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Maxwell's, London,

Maxwell's

4.3
4.3
3859 Reviews
£25 and under
American
MAXWELL'S BAR AND GRILL
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!
While we love families, unfortunately we are unable to allow under 18s in the venue past 21:30.



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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    020 7836 0303

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Trevor Tobin

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Covent Garden Underground StationLeicester Square Underground Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Popular dishes

What 3,859 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    American

  • West End London

    Child Friendly

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, lovely food. Cool restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  3. KL

    KellyL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice meal very good service look forward to going again soon
  4. I

    Inlovewithveg

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely book Great location Best service I've had in a long while Great food
  5. JS

    JayneS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Mixture in the party baby back ribs were delicious coleslaw very tasty and crunchy, mixed fajitas very nice maybe a more balanced mixture of the chicken steak and prawns only 3 prawns between 2 people but otherwise very tasty. Child chicken strips were met with strong approval and cocktails were lovely.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Loved the venue but unfortunately this time the food was below standard. Sharing starter was good but the main course was extremely disappointing. All 4 x burgers were over-cooked and bun cold. Waitress was very nice and friendly.
  7. KD

    KenD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is good with a standard burger, pizza, steaks type menu. Cocktails are v good and reasonably priced, even more so during happy hour. Staff are friendly and helpful and service is quick. I’d recommend this place to anyone, especially families
  8. NE

    NinaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very friendly - food was lovely ! Highly recommend
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice food, but menu a bit limited Reasonable service, although slow at first, 10 mins wait for a drink or even water … on a very hot day 33c Nice for casual dining with friends.
  10. LB

    LizzieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Maxwells - second time with my niece who loves it too. Service was excellent, waitress was attentive & food delicious. Air-con was very welcome too in this hot weather. Definitely worth a visit when in Covent Garden 👍
  11. OH

    OliverH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The pricing was really reasonable. The service was very slow. Food was OK for price and drinks great. Let down by slow service. I don’t mean waiting for the food, I mean attentiveness of waitress.
  12. AM

    AlexanderM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First, the food. I tasted the best non-meat burger ever. My order, the chicken burger was delicious, with a bacon mayonnaise that was brilliant. Next... As we began our meal, a customer collided with a waitress and a tray of drinks went flying. My daughter was cut on her ankle. The team was great, came with sanitiser pads and plasters, very solicitous. There was no real harm done and we were highly impressed by both food and 'customer care'. They didn't charge his the meal. This is a good place.
  13. DA

    DanielleA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food will definately be back. I had the blackened steak fajitas and they were amazing
  14. GC

    GillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding and helpful We were late for a show booking so pushed our order through quickly and efficiently very helpful and understanding
  15. MB

    MarkB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was a great experience from start to finish - the staff were so friendly, the food was great, the atmosphere was great, there were a couple times where we waited a while for drinks but everything else was great
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th birthday great food great atmosphere. Defiantly recommend
  17. AH

    AlisonH

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was lovely and staff were friendly but had to wait a long time before any order for food or drinks was taken, we were never asked if we wanted another drink and waited quite a while before asking ourselves for a dessert menu. There seemed to be a lot of staff so not sure why the delays
  18. J

    Joliemsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, awesome staff, relaxed atmosphere, would highly recommend! Bonus, not highly priced either
  19. G

    Goldie

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food & drink were fairly priced.. Chicken fajitas were lovely and the burgers were tasty 😋 Cocktails were great and staff were friendly 👍🏻
  20. TM

    TonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maxwells Covent Garden Waiter service was excellent Staff singing happy birthday made my day food excellent 5star plus.
  21. KC

    KeithC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Super meal. Excellent service. Very helpful and cheerful staff. No complaints at all. Will be back!
  22. H

    Hanb20

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    I was looking forward to going here. We were sat next to a group of people who were drinking which wouldn’t have been a problem but as they kept getting up and down they kept knocking into our chairs and we had 2 children with us and couldn’t hear when they were talking to us. The food wasn’t the best especially for the price. I don’t think I will come here again.
  23. PM

    PatriciaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We come every year on an outing to theatre…first with children (now 40+), then nieces and grandchildren (all 20+ now) this time with the next round of grandchildren…8 and 13…, it’s tradition, it has to be Maxwell's. We miss the old location.
  24. N

    Nicoxx

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Waiter was disengaged. Nicer to other tables. Snappy when addressed. He was over worked which we respected, but after 40 mins waiting for a drink and he doesn't use a pen to write things down, we just wanted to check it wasn't forgotten but got snapped at. He was unapproachable and gave more attention to tables not in a corner. We asked for the service charge to be removed bit He stuck it on anyway. We didn't pay it. Food was good and speedy
  25. M

    Macy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It was average. Food was nice, I got a starters, main and dessert which was all pretty good. What let this down was the service, we waited 45 minutes for the starters and 55 minutes for the main, due to “confusion in the kitchen”, even though the people who ordered on the table after us got their food first? Didn’t really want to pay the 12.5% service charge they added on either due to this, especially since this wasn’t mentioned and is added on without you knowing. Even though I didn’t have one, I must say the milkshakes looked amazing. Want to try one of them. I’d recommend going to the food, but not the service, so it’s a bit of a difficult recommendation.
  26. AJ

    AngelaJ

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a really lovely space with good atmosphere and good value food. Excellent for kids
  27. MS

    MarieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time eating at Maxwells and it definitely won't be our last! Food was lovely, and lots of it!
  28. EM

    EmmaM

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food at Maxwell’s… my go-to restaurant in Covent garden!
  29. JB

    JulieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, can't visit London without going in for a couple of drinks, this is the first time we have eaten, but the food always looks good and did not disappoint.
  30. DS

    DineshS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I treated myself and had the Oreo Freakshake. It was absolutely delicious. So tasty. Will definitely come back and have another one.
  31. GD

    GiulianoDettori

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Porzioni molto abbondanti. Le patatine fritte erano fatte da patate fresche non congelate. Ottimo il menu bimbi, regalano anche i pastelli per colorare.
  32. DS

    DeniseS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Been here before on a previous trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time however, food good but service poor therefore would not return.
  33. LW

    LoisW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing and cocktails were good value for central London but there was a few birthdays and all the staff got together and sang happy birthday. It was just a bit loud and intense and I’m not a fan of those kind of restaurants but the food definitely made up for it!
  34. A

    Abigail1980

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location just off Covent Garden, great value for money, good food & service. Perfect for our group of 2 adults & 3 kids. Everyone very happy with the menu options and happy hour drinks pre-theatre. Will def visit again when in town!
  35. DJ

    DylanJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Covent Garden location, decent priced food of great quality. Surprisingly affordable given the prime-time location just seconds from the main Covent Garden square. We had burgers (some meat, some veggie) - really tasty, well presented. Staff were super-friendly, speedy and smiley – all you could ask for. 5* experience, will definitely come back.
  36. KL

    KLiz

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good all round - excellent food and service. It was all yummy!
  37. SB

    SarahB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely time, lots of different choices and also cater for different allergens, something to suit everyone. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and nothing seemed to bother them. Will definitely be recommending to others and also visiting again next time we are in London.
  38. KB

    KarenB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We all arrived early for our booking, but the table was ready. Allowed to stay as long as we wanted. Thank you for not rushing us out, as we hadn't met up for 3 years!! We did have a long wait for our drinks to arrive. The food came fairly quickly. But the two hot coffees came in glasses without handles. Surely Health & Safety risk? But they were removed and cups of coffee redelivered. We were surprised that the bill was already divided per person, which made paying quite pain free!
  39. MT

    MickyT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really great meal, server was good & no complaints at all! We will definitely be back
  40. SS

    SamanthaS

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely tasty cooked meal served by our friendly waitress Michaela. Thank you for a great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Maxwell's is rated 4.3 stars by 3859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Maxwell's

34 King Street, London, WC2E 8JD

Additional information

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Sat 12:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Covent Garden Underground StationLeicester Square Underground Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Trevor Tobin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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