Maxwell's

4.2
1727 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Pre/post Theatre
MAXWELL'S BAR AND GRILL NEW HOME IS ON
34 KING STREET ( LESS THAN 2 MINUTE WALK FROM OUR OLD LOCATION )
One of Covent Garden's most established restaurants, Maxwell's Bar & Grill first opened in London in the early 1970s and still remains a favourite amongst locals and tourists now visiting London’s West End. An all-American diner-style venue set across two floors of dining space, Maxwell's offers relaxed dining to enthusiastic theatre-goers, intimate groups of friends and families and larger parties celebrating special occasions. Our dedicated menus offer a variety of mouth-watering dishes, with something to suit all with popular dishes including signature Burgers, Fajitas, Wings, Baby Back Ribs and our famous Freakshakes! The downstairs bar Cocktail Baby serves up a cocktail list full of original takes on the classics.



Special Offers

Aperol Spritz offer

...enjoy unlimited aperol spritz only when dining from the a la carte menu. £20 for 1.5 hours dining time. Not in conjunction with other offers.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 August 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-19:00

Fajitas with a Sol beer or thick shake £18.95

...enjoy all you can eat chicken & beef combo fajitas with a drink.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 22 July 2019

Ends: 15 November 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-23:00

Rib Meat Revolution £19.95

A stack of baby back ribs with sticky BBQ sauce and limitless piles of pulled pork, served with fries, apple coleslaw and a Sagres beer or thick shake.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 27 June 2019

Ends: 15 November 2019

Availability: Thu 12:00-23:00

Hot wings, chips & a Sagres beer/thick shake: £19.95

BBQ and Buffalo hot wings with a Sagres beer of thick shake £19.95 pp. Includes VAT excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 23 December 2017

Ends: 15 November 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-23:00

Triple burger & Sagres beer/thick shake: £19.95

Triple stacked burger with bacon, cheddar cheese and sautéed mushrooms, served with onion rings & chips and a Sagres beer of thick shake £ 19.95 pp.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 23 December 2017

Ends: 15 November 2019

Availability: Fri 12:00-23:00

Fajitas with a Sagres beer or thick shake: £18.95

All you can eat chicken & beef combo fajitas with a Sagres beer of thick shake £ 18.95 pp. Includes VAT excludes service.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 21 December 2015

Ends: 15 November 2019

Availability: Tue 11:30-23:00

What 1727 People Are Saying
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PA
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took our 2 teenage granddaughters here on a day trip to London. They loved it.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! Only marked down on service because food didn't arrive on time, waiting staff were excellent.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service we really enjoyed our lunch today

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely staff! Quick service despite full house.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service.

HF
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is always excellent (I am addicted to the vegan burger), but a little overpriced - burger and soft drinks for 2 came to almost £50. A good place for quick service in Covent Garden, and no doubt we'll be back.

SC
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service! Would recommend. Quite Loud in there but was ok as me and my friends are quite loud! Would Recommend

SY
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal here for my sons 9th birthday; brilliant food and amazing service they really helped to make it special for my son 5*

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & good food. A really good family meal.

ST
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

There's only one reason we come back to Maxwells time & time again and that is because love it!
Whether it's just for food or cocktails or both this is always our go to place when we are in the city!
Love the new location - had a slight panic when we arrived off the tube as hadn't realised it had moved locations however a very short walk around the corner & we found it. I love the nachos & they will always be my food of choice! Excellent service as well and when they know we are booked for a theatre show they make sure we are off in plenty of time without rushing on food or drink.

SN
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked as a pre theatre Birthday meal and were not disappointed I drank Sileni Sauvignon Blanc which was delicious! The staff were excellent balloons on the table and a birthday freakshake. Ribs were authentic, stake was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. When next in London we will book again

VH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely food wasnt offered pre theatre menu had to ask felt rushed good value would come again

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Mixed feelings about this place. We had a lovely table which they kindly put balloons on for us. Also at the end gave my partner a freakshake with a sparkler for his bday. Which we were very grateful for.

However I wasn't too impressed with our shared platter starters. They were almost stone cold. The ribs really dry with to much sauce. And my beef burger really dry.

This is a fun place and I would def visit again as atmosphere was fun. However the food part needed improvement.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Son’s birthday. Good service Good Food.
Menu needed a little more choice. Not much port option.
Chips may be choice required. Cheesy chips?
Onion loaf ?

