Clos Maggiore

4.5
13625 reviews
£41 and over
French
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, Our newly appointed Chef Patron, Roxanne Lange, offers a stunning contemporary take on classic French cuisine. She previously worked at Michelin star Savelberg, and later opened Henk Savelberg’s restaurant in Bangkok as Head Chef. This led to her becoming the Head Chef at The Allium, in Bankok’s luxury Athenee hotel. Today her modern French cuisine, inspired by nature and memories . 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 13625 People Are Saying
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Angus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Favourite food in London. This time we brought our friend along.
We are , we had perfect wine chosen with help from the sommelier.
Our server (I think was called David) made our evening , he was just the right amount of chatty, knew his menu and had a warm yet professional feel.
We visit regularly and are never disappointed.
If you are in London you have to visit Clos .

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RosalyndB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and amazing food. Everything was perfect

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Johnny
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good romantic idea to go there. Great wines. Great service. Great vibes

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Mansoury
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food but very limited menu choices compared to the huge wine list. The ambiance is amazing and the staff are very attentive.

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SaraH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent meal! My mum has allergies & can't have diary, we had the set menu and the chef made something up on the spot so my mum could have a dessert. The wine was beautiful, the bar man was very friendly & knowledgeable with the wine. Absolutely will be going back again soon!

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this place for my birthday and I must say it was really worth it. The place is absolutely stunning and has such a cozy feel to it. The food was delicious as well. Last but not the least, the staff in this place are so welcoming and helpful. I really had a good time here

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Belle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The second floor service was toooooo bad. The main courses waited tooo long, and when we asked for the time, the waiter had a really bad attitude and extremely unpolite

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UZAIBA
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Clos Magiorre for our anniversary dinner. The food was very delicous, amazing service. Portion sizes were a little small (as expected at fine dining restaurant). Would recommend to be seated on ground floor

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Yorksfoodies
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with very friendly and attentive staff. Never disappointed.

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Sugarhood
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely place for a special night. Food was delicious and waiters were knowledgable and friendly. Nothing to fault but we felt a bit rushed at the end of the meal to vacate the table.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clos Maggiore never fails to please. I look forward to my next visit.

LD
LauraD
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went for the pre-theatre menu and were not disappointed! The food was perfect and very impressed with the value for money. Service was top notch, overall I can't fault it! We weren't in the conservatory so the atmosphere was a little less than I imagine it is in there, however, it was very pleasant and still a lovely picturesque room. Would recommend for a special occasion.

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TobyM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my wife and I anniversary. We were lucky enough to be seated within the conservatory which was the perfect setting. Thoroughly would recommend Clos Maggoire as we both could not name a singe fault with our visit.

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vipRichmondLocal
London
16 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really super meal in a beautiful room. The lunch set menu had good options and represented very good value. Service was charming and the extra touch of a celebratory cake was much appreciated. Only quibble, we had an early reservation with a 2 hour time allocation, after 1.5 hours we were informed they would need the table 'very soon', little premature in the hurrying. The rest of the service was faultless.

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Bobs
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest restaurants in London. Would recommend to anyone.

MM
MariaM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful time in the restaurant. All members of the team were so accommodating and polite and the food was absolutely amazing. We will definitely visit again!

NS
NimaS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dry nice place, excellent service and nice food.

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thepoppywriter
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Lovely food, but very slow service (we had 2 courses in 2 hours and decided against dessert as a result). Seemed like they were having some issues behind the scenes. Unfortunately, we weren't sat in the bigger dining room which looks beautiful in pictures online. We had a nice time, but not a night befitting 'the world's most romantic restaurant'.

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Josie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have wanted to visit Clos Maggiore for years - it did not disappoint. The food was outstanding, both in taste & presentation. Service exceptional. The atmosphere in the conservatory was great. Expensive but well worth it for that special treat.

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AlanP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, Food, Service and Wine. Beautiful restaurant for a special occasion. The staff were to be commended - Thank you. This was my wifes birthday combined with a visit to a musical. So special we hope to return.

MG
MandyG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happily returned to Clos Maggiore on Wednesday; it was as beautiful, as ever, relaxing, great service and fabulous food. Although the set menu has limited choice on each course, I would have been more than happy with any one.

LM
LaurenceM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely surroundings the food was
Delicious and staff friendly and efficient all round lovely experience

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AlanD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting this restaurant for at least 10 years and each time we feel that it cannot surpass the previous experience and yet it does. Food was excellent and the service outstanding. Each interaction with a member of staff was a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was very tasty but the portions were mean. My starter of the crab was good but my husband had the oyster and it was just one oyster. We both had the beef for main which was very good but you need to order sides each, not to share. The cheese board had one cheese that was little more than a smear.

