Joe Allen - Covent Garden

2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European

Top offer

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.



Main course: £16
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11:30 - 23:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 23:45
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30.

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 3246 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • views (38)
  • dinner (2485)
  • luxury (147)
  • large parties (689)
  • lunch (1653)
  • romantic (745)
  • value (932)
  • private dining (347)
  • afternoon tea (83)
  • al fresco (41)
  • trendy (676)
  • business (563)
  • child friendly (371)
  • entertainment (684)
  • breakfast (226)
  • By Michael B from Holland on Sea, Essex
    14 January 2019

    I love dining at Jo Allen. Not every time when I come to London do I dine there, but when the choice of venue is left to me, Jo Allen is always my choice. Not only is it a nice place to dine, with a good choice of food on the menu, it is also a relaxing atmosphere to do business. On many occasions I have taken different people there to dine, but I have recommended to to several friends and acquaintances. On this recent visit, my other appointments had concluded earlier than anticipated and Jo Allen staff were very happy for me to arrive an hour ealier than booked. Francesco greeted us and looked after us on the day, he was attentive, but not overly fussy which in my opinion was just right.

  • By Carolyn C from London
    13 January 2019

    Warm welcome, followed by prompt service of well presented food made for an enjoyable experience.

  • By Madeleine N from London
    12 January 2019

    Everything about the lunch was wonderful -- the food, service, ambiance, and of course the piano music. Thanks.

  • By Mark L from Victoria
    12 January 2019

    Great atmosphere and service. Everyone enjoyed their meal so what else could you as for.

  • By Barbara M from RICHMOND
    12 January 2019

    Good buzzy atmosphere in the restaurant on Saturday evening. Unfortunately, my tuna loin was overcooked and rather dry. Strange, as the waiter specifically asked me if I liked my fish towards underdone, which I do!

  • By B G from Covent garden
    12 January 2019

    Had a lovely evening very friendly staff and excellent food

  • By Earl K from London
    11 January 2019

    First time visit and really enjoyed it, we will book again.

  • By Jim O from London
    11 January 2019


  • By Hannah G G from London
    10 January 2019

    Lovely meal, lovely atmosphere, great service.

  • By Norman D from London
    10 January 2019

    Downstairs table as requested. Excellent caring service. Food was hot and very tasty. Will definitely go again - set menu great value.

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

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