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8 - 9 James Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8BH
 
 
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Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday: 12:00-23:30
 
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Under £35
 

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Maxwell'sOccupying an enviable location in the heart of Covent Garden just up from the piazza this popular restaurant is colourful, vibrant and full of energy. It has a really fresh feel to it and is ideally located for evening jaunts to the theatre.

This restaurant opened in 1972. Back then it was almost impossible to find a decent burger or grill in London. These days, posh burgers are all over the capital. Maxwell’s is definitely part of the gourmet burger trend currently sweeping the nation as it rejuvenates and regenerates to keep up with an ever improving city.

Once famed for its delicious grill based dishes, Maxwell’s now offers a raft of appetising alternatives that have done very well. For those watching the waistlines the huge salads are wonderful, in particular the goat’s cheese option. They also offer prime-cut steaks, fresh dish fishes, heaps of vegetarian options and have added a thoroughly reworked, remarkably healthy children’s menu to the list.

For Covent Garden frequenters, much of Maxwell’s charm lies in its classic cocktail bar. Headed up by a nice serving of bartenders who are particularly fluent in mixology, their yummy cocktails have a deserved reputation. If you aren’t so partial to a fruit concoction, they have an extensive world wine list including champagnes and a raft of premium beers.

 

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Underground Stations

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £157  38% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £126  41% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 4 minutes from Maxwell's
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Maxwell's
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
 
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Roadhouse
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
The Piazza, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
American Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Shake Shack Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
24 Market Building, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
Danny Meyer's Shake Shack burger chain, a huge hit in America, started from a hot dog cart first set up in 2001 in Madison Square Park ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Maxwell's
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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Wahlburgers
London > Restaurants >
8-9 James Street, WC2E | Same location as Maxwell's
As if being a bone fide movie star wasn't enough, rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg of Marky Mark fame, has set up burger franchise ... More
 
 
 
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Santa Nata
London > Restaurants > Central European restaurants
17 Russell Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Maxwell's
Doing one thing and doing it well, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata - the cute custard tarts famously found in Portugal. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Kastner & Ovens
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
52 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th July 2020
Maxwell's, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelley, Waitress the musical tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town who dreams ...More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Maxwell's, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Maxwell's
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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The Prince of Egypt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 31st October 2020
Maxwell's, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 8 minutes from Maxwell's
With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film to the Dominion stage. Journey through ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The third ... More
 
 
 
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Linbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
Part of the Royal Opera House , the Linbury Theatre was completely refurbished in December 2018 revealing, "a handsome new ... More
 
 
 
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Maxwell's
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco and ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Maxwell's
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Maxwell's
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Maxwell's
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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The Apple Store: Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Electronics
1 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
Following the runaway success of its flagship Regent Street branch, Apple has opened a three-storey gadget emporium in Covent Garden. Located in a former nightclub and ... More
 
 
 
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 2 minutes from Maxwell's
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Maxwell's
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Maxwell's
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Maxwell's
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
On the site of the old St Paul's Hospital in Covent Garden, hip private members' club h Club London has been designed specifically for the creative ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Maxwell's
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Maxwell's
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 3 minutes from Maxwell's
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Maxwell's
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Maxwell's
... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Maxwell's
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
 

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Royal Ballet: Onegin
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Matilda The Musical
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Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Maxwell's

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
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The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Maxwell's

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
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Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Maxwell's

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
The Nitery by Gizzi Erskine
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St Martins Lane Kitchen 4 minutes walk from Maxwell's

At The Nitery chef, food writer and broadcaster Gizzi Erskine delivers a restaurant with the atmosphere of a night club ...More

 
Exeter College Choir
Concerts | On 27th February 2020 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 6 minutes walk from Maxwell's

James Short conducts Brahms's Requiem with pianists Christopher Holman and Jonathan Watt....More

International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020
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Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Maxwell's

The only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design, Collect 2020 comes to Somerset House this February. Returning ...More

 
Brandenburg Sinfonia
Concerts | On 27th February 2020 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 6 minutes walk from Maxwell's

Simon Toyne conducts Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Gloria with the Tiffin Boys' Choir and the Malcolm Arnold Academy Choir....More

Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age
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National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Maxwell's

Downton Abbey has proved the nation's fascination with the upstairs and downstairs divide in high society, so many will be ...More

 
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