Maxwell's

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MAXWELL'S BAR AND GRILL NEW HOME IS ON
34 KING STREET ( LESS THAN 2 MINUTE WALK FROM OUR OLD LOCATION )
One of Covent Garden's most established restaurants, Maxwell's Bar & Grill first opened in London in the early 1970s and still remains a favourite amongst locals and tourists now visiting London’s West End. An all-American diner-style venue set across two floors of dining space, Maxwell's offers relaxed dining to enthusiastic theatre-goers, intimate groups of friends and families and larger parties celebrating special occasions. Our dedicated menus offer a variety of mouth-watering dishes, with something to suit all with popular dishes including signature Burgers, Fajitas, Wings, Baby Back Ribs and our famous Freakshakes! The downstairs bar Cocktail Baby serves up a cocktail list full of original takes on the classics.



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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Ice cream machine not working, no milkshakes
Ribs dry sent them back.
Chicken dry as well on replacement salad and marshmallows on the sundae like rocks.
Our waiter was fabulous and replaced the ribs quickly and comped the drinks as a sorry.
FYI no draft beers either!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really welcoming, lovely food, fast service, Monday madness made it very good value for money

AD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Maxwell's for a birthday celebration with my husband. They made a fuss of me with balloons and then a surprise freakshake and sang happy birthday to me. Was really special. Food was amazing. We had nachos to start which were immense. Hubby had burger and I had Mac N Cheese which were both awesome. Really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and my birthday surprise. Can't wait to go back.

TB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and quick service, only downside was toilet had no running water as there was a problem with the taps.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and a great atmosphere made for a great evening

PE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Having been to Maxwells several times in the past, it is a preference for my son whenever we visit London. He wont be asking to come her again it seems. The burgers me and my son had were burnt. When mentioned to the waitress she said that as I had eaten some of it they could offer me a replacement. Who wants to eat 1 and a half burgers at a meal? Not me for sure! The waitress said that I should have mentioned it when she came to check if everything was alright. I said she hadn't been to visit us (which she seemed to be unhappy about me bringing this to her attention), she did ask us when we were eating the starter course of shared nachos (which were excellent!) They offered one free desert, but the issue was there were two of us with burnt burgers! When I asked my wife what her chicken was like she said it was dry, which left me to wonder how long they had been waiting for someone to order it. Also the two beer mugs I used both had really sharp chips out of them. When I mentioned it to the waitress she felt them and agreed. I only mentioned this to her to ask they were binned to avoid other complaints. It seems the menu has been trimmed down since we last visited Maxwells at the previous location. And more importantly the food has lost is quality. I have always recommended Maxwells to friends before but will not in future, however I never put a negative opinion out to others, as it may have just been a one off. On a positive note the online booking system was easy and the table was ready for us on time.

LH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue, fun atmosphere. Brilliant for kids - though the kids ribs are reasonably spicy so not great if your child doesn’t like hot flavour food. Chips are other worldly though.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with 2 friends. The food was delicious and once finished I was presented with a milkshake with a sparkler and a song 'happy birthday'. The staff are fun and friendly. Cocktails are also delicious.

S
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and gluten free menu. Very child friendly. Buzzing atmosphere.

LK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food came very fast, we only just finished our starter before the main was put in front of us...food also arrived barely warm which was surprising as I ordered sizzling fajitas....veg was crunchy, chicken dry and cold....very very disappointed. The only thing good about the experience was the very attentive waiter!

MK
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service in centre of London Daily Specials were of great value and desserts a speciality

VR
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Quick Service.
Great Lunch Offer and Kids Meals

DS
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for 730
Arrived at 734
Told our table has been released
Man was very rude to us
Told we had to wait 45 minutes
Terrible experience

D
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Table booked at 5.30 & we arrived early and were shown directly to our table. Whole service seemed a bit rushed & after our mains we weren’t offered desserts etc and the bill appeared without asking. It was only 6pm & we were asked to leave the table. When I questioned it they did agree it was a mistake but no apology and to be honest didn’t feel welcome!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic lunch . Every time we’re in London we make a point of visiting Maxwells its absolutely fantastic . Our favourite place. Food and staff are 1st class

I
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic visit to Maxwell’s for my boyfriends birthday- brilliant service from the waiters who sang happy birthday and provided dessert which was not expected at all! Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely return! Thank you!

LB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We returned to Maxwells again for a ore theatre meal as we had enjoyed it so much last time. But what a disappointment this time turned out to be. Cocktails all tasted of pineapple juice. Mai tai with pineapple juice? Pornstar martini with pineapple juice? What about the passion fruit liquor? Food was served quickly. My partner had steak and chips, but waiter took his plate away, with most of the chips still on it, with out asking, whilst my daughter was still clearly eating her meal! We had in fact been dipping his chips in my guacamole. The waiter also took away my daughters 2 not finished cocktails, but by this point we couldn’t be bothered to argue. So disappointed with our experience there this time and we will not be returning

l
London
3 reviews