Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(4013 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European
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Top offer

Daily Set menu - 2 courses for £16.50 per person

This offer is available from May 10, 2016 until May 1, 2026, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £16
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11:30 - 00:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

The Joe Allen team look forward to welcoming you back very soon. We hope to announce a reopening date shortly. Thank you for your patience, we can’t wait to be reunited.

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, 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden
(based on 4013 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (95)
  • al fresco (50)
  • breakfast (278)
  • business (664)
  • child friendly (440)
  • dinner (3091)
  • entertainment (830)
  • large parties (792)
  • lunch (2027)
  • luxury (174)
  • private dining (408)
  • romantic (875)
  • trendy (829)
  • value (1167)
  • views (42)
  • By Chrissie B from Chertsey
    14 March 2020

    Lovely ambience. Great choice on the set menu and good value. Loved the bar steak and the black bean soup was delicious. Staff were polite and nothing was too much trouble .

  • By Scott B from Covent Garden
    14 March 2020

    Wife and myself had a wonderful pre show meal, perfect location.

  • By Ron W from Bushey
    14 March 2020

    Always a pleasure to visit Joe Allen. Good food and served by friendly waiters

  • By helen morris M from BRIGHTON
    13 March 2020

    The food was good and teh service speedy, as required.

  • By Finbar G from London
    13 March 2020

    Really nice food, good service - not too overbearing just friendly and efficient.

  • By Deborah K from Belfast
    13 March 2020

    We had food from the set menu. The quality of the food was fine and it was reasonable value for money. Nothing was outstanding but nothing was poor.

  • By Anne-marie S from London
    13 March 2020

    A very poor dining experience. Food extremely average. Staff great. Location for theatres on the Strand and to Covent Garden, great, but really not worth the poor cooking. Find somewhere else.

  • By David B from London
    12 March 2020

    First time at the renowned restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great ambiance, intriguing theatrical posters/photos and good service of great food. Would go again.

  • By Edwin S from SHIFNAL
    11 March 2020

    Excellent light meal in the evening. great service, cheerful staff, good Pinot Noir. A noisy hen party nearby was a distraction and would like next time to book in the "pit" Haven't been since your move but loved coming frequently to the original restaurant from 1977 until it closed Will come again when in London

  • By John B from Rochester
    11 March 2020

    Nice food good atmosphere

Restaurant Location Map
Joe Allen - Covent Garden
2 Burleigh St, London, London, WC2E 7PX

Available offers

  • Daily Set menu - 2 courses for £16.50 per person
  • Daily Set menu - 3 courses for £21 per person

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