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4.6 /6 Excellent 61 Reviews

Maxim Chinese Restaurant

Ealing Chinese £££ +100
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About Maxim Chinese Restaurant

A fixture in the local Chinese community since its establishment in 1974, Maxim continues to provide excellent service and authentic Chinese cuisine in a handsome setting on Northfield Avenue. Led by Mrs Chow, who, at 89 years old (at the time of writing) still oversees kitchen activities, ensuring that every customer is given the same care and attention that has always made her restaurant such a huge success. Close to Northfield Station, Maxim Chinese is a popular spot for West Ealing residents as well as for diners from throughout London.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 18:00 - 23:30
Maxim Chinese Restaurant, 153 - 155 Northfield Avenue, W13 9QT London

Further Information

Known as Mrs. Chow’s by its loyal fans, Maxim Chinese Restaurant on Northfield Avenue is a family-run dining establishment that serves authentic cuisine to a clientele consisting of Chinese emigres, Asian-food lovers and casual diners who are simply addicted to the delicious dishes Mrs Chow and her kitchen crew make daily. With a stylishly decorated high-end interior and chic Oriental furnishings, Maxim is one of West Ealing's finest dining establishments, and a favourite among locals. Due to its immense popularity, it’s best to make a reservation before visiting this London favourite.

Specialising in Peking-style Chinese cuisine, London’s Maxim Chinese Restaurant offers several signature dishes featuring pungent flavours just like you might taste in Beijing. Seafood dishes, like the cubed whole lobster with rice noodles (in your choice of ginger & spring onion or black bean sauce) are particularly notable, while more exotic dishes like frogs’ legs Peking-style please diners with adventurous appetites. Vegetarians can get on board with numerous choices including bean curd in sweet and sour sauce or the aubergine in soya sauce, and pork lovers are encouraged to try the braised spare ribs in soya sauce. No good meal is complete without dessert, so make sure to try out the glazed toffee banana with sesame seeds or the egg pancake filled with sweet bean paste before saying goodbye to Mrs Chow and her legendary Ealing restaurant.


61 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 61 Reviews
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: friendly
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: delicious
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1 review so far 6
04.06.2017 09:24

Took my wife for the first time here on Wednesday and service was quality as well as top class food overall a lovely meal out from a quality restaraunt we will be going back

1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 15:31

Delicious food with great and friendly service! No wonder it is our favourite local and has been getting rave reviews by top chefs like Alan Yau.

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 08:47

The food and service was brilliant, the staff are very friendly and the food was tasy and portions were a good size. Will definitely be going back.

2 reviews so far 6
04.04.2017 09:38

Fantastic food and service. We have been going to Maxim's for 30 years and it never disappoints. We think its the best chinese food in London - but may not be so good for vegetarians

1 review so far 5
21.02.2017 08:51

Very good Chinese, bustling and busy which is always a good sign. The food was not greasy at all. The only downside was we had to wait for our table even though we had booked. It was probably half an hour before we had drinks. So keep that in mind. Our table was 8.30 and we had our first course after 9pm. But I would go again!

1 review so far 6
04.05.2016 09:25

Absolutely the best ribs in town! In fact all the food is very good, tried some delicious veal last night as well as the usual delights of crispy duck, crispy shredded beef and sizzling lamb. The service is great, so definitely a place to keep coming back to - and we do!

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 14:11

We went for more son's 21st Birthday dinner and as usual the food was excellent. we have tried several Chinese restaurants but none come close to Maxim's. Even though we live a distance away we are prepared to travel as the food, ambience and service is great. I would highly recommend

1 review so far 5
08.05.2017 10:23

Lovely restaurant, great food & service. I have given the venue 5/6 only due to the fact that the waiters/waitresses are rather over keen on topping up your wine glass through the meal - Many times we had to ask them to leave the pouring to us otherwise we would have had the whole bottle done before the mains came out.

1 review so far 6
16.11.2016 08:16

Fantastic menu selection. Food excellent quality, value for money. Staff pleasant, accommodating and efficient. Party of 7 and all thoroughly enjoyed whole experience. Used to visit many years ago whilst living in London. Glad it hasn't changed and still in same family. Will be back on next London visit.

