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Joe Allen - Covent Garden

2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX +44 2036417956

(((() North American

Dine for £20 and under

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Daily Set menu - 3 courses for £18.95 per person

This offer is available from May 10, 2016 until May 26, 2026, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

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Main course: £16
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 08:00 - 23:30
Friday: 08:00 - 00:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 00:30
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30.

Very good apart from two portions of mash being cold when it was served - it was changed but it should have been hot when it arrived with the main course - restaurants must ensure that food is not portioned up and left to stand until required.

Elaine Stark 13 January 2018
from Orpington

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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, Joe Allen is quietly tucked away on Exeter Street just a five-minute walk away from Covent Garden underground station. 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

Contact +44 2078360651
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Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden

4.3 (((() (based on 2488 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (1897)
  • lunch (1237)
  • value (699)
  • romantic (614)
  • large parties (568)
  • entertainment (542)
  • trendy (525)
  • business (449)
  • child friendly (309)
  • private dining (272)
  • breakfast (150)
  • luxury (117)
  • afternoon tea (66)
  • al fresco (33)
  • views (31)
  • ((((( 20 January 2018 by Ros Holness from London

    Wonderful in every way. The warmth of the staff, the atmosphere of the restaurant, the food ( I ate a light salmon meal as I was going to a three hour play and wanted to stay awake!), the wine......everything was fabulous. I've been going to Joe's for decades and originally had been concerned about the move of premises, but it's still a firm favourite.

  • ((((( 20 January 2018 by Peter Tish from Rickmansworth

    Surprised to see burgers not on the menu, for an American restaurant. But easily available via the friendly and very helpful waitresses. Atmosphere very relaxed and comfortable.

  • ((((( 20 January 2018 by Victoria Smalley from London

    Excellent food & flavour

  • ((((( 19 January 2018 by Liz Morris from Newcastle

    Great surroundings, food and service

  • ((((( 19 January 2018 by Victoria Russell from London

    Joe Allen is my favourite restaurant in London. The food is consistently excellent, the staff are wonderful and there is always a fabulous atmosphere. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

  • ((((* 19 January 2018 by Michele Brandreth from London

    Good atmosphere and service. The new bar is welcoming and bar tenders were good. The vegetarian dishes very variable, especially from the early menu. The
    leek and potato pie was disappointing - a huge piece of puff pastry on some uninteresting chopped up potato and leek. However the artichoke soup was delicious.
    The house white wine is very acidic.

  • ((((( 16 January 2018 by Isti Hanson from Bristol

    It was my first time at your restaurant, it was chosen by my friend, purely because of its proximity to the theatre. Upon entering I was immediately surprised. A pianist playing soft music really set the mood for fine dining. The waitress was attentive whilst keeping a respectful distance. The food itself was nicely cooked, well presented, and appropriately portioned. I’d definitely go back again, when I’m next in London.

  • ((((* 16 January 2018 by Helga Lockyer from peterborough

    Excellent food, cooked perfectly. Good wine.

  • ((((( 16 January 2018 by Andrew Sampson from London

    A wonderful meal with the family before a pleasant walk to Ronnie Scott's...

  • (**** 15 January 2018 by Robert Clay from London

    Service was poor as was the quality of the steaks
    Very disappointing

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