No one was at the door to check the guest list, I was shocked. Is this a Mayfair club? Seriously? You don't really want to welcome your guests with the savoir-faire of an East London pub of junkies.
Our list was "lost" and instead of trying to understand what happened, the bouncers just didn't care and were laughing at us. Pointless and irritating indeed. I'm sure that the money paid in advance to reserve the tables didn't get lost. Apart from the rip-off, they ruined our Christmas party. We were obviously well dressed, none of us was drunk, neither was the club full... Never again.
by killaloth, 15 Dec 2012
by CanCan, 20 Jul 2011
by asa_2, 20 Sep 2010
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by Moscow, 08 Jul 2010
However, I had a great time once in the club. Yes, it is a little packed but I'm sure they must be trying to get their money back on what was spent on the club. Drinks are overpriced but that's to be expected in any club on that side of town. When I was there the music was good. I was thinking of eating there, but I may have to think twice.
Not the best club I've been to in London but I had a great night. I thought they had a great mix of people - all races and religions - and I'm glad to see them in clubs in the West End. I will go back again.
by e1st-marketing, 16 Dec 2008
Went there with a bunch of friends. Have been away from the London club scene for a long long time and didn't appreciate the lady at the door. After the bouncers let us through, she made it a point to ruin my night. But as always we got our way and we did end up in the club. No table of course, as the place was packed to the max.
I might have grown out of it, but I preferred hanging out in the smoking garden than the club itself. Way too crowded and folks falling from table tops and down stairs.
by Bachrach (16 reviews), 10 Dec 2008
I went to a very good public school but I am not the son of a Lord or Duke, so perhaps that's why I am neither offended nor disgusted by the clientele. If you wish to socialise with 'public school' old English money, go to the bar at Claridge's or the cliche that is Boujis. Or better yet, put on your best Barbour and toddle on down to Sloane Square. At least then the 'Eastern Eurotrash' won't have you oggling them and pointing at their 'jolly big bossoms' and the rest of us won't have to suffer your dribbling whines about tax or economics or fox hunting...
Anyway, love Maddox. Fantastic venue. Go with four or five friends and alternate between downstairs and garden and I promise you'll meet a vivid cross section of international London.
by dazzle (2 reviews), 18 May 2008
by donpeters (5 reviews), 10 May 2008
Who's clever idea was it to build a restaurant around a DJ booth so you have to shout over dinner and staff can't hear your order? And then allow drinkers to crowd into the restaurant so your table is surrounded by people standing up shouting at each other and taking pictures, knocking bottles of wine off your table and sitting down next to you while you're waiting - interminably - to eat. OK, so our uninvited guest was told to move by one of his group but his apology was: "Sorry, when my arse wants to sit, I just have to plonk it anywhere".
We sat down at 10.10pm and left at 12.40am, fed up waiting for a pudding that was ordered at midnight. Two-and-a-half hours to be served two courses! And they weren't even worth the wait. The guy who knocked over our bottle of wine offered to buy us another but when we asked the wine waiter simply to get him to pay for the bottle he'd spilled, as we weren't going to hang around to drink a replacement, he refused! On the way out, we complained to him and he turned his back on us, then we spoke to the head waiter who simply said "Thank you, goodbye". The manager also walked away from us to talk to the head waiter, without even having the manners to say 'excuse me'.
This place is rude, brash, unfriendly and full of people who dress like they've just been for an X-Factor audition - I wouldn't say that if they had any class about them. Maddox is loud, but it certainly ain't proud. Thanks for wasting a precious Saturday night, guys. We'd have had a classier evening staying in to watch The X-Factor, because this place sure as hell doesn't have it.
by HackedOff, 30 Sep 2007
by Liz H (5 reviews), 07 Sep 2007
by petejane, 06 Sep 2007
The review from Dominic T tells you all you need to know, really: "Sadly the fellow guests in the club are not up to the standard you'd hope for if you've been to a decent public school." I am utterly bewildered at the lack of irony here. Congratulations to your educators, Dominic, they've done a fine job.
This place is full of vapid public school eejits who dance like your Dad. And shout things like "TUNE" across the bar when songs from car adverts get played. These male cliches are accompanied by their female counterparts - wallet-peeking, giggling troglodytes in expensive dresses. The extortionate prices precluded the possilbility of clubbing people to death - £17 for 3 bottled beers - so I had to settle for dancing to the abysmal dance/pop the "DJ" was spewing out. One could say I didn't enjoy myself.
If you have a stratospheric boredom threshold, too much money, no taste and absolutely no idea what a good time is, go to Maddox. Or go to Kitts, it sounds perfect. I'd rather eat a rotting dog.
by Toby27, 27 Jul 2007
by stayawayjoe, 16 Jul 2007
by DominicT, 07 Jul 2007
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