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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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Leeds, England
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in whilst in London recently. Had been once before but some time ago. We both ordered burgers. They came and we were disappointed certainly burger not as meaty as I have had elsewhere and those awful 'McDonald' style chips with no taste whatsoever. Had a table near a server station and all we could hear was how tired one... More 

Thank Brenda1766
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is great, the cocktails are wonderful and the atmosphere amazing, we have visited maxwells so many times as couples and as a family and we will keep returning.

Thank chris c
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for a pre theatre meal. The ribs were slathered in BBC sauce, the kids meals we ordered went unfinished, hardly started, but the burger was fine - phew! So they can flip burgers .... disappointing.

Thank Simon H
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 12 ladies who had booked to see a show in London so we pre booked a table and paid a deposit unfortunately we got delayed on our journey from Hertfordshire to London due to adverse weather conditions. Therefore we had to cancel our table reservation 30mins before we were supposed to sit down. We understood... More 

Thank hi2skw
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever I visit London we always manage to squeeze in a visit to Maxwells as it's one of my favourites. The food and atmosphere is always incredible and 'Happy hour' cocktails are a great way to start your evening. I adore this restaurant and can't recommend it highly enough, it never disappoints!

Thank SharnieCarter
Arlesey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was our second visit and we came specifically for the nachos sharer which we also had last time. They are huuuuge and taste so good! We had ours with pulled pork. We also got some fried squid and ribs from the starter/snack menu as we knew we couldn't manage the nachos and a full main. The ribs were delicious... More 

Thank GHub89
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch on Sunday and was pleased with the happy hour (which was for the day). The burgers were fantastic, fresh and tasty ! Great place to go and not bad prices!

Thank John C
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Maxwell's with my partner for a pre-theatre meal. The food was all good and service was quick and friendly. The American ambience was nice as well. The front of house member of staff was really helpful and the location was very handy for the Cambridge theatre we were visiting. Only complaint was that the pre-theatre menu was a bit... More 

Thank ladthatlunches94
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before visiting the Theatre, my family and I will usually dine at Maxwell's. It is one of my favourite places to eat in because of the layout and the decoration and extravagance of the restaurant in and outside!

Thank Alex M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this place to us. So on a day trip down to London for the day we decided to give it a try. Booked a table in advance for Lunchtime (though in hindsight probably didn't need to as they had plenty of space when we came in at Noon). Great menu choice for the teenagers - they all... 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
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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