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Joe Allen - Covent Garden

2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX

(((() North American
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
Average
Main course: £16
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 11:30 - 23:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 23:45
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30.

Excellent food and ambience. Staff on top form. Highly recommend

Michael 22 March 2019
from skipton

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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, 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

2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX

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4.4 (((() (based on 3382 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (2580)
  • lunch (1719)
  • value (974)
  • romantic (768)
  • entertainment (706)
  • trendy (701)
  • large parties (698)
  • business (579)
  • child friendly (382)
  • private dining (354)
  • breakfast (234)
  • luxury (150)
  • afternoon tea (86)
  • al fresco (43)
  • views (38)
  • (((** 23 March 2019 by Chris from Birmingham

    Great place; used to visit the old one frequently; atmosphere retained; poorly-seated in the central area (too cramped!); a surly waiter, though other staff great. Bar excellent; food just so-so tbh

  • ((*** 22 March 2019 by Brian from London

    Nice simple quick food, friendly and efficient service and as usual in the West End overpriced wines. OK they have to make a margin, but 350% minimum is just greedy, especially as there is no wastage!

  • ((*** 22 March 2019 by Tim from Orpington

    Did not enjoy the experience, we were sat on a table for two in the middle of the floor nearest to the bar. Constantly staff members were going past either side lt felt like being in the middle of a dual carriageway. Was not asked if we enjoyed our meal we were just processed through.

  • ((((( 22 March 2019 by Michael from skipton

    Excellent food and ambience. Staff on top form. Highly recommend

  • (((** 21 March 2019 by Graham from London

    We (my wife and two children) have been coming to JA every year for my birthday for over 20 years. In fact I first went in 1981 and for many years it was a go-to restaurant.
    It is an event in our calendar and we will continue to visit......despite the fact that the food isn't as good as it once was.
    Three of us have burgers and have done since we started coming...which was a time when, in London, a burger was a burger etc etc etc. There wasn't too much competition.
    However, there is now and the burgers for the last two visits have been found to be severely wanting versus other restaurants!
    It is extremely sad that JA hasn't taken on board the fact that their burgers are lagging so far behind the competition and done something about it. The fact that there is no option on the cooking (everything appears to be well done...) speaks VOLUMES about the kitchen and the meat.
    If I am 100% honest I wouldn't go back again as I don't think the food is up to it any more and the restaurant is trading on its name and history.
    The reality is I think we will go once more and then if there isn't an improvement we will call it a day...which will be very sad to break a tradition.

  • (((** 21 March 2019 by Ian from St Ives

    Good food, wine & service but far too noisy for a comfortable meal. Everybody has to shout to have a conversation.

  • (**** 21 March 2019 by Paul from London

    Poor food and service totally indifferent until we asked for the bill. I had chicken paillard which was greasy and devoid of any seasoning or flavoring. Food seems to be put together with no thought for how it actually tastes. Would definitely not go again!!

  • (((** 21 March 2019 by Glenn from Leeds

    The food we had was passable, i thought the ribs were a bit dry. The steak tartare was very nice. Great place but the food wasn’t anything to get excited about.

  • ((((( 21 March 2019 by paul from highbridge

    Had the set menu and was perfect. Prompt service.

  • ((((( 20 March 2019 by Dr from London

    Excellent food, drinks, staff, ambience, as always

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