Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(3670 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European

Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses & a cocktail £27.50 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sun until 28 February 2020, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £16
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

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

Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden
(based on 3670 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (93)
  • al fresco (48)
  • breakfast (256)
  • business (623)
  • child friendly (414)
  • dinner (2824)
  • entertainment (771)
  • large parties (747)
  • lunch (1861)
  • luxury (161)
  • private dining (382)
  • romantic (819)
  • trendy (771)
  • value (1075)
  • views (41)
  • By David B from Basildon
    16 September 2019

    HD a great time we have been before so we invited 4 of our friends along and the food staff and atmosphere was excellent.

  • By Zora B from London
    16 September 2019

    Excellent service, very attentive and pleasant staff. Lovely food!

  • By Jackie G from Basingstoke
    14 September 2019

    Another lovely lunch with friends at Joe Allen, the meal was perfect and enjoyed by all and a lovely atmosphere

  • By Ann lloyd K from London
    14 September 2019

    Always happy to visit the restaurant, perfect atmosphere great menu and brilliant service staff always excellent and friendly

  • By Sian P from London
    13 September 2019

    Excellent as always, we had the bacon cheeseburger which knocks spots off the same thing from anywhere else. Desserts were also lovely and not too large (!).

  • By Robert C from Crawley
    13 September 2019

    Great food service

  • By Dawn H from London
    11 September 2019

    Lovely food. Good staff. Lovely time was had by all.

  • By James T from London
    10 September 2019

    Great service and food. Ideal location for a meal before going to Lyceum Theatre.

  • By Richard H from Walton-on-Thames
    9 September 2019

    We had a booking for 6.15 but it was a cold day and walking around was not a happy experience so we went to the restaurant at 4.30 to see if we could eat earlier No problem at all we where meet with true professionals Pre dinner cocktails were fantastic Our waitress was very experienced knew when to talk and when to listen Informed us about the menu and made us feel very good Food was very good great presentation and the whole place very enjoyable experience We where very happy to visit the new location as it had been years since we last dinned at Joe Allen but it will not be years again before we revisit

  • By Carol J Kilbey P from Ealing
    9 September 2019

    I was delighted with the whole occasion, as indeed were my guests. Food and wine were good and the service was excellent. The staff went over and above to make sure we were satisfied. I have been coming to Joe Allen for years, and you have NEVER let me down. Thank you.

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