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Maxwell’s Covent Garden – gourmet burgers

Avoid the big brand American diner branches at Covent Garden and head to Maxwell’s for hearty American style burgers and grills, exceptionally friendly service (for a tourist trap area) and good value, quality food and drink.

A large, spacious restaurant spread over two floors with a separate bar area, Maxwell’s doesn’t feel crammed even when it’s really busy. Just vibrant. The separate cocktail bar area and tempting happy hour deals (all cocktails £3.95 between 5- 8pm every night as well as other times depending on the day) may tempt you to hang out and relax bar-side before being seated at a table.

We visited on a Tuesday evening. Being busy, it seemed more like the weekend, and service was really attentive and – well, very jolly.

While the a la carte menu is inexpensive anyway (gourmet burgers with French fries and salad from £9.45, steaks from £14.95) the theatre menu offers exceptional value at £11.95 for two courses or £14.95 for three. Between the two of us we had chilli salt crispy fried squid with lime-chilli mayonnaise and crispy baked potato skins for starters, followed by Maxwell’s burgers (7oz prime beef burger packed with salad and toppings of our choice). A bottle of red or white wine starts at £14.95 and sparkling wine from £22.95 (prosecco – very good too).

We were unable to finish our main courses, sadly, as we were too full – eating a full three course meal could be a bit of a challenge… So what are you waiting for?

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: American
~ Address: 8-9 James Street, London
~ Postcode: WC2E 8BH
~ Tel: 020 7836 0303
~ Nearest tube station: Covent Garden
~ Website + menus: Maxwell’s website
~ Location: Maxwell’s restaurant map

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