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8 James Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH, England
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sunday afternoons in London... gotta have a cocktail at Maxwells! superb cocktails and lovely atmosphere at this excellent place. Happy hour helps tremendously too

Thank Donna M
Penistone, South Yorkshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pending review We needed pre-theatre meal and didn't want to trudge round Covent Garden with a five year old, so seeing Maxwell's as we left the tube we decided to go in. We were given a table downstairs. Nice atmosphere and welcoming. Perfect for us we thought. The young staff were very polite and friendly but the service was painfully... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited at the end of our stay in London as a special family treat and we were not disappointed. The staff were really friendly and our waitress Emma was an excellent host. Very efficient, was lovely chatting with our daughter and made sure we were happy. This was despite it being a very busy Friday evening before the Summer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service we had was great and the milkshakes were beyond amazing We'd come esp to try the freak shakes we'd heard so much about and didn't leave disappointed Staff were lovely and happy but only thing that let the place down was the heat - middle of the heat wave n near to no air con on n no... More 

Thank Holly B
Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu seemed good so we thought we would try Maxwell's for dinner. It was very busy so there was a nice buzz to the atmosphere. Here are our list of gripes: . To squeeze in more patrons they have placed random 2-seater tables wherever they can find a corner so there is a constant stream of waiters passing by.... More 

Thank AnnRB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this cafe with happy smiles. We were exhausted from walking around all day and just felt like dome yummy filling food....We ordered the gluten free burger and salmon and salad and they were just what we needed...the food came out quickly the staff were happy an fairly attentive

Thank Neatesy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here before an evening theatre visit and we were concerned about getting a table but luckily we were seated promptly. We ordered our food and it came surprisingly quickly, the baby back ribs were delicious and you got a lot for your money. I would highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the ribs here & burger. Service was good. Meal was excellent. Clean restaurant with plenty of seating. Would recommend & would return.

Thank Westpassage
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a popular restaurant beside Covent Garden. They do great burgers & a variety of steaks, fajitas, ribs & alike. Went there on their Monday night "up to 50%" off deal. Beware this deal depends on what you order. Steaks get 20% off for example. Had a very nice couples meal here. Have also been with my family (2... More 

Thank LeedsResident
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having taken advantage of a 2for1 deal c/o the train journey we made to London in August we soon found ourselves back here again later the same month. I would recommend this place to anyone - meal deal or no meal deal - you will not be disappointed. Burgers, ribs, hotdogs and freak shakes are all very special here and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, 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, 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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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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