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Maxwell's, London,

Maxwell's

4.4
4.4
4138 Reviews
£25 and under
American
MAXWELL'S BAR AND GRILL
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!
While we love families, unfortunately we are unable to allow under 18s in the venue past 21:30.



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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    020 7836 0303

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Trevor Tobin

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Covent Garden Underground StationLeicester Square Underground Station

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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What 4,138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • London

    American

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  1. DS

    DeborahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, lively atmosphere, lovely food. Staff were prompt and attentive. Great for our pre theatre family gathering. We enjoyed it.
  2. NR

    NatalieR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice place to grab a quick dinner, not bad prices either . Gluten free menu was really good and plenty to choose from
  3. JS

    JanS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Burgers and ribs etc, not very inspiring and the salad was limp and a bit off putting. There was a jolly atmosphere however and it was very central.
  4. DW

    DinerfromWiltshire

    London

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Excellent, speedy service from Jakob who was very attentive and the burgers we ordered were delicious. However our table for 2 was in the main thoroughfare and the music was very loud so difficult to hear each other and constantly being pushed past by staff and customers.
  5. CB

    CristianoB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Locale molto carino, atmosfera piacevole, cibo buonissimo, servizio attento e cordiale. Da ritornare assolutamente
  6. C

    Chizvic

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous food, the fajita’s and banoffee cheesecake were to die for. Great kids menu too. Great atmosphere. Only downside was our table was near the front door, so it was cold.
  7. RD

    RohannaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had a great time, like to thank the Manager who went beyond his service as one of the guest was poorly towards the end of the evening. The staff was amazing but would really like to thank the manager - what a gentleman x Thank you
  8. S

    Sally

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visited Maxwell’s on a number of occasions and although still enjoyed it I did feel that this visit was not the 5 star is usually is. Would probably try somewhere different next time instead of thinking o can rely on coming here.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Charlie who waited for us, great food, great atmosphere!
  10. AC

    ACCA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was amazing! Lovely atmosphere after a matinee show.
  11. r

    rebeccaw

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Very slow service - then you get a reminder durning your meal they need the table in half an hour - how about hurrying up with the service. If you want us out of the way speed up your service or out more service staff on. That was too many tables for one person to do! It was loud noisy and VERY HOT! Too hot.
  12. C

    Candy

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Maxwell’s and always meet my friends here for our annual meets ups . I love the location and they do the best Mac n cheese . The staff are always lovely and I will return again
  13. A

    A1beauty

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Was seated promptly and front of house was very friendly. Once ordered our food took ages to arrive approx 40mins. Disappointed they had no milkshakes ….. Other tables were served food before us even though they came in after we did. The Food was not that great and not hot either. I had the bar BQ pulled pork and it did not taste of bar bQ at all . My husband and daughter had burgers which were ok. Service was very slow but I didn’t enjoy my food at all which was a shame , I left it !!! The restaurant is lovely inside as you’d expect an American diner but unfortunately I don’t think I’d return.
  14. PS

    ParveenaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was amazing she looked after us wellxxxx
  15. YD

    YarivD

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    it is a nice place at great location and food is good - it is not a high quality place and as long the expectations are in the right place, you won't be disappointed
  16. TB

    TonyB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food very average. Staff nice. Service good. Nice ambience. Bit cramped. Two of our party sent thur burgers back as they were cold.
  17. RB

    RachelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our whole visit. From the atmosphere, to the service and the food.
  18. DT

    DianeT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food arrived after a bit of a wait, starters fine for 6 people, the mains (Burgers) were barely warm, and didn’t taste of much! Fries were good, Disappointed as been before at meal was nice. Won’t be rushing back anytime soon!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maxwells is such a known quantity, it never fails, great location, delicious food and cocktails, fun atmosphere. What set this visit apart from others was our waiter Jacob he was phenomenal, he provides a slick effortless service, welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. We ordered a cocktail that wasn’t on the menu which wasn’t a problem for them and was fantastic.
  20. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly attentive waitress. Good portions of food. I especially enjoyed the desserts.
  21. SM

    SusanM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good quality food and friendly fast service
  22. PP

    PaulP

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere if a bit loud when busy. Didn’t detract from our experience! Food plentiful and a fair choice on the menu for everyone given it’s basically a burger-based restaurant.
  23. p

    paulh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It remains our favorite”destination” in London since 20 years!
  24. SL

    SarahL

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 4th visit to this place and it’s wonderful every time, the ambience is spot on, cocktails are lush and the food is great, we will definitely be back
  25. TC

    TCFP

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were a family of four and went for dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The restaurant had a vibrant and lively atmosphere and the waitresses was lovely. It was a very busy evening with many Christmas parties upstairs but despite her having to wait on dozens of people, she was very friendly and accomodating. When I said that it was her birthday, they did a sparkler on dessert and came around to sing happy birthday. Our daughter was so pleased and made her day. The drinks were great, cocktails and the milkshakes were excellent. The food was tasty and generous portions. Overall, it was good value and a great place to go for celebrations.
  26. ED

    EDDIE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening great service lovely food nice atmosphere great around.
  27. NP

    NatalieP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service from Kamala. We loved every thing we tried and the surprise birthday brownie was a lovely touch too!
  28. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food at reasonable prices, with amazing cocktails. What more could you ask for
  29. JJ

    JoJoD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The welcome was excellent, shown to our table immediately in the middle of rush hour. Waitress took our order really swiftly and food came out, perfectly correct order, piping hot and delicious. We were not rushed - despite the time of the evening.
  30. C

    Chloe

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charlie Anne really looked after us! We had a lovely evening and will definitely be back 😊
  31. BJ

    BeverleyJ

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Great for children.
  32. L

    Lizzy

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Salad poor for the price. Burgers quite gristly and poor quantity of the relishes etc that were supposed to accompany the burgers. Not the great Maxwells I remember from about 30 years ago. Poor value for money. will not be returning.
  33. LL

    LuLu

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Lovely food. Friendly service but took a while to get anything ordered.
  34. S

    Somerset8

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant was very busy. Our food arrived cold. The manageress reordered for us and took the cost off our bill. So generous of Maxwell’s. We are regulars there
  35. MD

    MartaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a really good place. The food was soooo yummy and the place was beautiful.
  36. J

    Jools

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been visiting Maxwells for a while now and love it so much I've taken my friends. Great burgers great service great atmosphere
  37. IM

    IssacM

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was a last minute change to my schedule, and I am so glad that I made it. It was the perfect last dinner for this to London. It was a great atmosphere, and highly decorated for the holidays which gave it a nice festive ambiance. On my next trip to London, I will definitely be going back.
  38. AD

    AlexD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food, friendly staff and a nice ambiance. Also very nice you get free water
  39. P

    Peebee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Attentive staff and good food reasonably priced for London.
  40. B

    helenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty, server attentive and prices reasonable. Seated near a noisy group celebrating a birthday, so found it difficult to hear the conversation at our own table.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Maxwell's is rated 4.4 stars by 4138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Maxwell's

34 King Street, London, WC2E 8JD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Covent Garden Underground StationLeicester Square Underground Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Trevor Tobin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

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