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Covent Garden
American, Bar
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8 James Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH, England
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked a table for Saturday evening for our first outing on a short stay in London. We were greeted at the door with a smile and politely seated and we ordered our meal and a bottle of wine. The steaks were done to a turn medium rare and medium well a task which is not performed well often from... More 

Thank Marydoll17
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visit Maxwell's on a Monday having read in Time Out that they offered an excellent children's menu. We were not disappointed and were happier still to find that on Mondays there were hefty discounts (up to 50%) on the adult menu too. Our waiter was attentive and friendly (but not too familiar) and our food was served attractively. The... More 

Thank dogsdontfly
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just dropped in while passing by to grab something quick. My bf had the ribs starter & I had the toast with asparagus & cheese dip of some sort, both were really really nice would defo go back!

Thank OBrien25
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I just had lunch with some colleagues here, I chose the old timer burger ad=nd I really wish now that I hadn't, I asked for it well done but it wasn't 100% well done, I thought I saw a tiny bit of pink but then the lighting wasn't good. It didn't taste of anything and it just wasn't that hot,... More 

Thank suzannenorthfield
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

we had the pulled pork nachos they were soooooooo good! Staff are lovely and great choice of food and drinks!

Thank Amy K
Vieille-Toulouse, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a 2-4-1 train voucher or go on a Monday and it's essentially half price. Also they always add 12.5% service charge whether you want it or not. This practice really gets up my nose and the sooner it changes the better. The owners make a fortune and the well nourished staff all survive. If you get excellent service and... More 

Thank Sinders31
England, Arkansas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stumbled across maxwells today as we saw it was 50% of mains and wow I'm so glad we did!!i ordered a hot dog with crispy bacon and pulled pork and my boyfriend a burger with blue cheese and bacon and it was amazing!But the best but for me was it was happy hour so I made... More 

Thank HayleighBxx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had tried several restaurants at the time (9.30pm on a saturday) and been told long waits to get in. Managed to get straight into restaurant and had a lovely friendly waitress. Tried out the cocktails - very good. Food lovely - very american, ribs wings and then steak .. all very nice. Would happily go back as good vibe... More 

Thank jonandam
Lexington KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last year we happened upon this restaurant on our last evening in London and took a chance on it. Very good meal, and had an enjoyable visit there in the downstairs portion of the place. This year we returned to London and decided to revisit the restaurant on our last evening again. We enjoyed the place again, this time sitting... More 

Thank TaurusRising
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had lunch with a friend on Friday, great service great staff and great food! A really good place to visit with a group.

Thank 567diane

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, 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: 442078360303
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

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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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