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.
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.
As there were six of us, we opted for one of the set menus to keep things simple. What great value it was, a veritable feast for under £28 per head: a huge hot platter to start, followed by top-notch crispy dusk and accoutrements, then a range of terrific chicken, fish and beef dishes with lovely green beans and special fried rice. Much as we wanted to, we couldn't finish it all and had to ask for "doggy bags". Finally, a plate of toffee apple fritters appeared and we managed somehow to find a little room to down a few of them. As always at Maxim, the service was excellent and the place was buzzing. It's easy to see after all these years why it's still a local favourite.
Great meal as always here at Maxim. Food, service and prices are all great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Often see the same people eating here, which is a good sign for me.
Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere - everything you want from any restaurant! Best Chinese food in the area - cant think why anyone would want to go anywhere else!
Great Chinese food in a lovely friend atmosphere. Their crispy chilli beef and sweet and sour chicken are amazing. They also always have the toffee apple with seasame seed dessert and vanilla ice cream that I love! 💗 Top score for Maxim!
Visited on a cold and snowy Friday evening but the place was still full of diners with lots of family groups escaping the weather. I often have their delicious spare ribs for my starter as they are always so meaty, tasty and satisfying. The chicken, green pepper and black bean main was less impressive, mainly because the chicken was rather pale and rubbery which is unusual for Maxim's. My veggie partner had a fried tofu starter which she liked a lot with some pak choi, mushrooms and egg fried rice to follow. The meal was accompanied by a nicely chilled bottle of pinot grigio. This is a very popular long-established neighbourhood restaurant with efficient business-like service although some might find it all a bit impersonal. The food and ambiance are consistently good and bills are reasonable however.
We had a very enjoyable meal. There were 4 of us and we were greeted warmly. Service is efficient. The menu is refreshingly simple with the usual favourites and some innovative dishes. The dishes we chose were well prepared and free from the usual gloopy sauces you can find in some Chinese cuisine. We will definitely return.
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!
As always, we had a really good time at Maxim Chinese Restaurant: both the food and the service were up to the usual very high standard.
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!
Had table booked for 6:30, was running a little late and when trying to change table to 7pm they were so unhelpful over the phone and insisted the table would need to be vacated by 8pm, even though there was 6 of us dining. Arrived to a very frosty atmosphere and not one of the waitresses/waiters could even crack a smile!! We dined within the hour as requested, and almost felt our food was being thrown out to us so that we would leave as soon as we could!! The food itself was lovely but the service overall really lets the place down!