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Joe Allen - Covent Garden

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

((((* North American
Average
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.

This was our second visit to your restaurant, both times was for Sunday lunch. The ambience was excellent, the staff was attentive and the food was excellent and very well presented. This is now our favourite restaurant when we visit London for the week-end.
Thank-you,
Regards Mike and Angie.

Mike Thompson 01 May 2015
from Chesterfield

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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
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Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden

4.2 ((((* (based on 343 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • child friendly (93)
  • luxury (49)
  • breakfast (38)
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  • private dining (27)
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  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (8)
  • ((((( by from London Borough of Hillingdon

    We really enjoyed or meal and the Staff were very attentive and friendly. We would definitely eat there again. It is a perfect place to eat after the theatre, matinee or evening.

  • (**** by from London

    i normally like the food but last night it was dreadful;
    good service as usual

  • ((((* by from London srand

    Myself Husband and daughter eat here before seeing my daughter in The Vote. Food and service excellent. A very good menue especially their burger menue that two of us choose from! The only downside was that the tables were a bit cramped. Other than that will definitely eat there again.

  • ((((* by from London

    Warm welcome, lovely service, buzzy atmosphere - a great place for a casual dinner, with well presented USA classic dishes

  • ((((( by from Chesterfield

    This was our second visit to your restaurant, both times was for Sunday lunch. The ambience was excellent, the staff was attentive and the food was excellent and very well presented. This is now our favourite restaurant when we visit London for the week-end.
    Thank-you,
    Regards Mike and Angie.

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    Very tasty food, lovely ambience

  • ((((( by from Gibraltar

    Second visit.......the first was great......the second, fabulous! Food and service First Class!!

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food and atmosphere

  • ((((* by from London

    There was a good choice on the menu as well as the standard expected dishes. The service was efficient and the staff friendly as well as having a piano player

  • ((*** 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!

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