Maxis opened in York in 1999, 10 years after the original Maxis in Leeds, and with its elaborate oriental styling cost £1.4 million to build. Maxis serves Cantonese and Peking cuisine prepared by experienced chefs from Hong Kong and China. Choose from a la carte, set menus, banquets and dim sum with plenty of choice for vegetarians too. Entertainment makes for a vibrant atmosphere here on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. There is also a sister venue, Maxi’s Rotisserie, inside Leeds Kirkgate Market on the Butcher’s Row, serving specialised roast meats like suckling pig, Peking roast duck, char siu and premium soya sauce chicken.