Located between Covent Garden tube station and the Piazza, Maxwell’s Bar and Grill is a popular family-run business that has been up and running since the '70s. (It was originally located in Hampstead.)
The menu offers a mix of generously-portioned British and American favourites, including potato skins, chips, steaks, surf ‘n’ turfs and fajitas. The drinks list is as sizeable as the food menu, offering everything from milkshakes and floats to cocktails. Plus there's that decadent Australian import: the freakshake.
Located by Covent Garden Tube station, Maxwell’s Bar & Grill serves a mix of generously-portioned British and American favourites, including steaks, burgers and fajitas. The drinks list is as sizeable as the food menu, offering everything from Maxwell’s world-famous freakshakes to cocktails.
Maxwell’s is a family restaurant with an emphasis on fresh ingredients that are all prepared daily onsite. Our bar serves all the classic cocktails as well as many of our favourites that we have perfected over the years. Kids are never forgotten in Maxwell’s, with a big choice of kids' meals and cocktails to keep them happy.
|Venue name:||Maxwell's Bar & Grill||Contact:|
8 James Street
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden tube|
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Average User Rating
3.4 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:6
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
First time at a Maxwells in London for our Christmas Party. We had the Christmas menu and it was delicious. Staff was very friendly and nice touch to put Christmas crackers on the table. We really had a nice time. Value for money.
Great service for our team Christmas Party at Maxwells. Well looked after by staff organsied to handle a large party of 15 people. Food all out in a timely fashion and at same time. Nice starter platter with lots of options of chilli, nachos, wings and squid. Generous portions. Tasty burgers for mains and a large portion of mac n cheese for those that went for that option. Venue got very busy around us over the lunch period and did get slightly warm downstairs but good time had by all.
We had our Xmas Lunch here and the food was good. The venue itself is large but not overbearing, the staff friendly and attentive and the atmosphere pleasant. We had a mixed selection of starters which everyone seemed to enjoy, especially the buffalo wings, for mains I had the Salmon fillet which again was good. For dessert there was once more a mixture available to us and all enjoyed.
If you're in this next of the woods and want a decent meal then stick it on the to do list of restaurants!
I have never tried the food here but I have had the Freakshake - the Oreo cookie one to be precise. I've had a lot of Freakshakes in London and this is definitely one of the better ones. The oreo ice cream sandwich, which tops it is actually made in house. The result, a gooey, decadent and deadly splurge of calorific goodness that doesn't taste processed but bizarrely fresh - if ice cream can be fresh? Most importantly, the shake actually tasted like a shake (see my other freak shake reviews). What makes their freak shakes different? You can add booze to them. If you're out on the piss, why not?
I went to Maxwell's to try the Freakshake and was not disappointed. It's a popular place, so I'm glad I pre-booked. We decided to have a starter to share, we went for the Nachos with beef chilli, which was great value as it was huge! I'm sure it was meant for 4 people and not 2! That mixed with a nice happy hour cocktail didn't leave much room for the main event. That was a big mistake as it tasted incredible but was ultimately defeated by it! I had the bubblegum flavoured, pokeball donut topped freakshake. I fully recommend this, but don't eat much (if anything) beforehand!
Girls night out - we aren't very familiar with Covent Garden so what we thought would be a mad one ended up just being a nice catch up. Dirty Martini happy hour was our first stop, beautiful cocktails but was too small in there. Making our way home we wondered where would be open late to get food, on our discovery towards the station was Maxwells. Result!!!! We ate, we chat, we saw a rat. That's right a RAT!!!!!! Our waiter who was fully aware from our reactions of what we'd just seen came over and gave a good attempt at explaining why they had RATS.... Something about the Opera House/old building and "you know how it is in London they say you're never more than 6ft from a rat".
A swift exit was made after seeing that, although we had already eaten we both wanted to vom out all that food.
Great location and food was decent... But rats is a massive no no... Restaurants and rats just not a good mix!!!
I had a horrible experience there. I was with some tourists from my country and I invited them to know Covent Garden and to have lunch there. We had a table for 5, we ordered our drinks and we decided to have only starters (which would be more expensive than the main courses) because we had not a good experience before with their dried ribs and steaks. However, for our surprise they asked us to leave the table, because we could not sit there to eat only starters. I was completely blushed. I did not know what to say to my friends and family. Please, Maxwell's Restaurant, you need to study marketing to learn how to treat your consumers! Maxwell's Restaurant, NEVER MORE!
BBQ & Buffalo hot wings, chips & a Sagres beer or thick shake: £17.50
All you can eat chicken & beef combo fajitas with a Sagres beer of thick shake £ 18.95 pp. Includes VAT excludes service.Offer valid until Apr 30 2017