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8 James Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH, England
+44 20 7836 0303
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“burgers” (296 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (26 reviews)
“fries” (95 reviews)
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Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
8 James Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Maxwell's
1. Amazing Freakshakes
"Freakshakes are amazing!"
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2. Tasty Burgers
" The burgers were delicious!"
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3. Sizzling Fajitas
"I ordered the chicken fajitas and they were amazing."
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: - Halloumi chips were nice, especially with pomegranate, it was a good contrast - Fish goujons were really tasty, came with a nice sauce and chilli, wasn't too greasy - Freakshakes are easy to finish - Really good vibe in the restaurant, dark and...More

Thank Englandtravelgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for an early lunch on a Sunday. All day ‘Happy Hour’ on cocktails which is never a bad thing, if you don't drink alcohol then try a shake, they are divine. The food that was served was very good and the staff were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, near Covent Garden Tube. Good for drinks, such as ice-soda & special milkshakes. Sadly the food is expensive, bland, tasteless and heavily fried. Service is attentive, if a little slow. BBQ ribs completely smothered in sauce, overpowering, American! Probably best avoided.

Thank uk_hotel_expert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we booked here on a Friday night (approx. 6.30pm) for a group of 6. There were 2 birthdays being celebrated and we only get to see each other every several months so wanted a good place for food and catch up. It was very busy,...More

Thank mynka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here in the summer when on a weekend away in London. Food was good and there was a very good deal on the cocktails (which were huge!) All in all, we enjoyed a lovely evening here and can’t wait to revisit!

Thank f1zzle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are honestly better places in London to get diner food. The burger buns are over cooked and the fries were way too crunchy it was like eating broken cream crackers. The nachos aren’t proper nachos either; only the top two nachos had any cheese....More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with some customers after a long walk in London, ending at Covent Garden. The place is pretty noisy & the tables are old fashioned. We ordered the ribs & pulled pork. It didn’t take long before they arrived. Way too much sauce...More

Thank Kristof R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we came here for dinner before watching Matilda.. the service is amazing. From the lady on the door explaining that our waiter would be 5 minutes once seated to the waiter. He was fab.. complimenting us on what our choices were when ordering,...More

Thank Dle100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Maxwells for a quick bite to eat one lunchtime when I was in London on business. We got a seat straight away. Both our servers were friendly and my main course, bbq chicken tasted good (moist not dry like some restaurants). I had...More

Thank diveteam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location. Very busy (Saturday evening) with a great atmosphere. Table was ready on time. Great service despite every table being full. Food very good apart from my steak (T bone). Perfectly cooked but the meat was quite stringy. Can’t explain it, not like other...More

Thank landypilots
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
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7 January 2017|
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Response from Dereck F | Reviewed this property |
Why not ring them?
7 January 2017|
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Response from nicole_dommes | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Along with other reviewers I don't know the answer. But it might be worth stating you asked it on here and then post the restaurant''s reply.... Go easy on them, they were like very when we dined there. And just like... More
14 October 2016|
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Response from frenchy009 | Reviewed this property |
I believe around 11:30 AM Really a nice place !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 James Street | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 0303
  • E-mail
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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