Big Matt has moved to Brentford or Hounslow by Thames as the locals refer to it so alas no more nights out in Ealing with its fine pubs and organic food village. However based on my first few forays under the road in the Sky Brentford has a lot to offer. Having said that we didn’t get that far this time and were out in Northfields. We started off at the Plough where the plan had been to eat but unfortunately it was packed in there so no chance of seat to eat. We conferred over a couple of beers as to what to do and Matt sensible chap that he is suggested we try Northfields Chinese Maxim’s. He had tried the takeaway from there before and pronounced it good so in we went.
Northfields seems to have a fair few nice restaurants and Maxim’s fits the bill, a nice reception area as you enter and then into a smart dining room. The restaurant was pretty busy with the locals of Northfield, despite a couple of tables being free we were shown to the rear room. I got the impression you had to earn the right to sit in the main room. However service swiftly followed with a couple of Tsing tao’s and some prawn crackers. All very nice and the rear room filled up giving it a bit more atmosphere. We ordered a selection of Chinese 101 and it was really very nice. Well cooked and tasty. It reminded me of meals at “Lam’s” on King st though this was much more grown up as sadly are Big Matt and I. The bill came to about £30 each which was fine in my book. This is a nice busy local Chinese restaurant that deserves to do well. I am keen to return soon.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 8