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Chez Max: The Ongoing Evolution of Dublin's Famous French Restaurant

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Écrit par Lepetitjournal Dublin
Publié le 26 mai 2023, mis à jour le 26 mai 2023

Since its inauguration in 2005, Chez Max has managed to establish itself as a must-visit address for French gastronomy in Dublin. Born from the passion of a man from Lozère (ndlr : a region in Southern France), Gonzague de Laloubie, also known as 'Max', for French cuisine, this restaurant has, over the years, charmed the inhabitants of Dublin, and become a real pillar of local gastronomy.

The art of French cuisine in all its splendor

At Chez Max, the menu is a real hymn to traditional French cuisine. Among the dishes that have made the establishment famous, there is the famous Boeuf Bourguignon, prepared in the old-fashioned way and simmered for long hours for unparalleled tenderness and flavor. Moules Frites, an inescapable classic, are also honored, carefully prepared and generously served. To end the meal on a sweet note, nothing better than a Crème Brûlée, whose soft cream contrasts perfectly with the crunch of the thin layer of caramelized sugar. Or perhaps you will be more tempted by a Café Gourmand, which allows you to appreciate many flavors in a single portion?

Half chicken fermier de chez Max
Roast Endive, Toasted Nuts, Squash Puree
Lamb de Chez Max
Roast lamb Rump, Pomme Fondant, Goats Cheese Fritter, Courgette and Rosemary Jus

The constant quest for excellence and innovation

Recently, major work was undertaken to triple the size of its kitchen. This ambitious project aimed to modernize the dish preparation space, to make the kitchen more pleasant and efficient for the team in place.

"At Chez Max, our ambition has always been to offer an authentic French culinary experience in Dublin. We are delighted to see that our passion for French gastronomy is recognized and appreciated," emphasizes Max, the founder of the establishment.

Gary Tilley, Head Chef de Chez Max
Gary Tilley, Head Chef at Chez Max. Gary is English, but he likes to remind that his grandfather was French!


In addition to the kitchen expansion, the Chez Max team has also adopted the sous vide cooking technique, known for its ability to best preserve the flavors and nutrients of food. These material investments reflect Chez Max's desire to stay at the forefront of the latest culinary techniques while respecting traditional French recipes.

Nouvelle cuisine de Chez Max
Chez Max's New Kitchen

A welcoming setting for a memorable gastronomic experience

Outside, the evolution is also visible. The terrace of Chez Max, located at the entrance of Dublin Castle, has been enlarged, with the addition of 25 new tables. This expansion has created an even more welcoming outdoor space, ideal for enjoying beautiful days while savoring a typically French meal.

"The expansion of our kitchen and the addition of new tables on our terrace are signs of our ongoing commitment to our customers. We firmly believe that the key to success lies in the balance between respect for traditions and innovation. This is what we strive to achieve every day in our restaurant," declares Max.

terrasse de Chez Max


terrasse de Chez Max
Salle de Chez Max
Sanitaires Chez Max
Chez Max's restrooms have also been completely renovated!


International recognition for local gastronomy

Chez Max's hard work and passion for French cuisine have recently been rewarded. In February 2023, the restaurant received the "World's French Restaurant" label, thus becoming the first Irish establishment to receive this distinction.

Launched in 2021, the "World's French Restaurant" label is a brand-new initiative aimed at Francophone and Francophile restaurants that celebrate and highlight French cuisine around the world. This label was created under the aegis of the AFMR, the French Association of Master Restaurateurs.

Gary Tilley, Head Chef de Chez Max et Max de Laloubie, propriétaire de Chez Max
Max de Laloubie, owner of Chez Max and Gary Tilley, Head Chef at Chez Max at the presentation of the "World's French Restaurant" label

Chez Max comes to your home

In order to meet the growing demand from its customers and to adapt to the new era of catering, Chez Max has decided to team up with Deliveroo, a well-known delivery platform. The inhabitants of Dublin can therefore now savor their favorite dishes from Chez Max, from the comfort of their home.

"Thank you for being part of our journey and sharing our love for French cuisine," concludes Max. At Chez Max, the ambition is always to offer the best possible experience to its customers, constantly evolving and improving. Whether you are a regular or a new visitor, Chez Max awaits you for an unforgettable culinary journey in the Irish capital.


Chez Max

Website : https://chezmax.com/

Address : 1 Palace St, Dublin 2, D02 XR57


Menu : https://chezmax.com/palace-street-menu/

Publié le 26 mai 2023, mis à jour le 26 mai 2023

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