Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(4012 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European
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Daily Set menu - 2 courses for £16.50 per person

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Average

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
4.4
(based on 4012 reviews)

93%
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 Trevor S from Farnborough
    28 February 2020

    Overall this is quite a nice place our waitress was very friendly and the food was good, slightly limited menu possibly. We had gin and tonic and for some reason our first ones were flat so they bought out two gins and poured in the tonic and it went flat again! I am only a tourist but would go back again.

  • By Michelle S from London
    27 February 2020

    A nice vibe to the restaurant and good service. Food a little hit and miss, ribs great, hotdog not so good. Lacking a burger menu but could clearly see some being served so not sure if we missed something. Don’t sit by the door, reception guy speaks very loudly so quite off putting and the inner areas are far nicer too!

  • By Patrick C from Ironbridge
    27 February 2020

    Excellent. Great food, great atmosphere, great staff.

  • By Sarah W from Grays
    27 February 2020

    I love Joe Allen's- it is a firm favourite. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is perfect- it feels like I am in different era.The food is always excellent- I like that there is a solid menu JA classics and speedy service.

  • By Elizabeth M from Tisbury, Salisbury
    27 February 2020

    Excellent meals and service ! Thank you for keeping your piped music very low. Look at Pipedown charity website if you haven’t already. 20 or so years ago I so enjoyed your classic American salads and was rather disappointed not to see so many on the menus. It would be good to offer at least one as a ‘special’ especially in the summer - nice to offer some refined Americana as an alternative to the usual Ottolenghi style dishes which are everywhere. I have a 1949 cook book, ‘A Taste of Texas’ - happy to send you photocopies of salad & dressings pages. I will enquire when next passing by.

  • By Nicki S from High Wycombe
    25 February 2020

    Great atmosphere and a fun place to eat delicious food

  • By Sandra T from Warlingham, Surreyh
    25 February 2020

    Everything was great - layout of restaurant, service and food. We had the 3 course set lunch which was delicious.

  • By Steve P from Harpenden
    25 February 2020

    Food excellent good value. Service very good. Good atmosphere

  • By Christine G from London
    25 February 2020

    Cosy restaurant with friendly service and tasty food.

  • By Marlene J from London
    25 February 2020

    Joe Allen's - always welcoming, great staff, excellent food and a brilliant piano player.

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

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