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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.

Totally fantastic from start to finish . Service , food ( ribs ever ) lovely atmosphere !

Anna Theodorides 02 March 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 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 334 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (176)
  • dinner (165)
  • entertainment (142)
  • large parties (131)
  • business (116)
  • lunch (110)
  • child friendly (93)
  • luxury (48)
  • breakfast (38)
  • value (31)
  • trendy (30)
  • private dining (26)
  • views (13)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (7)
  • ((*** by from London

    Should have know when we booked, given it's location, but this is a terrible choice for a relaxed meal and a catch up on a Saturday night, which is what we wanted. We were asked about 4 times in 15 minutes by 3 different waitresses whether we'd like to order and for dessert we were told on the 3rd time that she "would have to take our order now" whether we'd have time to look at the menu or not. Then we were told to leave our table to finish our drinks at the bar because someone had been waiting at the bar for our table. Nothing wrong with the food - well cooked salmon and yummy chocolate brownie - but I would not go back for fear of taking too much time having a conversation with my friends before I get removed from my seat!

  • ((((( by from London

    Totally fantastic from start to finish . Service , food ( ribs ever ) lovely atmosphere !

  • ((((* by from Eastbourne

    Food is simple but delicious. Service with a smile .

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  • ((((( by from Sheffield

    Post Theatre meal. Seated immediately in spite of arriving 30 minutes before booked time. Very nice 'supper club' atmosphere, food and drinks supplied quickly, and of good quality. Staff knowledgable, attentive and accommodating of a table move. Piano playing a bit variable.

  • ((((* by from Whittlebury

    Good food and service

  • ((((* by from London

    Great service, good steak. Unfortunately they didn't have "burgers" on the menu but apparantly if you ask for them they do a fantastic one!

  • ((((* by from London

    Wonderful experience, great Service and the food was tremendous.

  • ((((* by from London

    Really great atmosphere - not your typical american-ish style diner. There was a great live piano player and the whole setting seemed quite intimate for a relatively large venue. Im not sure the Star Deal was value for money - but we were full afterwards and the food was pretty good. I would definitely go back.

  • ((((( by from London

    I loved the atmosphere. It was buzzing with diners of all ages. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. I will definitely be going back.

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