1 review so far 5
21.03.2017 22:53

Great evening and excellent food. Service was attentive without being overbearing, and the meal was paced just right: no long waits between courses, but we never felt rushed either. Our highest praise was that my wife was last at the restaurant 35 years ago and said it was every bit as good as she remembered it.

1 review so far 3
16.10.2016 12:28

Starters were good, duck was good (but not as good as it used to be) but all of the 3 main courses we had were disappointing. The worst was crispy fried beef which was actually crispy fried fat, very sweet and greasy. The service was struggling to average. We paid £90 for two of us and had 3 drinks between us, no wine. I have been going to Maxims since it opened over 40 years ago but it's finally time to find a better local Chinese. Very disappointed.

1 review so far 6
24.02.2016 12:07

They were awaiting our arrival, had a choice of table to suit us and all staff very pleasant. The food is excellent with a huge choice on the menu. The set dinners are delicious and excellent value. A lovely evening out, in pleasant surroundings.

1 review so far 6
21.12.2016 20:33

Excellent as always. Maxims is the best restaurant in Ealing, and has been for decades. My family and I have been going to Maxims for 30 years. The staff have seen my children since pre-school and it remains the best treat. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 3
30.04.2017 08:38

The service was not great. I had a group of 4 and 2 of us had almost completed our meal before the other 2 received their meal. I asked two different waiters to help before they got their meal. The same applied to the second round of drinks that we requested which came at the end of our meal Considering the price of the meals, i would think that the owners should consider employing more waiters. I will not be visiting this restaurant again

1 review so far 4
26.03.2016 08:33

A find favourite that never fails to disappoint. Sadly diners with children adjacent to us meant it was not as relaxed an experience as it should have been. No point in taking issue with the diners as it would have only escalated things. Will return as this isolated incident is not a reflection on the restaurant or their staff. Would recommend Maxims.

1 review so far 6
11.03.2016 08:11

We had a great time at Maxims - I couldn't comment on the authenticity of the food but it is consistently good, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere, even on a mid-week night was lively.

1 review so far 5
12.08.2017 07:57

Excellent food. Mobility impaired people be aware there is no ground floor toilet - it's up some stairs that do not have handrails both sides either :-( The 'tip' is non optional and is included in the bill, which I do not like.

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 07:47

Excellent Service, excellent food. Would highly recommend. There is a wide choice of dishes on the menu and there are excellent set menu choices which are available in the evening and at weekends too.

1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 18:37

This is a very nice restaurant serving Chinese food! The food was very nice presented and very tasteful! The environment was adequate, not noisy and well decorated for the Chinese New year!

1 review so far 3
12.05.2016 10:42

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the service received was good. Unfortunately the food was bland and rather mediocre. The spring rolls were oily and had no flavour, the bean curd was salty and the noodles had no taste and were greasy. A shame, as we were looking forward to a nice meal at a restaurant which came with recommendations,

1 review so far 5
07.05.2016 10:45

The place is really nice and well presented. The staff were very proffesional and friendly. The food was good I would rate it 7/10. I really enjoyed my experience there would definatetly go again.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2016 16:50

excellent food and excellent customer service, little bit of the pricey side but well worth it, had a fantastic mothers day meal. very busy and great overall atmosphere

2 reviews so far 6
08.02.2016 13:35

A fantastic restaurant - always a pleasure to go there; the food is exceptionally good and reasonably priced too. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

1 review so far 6
21.12.2015 19:57

Fantastic cusine with superb hospitality. A real test of Dynasty with fresh seafood and lovly sizzling lamb to die for. MAXIM offers ambien of Shangri-la. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 23:07

Food amazing. Always fresh food, highly recommend the cold starter the crispy shredded beef and the crispy tofu with chilli, ginger and spring onions were really tasty.

