Maxwell's Bar and Grill


Maxwell’s Bar Grill is a vibrant and buzzy restaurant bar in the heart of Covent Garden. Famed for over 30 years, Maxwell’s still maintains its long held reputation serving great cocktails and dispensing generous portions of modern American food in an upbeat and convivial atmosphere.

Designed to appeal to all tastes – good quality grill classics, gourmet burgers, prime –cut steaks, fresh fish, huge salads and a good range of vegetarian dishes – all freshly prepared and served up at reasonable prices. Think fresh, lively, reliable… an institution.


Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD31.47) per diner

£25 and under

Venue Details & Map

Maxwell's Bar and Grill

8 James Street
Covent Garden


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access

Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 56 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Maxwell's Bar and Grill

4.0 out of 5 8 September 2016
by Jennifer O.

Came here for freakshakes but heard the nachos were good (yes!!!nachos). Pretty cool place if you're in London for school like I was and want to come here with friends after a long day of class and the national portrait gallery...

Us New Yorkers wanted to compare said freakshakes to Black Tap (milkshakes in NYC that went viral on Facebook) and we were impressed! So much better than the ones we...more

2.0 out of 5 15 August 2016
by Sanj M.

I've always walked past Maxwell's and thought it looked overly touristy, probably overpriced and somewhere no self-respecting Londoner would ever find themselves. Having finally actually visited last week I don't think that opinion has really changed! It all started well and we were given a great table near the door that was almost in its own area (very thoughtful given some of my lovely girl...more

4.0 out of 5 14 July 2016
by Enver A.

My first day in London , hungry and tired. We saw this place Maxwell's and what a lovely lunch that was.

Service is so sincere , fast and always with a big smile. We both had steaks , temperatures were fine and tastes was good. Even the sides - especially mash potato- was super.

Definetely want to taste againmore

2.0 out of 5 14 March 2016
by Andy B.

Really quite disappointed- everything tastes a little synthetic and quality compared to places like bodeans in terms of both taste and portion size was pretty grim.

Went specifically to check out the "freakshakes" which were about 40% spray can cream. Aesthetically pleasing but disturbingly bland.

Service was prompt- but we turned up early were told we might not be able to have a table...more

4.0 out of 5 30 October 2015
by Shalene L.

An upgrade on bodens!

So if you haven't been Bodens then you won't be able to compare the two but as I have done both, I can tell you I prefer Maxwells!

It covers the American style foods burgers, ribs and spit roast chicken.

The only difference is between the two is the service, the attention to food and spacious seating area.more

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