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Maxim Chinese Restaurant
Maxim Chinese Restaurant

Maxim Chinese Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxim-ealing.co.uk
  • Phone: 0208 567 1719
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Love the friendly, efficient and attentive service here. Nothing is too much bother. Excellent night out"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "Excellent Chinese food. Forgot the greasy take away and go here for a posh dinner. Awesome."
    dined on 16/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 03/06/2014
  • "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. "
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "Title says it all! ..................... Food was wonderful and service was great."
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "7 of us went for a birthday meal. We ordered set menus for 6 which was enough to feed 9 people comfotably. Great dishes."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Had a celebratory meal at Maxim's. We had a set menu and everything was beautiful. "
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "The food was very good, the staff were friendly. Would recommend the restaurant to friends and happy to go there again."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "Good night out; good food and lots of other diners providing a good atmosphere"
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    dined on 28/12/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    dined on 30/11/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 25/10/2013
  • "The food and staff are always first class and make you extreme,y welcome"
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "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."
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "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"
    dined on 06/10/2013
  • "Great for grownups, but little patience displayed with children, which was disappointing."
    dined on 04/10/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 22/09/2013
  • "We enjoyed the birthday party very much. Your service was very good and so was the food. We shall definitely come again Donald Berry"
    dined on 21/09/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 14/09/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 07/09/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 06/09/2013
  • "Food always up to scratch. Best Chinese in the area and there is plenty of competition. Great choice and prompt service."
    dined on 01/09/2013
  • "As usual great hospitality. Food was good. Great local restaurant"
    dined on 15/08/2013
  • "Maxims is a lovely restaurant in Northfields - food is good here and the team look after you"
    dined on 16/06/2013
  • "Fantastic local restaurant. Great food and atmosphere. One of the best local Chinese restaurants I've been too in a long time."
    dined on 15/06/2013
  • "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!"
    dined on 14/06/2013
  • "We are new to the area and had heard of Maxims so thought we would give it a try. We went on a Saturday night and the restaurant was fairly busy but not packed. Enough for a good ambience. We didn't have any problems with poor or slow service and the food was very good. More expensive than your average Chinese restaurant but also better. The crispy duck especially was excellent. We will be going back!"
    dined on 01/06/2013