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8 James Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH, England
+44 20 7836 0303
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After staring at lots of menus outside various establishments, we saw the welcoming Xmas tree and lights at Maxwell's. My daughter likes very plain food without sauces so I asked the waiter if this was possible.." of course " he answered "not a problem" And so arrived her very large and nicely cooked half a chicken with fries and house... More 

Thank wendykoala
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely restaurant in a great location - just opposite Covent Garden Tube. American style with a great ambience. There was confusion with our booking as we were a large group and could not have the regular menu - staff were accommodating and able to assist us in being able to order what we wanted. The starter platter was excellent -... More 

Thank thefitnesswanderers
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on the first Sunday in December for a pre-theatre meal, and despite the restaurant being near empty at 12:00pm our table wasn't ready. After being seated our lunch orders were taken but at no point were we asked about drinks (a prompt was needed). The shared starter of nachos arrived quickly, and was quite nice; however the wait... More 

Thank egdaw
York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time visiting Maxwells and it was without a doubt amazing. The staff were so friendly and the food was to die for. We were visiting as family, me and my mum were visiting my auntie and uncle (who live in London) (they hadn't ever been to maxwells either!) We all had a great time. I ordered the baby... More 

Thank Meganh1996
Preston, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used to live in Greater London and frequented Maxwell's regularly, so we managed to dive in there on a recent visit. Absolutely packed but we managed to bag an "order at the bar" table. Quick service and a great burger; all washed down with a mojito, and then off into the Xmas market throngs.

Thank Andy W
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I first visited this restaurant in the early 80's and i swear it hasn't changed!! The only thing missing was the scampi and chips from the menu. We had a good night although space is limited to 2hrs per group and enjoyed reminiscing.

Thank Pablo17
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday and chose off the Sunday lunch menu - two courses for £16. Had the chicken wings and pulled pork burger. Very delicious :) the burger wasn't as big as I thought it was going to be. It was lovely! They ask how you want the burger cooked and bring over wet wipes to wash your hands... More 

Thank Siâni W
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a really good English breakfast here. No grease and great unlimited filter coffee. If you enjoy 1960's/70's/80's music this is the place, not too loud to stifle conversation but loud enough to enjoy.

Thank westcountryBadBear
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant for an early evening meal. Even though it was a Sunday it was packed and seemed very popular with the younger generation. We had the two course special menu which was nice and portion size was good. We enjoyed the meal and would return if visiting Covent Garden again.

Thank Enseada
Rutland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to this restaurant many times over the past twenty years! Previously up in Hampstead, this used to be our family must visit restaurant in London. What a disappointment! Still a good menu, great surroundings and attentive staff, but meal was disappointing. Must be our age, because taste was greatly amiss since our last visit several years ago. Sorry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 James Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 0303
Easygoing Maxwell's is a vibrant restaurant set over two floors in the bustling atmosphere of Covent Garden. The menu aims to cater for every taste, with salads, prime cuts and fish featuring alongside the restaurant's well-known grills. Late night dining makes it ideal for theatregoers, with a 50-strong cocktail list to wash it all down. Children's menu available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Covent Garden

Neighborhood Profile
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 

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