Great service.
Thanks

L
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful tase of the US in a vibrant part of Covent Garden. Great food at a reasonable price particularly on a Monday night when they have up to 50% off main courses

AL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was served quickly, but like warm when arrived
12.5% service charge added automatically. We would have tipped but prefer to add this after
I ordered 4 meals and 1 kids meal quoting use of Meerkat meals. The waitress didn’t inform me that the kids meal would be one of the free meals (despite t&c saying no set menus being included in the 2 for 1 deal). This meant The meal was much more expensive than we anticipated which spoiled the celebration

ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful waiter - Carlos, great food and ambience

JL
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

the food its self was very nice. possibly the best aspect of the meal. the 50% off deal was incredible good value but I don't know how I would feel if I had to pay full price. we felt very rushed as soon as we arrived, our food even arrived before we got our drinks! There were drinkers at the bar and by the end of our meal one man in particular was extremely loud, whilst it was entertaining to watch, it didn't create a nice relaxed atmosphere. The servers were very impersonal, almost like robots. I often go to Maxwell's and have to say its gradually gone down hill and id be hesitant to have another meal here again. Such a shame as I have always loved it. ill always recommend it because I love it at maxwells, it just so happens that this was a very disappointed by this experience.

AP
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints X Both myself and daughter love it here .

CY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service - staff were very helpful. Food very good

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great to for kids especially teenagers

Food here is better than the usual burger chains but the price reflects that

Freakshakes come highly recommended from my 13 year old!

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were slightly underwhelmed by our visit to maxwells on friday evening.
The menu looked great and the restaurant is nicely decorated.
Our mains arrrived within about 10 minutes of ordering which seemed super quick. I ordered the baby back ribs, unfortunately they were slightly dry and chewy which was dissapointing. For the price i expected better.
Desserts took 35 minutes to arrive which seemed too long. The sundaes...like the ribs were also under whelming...for the price they were small amd nothing very exciting...at an american style restaurant i expect a slightly 'wow' dessert.
So whilst i wasnt overly offended by this restaurant, i would not return or reccommend. There are many more preferable options which are also competative on price in the area.

SP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a mediocre meal. Nothing to rave about but was ok. Staff were friendly

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was a really lovely venue, they knew it was a birthday booking and so gave us a lovely table and even decorated it with balloons. The service was quick. Food was nice, wasn’t amazing but was still nice to eat. They had a good vegan option for my friends too. At the end of the meal, gave me a free freakshake to celebrate my birthday which was a lovely touch. Would certainly recommend 😊

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best milkshakes and lovely food

AM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday meal and we got a birthday freakshake included

b
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing service from i tbink Carlos and the other waiter (not sue about his name. older guy , tall with glasses and longer hair) they made our evening even better. great food for the value of money, cocktails was to die for (thank you to bar stuff i hope you had good laugh about our special straws) in general will be coming back soon. thank you maxwells !

TE
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very fast service. A little noisy but would definitely go back again

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty good for reasonable prices. Definitely recommend!

SK
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Would not return to this restaurant as it was very noisy and food was not of a great standard. Gluten free menu states chips and sides but these were not available when I went to order including corn on the cob !! How is that not gluten free . Not worth the money

TW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! I have been to Maxwell's several times & the service, food & atmosphere have always been excellent! The food is excellent value for money, to be honest they're very generous with the amount of food given. We were served by Federica who's service was friendly, welcoming & fast. I'm visiting again in a weeks time. My favourite place after a trip to the theatre! Whether I book or walk in, I'm seated almost immediately & if you do need to wait a little while, you can have a lovely drink at the bar.

DD
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food. The seating is a little too close to the next diners though. I had told the restaurant that it was my daughter's birthday before we got there, and they put balloons on the table, made a fuss of her and gave her a Mars freakshake as a surprise....it was great.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing ! And our waiter was soo nice I really do recommend to everyone

MD
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love taking the children to Maxwell's as the service is quick and the food quality is high; the food and drink was as usual brilliant but the service was the worst we've experienced. Started off really well, attentive staff, happy to wait to take order as two of our party were late, but after that it felt like we were forgotten in the corner, two people ordered the unlimited fajitas but by the time a none busy staff member came around to ask if we wanted more, everyone else had finished and were waiting for dessert.
We were out for a childs birthday and knowing they usually make a big show of the birthday freakshake, today they didn't, it was plonked down Infront of him without asking us about it.
Had to track staff down to pay for the bill.
Staff seemed more rushed on a Tuesday early afternoon than I've seen them on a Saturday evening which was surprising.

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to maxwells for the past 13 years and it’s one of my favorite places to eat whilst visiting London. The new location is beautiful and it’s akways s good time down Covent Garden.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

We went for a pre theatre dinner. All of the food we had was not great. My chicken was dry on the inside but it was smothered in too much bbq sauce, as were the ribs. My mum asked for her steak medium rare, it came medium well and was more gristle than meat. The halloumi fries were soggy and rubbery. The Oreo chocolate ice cream sandwich was probably the best thing about the meal and it wasn’t that great either. Cocktails were nice. Quite expensive for a not very enjoyable meal. Our waitress was fantastic though.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fantastic food and great atmosphere

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and waiting service was unbelievable second to none. Highly recommend

J
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, staff were brilliant food unreal can’t wait to go back. 5*

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was served very quickly and was delicious!

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