Maxwell's

4.1
1559 reviews
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£25 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • 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

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: 23 December 2017

Ends: 21 July 2019

Availability: Tue 11:30-23:00

Hot wings, chips & a Sagres beer/thick shake: £17.50

BBQ and Buffalo hot wings 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: 23 December 2017

Ends: 21 July 2019

Availability: Wed 11:30-23:00

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: 21 July 2019

Availability: Fri 11:30-23:00

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H
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The made the evening very special for my boyfirend, had a lovely time and being vegan was nice to have some options too. thank you

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m
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Big portions, good presentation and variety of food but BAD QUALITY of food.
Ordered fried chicken burger, chicken and overall burger very dry. and a Oreo Freakshake it didn't taste like oreo at all it was frozen cream with a oreo on top.
Good place for taking pictures of the food but not to have a tasty diner.

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

Yummy food and good service! Half priced mains on Mondays it will be a favorite of mine to revisit!

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MB
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was so nice, staff friendly, the set out is a bit weird but really nice

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FM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I was quite disappointed with the cocktail, very poor on alcohol almost juices. The portions of the food were ridiculously small and overpriced. The service was embarrassing. The lady who looks like the manager was completely ignoring my friend and I for more than 20 minutes even if we hadn't nothing, not even tap water, in the table. The only positive thing was this polish waitress very kind and very helpful who give us a small treat for our birthday.

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DH
Des Moines
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had salmon sandwich—was incredible. Fresh and perfectly cooked. Service was quiet fast. Would definitely eat hear again.

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k
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Disappointed on this visit! The food was ordered and 10 minutes later arrived at our table...proving nothing was cooked fresh and was warm not hot and they even forgot some of the food.
Chicken was a disappointment with hardly any meat on it. Burger to be cooked medium and came extremely well done.
Not sure will visit again.

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MS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

No accessible toilets for disabled and difficult access around the restaurant
Food and service average, not value for money

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice place to eat, service was great the waiter was very helpful & friendly. The milkshake was fantastic!! Atmosphere & food was very good! Would definitely eat here again

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my boyfriend's birthday, service was fantastic they brought out balloons for our table and at the end of the meal he got a birthday feakshake on the house which was a nice touch!
Cocktails were delicious and the rest of the food lovely. Would definitely recommend

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KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I’ve always visited Maxwells whenever we get to London and Covent Garden. The food is always good and the service excellent.
Maxwells recently moved premises and whilst the food and service remain the same, sadly the new place just doesn’t have the same atmosphere.
I’ll still visit as the food is lovely and it’s a good place to go for pre theatre dining.

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EI
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Big thank you to Luca and everyone on shift on Saturday 9th March in the evening. The service was great, thanks again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty burgers, good service, disappointing dessert. Donut was hard and difficult to eat & poor portion for the cost.

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p
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit to the new Maxwells location and it was as good as ever. We had been to the old location a number of times as well and always enjoy the experience. The food as always was very good and the service also 5 star

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SV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely early evening dinner with our nephews. Food good and ambiance great. Christopher C our waiter was very helpful, prompt and appreciated our 'humour'. Always a pleasant experience dining here and will certainly be back.

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Maxwell's after seeing Motown the musical. We arrived earlier than our table booking time but we were quickly seated. The service was excellent and our meals were delicious.
We have already recommended Maxwell's to our children.

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PJ
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had previously been to the old venue which was opposite the tube station and much preferred it. From the outside the new place looked lovely but much smaller inside than we expected and the decor and atmosphere wasn’t as nice. Couldn’t fault the food though and if we had picked the correct times for happy hour cocktails were £5 each 🍸😀 would probably go there again but request an upstairs table.

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MP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow considering it was not busy whilst we were there. Our food orders were accurate and the food arrived quickly, but the quality of the food was only ok for the price paid. I get that the location might demand a higher price but the quality of the food, although not bad, has some way to go to reach the standards of large chain competitors like GBK or Byron.

