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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.

Delicious meal in a very relaxing atmosphere. Recommend the Hudson Bay prawn and crab sandwich.

Allison Sollof 17 March 2017
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

4.3 (((() (based on 1810 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (1352)
  • lunch (861)
  • value (502)
  • romantic (477)
  • large parties (442)
  • entertainment (416)
  • trendy (374)
  • business (336)
  • child friendly (247)
  • private dining (201)
  • breakfast (96)
  • luxury (95)
  • afternoon tea (45)
  • al fresco (29)
  • views (23)
  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Adrian Thomas from London

    Great fun. Excellent evening. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

  • ((((* 21 March 2017 by Linda Goldman from London

    Joe Allen's is simply the best - good good, unbeatable atmosphere, fabulous staff. There are not enough words for how good it is.

  • ((((* 21 March 2017 by Elizabeth Brookhouse from Uxbridge

    The atmosphere and ambiance is what attracts you to this that you will return again and again. Warm welcome on arrival and we chose the table we wanted to sit at which was nice. Never rushed throughout the meal but staff always passing when you want something, and indeed whoever is passing, not necessarily your particular waiter/waitress, will respond immediately. Food is fine, liver is always a good option, but I am a fish person and their catch of the day is perfect. Wine choices are limited but really not an issue.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Lewis Barker from London


  • ((((* 20 March 2017 by John Dern from London

    Have not been for years and came for lunch
    Service was friendly and efficient as ever
    Food was wholesome and good value

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Fiona Traynor from Dublin Ireand

    All the food was good favourite dish the prawn and crab burge.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Stacey Woulidge from Leicester


  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Nicholas Whillis from London

    Good time.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Sarah Jones from Leeds

    Lovely decor and atmosphere- super food and nice and prompt! Best steak we have had in a long, long time.

  • ((((* 19 March 2017 by Louise Aust from London

    Service was fantastic, polite and attentive. Food came quickly and was tasty. Lovely atmosphere. However there was a bit of a cold draft, we think coming from an air conditioning unit, and our table was very tightly crammed against the wall between two other tables. Overall though it was a lovely visit.

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