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Known affectionately as ‘Mrs Chow’s’, Maxim is “an Ealing institution”, according to one regular who has been frequenting this family-run restaurant for more than 20 years. The interior still has an “80s Chinese feel”, and the kitchen stays with a wide-ranging repertoire of generic dishes with nods to Peking cuisine. Barbecued spare ribs and aromatic crispy duck are signature specialities, but the lengthy menu also spans everything from grilled dumplings and deep-fried squid to shredded pork with Szechuan cabbage, braised chicken with lemon or steamed lobster with ginger and spring onion – all bursting with “wonderful flavours”. To finish, keep it classic with deep-fried banana and apple slices. Prices have crept up over the years, but sensible ordering should keep bills in check and there are handy set menus for sharing too.
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153-155 Northfield Avenue ,London W13 9QT

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Is this still the best Chinese restaurant in London?

by   silver reviewer (17)

Jan 2014

Maxim is an Ealing institution. I know because I've been going there since I was a child and their food has always been superb. In this era of interior designed venues, Maxim has a slight ‘80s Chinese’ decor which I don't think has been altered for over 10 years but it's always busy due to the beautifully cooked and presented dishes which were full of wonderful flavours. That's why I was so disappointed by my last visit there. After over 20 years of visiting the restaurant, we've definitely developed...

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Nicole G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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  • Address: 153-155 Northfield Avenue, London W13 9QT
  • Telephone: 020 8567 1719
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sun 6-11.30pm

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