A meal for 4 with 1 drink each and 1 main course each comes in over £25/head.

Ambience is nice, location is great, but I suggest the food needs to be improved and the service more attentive to improve the rating.

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MS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, food and service. Thoroughly enjoyable meal on a rainy Sunday. Brilliant for kids.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and great service. I was specifically impressed and thankful that we were offered a free birthday freakshake!

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BL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was great. Only disappointment is that there was not a Gluten Free BBQ sauce option for the ribs.

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LF
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favourite place to be, never disappoints and Monday madness is amazing 10/10

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NL
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Booking the table was fine and easy through open table. Managed to get a table for 3 a few hours before dining which was perfect. When we got there we were seated immediately and given menus. Ordered some drinks but on numerous occasions we were asked if we wanted to order and we already had. Seemed like no communication between staff. The cocktails were ok, some quite bland as we had a few to try between us. The food was also ok, nothing amazing, just your standard burger and chips (which were a bit undercooked) and the chicken very dry on my Southern Fried Chicken bun. Taste was ok however. I really thought the dessert menu would have been way more varied being 'home of the freakshake' however it seemed a bit boring, nothing made me want to instantly chose it. I went with the oreo ice cream sandwich which was really actually disappointing. Some plain ice cream with a bit of oreo crumb on each side, plus the ice cream was rock hard (almost still completely frozen) and took a lot of effort for me to get through it. Very disappointed with this dessert. Also my friend ordered a dessert cocktail and it was the wrong one so they apologised and bought over the correct one however they were both disappointing. One tasted like water with no taste and seemed like it looked pretty but was really boring. Finally our bill came to just under £200, and I felt like we should have probably had better quality food with paying what we did for 3 people. Would probably go again if it was a last resort.

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious ribs. Not the best I've ever had but still very good - the meat just melted off the bones! Worth the money.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yeah all was perfect. Service great and Flor was lovely. Good atmosphere

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KL
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a date & it went really well. The food & environment was good & location of the place wasn’t too far from the station

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality food. Great atmosphere. Good service. Thought the starter was quite expensive for what it was - the sharing platter. Otherwise prices ok for central London.

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IP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Been at maxwells a few times and always been a good time but this time the waiter seemed a bit careless and I had a chicken burger that was very dry and hard. Ambience is great though and cocktails really good.

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SB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it - took my daughter -have also booked for my son to take his girlfriend this weekend.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

thank you kindly it was a delightful experience , lovely ambience good food and a charming waitresss

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SS
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great american restaurant! The food was fantastic, the buffalo wings were my favourite and tasted delicious. I will go there again the next time we are in covent garden. The service was very good as well.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and cocktails were brilliant and the sunday menu was great value too!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was the best, I am glad to enjoy that evening with my girl, thanks

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and great burgers. Freakshake dessert was a bit toosweet for our liking, but kids would love it or if you have a sweet tooth.

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h
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant adds on a 12.5% discretionary service charge. Whilst I understand that I can ask for this to be removed, this is embarrassing, awkward and time-consuming. It is my choice as to whether and how much I tip at the end of a meal.
I have visited Maxwell's several times over the years but this was my first visit since it moved location in Covent Garden. I found the new restaurant cramped and very noisy. Be prepared to wait if you are on the top floor and want to use the toilets in the basement - not much room for people to pass on the narrow spiral staircase!
The food was mediocre at best.
We won't be rushing back.

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fabulous food and service in the heart of Covent Garden.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Will be going back and recommend to others

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Food is well priced, so good value for money. Had the super sundae, which was amazing. Definitely recommended.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

My children & I very dissappointed, it's nothing like the old Maxwell's BBG ribs - gristle, my daughter had to put it in to a napkin and nothing like they used to be. The staff were getting many complaints and looked 'fed up' such a shame and won't be returning.

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OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and quick to respond to our requests.
Food was amazing and my wife loved the vegan burger...
Kids had freakshakes which looked great!

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