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Joe Allen - Covent Garden

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

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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 staff. Friendly and attentive. Good food and terrific martinis.

Stephen Gray 13 July 2017
from Beckenham

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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, London, WC2E 7DT

Contact +44 2078360651
Reservations +44 2036417956

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Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden

4.3 (((() (based on 2069 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (1559)
  • lunch (992)
  • value (584)
  • romantic (527)
  • large parties (490)
  • entertainment (460)
  • trendy (442)
  • business (380)
  • child friendly (277)
  • private dining (232)
  • breakfast (111)
  • luxury (106)
  • afternoon tea (54)
  • al fresco (31)
  • views (27)
  • (**** 21 July 2017 by Mitchell Chandler from NYC

    A shell of what it once was.

  • ((((* 21 July 2017 by Alison Tedbury from London

    We had a great meal and always love the ambience. Service was also spot on. I should mention that when we arrived they had to booking down for Saturday 22nd July ( not July 20th which I had booked) but thankfully they were still able to accommodate us.

  • ((((( 20 July 2017 by Angela Larin from Montreal

    A wonderful evening, loved the pianist his choice of music perfect for the venue. Food and service excellent.

  • ((((( 20 July 2017 by Jonathan Daltrey from london

    superb as it has been for the last 35 yrs that we've been eating here, burgers are the most original and best in London

  • ((((* 20 July 2017 by Sandra Kurth from Berkhamsted

    Good evening. More expensive than I had expected. Next time shall keep to set menu which was good value...

  • ((((( 19 July 2017 by Deborah Perschky from London

    Lovely place. Very accommodating to the fact one of our party was running late and gave us plenty of time to have some nibbles and wait for her. Friendly staff too. Food was delicious.

  • ((((( 19 July 2017 by Glynis Roberts from Newport essex

    We have visited Joe Allens many times and as always had a lovely meal . The service is always exceptional. The restaurant has a very comfortable feel to it. I can't wait to see if the new restaurant us as good

  • ((((( 19 July 2017 by David Morgan from London

    Came here before Matilda. Great food! Great atmosphere, loved all the pictures on the wall.

  • ((((( 17 July 2017 by Baz from LONDON

    Joe Allen's is one of the best hidden gems around. Food is always fresh and great, service is great and ambiance is second to none. Best bloody Mary's in town! So sad it will be closing and moving down the street in a few days. It won't be the same at will not be in the basement but I hope they try and keep up the vibe and history of this fabulous restaurant! :-)

  • ((((* 17 July 2017 by Gregory Cox from Twickenham

    An absolute pleasure with good service and a theatrical ambience

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