Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(3561 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European
A la carte menu

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.

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 3561 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (91)
  • al fresco (48)
  • breakfast (250)
  • business (607)
  • child friendly (397)
  • dinner (2730)
  • entertainment (750)
  • large parties (726)
  • lunch (1805)
  • luxury (158)
  • private dining (374)
  • romantic (799)
  • trendy (743)
  • value (1036)
  • views (41)
  • By Pauline R from London
    20 July 2019

    Another excellent meal .. wonderful ambience and attentive staff

  • By Marion P from Hampshire
    20 July 2019

    I've never had a bad meal at Joe Allen, and I had another excellent one this time. Atmosphere on point, as always. Wonderfully good value. Loved it.

  • By Paul D from Petersfield
    20 July 2019

    Excellent pre-theatre menu

  • By Kirsten H from London
    20 July 2019

    Great location

  • By Ann D from Covent garden
    20 July 2019

    Staff was extremely friendly and food was very tasty. Very nice birthday meal.

  • By David H from London
    19 July 2019

    Warm, welcoming, friendly staff and the ambience and food were excellent. The steak was perfect.

  • By James P from Manchester
    19 July 2019

    Lovely food & ambience. Pianist is wonderful

  • By Cherry M from London
    17 July 2019

    Such charming staff and always lovely food. It's a delightful place to spend the evening

  • By John G from Altrincham
    17 July 2019

    A real favourite. Marvellous staff. Super food. Reasonable pricing for London.

  • By Annette D from Malvern
    16 July 2019

    Great location for accessibility to West End theatres and Covent Garden. Lovely theatre/jazzy ambience with photos of stars all over the walls and a pianist. Friendly and attentive staff provide excellent service. Perfect for pre or post theatre dining, food while good is perhaps not a reason alone for going. Menu appears to have shrunk unfortunately and my beloved lobster bisque, one of the best I have ever eaten, has disapeared. A great shame.

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