Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(3786 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European
A la carte menu

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

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 3786 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (94)
  • al fresco (49)
  • breakfast (266)
  • business (639)
  • child friendly (426)
  • dinner (2922)
  • entertainment (795)
  • large parties (768)
  • lunch (1921)
  • luxury (164)
  • private dining (390)
  • romantic (836)
  • trendy (792)
  • value (1107)
  • views (42)
  • By Victoria O from London
    13 November 2019

    Had dinner with a group of friends, mid week so it was fairly quiet and we could stay as long as we liked. It has great character, great food and excellent, friendly service. Only criticism is that the food wasn't very hot when it arrived and the air conditioning made the room a bit on the cold side. Liked the pianist playing music, it wasn't too loud. Pretty excellent.

  • By Ann K from Romford
    13 November 2019

    I took my sister for a birthday meal which was enjoyed by both of us. Service was efficient and the food lovely. Will be back.

  • By Kathy P from London
    11 November 2019

    Delicious freshly cooked food. Very efficient and charming staff, great atmosphere

  • By Christine Y from Basingstoke
    11 November 2019

    Excellent atmosphere - service was extremely good, enjoyed the food and weren't rushed out. As usual - a lovely time had by all (none of whom I was dining with had been there before and were planning to now use the restaurant)

  • By Glynis D from Biggin Hill
    9 November 2019

    Lovely food and service. The one thing that spoiled it was the air conditioning seemed to be on full blast. We did ask for it to be turned down a little but just seemed to get colder. I always dine at JA when I’m in London with friends though and it wouldn’t put me off but it was on the chilly side.

  • By Adrian W from Tonbridge
    9 November 2019

    Excellent food and service. Very impressive manager. Wine list is very good as well.

  • By Jane B from Woolverstone
    9 November 2019

    Lovely atmosphere with a pianist playing. Great service. Very friendly staff and made us feel welcome. A good children’s menu as well as a brunch and a la carte menu.

  • By Siobhan P from London
    9 November 2019

    Excellent service on pre-theatre dinner reservation

  • By Lisanne B from Swindon
    8 November 2019

    Had a lovely time at Joe Allen. Warm welcome, friendly staff and the food delicious!

  • By Chris H from Frolesworth
    8 November 2019

    A business meeting. Steak was cooked to perfection and hot, swordfish was moist and beutifully presented.

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

Available offers

  • Daily Set menu - 2 courses for £16.50 per person
  • Daily Set menu - 3 courses for £21 per person
  • Brunch Menu
  • Christmas Menu 3 Courses £37.50
  • Thanksgiving 2019 3 courses plus truffles and coffee for £45 per person

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