Brasserie Max - Covent Garden

4.5
863 reviews
£25 and under
English
Buzzy, upbeat hotel brasserie located in the oh so pretty Covent Garden, the heart of London's theatreland. The interior is predictably theatrical therefore, but not overpoweringly so. The traditional design of the main Drawing Room has been lightened up with quirky furniture and bright groovy coloured soft furnishings whilst in the Brasserie itself you could act out your very own thriller or WWII resistance drama. This is a fab place to take just about anyone - teenage sister, maiden aunt, overseas visitors or a business contact. Go there for a first date if you want to set the right scene but don't want to look as though you're trying too hard. What's Cooking? Rock oysters, vine tomato and chilli salsa, roasted quail with puy lentils, fig and anchovies, Dover sole with warm potato and grain mustard salad and delicious Pear and apple crumble with ginger and vanilla ice cream to finish!

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy afternoon tea for £30 per person or £42 with a glass of Champagne. Please do make a note should you have any dietary requirements or allergies.
  • London Restaurant Festival Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Oct 4 - Oct 31, 2021

    We are so thrilled to be taking part of London Restaurant Festival this year as things revert back to some kind of normality. We have created a delicious three course menu including our Peach Bellini cocktail for £40 per person, so come and celebrate with us!
  • Thanksgiving Menu £55

    £55.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Join us to celebrate Thanksgiving this year at Brasserie Max. We will be serving a 3 course menu which features Clam and coconut chowder, thyme and garlic croutons, Thyme roasted turkey, chilli cornbread stuffing, cranberry and orange relish, Roast sea bass, baby spinach and lobster risotto finishing with Maple glazed pumpkin and pecan pie, pouring cream.
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The server could not speak English- they didn’t have wine- blamed Brexit and just an awful experience- realize it was Monday night - no specials. This is really a shadow of itself

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LucyC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This beautifully designed restaurant offers a cosy retreat from the bustle of Covent Garden. The set menu offered excellent value, and featuered varied choices, perfect for pre theatre. Our waitress was friendly and helpful making for a lovely dining experience overall

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vipGlobalbyr
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most wonderful relaxing romantic space with exceptional service. We will be back regularly.

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viplewren
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brasserie Max offers a comfortable, quiet, calm and embracing dining experience. (In contrast to it’s siblings Ham Yard and ReFuel.) Everything we sampled was well-prepared; the wines very well chosen and the service unobtrusive.

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vipTaSo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed new menu and great friendly service, best place in this area

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good food and good set menu

NM
NicholaM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal, was well looked after! Nothing was too much trouble, will definitely be back.
Was quiet pricey but it is central London, the 2 ££ should be changed to £££

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bampi
Norfolk
20 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a beautiful dining room, great quality food and the menu had lots of choice. There is lovely ambient music playing and we had a great round table in the middle of the room. It feels like a special occasion going there as its so lovely inside. Really recommend it

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SarahH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue
Gorgeous food
Good value
We will be back!

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DebS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Nice decor, but service was poor. Waited for very long periods in between courses and the restaurant was not full. Also felt that the food was overpriced. Would not go there again.

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vipTaSo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite place in this area really happy to see you back in service

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good place for an informal get-together. Fancy but fun decor (especially toilets!) but not pretentious, food and service is very good and jazz music playing makes for great ambience.

JJ
JoanneJ
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to stay, eat & drink
The staff were very attentive & welcoming
I will definitely rebook to visit again

TK
TheKnights
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, delicious food and a wonderful environment - highly recommend it. Rogerio and his colleague ( so sorry but we didn’t get your name ) we’re brilliant, real assets

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Elliot
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are fabulous and the Brasserie is so elegant

NH
NicolaH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre supper of the set menu was absolutely delicious, can’t fault it at all, service exemplary. Very good value for the delicious meal. However found that £16 for a glass of rose wine was extortionate!

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vipMarkW
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location- service attentive and really enjoyed the food .
Will return.

