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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 - 00:00.

There may be better places to eat in London but going to Joe Allen is like going to meet your best friend. I have been going there since the early 1980's and it is still the same place it was back then. Great service, great food and decor that makes you feel comfortable.

Swaraj Mainee 21 November 2015
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

4.2 ((((* (based on 482 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (287)
  • romantic (215)
  • lunch (178)
  • entertainment (169)
  • large parties (167)
  • business (135)
  • child friendly (107)
  • value (73)
  • trendy (69)
  • luxury (53)
  • private dining (49)
  • breakfast (40)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • views (13)
  • al fresco (9)
  • ((((* by from Inverurie

    Great burger

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Very welcoming, good food, and good service. Haven't eaten at Joe Allen for a while, but just as good as I the atmosphere & perfect for pre or post theatre.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food, atmosphere! Our waiter was fantastic, charming and thoughtful. Did not mind that we changed our reservation from 4 to 5. We would go back again and get the burger that's not listed on the menu!

  • ((((* by from Sharpthorne

    Friendly helpful staff who moved us to a warmer table (not by the door) instantly on request. Good service and lovely food.

  • ((((( by from Leicester

    Very enjoyable dining experience food and service excellent, the back ground man on piano made it extra special as don't find many restaurants in London with a piano being played while dining these days one of the many reasons I will be definitely returning

  • ((((( by from London

    Great atmosphere, delicious food, served with a smile!

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent food and service - brilliant atmosphere. Made a real birthday treat.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Southwark

    Great atmosphere. We booked to eat at 18:00 before a show. Good quick service and great food.

  • ((*** by from Epsom

    Great waiting staff and front of house but expensive and lukewarm food. Won't rush back.

  • ((((* by from London

    Wonderful pre-theatre dinner. Hosts welcoming as always. Staff polite, attentive and efficient.

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