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Maison François - Maison Francois, London, Greater London

Maison Francois

4.4
4.4
10 Reviews
£41 and over
French
A modern French Brasserie serving traditional French classics using the best seasonal produce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Maison François is a critically acclaimed new restaurant just off Piccadilly in St James's. Chef Matt Ryle and team have received a prestigious Michelin plate in their first six months.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 08:00–00:00 Thu, Fri 08:00–01:00 Sat 09:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    020 3988 5777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Ryle

  • Private party facilities

    Maison François is able to host a range of private events. The Wine Room is our private dining room. Located in our low ground floor the room can host breakfast, lunch or dinner for up to eighteen guests. We are also able to host groups of up to forty in Frank's our intimate wine bar.

  • Area

    St. James's

  • Cross Street

    Jermyn Street

  • Parking Details

    Paid Parking is available in The Cavendish Hotel directly opposite the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Green Park and Piccadillly Circus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Formule pre-theatre

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Formule pre-theatre is available from 2.30pm-6.30pm Monday to Friday and offers two courses and a glass of wine for £30 or three courses for £35.

What 10 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TM

    TobyMM

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    French classics, impeccably executed.
  2. K

    Katarafse

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience2
    The food is good, the service is good too. But I believe that the management wants to extort as much money as possible from the customers without accommodating them (for example, if wine is included in your menu, and you are not a wine drinker, they would not even substitute it with water; none of the other 100 odd Restaurants in London I have visited have done this). The service charge is 15% (higher than most restaurants). And they charge you additional for charity contribution, without your consent. I really don't want to go back as none of this is really transparent.
  3. AM

    AnneMarieV

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We booked brunch before Xmas shopping. The food was good quality but very simple and there was a complete lack of atmosphere and, despite the crowds outside, people in the place. I referenced my nut allergy and asked for care but one of my sides was served absolutely heaped in mixed seeds. Anyone with a nut allergy will know how unnerving that is; I asked them about it and asked (it was only a peeled avocado on a plate!) if I could have one without the seeds - they came back and assured me it had no nuts but I did not eat it and then they seemed surprised why. Finally, despite being almost completely empty, we waited for ages for someone at the entrance to get our coats and helped ourselves in the end. Disappointing for the price paid.
  4. JH

    JosephH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I took my parents to dinner. I live in Japan and had not seen them in a long while due to the coronavirus pandemic, and so wanted to give them a treat. Following a bottle of champagne to accompany oysters and then foie gras, we had mains of veal and chicken, and chose a Cahors red to go with the main course. Unfortunately the wine we chose (110 pounds) was acrid and sharp, and I sent it back as it was unpleasant. Instead of simply taking the wine back, the head sommelier decided to stand over the table and offer his opinion on this being the style of the wine - which was irrelevant. I responded that I didn’t like it and asked for the waiter to bring three glasses of house red, that was could drink with what remained of the meal. The head waiter offered that I pay for the bottle of returned wine at its retail value, which is an offer I easily and firmly refused. He disappeared and later returned to inform me that they would not be charging me for the bottle, but the unpleasantness of the wine was reflected in the unpleasantness of the service - and unnecessary negotiation - something that shouldn’t happen while at a dinner table. It’s hardly conducive to the creation of a relaxing environment. The delicate ego of the sommelier should not be a factor in a family dinner that costs 300 pounds. The food wasn’t bad. Shame about the service, which may reflect the culture of leadership in the restaurant.
  5. DB

    DavidB

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, great food in a great setting.
  6. M

    Meerbuschcf

    Dusseldorf Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing about our visit was wonderful. We went early, before the theatre so it was quite empty and we had great service and lots of space. The food was amazing. Everything so fresh and flavorful. We’ll definitely be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in London ✨
  8. y

    yogi

    Dorset

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  9. HT

    HTA500

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Good food. So so service. Bad acoustics.
  10. v

    vkurutza

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    Bit of mixed evening - slow start and bad ending. BAR Great decor but perhaps as we came earliesh (5pm?) was not fully staffed so had to flag down the server to take our order.  OK cocktails but nothing special.  No bar snacks.  We felt ignored.  FOOD  Absolutely great brasserie cuisine.  The chops especially nice as seasoned to perfection and sliced off the bone.  Fun retro (1980s) desert trolley with drawers.  Again excellent food all around. WINE Charming sommelier who listened and recommended a surprisingly and smashing white!  STAFF Heaps of them but not sure they are very well organized.  Friendly but cater and pander (very very obviously) to regulars and celebs.  Made us feel abit 2nd class honestly and we definitely were not the staff's priority.  DOG POLICY  None on website BUT a medium/large poodle nearby us was allowed and it barked and barked loud enough for the entire dining room to notice. The owner nor the staff took any proactive action to resolve this.  Our dessert course was absolutely ruined for 30 minutes.  We did mention to manager and he said he would look into the policy but did not take any action at the time.  We love animals but they belong at home not in a restaurant we paid nearly £300 for dinner!  Utterly unacceptable.  Per Covid this would never happen.  RECOMMENDED Absolutely NOT unless you are a dog lover, lesser royal, cast member of Made in Chelsea or a posh regular who lives round the corner 

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Maison Francois is rated 4.4 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

Maison Francois does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Maison Francois

34 Duke Street, St James's, London, Greater London SW1Y 6DF

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Jermyn Street

  • Area

    St. James's

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 08:00–00:00 Thu, Fri 08:00–01:00 Sat 09:00–01:00 Sun 12:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    French, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Paid Parking is available in The Cavendish Hotel directly opposite the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Green Park and Piccadillly Circus

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Ryle

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3988 5777

  • Private party facilities

    Maison François is able to host a range of private events. The Wine Room is our private dining room. Located in our low ground floor the room can host breakfast, lunch or dinner for up to eighteen guests. We are also able to host groups of up to forty in Frank's our intimate wine bar.

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