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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.

Very good meal at this old favourite - really good service and food in a buzzing environment that's not too busy.

Robert Powell 03 October 2016
from Farnham

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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 1347 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (976)
  • lunch (606)
  • romantic (378)
  • value (355)
  • large parties (353)
  • entertainment (318)
  • trendy (285)
  • business (258)
  • child friendly (198)
  • private dining (153)
  • luxury (79)
  • breakfast (70)
  • afternoon tea (34)
  • al fresco (21)
  • views (20)
  • (**** by from Canterbury

    Been coming to Joe's for 35 years. First time the menu has really changed and I don't like it. Lots of old favourites gone. Tragic.

  • ((*** by from London

    Good welcome from the maître d'. Other than that terrible service from the waitresses who don't speak English. So the simple order was not understood though the aforesaid maître d later sorted it out well. The menu is basic with the £25 menu and the burger really not that good compared to for example to that offered at Honest Burger. So overall not worth it even with the £25 menu

  • ((((( by from London

    £23 for a three course meal and a cocktail - what an amazing offer. The meal was A1 and ghe service was excellent. Always loved Joe Allens - and think I always will.

  • ((((* by from London

    A long, slow, relaxed lunch with a group of friends. The food was delicious, portions generous, and the "Food festival" set-price lunch was very good value. For us, as ladies-who-lunch, the leisurely pace of the service was ideal. Diners in a hurry might have found it a little too leisurely.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent food, drinks, device and atmosphere.

  • ((((* by from london

    great place to be and eat

  • ((((( by from Lichfield

    Really good as ever. Took 4 friends who'd not been before for post theatre dinner. All impressed. My favourite is steak and fries with peppercorn sauce. Staff friendly and efficient.

  • ((((* by from London

    Good space. Excellent service. Perfect for family dinner before a show. The ribs were great!

  • ((((( by from New Milton

    Friendly professional staff, excellent greeters.
    Food was all good, the black bean soup could have been warmer. I don't normally like desserts but the pineapple carpacio was superb.

  • ((((( by from London Covent Garden

    A warm and welcoming reception. Good food set lunch very good value with plenty of choice. Service efficient and friendly. Great location in Covent Garden.

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