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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.

Great food, good service, lovely atmosphere and right near the theatreland of London. Especially liked the live pianist.

Kim Hau 16 April 2016
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 923 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (634)
  • lunch (398)
  • romantic (299)
  • large parties (257)
  • entertainment (244)
  • business (195)
  • value (194)
  • trendy (173)
  • child friendly (154)
  • private dining (97)
  • luxury (64)
  • breakfast (57)
  • afternoon tea (21)
  • al fresco (17)
  • views (16)
  • ((((( by from London

    Great fillet steak as always - cooked to perfection. Very friendly service, staff always have a smile.

  • (((** by from London

    Food and service average - as usual. Don't know why I keep coming back. Must be the atmosphere!

  • ((*** by from Ashburton

    The welcome from the staff and the service from a delightful waitress was excellent. The atmosphere was good too. However, we thought the meal was totally overpriced. Really steep prices for very simple food.

  • ((((( by from London

    We had a wonderful evening. The service was really friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. There is always a lovely feel and we enjoyed the relaxed and welcoming vibe.

  • ((((* by from Salisbury

    Just as good as always. Fab service, friendly waiters and good food. Has not changed since the 80's

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

    As usual I enjoyed an excellent meal with my wife in a wonderful atmosphere. I couldn't fault it.

  • ((((( by from Haslemere

    Lovely meal, friendly & efficient staff! Would definitely return.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic food, the ribs were the best I've had. perfect for our requirements (post show). Great staff
    Will definitely recommend to friends

  • ((((( by from London

    Friendly bustling atmosphere with good cocktails, tasty food and a reasonable wine list.

  • ((((* by from Essex

    Lovely restaurant with a really nice atmosphere. Food was excellent and service was great, will definitely be eating there again and highly recommend

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