Maxim Chinese Restaurant

4.4
457 reviews
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£25 and under
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Chinese
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese
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Hours of Operation
Sunday 6pm - 11pm
Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm & 6pm - 11pm.
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Phone number
020 8567 1719
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Northfield Station. E2 & E3 bus from Ealing Broadway or Acton Town.
Additional
Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 457 People Are Saying
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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The waiters were rude, we had to wait 15 minutes before being acknowledged we were there and then we had no prawn crackers to start with. The food was good but the service was rubbish.
No hot towels were even offered for out sticky fingers! The restaurant was not busy for a Friday evening so they had no excuse for the dreadful service. We were celebrating my birthday with the family and it got ruined!
Won’t be going back there again! Will not be recommending to anyone! Go elsewhere where cheaper, better food and service!!

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service but the decibel levels were rather high. For some reason everyone seemed to want to shout.

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a great time! It was the perfect spot to meet, and have a great chat while enjoying a delicious lunch. It was our second time at Maxim and no one had any complaint! Well done to the staff and chef who really made us feel welcome!

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DB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been going to Maxim's for 30 years for family occasions and they never disappoint. The crispy duck is to die for ! Service is always very professional and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was average experience, service was week for the price we paid.

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MF
London
131 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful dinner at Maxim’s. Food and service were brilliant as usual

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E
London
17 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best Chinese restaurants in London. Delicious food, great staff.

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always! A true neighbour- hood gem

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food excellent as always. Waiter service very friendly once you are past the rather abrupt lady at the entrance!

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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is truly a neighbourhood gem and attracts people from outside Ealing. We are never disappointed with the food!

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D
London
53 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Maxim. The food was very tasty and portion sizes were generous. The set menu was great value as we received plenty of food but would have appreciated a more diverse range of dishes to choose from. Also it would have been nice to have more than 1 option for dessert to select from.

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Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. High prices but it is London so expected it.

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GR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. No wonder it is always full!

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever enjoyed a lovely family meal here not the cheapest restaurant but well worth the extra money.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive staff and lovely food.
Can get very busy so advised to book

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HJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff and wonderful roast duck, which is served and shredded in front of you at the table with an abundance of extras that they replenish.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maxim's was excellent as always! Great food, great service, buzzing restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, very professional and courteous.
Staff are polite and very helpful.
The food is second to none.
I recommend it any time.

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LL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a girl's dinner. Food exceptional as usual.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maxim restaurant is amazing for ambience and I absolutely love the food. The waiter was a bit clumsy assume he was new, but the floor manager was really nice and professional. I would recommend Maxim to anyone for just regular dinner or special occasions.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good service and general experience very good.

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k
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family favourite with great food and wine and a great manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my 60th birthday it was the wife and mine first experience of Maximes and we were not disappointed.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive service. Well done Maxim

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Maxim for 10 years - never fails to please me! My friends loved the food, service and price! We will be back again soon

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, as always. A great evening. Thank you

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B
London
28 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best Chinese restaurants around. Soft shell crab was particularly good.

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AL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Maxims for probably 20 years now and it hasn't changed much which to me is a good thing. The food tastes good and the menu varied enough to try something new. The price is reasonable and service very (almost too) quick. Rather peculiarly the clientele appeared to have been going for the last 20 years like me and there weren't many younger people there which I would say was a shame as they are missing out. Keep it up.

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CB
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food at a reasonable price. Some of the staff are a little bit lively, especially when they have an excuse to sing happy birthday to someone but it's good fun and most of the diners join in anyway. Was rather too many children eating there though for 8pm on a Saturday.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Maxim's has been part of Ealing and its standard of food is always high, as it was on this occasion. The danger is ordering too much: I'd recommend people skipping the starters. And if you are offered a table right by the door, decline. It didn't help the ambience. Nor did sitting alongside a man who talked incessantly about his time in the Middle East and his use of AK47s, and how prepared he was to kill. But you can't choose the clients who end up sitting at the next table. Luck of the draw - and he sounded fast on the draw, if he was to be believed.

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m
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, again. I have been coming here for 40 years and it is still my favourite Chinese Restaurant. Crispy beef was the best you can get. everything was delicious.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Was expecting more from reading the reviews tbh.
Nice place but food not up to my usual standards.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very well appointed and well decorated. The staff are extremely professional and very polite. The management were quick to choreograph the service and the food was very freshly prepared and very tasty. The highlights for us was the crispy peking duck, sea bass and the sizzling prawn.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food is pretty good and the atmosphere of the restaurant is pleasant. What lets Maxim down, and has for some time now, is a bizarre attitude to service. The waiting staff are not attentive or intuitive in ensuring all is well, which leads to lengthy waits or prolonged periods of time trying to get their attention. There is also somewhat of an elitist attitude from the entire staff that is certainly unwarranted.

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ET
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - wipes the floor with central london. The service is second to none.

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LI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pleasant meal, food nice and hot.
Can work out a bit pricey.

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k
London
35 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great night !

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MF
London
131 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner. It was quiet for a Wednesday night but staff were attentive

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was horrific, which is a shame as the quality of the food is really good. Didn't get some of the dishes we ordered and when we asked about them we were given the option to get them later or cancel. Rushed service. No personal touch.

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