Gonzague ‘Max’ de Laloubie, the founder of Chez Max, arrived in Dublin in 2000, with a plan to improve his English.
Starting as a kitchen porter, waiter, manager; three years later, having fell under the charm of the island and especially the city of Dublin, he opened a small Juice bar in 2003.
The Origins of Chez Max
In 2005, he opened his first official Chez Max in Palace Street to provide a authentic french bistro experience in Dublin, the first of its kind. Offering a truly French experience, with music, food and french staff.
In 2008, he opened Baggot street restaurant; following in 2010 with Chez Max Café on Baggot street.
In 2010, he opened a guest house in Morocco.
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In 2018, Max opened his cafe in Alliance Française on Kildare Street, serving freshly made food and an epicerie.
Soupe à l’Oignon
French onion soup is a type of soup usually based on meat stock and onions, and often served gratinéed with croutons and cheese on top or a large piece of bread.
Escargots de Bourgogne
A symbol of the gastronomy of Burgundy and France, the snail is a little animal that’s as delicious as it is fascinating!
Salade de Chèvre Chaud
A déjeuner favorite in France, our healthy light Warm Goat’s Cheese Salades are prepared in the traditional French style.
Boeuf Bourguignon is a classic French beef stew made with red wine, pearl onions and mushrooms. Perfect for cold evenings.
The cafe culture is a hallmark of French life and at Chez Max we have selected the best beans to create espressos, noisettes and viennois to transport you to Blvd Saint Germain.
Le chef a toujours Raison
Testimonials from Tripadvisor
What People are Saying
“Service staff were just fantastic, altogether just really enjoyed the experience and the food.”
“staff was very gracious and the food among the best we’ve had in the country”
“Like a Bistro in Montmartre”
“the ambiance was that of a bistro in Montmartre”
“Superb genuine Parisian bistro with relaxing atmosphere”
Hours of Operation
8:00am – 12:00pm Tuesday to Friday
12:00pm – 3:00pm Monday to Friday
12:00am – 3:30pm Saturday and Sunday
5:00pm – 7:00pm Sunday to Thursday
5:00pm – 9:30pm Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday
5:00pm – 10:30pm Friday and Saturday
1 Palace Street
Tel: 01 633 7215
Reservations by phone and soon by OpenTable.
1 Kildare Street
Tel: 01 633 7215