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colesl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Delicious food. Prawn and avocado fantastic.. juicy fresh prawns.
Very good service
Highly recommended

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WendyK
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for afternoon tea a few weeks ago and was so impressed I booked for dinner.
We were not disappointed, everything was perfect , table, staff and the food was delicious. Definitely going back .

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Beatriced
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and ambience. Quiet atmosphere, nice bar.

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chloe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their afternoon tea was a perfect 50th birthday treat. Fabulous service and gorgeous food in a beautiful setting.

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DebbieL2811
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food.

AW
AlexandraW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and just wonderful service - the request I put in my OpenTable booking for a specific comment when bringing champagne to the table was perfectly delivered, much to the amazement (and delight) of my friend. It's those touches which make the occasion. Thank you, Brasserie Max!

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markusr
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely, friendly staff. Ans relaxed setting

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blonde
London
39 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and delicious food.

Vegan options varied and imaginative.

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ABCN
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was excellent - I had the baked cod, which unfortunately was lacking any carbs. My partner had the lamb, also excellent, but unfortunately lacking any greens. For a meal costing £18-24 per main dish I was slightly disappointed.

However the service was definitely lacking somewhat - we were outside thinking it would be safer in these COVID-times having booked an "outdoor terrace" - it turned out that in the Brasserie Max this actually means the pavement, on tables too small to have a meal on. We asked to be moved inside and were accommodated. However we did have to order drinks twice before any arrived, the waitress did not write our order down and had to come back to ask what it was, we ordered creme brulee and received a fruit crumble, and had to flag down a passing waiter whenever we had to correct something they had gotten wrong. All in all a rather underwhelming meal.

The restaurant itself was fairly COVID-safe, I felt comfortable at all times and did not feel at risk in any way. Restaurants have had a battering this year and I would be happy to give the Brasserie Max another try!

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Fiona
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Very expensive for the mediocre food. Very lovely decor , service and atmosphere. Cocktails tasted nice but not for £13. Don't order the ceasar salad , £25 and really didn't taste nice or fresh at all.
I don't recommend

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THEGREEDYGOSSIP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch. Great food, wines and charming service.

PC
vipPizzaCor
Berkshire
170 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good setup in the Covid times. Good table spacing and excellent service. Very nice menu, especially the fixed price menu

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MatthewLuke
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant since 2009 I must have visited over 100 times. The high quality and consistency of the food is the best in London. I have even spent Christmas day here before. Our first place to eat out after lockdown. Thank you!

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vipPeter
London
98 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive service! Good quality food...in a nice cosy environment! Would recommend it ;)

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CLBS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal and service. Love this place, always a great atmosphere and lovely service

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vipAlexK
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was extremely good, the staff were friendly & very attentive .
The food was excellent and good value.
The location was perfect.

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LibbyD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect pre-theatre meal. The set menu is excellent value with a good selection which both my daughter and I enjoyed. The Chicken Schnitzel I had was especially good and my daughter particularly liked the Lemon Tart. Everything was delivered promptly so we were able to enjoy a 3 course meal in less than 90 minutes and get to our show on time.
Love the atmosphere at Brasserie Max and hope to return again sometime soon.

RC
RebeccaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely tea for four. Enjoyed the service, the setting and the food. Would definitely return for tea at Brasserie Max -- Covent Garden or for another meal!

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KevinE
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

unfortunately they seemed to be too busy and were unable to serve us two courses despite having a pre arranged pre theatre booking for 5.45 we were still waiting on our second course at 7.10 and had to cancel it in order to be in Theatre by 7.30. Our waitress explained it was because their " special pre theatre menu`s" had been so successful!!! Which is kind of ironic!

Kevin Evans

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value meal in nice ambience situated near seven dials. Good service and price very good. We had to ask to see set menu which included glass of wine for 3 courses and was excellent standard. I would recommend this restaurant .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food and drinks

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Brasserie Max - Covent Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 863 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.