Maximini Chinese Restaurant

4.3
118 reviews
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
"Like shoe designing, whipping up a great dish is an art", says Jimmy Choo who has ventured into the world of food with Maximini, an oriental restaurant near Hyde Park where the celebrity shoe smith is bringing a slice of his Malaysian home to Britain. As beautifully dressed as any of Jimmy's A-list clients, Maximini is simplistic and chic with a hint of old fashioned colonial style which perfectly suits it's fabulous Bayswater address.
The irresistible Malaysian dishes are fused with more familiar Chinese flavours by master chef Albert Koh, to produce an innovative and exciting menu which, like a timeless pair of heels, looks set to become this season's must-have.
We look forward to welcoming you at Maximini Chinese Restaurant.
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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely fantastic!!!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Decent food but service left a lot to be desired. Not worth the price

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SK
London
35 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice food. very generous portions. fast service and nice toilets!

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Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fresh food.

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EK
London
277 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely ambience.
Authentic Malaysian cuisine.
Friendly team.

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S
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent value. Nice variety of dishes. Much, much better that your average Chinese Restaurant. Peking Duck was superb. Highly recommended.

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n
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here. Staff very helpful and the food is the best .

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, tasty, hot and a great variety of flavours

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Y
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, although crispy chilli beef was over cooked & dry. However when we complained they swapped it for the chicken in black bean sauce with lots of apologising. That was great - very happy with how they dealt with it.
Definitely recommend.

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JR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Good food and service, very quiet on the three lunch times I have visited so little ambiance. Only 5 mins walk from Paddington Station. If you like Asian food you will love this restaurant.

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very pretty restaurant and host was delightful! Apps were delish - we had wonton soup and chicken skewers which we both enjoyed. Entrees lacked flavor - we had the special chili chicken which was OK and sweet and sour chicken that I didn’t enjoy at all. Chicken fried Rice was decent. Would recommend a try but maybe with some different entrees

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This warmly lit Chinese restaurant tucked into a side street near Lancaster Gate from Jimmy Choo is exactly what I would do if I were that wealthy; have a restaurant that served all my favorite comfort foods. And it works great!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

25/11/18 nice food and friendly stuff

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F
London
51 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food quality was mixed. The wasabi prawns and beef rendang were very good but the garlic chicken wings were a total disappointment. The schewan prawns were so so. Service was attentive and the ambiance was good. I wouldn't go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Not good. Poor service. Felt like we were rushed in and out of the place. Didn’t get a chance to look at the menu properly as we were rushed.

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M
London
48 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great location - a stone's throw from Paddington, next to the excellent Victoria pub and round the corner from Hyde Park Mews (to name but one Mews in the neighbourhood). Service was good if slightly abrupt. Not exceptional, but good fare and ambience.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, went to the restaurant few years ago.. and it was great then... and great this time around.

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S
London
36 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food quality and service with reasonable prices

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AB
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and wonderful ambiance. I nice cosy place to take your date.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good. Sweet and sour chicken is best.

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Portland
39 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a massive craving for Chinese - sweet and sour where more sour than sweet. US is so sweet always... The sweet and sour chicken was divine - not swimming in sauce like a lot of places - the chicken was highest quality and very well prepared. Delicious!

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Guadalajara
23 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Llegamos a Londres en el tren de Heathrow a la estación de Paddington, con MUCHA hambre!! Este lugar fue muy buena opción porque está cerca y en una bonita zona, la comida fue muy buena!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quick and tasty for 8 people.

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E
London
82 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 4

Excellent Food and Ambience. Helpful Staff but some difficulty in communicating with ome of the staff who speak limitied English.

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MN
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Didn't feel the restaurant is worth the price paid! Service was not great - staffs were rude!

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We went there primarily as it was a halaal option. You can see that the clientele is mostly families that are choosing it for a similar reason. The restaurant it pretty. The starter we ordered was pretty good. However the mains were fairly awful. We had crispy spicy beef, duck and chicken fried rice for the kids. It was all pretty bad. I didn’t know that you could get fried rice wrong but it was completely tasteless. Would not recommend.

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n
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amanzing food as always, staff very nice and friendly, highly recommended 😊

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AY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Also the restaurant's telephone was ringing the whole time and staff would not pick it up. Had to ask them to unplug it. Annoying and surreal.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious sweet and sour chicken!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was ok, maybe not freshly made as our food came out 5 to 10minutes following the order. Staff kept coming and cleaning plates up as if they needed the table. Two people asked if we had finished . The guy who greeted us on arrivals needs to s.ile more and be thankful people are coming to the restaurant. Other staff were nice.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and a nice setting. Could leave a gap in between each course, as the main was brought immediately after the starters. A little on the costly side.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very quiet when we dined, but it retained a good atmosphere. Service was attentive and polite. Better food than on previous occasions, being hotter.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Ambience was lovely but a little on the expensive side.

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MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food as always. Nice atmosphere and decor through out the restaurant.

The duck seems to be one of the most popular dishes as nearly everyone had it on the table !

Delightful as always

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E
London
82 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Most of the food we ordered was excellent. The ambiance was good.

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V
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant, good food and well priced.

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DC
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was OK but not great. No pork dishes since it is all halal. Service rather indifferent. Not a bad experience but no reason to go back given so many other places nearby.

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F
London
51 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service and ambience were very good. The starter items were very tasty. The main course, particularly the chicken with black bean sauce that we ordered was very disappointing. It was devoid of any flavour. Overall, I would recommend staying with the starter items.

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e
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

service was absolutely shocking and then had the cheek to ask me why I didn't want to pay the service charge.

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AY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Staff/kitchen area by the tables extremely noisy.

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