1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 09:24

Great, food and service I would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant. I'm sure we will be revisiting this restaurant some time in the future.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2017 08:48

Great service, good food , generous portions. Was disappointed some of the items on the menu were not available on the day (lobster,mussels), but the dishes we did have were enjoyable.

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 12:28

Went for a nice meal on Saturday the good was great and there was a really good atmosphere. Will definitely be returning to Maxim again!

1 review so far 6
08.10.2016 10:13

Been to Maxim several times before , superb restaurant with excellent service that hasn't let me down in 20 years of going , A1 restaurant

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 22:09

Ambient restaurant with delicious food, big portions and attentive service. Go there and you will not be disappointed, the set menus especially are good value.

2 reviews so far 6
05.09.2016 08:12

Great food, great atmosphere and very reasonably priced. As good a local Chinese restaurant as you could hope to find. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

2 reviews so far 6
19.02.2017 09:55

Great meal as ever - lovely food & efficient service. This place is great for any good family celebration and we always go back here

1 review so far 5
16.05.2016 07:43

Good service and fantastic food. The set meal for 2 was just the right size for my wife and I to feel well fed. Would definitely recommend this place.

2 reviews so far 5
01.02.2016 14:40

Food lovely but wine waiter very abrupt and spilt wine every time he topped up our glasses. Watch out for the service charge too. will still go back though.

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 16:20

The food was very good and reasonably priced. The ambience was pleasant and the service was excellent. We will definitely be going back and will recommend it to friends.

1 review so far 5
08.12.2016 10:08

Spent a Lovely evening at Maxims with family members for my daughters birthday. Great food good atmosphere, very festive surroundings with good service. This was not our diets visit.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 21:13

As ever loved Maxims food. Their salt and pepper prawn and squid is a must! It is my local and I delighted to have it on my doorstep.

1 review so far 4
03.08.2016 07:58

Food was good but some of the service was not up to par. for instance, there was food all over the table and not once was this cleared...wine waiter was a bit abrupt too.

1 review so far 5
31.03.2017 09:55

Excellent service, delicious food, and nice ambience. tables nicely spread out with plenty of room for lots of dishes. sharing platter and duck in pancakes are superb

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 08:47

Usual high quality good and service always a must if Chinese is the choice of restautant. Plenty of service staff that are attentitive without being intrusive

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 09:27

Great food as always. Recommend mixed hot platter as a starter followed by salt/pepper squid (and anything else really). Very fresh tasting and quality ingredients throughout.

2 reviews so far 5
28.01.2016 11:10

Food is lovely but the waiter was not great at serving the wine - left us waiting and spilt some every time he topped us up!

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 15:44

Good service, good menu, good food quickly served, attentive staff. Some interesting different dishes from the usual run of Chinese. Prices in the upper quartile.

1 review so far 5
15.11.2016 10:59

First visit but won't be the last. Food, excellent, not only an efficient service but also extreemly freindly. The decor intersting, sptlessly clean and comfortable.

1 review so far 5
28.01.2017 05:03

Excellent food,efficient service,a little bit too noisy,definitely worth another visit as the quality has been consistently high over the years that I have visited it.

1 review so far 5
29.01.2017 11:28

Lovely food! The restaurant was very busy but they still gave great attention to detail. Liked it so much we booked our next meal there.

1 review so far 5
12.10.2016 23:07

Lovely food. Always delicious and prawn that is out of this world. Not the cheapest in town but worth it. Would advise you pre-book though.

2 reviews so far 4
08.04.2017 13:00

We had a fine evening. the food was good. service was good just the noise level. it was difficult to hold a conversation. it was a busy Friday evening I suppose.

1 review so far 2
11.03.2016 09:07

this used to be an excellent restaurant but has obviously deteriorated. the service was extremely slow, long waits between courses and we had to go and pay the bill at the bar while dirty dishes had not been removed from the table. Not enough serving staff and they were also running a take-away service from the bar. Very disappointing.

1 review so far 4
03.02.2016 15:23

Enjoyable meal- the food was plentiful and delicious. Service was slow, mainly because they were really busy and had many large parties in. But would definitely go again.