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“Still a lively place to eat”
Review of Maxwell's

Ranked #930 of 22,853 Restaurants in London
Price range: $1 - $26
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: 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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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Still a lively place to eat”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We haven't been here for a few years (used to be a regular thing) but things haven't changed much. Maxwell's is still a very lively place to eat - even if it's just eating the standard American menu of burgers, ribs, steaks etc.

We were convinced to order starters but the main course turned up first - so we cancelled the starters.

That has happened before,

Overall it's still a fun place to go and is tourist friendly - although I would book ahead to save waiting (and blocking the doorway).

Visited July 2013
Thank Cran4
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Perth, Australia
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great place great staff”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This was the third year my daughter and I visited Maxwells on our annual trip to London. We always call here for dinner after going to the theatre in the west end. They always have at able for us even when it's late, this time it was 22.45 but we were still greeted warmly and shown straight to a table. The food as always is fantastic, comes quickly and is good value for money. We called back on the Sunday to take advantage of happy hour - cocktails for £3.50 each is a bargain when a coke costs £3 in Covent garden! Thanks to the friendly bar tender who suggested the mi tai it was delicious. Can't wait for next year when we will definitely be back again. Keep up the good work guys, we love you!

Visited June 2013
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cocktails and catch up”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Have been to maxwells a number of times in the last 3 years but came on Monday and sat outside. Had one non alcoholic cocktail and then was told that Mondays meant half price cocktails so treated myself to a lovely kiss me quick best one I've had in london. Shared some chips that came quicker than the drinks, did order some cheesy garlic bread, didn't think much of that but not to fussed as it was just a snack. As we were outside the waitress didn't always seem to be there but we did choose outside and they where busy. Can't wait to go back another Monday for there fab deals.

Visited July 2013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We booked Maxwells because we had a taste card. The service was great and the waiters were really friendly. The portions were really big and the food quality was great. I had a cocktail as a treat. Over all with the taste card it was pretty good value for money.

  • Visited June 2013
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food good service good value for money”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Considering how busy this area is and how much competition there is around, this restaurant has retained the great food and service for the any years I have been going. Myself and my husband were there on a Wednesday early evening - had 2 cocktails, 2 beers a two course meal each and the bill was less than £55 for both of us! Certainly a place to consider when looking for a central London eatery.

  • Visited July 2013
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