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Joe Allen - Covent Garden

13 Exeter Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DT +44 2036417956

(((() North American
Main course: £16
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 00:00
Friday: 12:00 - 01:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30.

I love this cosy place. Location is fantastic for Strand theatres, service is efficient, staff are friendly and the food is lovely. Pianist started around 7pm who played some great tunes.

Reece Whybro 21 April 2017
from London

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A hidden gem surrounded by the shops and theatres of Covent Garden, Joe Allen is a highly regarded restaurant serving a selection of American and European specialities.

Ideally located for a pre-theatre meal or for dinner after the show, Joe Allen is quietly tucked away on Exeter Street just a five-minute walk away from Covent Garden underground station. Nearby theatres include The Lyceum, Novello Theatre and Duchess Theatre, as well as the Fortune Theatre and Theatre Royal. Joe Allen is also a great destination for a special brunch, lunch or dinner when shopping or staying in one of the hotels around Covent Garden and on the Strand.

Opened in 1977 as a stylish London dining venue for theatre-goers, artists, journalists and performers alike, Joe Allen has a relaxed, casual feel throughout. Today the healthy cuisine and friendly atmosphere attract an eclectic clientele of the West End's young and trendy crowd, romantic couples and families.

Joe Allen - Covent Garden

13 Exeter Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DT

Contact +44 2078360651
Reservations +44 2036417956

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Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden

4.3 (((() (based on 1895 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (1423)
  • lunch (901)
  • value (534)
  • romantic (496)
  • large parties (455)
  • entertainment (430)
  • trendy (399)
  • business (351)
  • child friendly (257)
  • private dining (211)
  • breakfast (100)
  • luxury (99)
  • afternoon tea (47)
  • al fresco (30)
  • views (25)
  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Alan Jackson from London

    Nice meal as usual. The pre-theatre menu fits the bill at a reasonable price.

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Anita Curtis from Bournemouth

    Very quick service. The food was excellent and I loved looking at all the posters on the walls.

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Denise Malin from London

    Excellent food and brilliant service. Really enjoyable evening. Felt like your local neighbourhood central London! Can't praise any higher!

  • ((((( 29 April 2017 by Marnie Anderson from Edinburgh

    I always visit Joe Alllens when I go to London. Love everything about it: staff are great, food is great as is the choice of wine (not that I'm an expert). I was there on my own this last visit and thanks to staff, I didn't feel uncomfortable. Ambience is just perfect. My favourite restaurant ever!

  • ((((( 28 April 2017 by Ruth Clark from Benenden

    Great service - lovely food - as good as always

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Andrew Dunning from London

    Excellent evening, great atmoshpere - super tasty food

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Neil Hopkinson from London

    Great service, it was my birthday and the host gave us a lovely table in the main restaurant. The food as ever was first class, your fillet steak is one of the best in London, thanks very much ??

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Linda Baptiste from London

    Theatre menu

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Mike Robertson from Oxford

    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal on Saturday evening before going to the theatre. The staff were very friendly, attentive and efficient. Loved the classic prawn cocktail, bar steaks and to finish a superb sorbet and dark plums. Highly recommend Joe Allen

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Christina Kirman from Halifax

    The whole experience was a pleasure, excellent food and atmosphere.

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