The service wasn’t awful it was just average. Of the six tables in our section, one had to chase their coffees, one had the wrong wine brought up, and one had the wrong tea brought to them and instead of just changing it the waiter opened the pot and sniffed it at the table as if to question the error. We were only asked if we wanted drinks when they came to take the food order, the wine sediment was poured into my glass, one of the waiters smelled noticeably of BO and one of the ladies loo’s was out of toilet paper. It was all just a bit careless.

The interior is beautifully done and the setting is romantic but the experience just didn’t live up to the promise.

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DEANJ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - highly recommended food great - service good - cannot fault

LM
LisaM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a wonderful evening we had! Absolutely beautiful dining room with excellent service and fabulous food. A wonderful night to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary.

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Claire
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the 4 month wait from booking! Every aspect of our experience was faultless. The food was fantastic, wine exceptional, service 5* & in a beautiful setting. Perfect anniversary celebration!

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Franz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Clos Maggiore for a lunch with my girlfriend. The atmosphere, the stuff, the food, the everything was absolutely amazing.
Best experience ever.
If you need something special this is the perfect place.

MM
MichelleM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful tasty food, great service and quirky traditional restaurant

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Muzzy
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant for any occasion. I proposed to my other half and she accepted, so it will always have a special place in our hearts. The staff were brilliant and made sure to be as attentive as possible. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you to all the team for making it a magical moment.

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Misswooh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing, settings beautiful
Just a shame we had to keep asking for our drinks or to take our orders etc
We waited over 15/20mins to order our drinks then extra time to receive them
That was the only part that let the experience down

JK
JulianK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My engagement proposal in your restaurant was the most magical and romantic time of our lives. Thank you for being the absolute best in London.

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POVC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended for family occasions, e.g. birthdays etc

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We booked an early lunch as there was no option to request dining in the conservatory. And my thinking was we would be seated downstairs if near to opening. It was my Birthday and we travelled into Covent Garden especially for lunch at Clos Maggiore. We were seated upstairs, as the waitress told us the conservatory had been booked up since May!! Not true as we booked in late July and got a table in the conservatory! Upstairs has zero ambience and service was considerably different than downstairs. Not sure we would visit again if it’s pot luck where we sit. A shame as this was our favourite place to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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vipprincp
Oxford
13 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Good but not excellent food. More focus on presentation than taste? Service and decor nonetheless make for a special occasion.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Sommelier was excellent - recommended a wonderful bottle of wine. Overall service was first class.

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Musgo
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

This has been a favourite restaurant of ours for many years, but since the pandemic the team has changed, with a new head chef and waiting staff. The food and the ambiance are still very good, and courses beautifully presented, but the service was slow, not so friendly and welcoming except for one young lady waitress, and not well organised. I had to call for our order to be taken after a long wait, and call again to chase up our desserts to get out in time for our theatre time.

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LeeE
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lunch I’ve ever had. Amazing! Staff extremely friendly. Highly recommend the lunch set menu due to great value for money.

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NicholasP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We decided to book Clos Maggiore for our wedding anniversary due to previously having such a lovely meal here with friend whilst dining in the courtyard, so again requested this area around a month in advance.

Obviously we understand that nothing is guaranteed so called 3-4 days in advance to see if this request had been taken care of but were told to call on the day of the booking, however the request was noted on the booking.

I called again lunchtime on the day of the booking only to be told that the tables for the evening had not been allocated, however she could see the request for the courtyard on the booking.

When we arrived and asked to take the stairs we pointed out our request and telephone conversations only to be told rather abruptly that others had requested this courtyard in advance of us so they couldn't in fact cover our request.

Again whilst upstairs we did mention that we weren't particularly happy that we were upstairs and were told that 'the website states that requests cant be guaranteed and the people in the courtyard had booked since May so it was a first come first serve request'!

I pointed out that we had requested the courtyard, called twice, never been told that it was a first come first serve request, asked to call again on the day of the booking, only to be told that the tables hadn't been allocated and that now the goal posts from staff seem to be moving all the time.

This was the frustrating and disappointing start to our evening that took quiet a while to get over.

Food - great, however expensive £8.50 side dish / £6.50 coffee - but his is acceptable if on a special occasion.

Service - great.

Will I return? I have had one amazing experience and one slightly disappointing experience so maybe time to try another restaurant that will communicate a little more honestly.

FAQs

Clos Maggiore is rated 4.5 stars by 13625 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.