SquareMeal Review of
Maxwell's Bar & Grill
Brian Stein starting selling burgers and grills in Hampstead back in 1972, before moving to this prime site right on Covent Garden Piazza in the early 80s – long before the trend for such places
had overrun the West End. Forty years down the line, Maxwell’s now offers a wide-ranging stateside menu of buffalo chicken wings, huge Caesar salads, New England crab cakes, club sandwiches,
sizzling fajitas and hickory-smoked ribs, as well as signature burgers and steaks – plus a raft of calorific desserts including chocolate brownies and apple pie. There are breakfasts, ‘Sunday best’
specials, keenly priced theatre deals and kids’ menus, too – all in tune with the venue’s upbeat, chatty, feel-good vibe. Maxwell’s also hits the button with its buzzy bar, where hip bartenders
dispense vintage cocktails alongside global wines, US craft beers and more besides.