Joe Allen - Covent Garden

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

Top offer

Daily Set menu - 3 courses for £19.95 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 3407 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (88)
  • al fresco (44)
  • breakfast (237)
  • business (585)
  • child friendly (386)
  • entertainment (714)
  • lunch (1737)
  • dinner (2612)
  • private dining (359)
  • large parties (707)
  • luxury (153)
  • trendy (710)
  • views (38)
  • romantic (775)
  • value (987)
  • By Piers R from London
    16 April 2019

    Exquisite continuation of the great traditional diner

  • By Tessa S from London
    15 April 2019

    Love Joe Allen and its showbiz decor. Surprised and delighted to find it all has the same great feel and atmosphere as the previous venue. Really would recommend it for friends and family. Early meals are really good value, too. Go, you won't regret it.

  • By Chris McHugh M from Westcliff on Sea
    15 April 2019

    Great ambiance, very knowledgeable and helpful waitress service. The food was generally excellent, although the main course (Burger and chips] was not very hot.

  • By Wendy W from Walton On Thames
    13 April 2019

    Great service and good food

  • By Marion C from Arundel
    13 April 2019

    We had an excellent pre show lunch here. The service was great and the food delicious. We would definitely go back.

  • By Ron W from Bushey
    13 April 2019

    Joe Allen is a great place. We lunch there on Saturdays when we are in London. Lee plays the piano. Food is good

  • By Martin D from GILLINGHAM
    13 April 2019

    Turned up early to enjoy a cocktail at the bar. Food was good although we did have to wait a while for service which I was surprised at as we only had a 2 hour slot allocated. However we all enjoyed our meals and the ambience without feeling rushed. As this was a return trip (first visit was in the Eighties) it was good to see things hadn't really changed

  • By Amanda W from Berkshire
    11 April 2019

    The service was fantastic. I came with 3 friends and all the food was amazing!! Very easy to book a table online. Super convenient location for theatres. Would definitely go back.

  • By Andrea T from London
    11 April 2019

    Went to Joe Allen ‘s for a pre theatre meal. My guest ate off the main menu, as there was nothing she could eat on the pre theatre menu. All delicious, especially the chocolate pot. Bit difficult to catch a waiter’s eye to pay.

  • By Graham H from London
    11 April 2019

    Thank you for a very nostalgic and poignant evening. Six of Dale Winton’s friends returned to one of his favourite restaurants a year after his sudden death. We had a great Joe’s evening full of happy memories.

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

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