 19/12/2013
    we picked a set menu which was ok. This restaurant's food is normally great but I feel that we should have picked things individually as I was not that happy and and it was not cheap picking the set menu.
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    special occasions
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  • The restaurant was busy and
    Mez97
    Dined on 30/11/2013
    The restaurant was busy and quite noisy for a Saturday night. We both shared deep fried squid, prawn and pork Wraparound lettuce which was tasty. We then had crispy duck, which was delicious. We also had special fried noodles; size of the big prawns, chicken and pork were large (take away ones are usually small). We also had lamb slices with spring onion (sizzler) with egg fried rice, which was wonderfully tasty. All washed down with a couple of chinese beers, and a cold bottle of Pinot Grigio. We didn't have any dessert as we were both full up. Service was relatively efficient. Would definitely recommend Maxims, probably best to book a table, as it does get very busy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maxim Restaurant, Northfields
    Happyeater
    Dined on 30/11/2013
    We went to Maxim Restaurant in Northfields as a group of 9 on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was very busy and the atmosphere was buzzy. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, good vegetarian options, brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Nice Restaurant and service
    WestLondon
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    Nice Restaurant and service was very quick, but I felt rushed and pressured into what to order. When I wanted to order a sea bass dish I was told it will take 20mins which i said I was happy to wait for. But the waiter said i should order something else as it will be quicker! he was quite aggressive which I didn't like and only when I challenged him did he agree to take the order sea bass, as people at other tables where looking.
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    special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to Maxim with the
    tcup
    Dined on 25/10/2013
    We went to Maxim with the family for my Mum's Birthday and had a really lovely time there. The manager greeted us and showed us to our table & made us feel very welcome. We ordered a range of dishes, including the mixed starters, crispy duck, special fried noodles and a variety of dishes to have with rice, including the aubergine and sweet and sour fish. It was all delicious and the service we received was very friendly, attentive and completely seamless even though we were served by around 4 or 5 different waiters. The ambience was great too, with traditional chinese decor and the tables complete with a lazy susan, which was really useful! Overall, it was a fantastic experience & we look forward to visiting again really soon!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since 24 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambience3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Value3.9
  • The following 339 reviews are from the Maxim Chinese Restaurant reviews archive.
  • nice experience
    foodie
    Dined on 18/10/2013
    The food and staff are always first class and make you extreme,y welcome
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Great as always
    MrsSVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Always get good food and prompt service. Could do with updating the menu a little bit.. it hasn't changed in the last 5 years I have been going there. Then again maybe best not to change a winning formula.
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  • As good as it gets!
    AandB
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    A warm comforting part of China in Ealing and without fail eating here is a delight. We've been around the world a few times but Maxim's is always worth coming home to. A&B
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not child friendly
    7littleangels
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Great for grownups, but little patience displayed with children, which was disappointing.
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  • Outstanding
    SnarskisTomas
    Dined on 22/9/2013
    You wanna enjoy good time at the restaurant with your friends, family or other half choose this place. Great food and service! We love this place and people who work here! All our friends are amazed that Northfields has such a great place!
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st September eveing dinner for 10
    Donald
    Dined on 21/9/2013
    We enjoyed the birthday party very much. Your service was very good and so was the food. We shall definitely come again Donald Berry
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have gone to Maxim's just
    7littleangels
    Dined on 14/9/2013
    We have gone to Maxim's just to go out for a meal or for special occasions over many years and they have never let us down. The service is excellent and the food is sublime. 'Nuff said!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice but a little loud
    kish
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    We booked a table last minute and hen we got there the restuarant was very busy, which was great, but it meant that it was extremely noisy in the restaurant. I think that was mainly due to the fact that the tables were slight close together. Other than the noise level, service and food was great!
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to visit again...
    Rebecca
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    My partner and I live locally to Maxim however this was the first time I've visited the restaurant. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and I love the atmosphere and how it all looks. The service is excellant and despite being in a very luxurious setting they make you feel comfortable and at home immediately. The food was amazing and the portion sizes are very generous (we ended up having to take some home with us as we couldn't finish what we ordered!) We will definitely be visiting again and looking forward to trying all the dishes on the menu!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ever so nice
    CavyVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    Food always up to scratch. Best Chinese in the area and there is plenty of competition. Great choice and prompt service.
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    business meals, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maxim restaurant
    MarFerVIP
    Dined on 15/8/2013
    As usual great hospitality. Food was good. Great local restaurant
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    business meals, disabled access, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Chinese
    MarFerVIP
    Dined on 16/6/2013
    Maxims is a lovely restaurant in Northfields - food is good here and the team look after you
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic local, great food
    se249
    Dined on 15/6/2013
    Fantastic local restaurant. Great food and atmosphere. One of the best local Chinese restaurants I've been too in a long time.
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  • Nice as always!! Food is great
    Victor
    Dined on 14/6/2013
    Nice as always!! Food is great and ambience as well but don't expect an attentive service because you wont find it at Maxim's. After 5 or 6 visits I have realised that this is part of your dining experience so chill out and enjoy the best chinese food in town!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.