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Chez Max Restaurant - CLOSED

The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
+27 21 852 8209
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
12 Jan 2015
“Chez Max a timeless classic”
27 Nov 2014
“Farewell to Chez Max”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, International, European
The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

Have been frequenting this restaurant for many years - Never had a bad meal in fact quite the contrary Not an enormous menu but they have definitely perfected each and every dish. Seasonal specials are super. My Mother is a very fussy eater and she...More

Thank angeladuncan
Reviewed 27 November 2014

With great regret we are saying farewell to Scott and Candice who ran Chez Max for the last nine years. Scott was probably one of the best chefs in this town, but due to the way reviews are done in this area, he never really...More

2  Thank Al D
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Chez Max no longer exists. Due to family problems it has closed it's doors. We are so sad. It was always a favourite with us and our friends.

Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 17 November 2014

scott and candice murray have had to close their immensely successful restaurant chez max in somerset west. this loss is simply irreplaceable. not only were they the no 1 or no 2 restaurant here and fully booked all the time they had a very large...More

6  Thank freddieboy38
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Chez Max is one of our favorites. Candice is such a superb hostess. Quietly efficient at all times. The food is good. We highly recommend it.

2  Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Fabuous "home" style restaurant probably only seating 40 people. Excellent service and wonderful food. Will definately go again.

1  Thank loydall
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Had a fabulous meal and evening at Chez Max. Food was delicious and service excellent. I read a previous review about the Chinese food not being good and was quite astounded as Chez max does not serve Chinese. We will definitely return and recommend Chez...More

Thank 487Anna
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Wow! The owner of a restaurant is seldom also the person who takes your order but Candice did just that! We had calamari (very tender) / camembert (crispy) for starters, chicken curry (flavourful and not too hot) / pork belly (very tender and tasty) as...More

Thank NosySquirrel
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The restaurant atmosphere is a little cold--high ceilings and art for sale on the walls; but the hostess couldn't be warmer and more friendly. Her husband is the chef and he elevated a pork belly to something beautiful. The top was crisp but detached from...More

1  Thank texaslake
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Once again Chez Max came up trumps. We were a group of 25 and had booked for lunch. The food was excellent, well presented and the service unobtrusive. This restaurant is really a gem. Candace and her team are quick and efficient. Thank you all...More

Thank 533RobinS
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  • Address: The Trading Post | Corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street, Somerset West 7130, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 852 8209
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Nestled in the Trading Post Complex on the corner of Caledon and Myburgh Street is the Restaurant Chez Max serving quality continental fare owned by Candice and Scott Murray since January 2006. Chez Max cuisine, explains Scott, is a mixture of classic and modern with a ‘bit of everything for everyone’. Some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes include The Ultimate Rosti, Veal Specialities, Pork Belly and Seafood. The Chez Max business philosophy is clear and unpretentious – much like the food. “In delivering simplicity,” says Scott. We understand that we must provide the best produce and service within traditional surroundings. A well considered wine list complements the menu and caters to all tastes designed with the flavours of the food in mind and fuelled by a desire to offer wines a cut above the average. Chez Max offers an excellent selection, and the friendly and well-trained staff, all of them who have been there a minimum of 3 years and more, which adds to a culture of community. (What we try to do here is make everyone that comes to Chez Max leave feeling contented and happy with what they have experience, explains Candice.
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